Des balises pour sécuriser les espaces aériens / Beacons to secure airspace

Technostrobe’s objective was to develop new lighting solutions in order to reduce the dangers that broadcasting towers, wireless communications, and wind farms can pose to air navigation.

Optech offers optical simulation, assembly, and prototype characterization services by photometric measurements. Optech performed various detailed optical software simulations with the help of an Innovation Enhancement (IR) grant, which allowed the production of new products more quickly. Technostrobe and Optech also won an ADRIQ award for one of the best collaborations in 2013.

Through an Innovation Enhancement (IR) grant obtained in 2012, Optech has developed expertise in imaging and illumination optics for performing arts, digital media, and science.

“It is clear that the participation of CCTT Optech has been a way, for Technostrobe, to significantly accelerate our product development. This collaboration allows us to structure, prototype, and test our ideas and concepts locally with great flexibility and availability from the Optech team.”

– Francis Lacombe, VP Sales & Marketing, Technostrobe

Optech has collaborated on several occasions with Technostrobe. Technostrobe currently offers a range of innovative, efficient, and reliable light beacons to secure airspace, which emit substantially collimated light beams in white, red, and in hybrid mode, and which meet various strict North American or European photometric standards.

With its expertise in imaging and illumination, Optech involves new optical components that are more efficient, lighter, and less expensive. These components require less hardware and optical surfaces to meet and exceed the performance of conventional spherical optics. They can be integrated into different optical systems, which are used in various applications such as imaging and projection systems.

This new expertise allows us to support SMEs like Technostrobe who wish to pursue the development of increasingly efficient beacons. These beacons are placed on various structures used in broadcasting and wireless communication, as well as on wind turbines. In addition, these beacons meet very strict photometric standards required by Transport Canada in addition to being subjected to the rigors of the climate for a very long period.