Anritsu Company has been awarded a contract in excess of $500,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to supply the league with 36 MS2721B Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzers. The MS2721B spectrum analyzers are being used by the NFL’s Game Day Frequency Coordinators (GDC) to research, troubleshoot, and analyze the RF spectrum at the league’s 32 stadiums before, during, and after games

The MS2721B units delivered to the NFL are configured with interference analysis and channel scanner options to ensure that the GDCs efficiently coordinate the approximately 400 or more frequencies used at each stadium during a regular season NFL game. RF is used by team coaches to communicate with players on the field; all broadcast TV and radio entities; medical teams; team security; and public safety.

Jay Gerber manager, NFL Frequency Organization Group, and the NFL Frequency Organization Group conducted an extensive evaluation of handheld spectrum analyzers before awarding the contract to Anritsu. Among the determining factors in the selection were the MS2721B’s large bright display, 1 Hz resolution, and memory that allows up to 1,000 preset measurements to be stored. Anritsu also agreed to provide training to all of the NFL's GDCs and assist in customizing the frequency standards required by the NFL in coordinating Game Day activities.