SIDMAR delivers an AXYS WatchMate ODAS Buoy to strengthen weather monitoring in Spain

The WatchMate buoy performs with a similar operational cost of maintenance when compared with the TRIAXYS™ buoys deployed in the REDCOS network.

June 19, 2013

Sidney, BC Canada

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce that its' exclusive Spanish agent, SIDMAR, has recently deployed an AXYS WatchMate™1.8DM buoy in the external port of La Corua. The WatchMate oceanographic buoy strengthens the weather monitoring program operated by Puertos del Estado (PdE) in the Galicia region. The WatchMate buoy system monitors additional strategic environmental parameters over the existing REDCOS TRIAXYS buoys for operation of the port and to improve the local marine weather forecasting models. The WatchMate buoy performs with a similar operational cost of maintenance when compared with the TRIAXYS™ buoys deployed in the REDCOS network.

The WatchMate™ transmits the following oceanographic and meteorological data: directional waves, marine currents, salinity, sea surface temperature, wind (speed and direction), atmospheric pressure, and temperature. Puertos del Estado can also expand these capabilities to add more sensors including: water quality- chlorophyll, BGA, CDOM, turbidity, nitrates, hydrocarbons, and other instruments- current profilers, radiometers PAR and UV, etc.

The WatchMate™ buoy features a redundant safety system unique to PdE, including AXYS' WatchCircle Alarm service (GPS position through Inmarsat satellite), Aid to Navigation Automatic Identification System (AtoN AIS), dual radar reflectors and several full duplex communication systems (GPRS, Radio modem, and Inmarsat satellite), which ensures distribution of data via multiple telemetries and monitoring the position and status of all buoy systems.

About SIDMAR

SIDMAR is a very experienced company and considered one of the industry pioneers in Spain in the oceanographic and hydrological field. They have a multidisciplinary and multipurpose team, which can assist clients in specifying the best equipment and system solution for any maritime monitoring program. For further information contact SIDMAR at info@sidmar.es or www.sidmar.es/en.

About AXYS Technologies Inc.

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 visit www.axystechnologies.com

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