SHOW NEWS: Brüel & Kjær exhibits its first new sound level meter in 14 years

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Sound and vibration specialist Brüel & Kjær (Booth 10017) is exhibiting its first new sound level meter in 14 years on Day 2 of Automotive Testing Expo, Novi, Michigan 2019. The B&K 2245 is a complete solution for basic noise measurements and is designed to be intuitive and versatile. It can be used as a standalone noise measurement device, or with a range of mobile apps, each tailored to assist with a specific job such as environmental noise measurement, exhaust noise level testing or workplace noise.

“It has full interconnectivity between mobile devices,” says Jim Weir, product manager of handheld products, Brüel & Kjær. “You can use it remotely, for example in the cab of a vehicle, and make measurements outside of the cab or any other test area where you might have need of remote.”

The sound level meter’s robust rubberized body provides a safe and secure grip and makes it dust- and water-resistant to IP55 and suitable for indoor and outdoor use. According to Weir, the B&K 2245 was developed primarily to replace older-generation products that were running out of certification. “And of course, we did it to beat the competition too!” he adds.

“It was important to come up with a product that was cost-effective – a premium product at a premium price as always with B&K.”

The company started shipping the product back in June and it has just been certified international class 1 accuracy for sound levels.

“The response from customers at the show has been really good,” says Weir. “And of course, North America is leading sales worldwide right now so we’re expecting a lot more.”

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