With the alert level in New Zealand moving to Level 3 next week, we wanted to reiterate that our team continue to work as usual and are all available as we work from home.
In light of today’s developments in regards to COVID-19 and the alert level in New Zealand being raised to Level 3 (and soon Level 4), we are making further changes to the way we operate. We have already suspended all travel by our team members, as well as all face-to-face meetings with clients and suppliers and are undertaking social distancing, regular hand washing and other safety measures.
2019 has once again been a busy year for the Quasar team. We’ve undertaken projects for clients across New Zealand and Australia and we have enjoyed creating customised systems for a variety of clients across diverse sectors such as manufacturing, accommodation, electricity and retail. We were also delighted to receive a Schneider Electric EcoXpert Technical Innovation Award, for our Rapid Capture and Control (RCC) application.
This year our office officially closes for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 20th December and we reopen at 830am on Wednesday 8th January.
Quasar is excited to welcome John to our team. John joins us in the role of Business Development / Technical Sales. He will be responsible for business development and account management for selected Quasar clients across New Zealand and internationally.
John brings many years of experience with mission critical solutions. As an award-winning international business development operator, John is passionate about taking solutions developed in Christchurch to the world. Coming from an engineering background and working through to senior sales and marketing roles, John is dedicated to putting the end user at the centre of all aspects of solutions provision. This focus has been sharpened in working closely with organisations all over the globe.
Richard Schwass, our Managing Director says, “I am really excited about John joining our team and I am certain that our customers are going to enjoy interacting with him. John joins us at a real turning point for the company as we increase our focus on delivering state of the art energy management solutions to the markets we serve.”
Prior to joining Quasar, John worked in business development management for Mimomax Wireless, working with power utilities delivering truly innovative communications solutions for protection, SCADA and telemetry. Previously, John has held a number of senior roles, managing strategic customers and opening new markets with Tait Communications.
John states “The energy sector is in a real time of change, challenge and disruption. I see Quasar Systems as perfectly placed to deliver real value to customers, to bring resilience and efficiency and put them ahead of the curve in these changing times.”
Quasar is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivian Revell to the position of Finance Manager. Vivian is based at our Christchurch office and is responsible for leading Quasar’s finance functions and overseeing finance and payroll administrative duties.
Quasar Systems has welcomed Richard Fry to the role of Operations Manager. Richard is based at Quasar’s Christchurch office and will be responsible for leading all operational aspects of the business, including the maintenance of contractual relationships and internal systems.
We are pleased to announce Schneider Electrics new Power Quality (PQ) Advisor Module which makes it easy to identify power quality issues, assess the financial impact of events and plan the deployment of correction equipment.
Recently Quasar were invited to attend an exclusive event at the Schneider Electric ION factory in Victoria, Canada. This event bought together the top performing partners globally who work with the Power Solutions for Critical Power line of business. While there, we were formally certified as an EcoXpert 'Master' for Critical Power.
A recognized leader in their field of work, EcoXpert™ Master companies have been trained and certified by Schneider Electric and demonstrate excellence through ongoing business accomplishment and through expert competency development of their staff.
We are honoured for the recognition and are committed to continuing our mission of bringing quality, useful solutions to our clients.
As per the International Energy Association, 42% of world’s energy is used up by buildings.
According to the “European Power Quality Survey Report” published by Leanardo Energy, power problems are responsible for half of equipment downtime in most buildings. Read more in the Schneider Electric Blog
Survalent Technology, a leader in ADMS for utilities, is pleased to announce that it will work with Thales, a leading provider of Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security technology, to jointly develop enhanced solutions.
Survalent will develop and integrate new functionality and enhancements to the Survalent ONETM ADMS platform, and its SCADA, Outage Management System (OMS) and Distribution Management System components, based on Thales’s technology. The development investment will advance Survalent’s strategy to help utilities modernize the grid and prepare for a distributed energy resources future. The Survalent ONETM product line will incorporate Thales’s critical information and cyber-security solutions to protect and to increase the resilience of critical information systems for utilities. Thales’s unique Big Data platform and multi-touch display technology is being integrated to the ADMS solution, to aid utility decision making and collaboration in the control room and field. Access to Big Data analytics will enable utility staff to analyze real-time social media data and to gain insight and awareness at the community level. Proven real-time collaboration and display technology will support control room decision making and increase shared situational awareness, during outages and crisis events.
Survalent Technology have re-branded their Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) as Survalent One. Survalent One is the new name for Survalents SCADA, Outage Management System and Distribution Management System operating though the reliable and easy to use interface - SmartVU.
To see a great example of a recent commissioning of Survalent ONE with La Plata Electric in Colorado, click here.
Awesome day at the EEA conference yesterday. Fantastic to catch up with many of our contacts in the industry. Huge interest in the latest ION PQ meter, the PM8000 and in our ADMS projects which are on display.
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