MTR100: AXYS Technologies Inc.
Posted by Irina Tabakina
2045 Mills Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5X2
CEO/Presdient: Terry Tarle
Engineering Director: Reo Phillips
No. of Employees: 40
The AXYS story began with marine consulting contracts to Environment Canada for wave studies in 1974 and was followed by the design of several marine technology devices in the 1980’s that led to an opportunity to design, manufacture, install and service Canada’s Marine Weather Buoy Network. In the early 1990’s, AXYS began producing marine technologies in collaboration with the National Research Council (NRC). Two of the main outcomes were the TRIAXYS directional wave buoy and the next generation WatchMan500 controller processor.
The AXYS WindSentinel is reported by the company to be the world’s first wind resource assessment buoy capable of accurately gathering wind data at turbine hub-height and across the blade span. The AXYS WatchMan500 controller was designed as the next generation of payload for marine systems to provide desktop to sensor monitoring and control, including dynamic onboard control and data storage capabilities. This controller is a solution for any application requiring data monitoring, collection, control, processing, or remote system management. AXYS now provides full data hosting and management services. These services range from receiving and hosting buoy data on a publicly displayed website, to sending detailed monthly reports on data throughput from buoys or other monitoring stations.
The Case: AXYS has been designing, manufacturing, deploying and servicing marine buoy systems for more than 40 years. It provides systems designed to acquire real-time environmental data tailored to their specifications. AXYS is an international leader in marine environmental technologies with more than 600 meteorological and oceanographic systems built and deployed worldwide.
(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)