AXYS’ Oceanographic Data Acquisition Buoys chosen for Italian Ocean Monitoring Network

June 11, 2009

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS, located in Sidney, B.C. Canada) has been awarded a large contract from Telecom Italia (Milan, Italy) to design, build, deliver and deploy seventeen (17) data collection buoy platforms.  This recent award is the extension of a previous order to AXYS for the supply of twenty five (25) directional wave monitoring buoys.  AXYS was chosen once again for its ability to provide a turn key, economical and proven solution in a timely manner that met the demanding requirements of the Italian government.

In this application AXYS will provide its 1.7 metre diameter WatchKeeper™ buoy platform.  This platform is powered by an eco-friendly solution that uses photovoltaic solar panels and rechargeable batteries.  The main on-board sensors include a TRIAXYS™ directional wave monitoring device and a Gill Windsonic wind sensor.  Near real-time data is sent via VHF radio to receiving stations located around various Italian ports.  The buoy is also programmed for future expansion; modules to accept sensors such as CT (Conductivity and Temperature) and Current profiling are built-in and will allow the end user to scale up as their program needs change.

AXYS Field Service Specialists will assist with system training, commissioning and deployment in Italy over the next year.

Marine Systems Manager Don Bryan commented: “This award took several years of hard work from several people within and outside our organization, and represents one of the largest wins in company history.  This work will have a very positive impact on us, our suppliers and the local economy.”

Delivery of these monitoring systems will occur in each of the next six months.

Terms of the contract have not been provided.


AXYS Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.  For further information contact AXYS at: or