New! Wi-Fi for Model XR-3 Meter, XR-3 Remote Android App, XR-NS Coax Cable Tester, XR-TS2-02 Tuner Module with Tuning from 2500-3000 MHz

April 5, 2017 - Applied Instruments unveils features and accessories for XR-3 signal level meter.

-The Wi-Fi option on the XR-3 allows you to update the meter's software wirelessly and allows you to upload your Scan results wirelessly via FTP. The Wi-Fi option also lets you link your meter to your Android phone or tablet.

-The XR-3 Remote app for Android enables you to remotely monitor and control your meter from your mobile device, offering safety and speed benefits.

-The 2nd generation Turbo S2 satellite meter module for the XR-3, part number XR-TS2-02, adds tuning capability from 2500-3000 MHz for testing signals on Band 3 from a DISH node on a Hopper system.

-Coming soon, the XR-NS Coax Cable tester, when paired with the XR-3 and satellite meter module, allows you to test and troubleshoot cabling.

Click here for more information about these new features and their benefits.

New! Model XR-3 Signal Level Meter

Feb 12, 2015 - Applied Instruments proudly introduces new XR-3 signal meter.

The XR-3 is the most capable meter offered by A.I.I. It’s more durable than the popular Super Buddy satellite meter, and has added features and performance. The XR-3’s modular design with field swappable modules provides wide versatility to fit different measurement applications, including DBS satellite, VSAT satellite, VHF/UHF off-air, and CATV (QAM and analog). The XR-3 is great for installing and troubleshooting SMATV headend systems often used in hotels, multi-dwelling units, and institutional facilities. From satellite dish alignment, to UHF off-air antenna pointing, to cable TV MER measurements, the XR-3 is the meter for you!

Click here for more information about the XR-3 signal level meter!

Click here to read about the benefits of the XR-3 and its advantages over the popular Super Buddy 29 satellite meter. Since the user interface and menu styles are the same for the XR-3 and Super Buddy, there isn’t a learning curve for the techs that have experience with the popular Super Buddy satellite meter. Also there are big long-term cost savings for the users since the XR-3’s Li-Ion battery’s long-term life is about double that of the Super Buddy’s Ni-MH battery and it’s easy for the user to replace the XR-3’s battery themselves.

NEW! Model VSAT 7850 Satellite Meter

Nov 26, 2013 - Applied Instruments is proud to introduce the new VSAT 7850 satellite meter.

The new VSAT 7850 delivers what you have come to expect from Applied Instruments, strong ID locking performance in the most rugged package. Whether your dish alignment needs are on a retailer’s roof, at a teleport, in an uplink truck, on an oil platform, or in a faraway battlefield, the VSAT 7850 finds your bird fast!

The VSAT 7850 is extremely versatile due to its wide compatibility with major satellite service providers, such as Hughes, iDirect, Spacenet, StarBand, Galaxy Broadband, Tachyon, and many more. Use it to install and troubleshoot two way broadband satellite data terminals and receive-only broadcast systems.

Having trouble finding the Amazonas 2, Horizons 1, Telstar 14R, AMC 15, Galaxy 28, or Telstar 11N satellites? You will find them with ease with the VSAT 7850 meter.

The VSAT 7850 is built for serious satellite professionals.

Click here for more information about the VSAT 7850 satellite meter!

Not sure which meter is right for you? Click here for a chart comparing the different models of satellite identification meters from Applied Instruments.

Follow Applied Instruments on Social Media!

Nov 26, 2013 - Applied Instruments is proud to announce our launch onto social media.

Keep up with all of the latest news about Applied Instruments, including product launches, software updates, and upcoming events. Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, give us a +1 on Google+, and link up with us on LinkedIn!


Nov 26, 2013 - Now introducing webinar online training

Over the past couple of years, Applied Instruments has conducted many private webinars with customers to provide product training. However, due to consistent requests, we will also begin hosting public webinars every couple months. Topics will include product training and new product launches.

Our first public webinar in the series will be held on Wednesday December 4th at 12:00PM ET. The topic will be “Installing and Troubleshooting VSAT Systems using the VSAT 7850 Satellite Meter” - Click here to register

Applied Instruments introduces the
AI Turbo S2 satellite meter!

Feb 20, 2012 - Applied Instruments is proud to introduce the new AI Turbo S2 satellite meter.

The AI Turbo S2 satellite meter is rugged, versatile, and easy to use.

Satellite technicians in the USA that install DBS / DTH (i.e. Dish Network, DIRECTV, Bell TV, Shaw Direct) will appreciate its faster speed and its hefty Li-Ion battery. The AI Turbo S2 can also tune to the 250-750 MHz band, which is becoming more useful as satellite service providers incorporate new methods of band-stacking outside of the normal L-Band (950-2150 MHz). The AI Turbo S2 is compatible with all satellite signals and LNBs for Dish Network, Bell TV, Shaw Direct, and others. There are a few new features related to DIRECTV, including the ability to control the DIRECTV SWiM LNBs and SWiM modules and display an estimated signal quality for the DIRECTV 99 & 103 Ka satellites.

Users in the commercial broadcast segment of the satellite industry will really appreciate the AI Turbo S2 meter's DVB-S2 compatibility (and the DVB-S, Digicipher 2, DSS, and Turbo code signal demodulation capability that are also featured in earlier Applied Instruments satellite meters), ability to see the constellation, and ability to quickly save spectrum plots for later viewing on a PC.

Other possible applications for the AI Turbo S2 satellite meter are Free to Air, VSAT, SNG, CATV headends, and teleports.

The model AI Turbo S2 satellite signal level meter has all of the great features of the Super Buddy 29 and more. Owners of Super Buddy satellite meters will migrate to the new meter with ease and feel right at home, as the style of the menus and keys is very similar. Click HERE to download a comparison chart of the new AI Turbo S2, the Super Buddy, and the Super Buddy 29 satellite identification meters. In summary, the benefits of the AI Turbo S2 when compared to the Super Buddy meter are its much stronger, longer lasting, and easier to replace Lithium-Ion battery, faster signal locking (including DVB-S2 signals), faster start-up, downloads, and proof of performance scans.

Find and ID the satellite and troubleshoot with speed and precision using the AI TURBO S2 satellite meter!

For more information, please visit the AI Turbo S2 product page by clicking HERE. Please send an email to if you have any questions about the AI Turbo S2 DVB-S2 satellite meter. In the email, please include your full name, geographic location, telephone number and address (if applicable), a description of your intended application (i.e. C-Band, Ku Band, Ka Band, X Band, L Band, Dish Network, DIRECTV, Shaw Direct, Bell TV, VSAT, FTA, etc.) and your questions.