- Full scale production of Vindicator(R) LWS expected in early 2010 -
MANASSAS, VA, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S) announced today that it has entered into a manufacturing services agreement and will outsource the production and assembly of its Vindicator(R) Laser Wind Sensor (LWS), the world's most advanced forward wind measurement technology, to BreconRidge Corporation, a provider of collaborative design and manufacturing services.
"Collaborating with a world-class provider of design and manufacturing capabilities represents an important next step in our growth as it will allow us to address existing demand and significant long-term market potential for our laser wind sensor and future products," said Phil Rogers, President and CEO of Catch the Wind Ltd. "BreconRidge brings extensive fibre-optic expertise, a reputation for working closely with developers of new, innovative technology, and a proven ability to quickly ramp up production. We look forward to working with BreconRidge and bringing the Vindicator(R) LWS to market."
Under the terms of the manufacturing services agreement signed by both companies, BreconRidge will produce and assemble the Vindicator(R) LWS at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ottawa, Canada. BreconRidge will also provide technical, engineering, design and other professional services related to the manufacture of the Vindicator(R) LWS.
"BreconRidge is pleased to be involved in the commercialization of such a sophisticated optical product as the Vindicator(R) Laser Wind Sensor. We look forward to leveraging our design and manufacturing competencies in electro-optical integration and ruggedized design in support of Catch the Wind," said Cyril McKelvie, President and CEO of BreconRidge.
The Vindicator(R) LWS uses laser technology combined with Doppler radar techniques to analyze air particle movement and determine wind speed and direction. The use of Vindicator(R) LWS is primarily intended for improving the performance of wind turbines, resulting in more energy production and reduced maintenance costs.
Catch the Wind expects to begin shipment of its fully qualified production Vindicator(R) LWS units in early 2010.
BreconRidge is a world-class provider of innovative design and manufacturing services for electronic products. With facilities located in North America and Asia, BreconRidge collaborates with the world's leading communications, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Specializing in RF, microwave and optical technologies and applications, BreconRidge delivers a complete range of life cycle services from collaborative design, new product introduction, supply chain management, process and test engineering, DFx services, manufacturing, repair, distribution and reverse logistics. For more information visit www.breconridge.com.
About Catch the Wind Ltd.
Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture the Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor.
Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for laser based wind sensor systems, recognized as the "gold standard" in wind measurement. The company is focused on becoming a major contributor in making clean, renewable wind energy more affordable and profitable. For more information, visit www.catchthewindinc.com.
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