Thales and Teledyne Controls Jointly Market Wireless Data Transfer Solutions
El Segundo, CA - January 5, 2011 - Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), announced today that Thales Avionics, SA has signed a reseller agreement, whereby Thales will provide Teledyne's Wireless GroundLink® Quick Access Recorder (WQAR) to existing EQAR (Extended storage Quick Access Recorder) customers. This agreement is the first initiative between the two companies who plan on extending their cooperation to a larger range of products and services to offer to their mutual customers.
Teledyne Controls' WQAR is designed to eliminate the need for manual data collection and distribution operations. The raw data recorded during flight is compressed, encrypted and then transmitted via cellular technology and the Internet to the airline's or Teledyne's ground-based data center for processing and analysis. With the WQAR solution, Thales' customers will be able to streamline their flight data retrieval process and significantly reduce data delivery delays since the data is typically available within minutes after an aircraft has parked at the gate, versus several days or weeks with manual data retrieval methods.
Selected by 90 operators worldwide, Teledyne's WQAR has been certified on numerous aircraft types. It is available factory fit from Boeing on the B777 and B737NG aircraft; Airbus on the A320 family, A330, A340 and A380 aircraft types and Embraer on the ERJ190/195 family.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace and Transportation markets. In 2009, the company generated revenues of €12.9 billion with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. More information about Thales can be found at http://www.thalesgroup.com
About Teledyne Controls
Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Teledyne Controls is a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Teledyne Controls is a leading manufacturer and innovator of a wide range of aircraft data and information management solutions for commercial air transport, business and commuter aircraft, as well as helicopter and military applications. Teledyne Controls supports its many customers with extensive product-support bases and worldwide facilities. More information about Teledyne Controls can be found at http://www.teledynecontrols.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions aerospace engines and components and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at http://www.teledyne.com.
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Phone: +1 310 466 4199