The EMC Shop has built a large inventory of RF spectrum analyzers for use of radiated emissions testing and compliance. Rentals are now available for signal sniffing, communications, R&D and general purpose radio frequency testing. Stocking units from Keysight (Agilent), Rohde & Schwarz, Siglent and Rigol; units are configured for virtually any type of RF testing up to 67 GHz.
It can take an act of god to get a capital acquisition approved. Cash flow is important, and writing off a rental expense can be a lot easier when it comes time to report to Uncle Sam. Other customer will rent for short term projects, evaluation of the spectrum analyzers capability, keep up with workload and other reasons.