AXYS Technologies, Inc. (AXYS) announces the release of its newest development: the WatchMate™ Buoy

September 3, 2008

In response to the need for a reliable, lightweight and easy to deploy buoy platform, AXYS Technologies Inc., (AXYS) announces the release of the new WatchMate™ buoy. The WatchMate™ is a small, multipurpose buoy platform with superior operational performance designed for those looking for a data collection buoy for lakes, rivers, canals and coastal waters.

The new WatchMate™ weighs 285kg, 1.2m in diameter and due to its structure and design, the sensor payload can be lifted out and easily accessed for service. Like other AXYS marine platforms, this buoy monitors weather, air and water quality as well as waves and currents. The WatchMate™ is also expandable to allow for new sensors, supports a variety of telemetry options, and monitors a variety of meteorological and oceanographic parameters.

A test deployment to evaluate the WatchMate™’s performance in an offshore operational environment took place on July 30th, 2008 in Haro Strait, 5km from the coast of Vancouver Island. The buoy was moored in 15m water depth and immediately started transmitting meteorological and wave data back to the AXYS facility in Sidney, BC. The buoy will be reporting data until the spring of 2009. WatchMate™ systems are now commercially available, with the University of Southern California (USC) purchasing the first two.
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AXYS Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.  For further information contact AXYS at:  info@axys.com or www.axystechnologies.com.