Latest News for 2011...
09/12/2011 - Queensland, Australia - MTECH wins National Export Award
MTECH Systems has been awarded a National Export Award at a gala event at the Brisbane convention Center last night. The Export Awards recognize excellence in exporting achievement and cover a range of categories and markets. The award was received by Christopher King, Managing Director of MTECH Systems Pty Ltd. Christopher noted in his speech that "Australian Exporters are the heros of our economy, they put the bread on the table for the whole country." he also commented that "This award is recognition of the hard work of the whole team towards export success."
25/11/2011 - Kandahar International, Afganistan - Lightning Detection System Installed
MTECH Systems has supplied a Lightning Detection system for Kandahar Internnational Airport in Afganistan. The system was recently installed to protect both civilian and military personel and equipment in the area around the airfield from lightning strike during poor weather and dust storms. The systems main component is the field proven 4500-LSS Lightning Sensor which is connected to dual redundant servers to store and display the lightning strike data on a map of the Kandahar area.
15/11/2011 - Al Ain, U.A.E - Contract award for supply of International Airport AWOS System
MTECH Systems has been awarded a contract for supply of an AWOS system to for the Al Ain International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. Al Ain International Airport operates both as a civilian airport catering for over 5000 international travellers a day and also hosts the Khalifa bin Zayed Air College, a world recognized Airforce training facility. MTECH Systems is delivering the AWOS system to BAYANAT AIRPORTS Engineering & Supplies a leading airport systems integrator from the Middle East region.
14/11/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - MTECH selected for Bureau ceilometer sensor supply panel.
The Commonwealth of Australia, represented by and acting through the Bureau of Meteorology has recently entered into an arrangement with MTECH Systems for the supply of meteorological Ceilometers under a Deed of Standing Offer Panel. MTECH Systems offered the Australian Bureau of Meteorology the latest generation 8200-CHS Single Lens ceilometer. The supply arrangement is for a fixed term of 3 years with an option for an extension of an additional 3 year period. More information on the Bureau can be found by clicking on the link below:
09/11/2011 - Port Harcourt, Nigeria - Another LLWAS System Successfully Completed
MTECH has successfully completed the second of three LLWAS systems to be delivered to the country of Nigeria. The LLWAS system is now fully operational employing the latest opti-MET software technologies developed by MTECH Systems built upon the proven reliability of the NCAR Phase III LLWAS Algorithm. Rapid completion of the third LLWAS for Kano Airport and completion of the delivery phase of the contract is expected before the close of 2011.
07/11/2011 - Asuncion, Paraguay - MTECH RVR and Ceilometer Equipment Accepted for Service
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport is Paraguay's main national and international gateway, located at Luque, suburb of the capital Asunción. MTECH Systems was requested to supply its latest generation EMOR technology Transmissometers and also several 8200-CHS single lens ceilometers to the project to compliment new and exisiting weather systems in place at the airport. The devices have been successfully integrated with the recently delivered main Air Traffic Management system delivered by the highly respected Terma organization.
21/10/2011 - Cam Ranh, Vietnam - Contract Award for International Airport AWOS & RVR System
MTECH Systems has been awarded the contract to supply a fully featured AWOS and RVR system to Cam Ranh International Airport in central Vietnam. Cam Ranh airport is located within only a couple of hundred meters of the ocean so the customers requirement was for a system that used the very best of materials such as stainless steel, aluminium and corrosive resistant surface treatments to ensure a long operational life in the harsh marine enviroment. This was a key input into the customers decision to select MTECH systems for this large project. On the 21st October 2011 the Factory Acceptance Test was successfully completedThe next stage of the project is installation which is scheduled for early 2012.
20/10/2011 - MTECH Systems announced as a 49th Australian Export Awards Finalist
MTECH Systems has been announced as a finalist in the 49th Australian Export Awards to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 8th 2011. The Australian Export Awards is a national program that recognises and honours exporters who have achieved sustainable export growth through innovation and commitment. The Awards measure exporters against their peers, based on the strength of their exporting, marketing and financial strategies.
