The trend towards networking all areas of life as well as ever higher security requirements are driving Rohde & Schwarz business

Rohde & Schwarz closed its fiscal year with a stable net revenue and a record-breaking order intake. Thanks to its wireless communications and security 
expertise, the technology company has successfully entered important future markets. Business and society are quickly becoming progressively networked, 
and security requirements are increasing accordingly. Already today, Rohde & Schwarz offers solutions for these challenges.

Munich, November 2, 2017 — In the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June), Rohde & Schwarz once again surpassed the two billion euro mark for incoming orders. 
At EUR 2.06 billion, order intake was 14 percent higher than in the previous year, while net revenue remained stable at EUR 1.91 billion. 
The workforce continued to grow, from 10,000 in the previous year to around 10,500 as of June 30, 2017. All business fields contributed to the success 
of the fiscal year. Growth was primarily the result of the digital transformation and the progressive networking of many areas of professional and 
daily life.

Test and measurement benefits from 5G and networked cars

With its test and measurement solutions for wireless applications, the company plays an active role in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) 
and fifth generation mobile communications (5G). In the past fiscal year, the market leader in wireless communications T&M benefited from the increasing 
investments in 5G research and development. 

Rohde & Schwarz has performed especially well in the automotive market. Cars are steadily becoming technology platforms in which various electrical 
and electronic components have to interact in extremely tight spaces. Wireless technologies such as automotive radar and connected car applications 
are also making their way into cars. All of which increases T&M requirements. With its solutions, Rohde & Schwarz has succeeded in establishing 
itself in the automotive industry. To expand this position further, the company is developing a completely new portfolio of automotive radar test solutions.

Major orders and expansion in secure communications

In secure communications, the company has achieved another important milestone. In June 2017, it received the order from the German Federal 
Ministry of Defense to equip 50 command vehicles with the joint radio system of the German armed forces (SVFuA). SVFuA is the first pillar of the 
mobile tactical communications (MoTaKo) program for digitizing tactical communications within the German armed forces. 

Additionally, Rohde & Schwarz has expanded this business field by acquiring a stake in LANCOM Systems GmbH. LANCOM Systems GmbH is the leading 
German manufacturer of network solutions for business customers and the public sector. The manufacturer offers professional users secure, 
reliable infrastructure solutions for all local and intersite networks (LAN, WLAN, VPN). As a Germany company, LANCOM Systems also offers 
products certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). These products are used to secure highly sensitive networks 
and critical infrastructures. 

In civilian air traffic control, the migration to IP-based communications is progressing rapidly. Very early on, Rohde & Schwarz integrated voice 
over IP (VoIP) into its communications systems. In this past fiscal year, the company won an order from the UK air traffic control authority 
NATS for its fully IP-based voice communications system. 

Body scanners in operation around the world

Rohde & Schwarz body scanners are also helping to ensure air traffic safety. The rollout of the scanners at German and international airports continues. 
Today they are used for security checks at airports in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Budapest, Lyon and many more. 

Greater involvement in cybersecurity and cyber defense

Rohde & Schwarz has successfully expanded its portfolio of cybersecurity and cyber defense solutions to combat the growing threats posed by cybercriminals. 
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity has quickly become a major German player in the field of IT security. With the acquisition of web security specialist 
DenyAll in January 2017, Rohde & Schwarz expanded both its portfolio and its presence on the European market.

DVB-T2 and cloud solutions drive broadcast and media

Broadcast and media experienced a special highlight in the past fiscal year. In March 2017, in just one night, digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) 
in Germany was successfully transitioned to the new DVB-T2 standard. Rohde & Schwarz was a part of the biggest transition undertaken in German 
broadcasting history, providing high-power and medium-power transmitters plus encoding and multiplexing solutions. This equipment has since helped 
to ensure that thousands of households can receive HD programs via antenna. 

Rohde & Schwarz has also continued to develop its file-based media solutions portfolio. The company even offers some of its products as cloud-based 
solutions, which not only meets the changing market requirements but also opens up new business modes.

Well positioned for a secure, networked future

The next few years, if not decades, will be characterized by an increasingly networked world and the associated need for more security. Not only 
has Rohde & Schwarz long supported this development with its solutions, the central topics of network and security are two of the technology group's 
core competencies. Consequently, Rohde & Schwarz is well positioned for the future in all its markets.

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Contacts for readers:
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Customer Support North America: +1 888 TEST RSA (+1 888 837 87 72)
Customer Support Latin America: +1 410 910 79 88
Customer Support Asia Pacific: +65 65 13 04 88
Customer Support China: +86 800 810 8228 or +86 400 650 5896

Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative information and communications technology products for professional users. 
Rohde & Schwarz focuses on test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications and monitoring and network testing, areas 
that address many different industry and government-sector market segments. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive 
sales and service network in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2017, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,500 employees. The group achieved a net 
revenue of approximately EUR 1.9 billion in the 2016/2017 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has 
regional hubs in Asia and the USA.
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Rohde & Schwarz Der Technologiekonzern Rohde & Schwarz entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet innovative Produkte der Kommunikations-, Informations- und Sicherheitstechnik für professionelle Anwender. Mit den Geschäftsfeldern Messtechnik, Broadcast- und Medientechnik, Aerospace | Verteidigung | Sicherheit sowie Netzwerke und Cybersicherheit adressiert Rohde & Schwarz eine Reihe von Marktsegmenten in der Wirtschaft und im hoheitlichen Sektor. Zum 30. Juni 2018 betrug die Zahl der Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter rund 11.500. Der unabhängige Konzern erwirtschaftete im Geschäftsjahr 2017/2018 (Juli bis Juni) einen Umsatz von rund 2 Milliarden Euro. Der Firmensitz ist München. Das internationale Geschäft wird in mehr als 70 Ländern über Tochterfirmen betrieben. In Asien und Amerika steuern regionale Hubs die Geschäfte. R&S ® ist eingetragenes Warenzeichen der Firma Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group’s test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.


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