AXYS Finishes 200th TRIAXYS Directional Wave Buoy (Canada)
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has recently surpassed the construction of its 200th TRIAXYS™ Directional Wave Buoy. TRIAXYS™ Directional Wave buoys are currently deployed worldwide gathering wave data for renewable energy potential, research and impact studies, marine operations and general marine safety.
TRIAXYS™ was created by AXYS in conjunction with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in the late 1990’s. It is a precision instrument incorporating advanced technologies that make it an easy to use, rugged, yet economical buoy for accurate measurement of directional waves. In 2006 the TRIAXYS was engineered to incorporate a current profiler in order to measure both waves and currents from a single device, thus avoiding the complexity associated with real-time data from bottom-mounted instrumentation. The TRIAXYS was advanced again in 2010 to the TRIAXYS Next Wave, which uses the sophisticated WatchMan500™ controller that allows two-way communication, high-capacity data storage, dual primary telemetry, and continuous wave sampling.
“The TRIAXYS directional wave buoy has been a vital part of AXYS for over ten years,” says Reo Phillips, Director of Operations and the original lead design engineer of TRIAXYS. “We were pleased to celebrate our 400th directional wave sensor and our 200th TRIAXYS buoy this year, and are excited about further advances upcoming with this product”.
The 200th TRIAXYS buoy was delivered to Scandinavian agent, EIVA, who will help a major renewable energy company measure wave energy potential off the coast of the UK and Denmark. The wave data will enable them to make accurate decisions about the placement of their energy converters in order to get the highest power yield.
EIVA is a unique provider of software, products, integrated system solutions and services for application within the offshore and marine survey industry. It is our objective to maintain and expand our position in the market through excellence in technology, quality, and customer service.
AXYS Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.
Source: axystechnologies, July 22, 2011