19/10/2011 - MTECH Systems awarded a 2011 Victorian Export Award
MTECH Systems has been awarded with a Govenor of Victoria 2011 Export Award. The award was presented at a gala event at Goverment House Melbourne on the evening of 19th October 2011. The 2011 Governor of Victoria Export Awards are the State's most prestigious business awards. They acknowledge success of businesses in reaching new markets and the contribution to the state and national economy. The CEO of MTECH Systems, Mr. Jeremy King was present to receive the award and remarked upon receiving the award that "this is an honour for our company and recognition of the efforts we have made in establishing ourselves as a premium supplier of aviation meterological systems in the global market. This award will be a further boost for our teams who strive to be the best in our industry."
23/09/2011 - MTECH successfully completes factory acceptance for 30 Airports RVR Project
MTECH Systems has recently completed the Factory Acceptance Test for the first Phase of the MAFI project. MTECH Systems' scope of supply is to deliver RVR systems for 30 airports with a total of over 90 individual Transmissometer sensors. Also included in the project scope are radio communications packages, telemetry electronics and software integration. MTECH is working with our Indian partner company TATA Power - SED (Strategic Electronics Division). The programme is now proceeding to deliver the first showpiece IAF airport on schedule.
10/09/2011 - MTECH Systems nominated for a 2011 Melbourne Business Award
MTECH Systems has been a member of the Melbourne business community since the company was started in the 1970's. The Melbourne Business awards are run to MTECH has been proudly involved with the local community working closely with local manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, educational institutions and talent base through out that time. MTECH is proud to be recognized for our involvement in the buisness community. The final award ceremony is in December 2011.
24/08/2011 - NIMET Press Release - MTECH Systems LLWAS Complete at Lagos International
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) Tuesday confirmed successful installation of the Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to complement the six Doppler weather radars for real time detection and tracking of hazardous weather. The Director General of NIMET, Dr. Anthony Anuforom told newsmen in Lagos Tuesday that the installation of the device is critical towards improving safety and re-building public confidence in Nigeria’s aviation sector.
“MMIA is the largest and busiest airport in Nigeria. On the average, about 240 aircraft land and take off from this airport each day, with a total of 17,000 passengers per day. The successful installation of the LLWAS at this airport therefore represents a significant landmark especially as this is the first time this airport is being equipped with this system. This development has further enhanced the level of safety at this airport,” he said.
The NIMET DG also said the alert system has been installed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, adding that MTECH Systems would install the system at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) and Port Harcourt International Airport before the end of December 2011.
“The aerial surveys of the two airports, which is a component of the project, have been completed and the installation of the sensors is at an advanced stage of completion at Port Harcourt,” he said.
He attributed the air crashes between 2005 and 2006 to wind shear and stress, adding that with the LLWAS “our weather observatories and forecast offices at the airports are now better equipped and more functional.”
07/08/2011 - MTECH Systems working towards a Clean Energy Future.
As part of our coporate commitment to the enviroment and the world in which we all live MTECH Systems is announcing our support for the Australian Government Emissions Trading Scheme. The aim of the program is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by industry. This is being achieved by encouraging companies to invest in renewable energy and improve their processes to have less impact on the environment. MTECH Systems is doing our part through the promotion of solar and wind based energy production systems and also through our co-operation with scale large energy producers supplying weather systems to better understand the climactic conditions at energy generation sites.
19/07/2011 - MTECH wins major defence contract for the MAFI Project in India.
Under the contract awarded by The Tata Power Company Limited, Strategic Electronics Division (Tata Power SED), MTECH Systems will supply, integrate, test, install and commission 30 latest generation RVR systems with deliveries to be completed in 42 months. This is the first phase of the MAFI India project. The current contract provides an option for a second phase of the programme for modernising a further 30 airfields operated by the Indian Armed Forces.
"The MAFI-I contract, won against a global tender of the defence ministry, is a watershed moment, not only for us, but also for increasing private sector participation in the Indian defence sector", said Tata Power SED chief executive officer Rahul Chaudhry.
