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An Israeli company that helps airport owners with control systems of their airfields has attracted investment from British venture capital company 3i.
Transtech Control with headquarters in Herzlia supplies its system to over 100 airports across the globe including JFK in New York, Ben Gurion Israel, Beijang Capital Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
3i has a acquired a 22.5% stake in Transtech by investing $15m in the company that was founded in 1986.
Through its airfield lighting control, Transtech supplies a system that allows provides airports with the ability to operate safely and securely both at night and during adverse weather conditions. The technology operates the lighting on the runway for both landings and take-offs and monitors each individual lamp.
It has also developed what it calls, the Intelligent Airport, a system that manages the arrival and take off of aircraft.
Simcha Ohrenstein is founder and CEO of the company. He explains about the technology and what it can do. "We have developed sensors, very small sensors, you can distribute them everywhere. Our sensors can look at the aircraft, look at the tail and know everything about it, which gate it is going to, we have very good surveillance data."
So, the next time you fly and everything goes without a delay, it could well be down to Transtech.
For more information: www.transtech-solutions.com