Comtest’s new agency Pico Technology visits SA

October 2016 News

Pico Technologies, a leading UK-based designer and manufacturer of affordable PC oscilloscopes and data loggers, recently sent two company representatives, Paul Allen, distribution sales manager, and Stuart Murlis, product specialist, to meet South African dealers and other stakeholders, at Comtest’s Linbro Park offices.

Allen commented, “Pico is a global market leader in PC-based oscilloscopes and we would like to become market leader here in southern Africa too. Our scopes are the modern, affordable alternative to traditional benchtop oscilloscopes. When technicians combine Pico’s versatile, individually programmable hardware with PicoScope 6 software, we believe we have a very attractive alternative to what is usually considered to be a large capital outlay.”

Comtest’s CEO, Barend Niemand added, “We welcome Pico’s range to our product basket, where it meets an education sector requirement. Pico’s PC-based oscilloscopes are a true cost saver for students, in these tough economic times.”

Left to right): Stuart Murlis (Pico), Barend Niemand (Comtest) and Paul Allen (Pico).
Left to right): Stuart Murlis (Pico), Barend Niemand (Comtest) and Paul Allen (Pico).

Pico also has on offer:

• Sampling oscilloscopes – 12 GHz and 20 GHz for measuring high-speed signals.

• Data loggers – provide straightforward answers.

• Pulse generators –PicoSource PG900 series of fast-edge pulse generators offer transition times of less than 40 ps.

• Automotive – award-winning automotive oscilloscopes work with any bike, car or truck for fault-finding.

• Accessories – probes, current clamps, sensors, RF accessories and test leads.

For more information contact Comtest, +27 (0)10 595 1821,,

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