The project is being implemented by the Indian air force to ensure its air fields are capable of handling all types of aircraft operated by the air force at all times, including modern jet fighters and military transport aircraft currently being acquired. When completed, the project will provide the airfields with modern air traffic management, navigation and landing systems, and meteorological and communications facilities.
"This significant contract recognises MTECH Systems as the industry leader for CAT-III RVR Systems and will be the largest single installation of the latest generation EMOR Transmissometer technology worldwide", said Christopher King, managing director of MTECH Systems in Melbourne, Australia. "Our collaboration with Tata Power SED and the other technology suppliers is certain to result in the provision of world-class airfields to the Indian air force."
03/07/2011 - MTECH Systems joins the Enterprise Connect Programme
MTECH Systems has been accepted as a participant in the Enterprise Connect programme, an Australian Government initiative in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. The programmes aim is to support High Technology and Defence related businesses to reach domestic and international markets more effectively and to build stronger partnerships between enterprises in the Aerospace and Defence industries.
03/07/2011 - Systems Product Update - ASDS - Airport Surface Detection System V4.0
MTECH Systems is proud to announce the release of version 4.0 of our Airport Surface Detection System (ASDS) software. The ASDS software allows for the detection of the full range of environmental parameters that impact airport operational surfaces such as runways, taxiways, roads and terminal areas including dry, damp, wet, ice, snow, residual salt content and freezing wetness. The easy to read display allows for quick verification of the status of the various locations whilst further detail of the exact weather parameters are available at a single click. Further information on the software can be found in our Aviation Weather Systems Section.
17/06/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - Environment Initiative 2011
MTECH Systems is further commiting ourselves to the cause of supporting conservation of natural resources and the protection of our environment. Alongside our program for the increase of the usage of recyclable materials in our products we now have available Environmental Maintnenance, Recycling and Disposal Plans with each sensor to ensure the the most environmentally responsible deployment of our products across the whole life cycle. These plans are fully integrated with our Product Support Plan which has also been available for all our sensors for some time.
15/06/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - MTECH Systems expands into new Headquaters.
MTECH Systems is proud to annouce our relocation of our head office into new premises in one of Melbournes most prestigious industrial parks, Redwood Gardens Industrial Estate. The new facilities increases our operational capacity by 400% allowing for significant forecast capacity demands on top of our currently large order book which extends out to 2016. The new facility will contain a custom Research and Development facility allowing for controlled full scale environmental testing and calibration of opto-electronic meteorological sensors and also house our software programming teams, financial, administrative and management personnel. A customized Visitor and Training facility will allow for capacity to handle large groups of international vistors for Training and Factory Acceptance Tests. The existing Laboratory and Factory will be retained to produce high specification optical and electronic components for the EMOR Transmissometer and our range of ceilometer devices. The new contact details for the new location can be found here.
13/06/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - Now the Worlds largest supplier of Transmissometers...
As a result of recently signed contracts MTECH Systems has become the worlds largest supplier of Transmissometer sensors. This is in addition to leading the field with the latest 5th generation EMOR (Extended Meteorological Optical Range) technology. MTECH Systems has signed several forward contracts reaching between 3-5 years that will assure that MTECH Systems is the largest supplier of Transmissometers globally until 2016. If you would like to find out why more organizations are choosing to deploy MTECH Systems Transmissometers and RVR Systems then please see here.
12/06/2011 - Hong Kong, China - ATIS & AVBS contract award for HKIA
MTECH Systems has been selected to supply an Automatic Terminal Information System (ATIS) and Automatic VOLMET Broadcast System (AVBS) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). In 2010, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) served 51 million passengers and 4.1 million tonnes of cargo, with annual aircraft movements of 306,533 (landing and take-off). Over 95 airlines operate flight services at the HKIA to and from about 160 destinations worldwide, making it one of the busiest international airports in the world.
The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has selected Schmid Telecom AG as the supplier of the new communication system, and MTECH Systems Pty Ltd as the supplier of the ATIS and AVBS sub-systems.
The ATIS and AVBS system is a fully redundant solution and includes datalink. D-ATIS and D-VOLMET. Hong Kong will benefit from MTECH Systems latest generation voice synthesis technology and a fully customized user interface. The delivered solution will be one of the most sophisticated, reliable and comprehensive combined ATIS and AVBS solutions currently available.
"This contract award further consolidates MTECH Systems position as a Tier 1 level supplier of mission critical ATC Systems" commented Christopher King, Managing Director of MTECH Systems Pty Ltd upon the announcement of contract award. "This award is the result of our willingness to work together with large communications systems providers delivering customized turnkey packages that fit seamlessly with their existing technologies and service delivery channels."
System delivery is scheduled for 2011/12 with support for the system scheduled for an additional 15 years after the installation is completed.
11/06/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - MTECH Systems announces new 8100-CHS Ceilometer.
MTECH Systems is pleased to annouce the release of our new 8100-CHS dual lens ceilometer. The device is fully compliant with the requirements of the FAA so its is perfectly suited for the North American market. More information on the new 8100-CHS can be found here.
08/06/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - MTECH Systems joins AMOS.
MTECH Systems has joined the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society as a corporate member. The society is an independent Australian society that supports and fosters interest in meteorology, oceanography and other related sciences. This is done by providing a forum for people with a common interest, and by publishing material relevent to the field of meteorology.
25/05/2011 - Geneva, Switzerland - MTECH meets with WMO Representatives at MeteoHydex 2011
MTECH Systems has recently participated in the MeteoHydex exhibition and WMO congress in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2011. The event was very successful with many new relationships made with interested parties seeking high specification meteorological sensors. Of particular interest to visitors was MTECH's range of lighting sensors for mission critical applications such as military bases, ammunition stores, ports, refulling depots and recreational facilities.
27/04/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - MTECH completes 12 Month ERP System Upgrade Programme
MTECH Systems has recently completed a 12 month programme to upgrade the companies Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to the latest technology and methodologies. These improvements are expected to show immediate benefits across the whole organization. In partnership with our systems vendor we have been able to enhance the standard system offering into a tailored package of tools that is perfectly suited to the MTECH Systems core business of delivering high specification electronic, optical and software products.
12/04/2011 - Lagos, Nigeria - New Lighning Detection Systems for 3 International Airports
MTECH Systems has recently delivered our 4500-LSS Lighting Detection Units and Lightning Explorer 5.2 software to several major international airports in Nigeria. The devices enhance the exisiting aviation weather systems by providing highly accurate long range data on incomming lightning storms to the airport operator.
17/01/2011 - Geneva, Switzerland - MeteoHydex 2011
MTECH Systems will be presenting a demonstration of our Aviation Weather Software, Sensors and Systems on our stand at the MeteoHydex 2011 event. Should you wish to make an apointment to meet and discuss your requirements with our staff please send through your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the event click on the graphic below.
16/01/2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - ATC Global Exposition 2011
ATC Global has grown into the premier Air Traffic Control event in the world. MTECH Systems will be again be presenting a demonstration of our Aviation Weather Software, Sensors and Systems on our stand at the event. Should you wish to make an apointment to meet and discuss your requirements with our staff please send through your request to email@example.com. For more information on the event click on the graphic below.
15/01/2011 - Melbourne, Australia - Australian International Airshow & Exposition
The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition will be once again held at the Avalon Airfield in Melbourne, Australia from the 1st - 6th March 2011. MTECH Systems staff will be available to meet with visitors to discuss your aviation weather and airside safety requirements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to make an appointment.
14/01/2011 - MTECH Systems Celebrates 35 years of Operation
Since 1976 MTECH Systems has been diligently serving its customers througout our fields of operation around the world. The team at MTECH Systems is proudly celebrating 35 years of successful operation throughout 2011.
09/01/2011 - Follow MTECH Systems on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
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01/01/2011 - Vancouver, Canada - Cloud Detection System for Mining Operations
MTECH Systems has supplied a custom cloud detection system to support mining operations in Northern Canada. Due to severe weather conditions the customer required a rugged solution that could withstand extremely low temperatures, varying intense forms of precipitation, high winds and icing. Additionally the customer needed a solution fast. The service delivery team responded to the challenge managing the project through to shipment in less than a week.