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Valeport Newsletter - December 2013

Valeport Oceanographic and Hydrographic Instruments
Latest News from Valeport
December 2013
In This Issue
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Exhibitions 2014 
Where You Can See Us  

Valeport Support

Valeport Software You can now download operation manuals as well as software from the Support pages of our website.  Following a simple form entry which just lets us know some basic contact details, you have immediate access to a vast array of standard product support material.

Service / Calibration Bonus
Just a reminder that any Valeport instrument of any age returned for a service / calibration is automatically issued with a 12 month warranty!  RMA forms and information to aid easy import into the UK can be downloaded from the Service & Calibration page on our website. 
Please submit any requests and details to: servicing@valeport.co.uk 
Another Successful Year!
A big thank you to all of our customers for making 2013 another successful year. Life is a little crazy at Valeport these days with production bursting at the seams to meet product demand, especially before the year end. Whilst delivery and lead times may not have been what either Valeport or our customers have wished for, everything possible is being done to address this and the New Year will see significant improvement.

Reade Building Opens
Our new production facility named The Reade Building is now open and occupied. The new building has added a further 1,600m² to our facilities. This has more than doubled the size of our machine shop, and given us the assembly space required for increased production. A second and much larger calibration facility for production only will not only aid throughput for new products, but allow the existing facility to cover service items only which will result in reduced service times. The space vacated in our main building is being used for stores expansion and other departmental changes.
Valeport's New Production site
The Reade Building

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

We are pleased to add ISO9001:2008 for our Quality Management System to the existing ISO14001 achieved last year. Continuous improvements to both quality and environmental issues are an "on-going" procedure which will benefit both ourselves and of course our customers.

Valeport ISO Certificates  

Production of our new VRS-20 Radar Sensor is flowing well which is keeping the Sales department happy, as they are reporting both high interest and plenty of orders for this product. A notable installation for the Radar Sensor is at the new London Gateway terminal which is part of a Tidal Monitoring, Telemetry and Display System (TMTDS) for the Port of London Authority (PLA). The TMTDS includes eight tidal monitoring stations in the Thames Estuary, plus a data feed from stations further upriver operated by the Environment Agency. Valeport TideMaster tide gauges, VRS-20 Radar Sensors and telemetry options were selected by the UK company Oceanwise to partner their extensive software and control package.
VRS-20 Radar Sensor

VRS-20 Radar Sensor Installation at Denton Wharf
VRS-20 Radar Sensor Installation at Denton Wharf
Contact sales@valeport.co.uk for more information.

New Products for Q1- 2014 
Some of you will have seen new products on display recently that will enter production during Q1 of 2014. We expect high demand for the following: 
. Fast profiling CTDF - A small CTD with optional fluorometer.
. Compact UV-SVP - Designed for underwater vehicle use, this compact, highly accurate sensor pack will be a must for both AUV and ROV manufacturers and users.
. miniFluorometer - Chlorophyll fluorometer, titanium housed. A new generation of optical instruments.
Holiday Season - Factory Closure 
As with many other manufacturers and suppliers, Valeport will have limited cover during the Christmas holiday period. Our factory will be officially closed from 1230 hours on 24th December until 0800 hours on 2nd January, 2014. Limited technical support will be available during the holiday period, but general information and downloads can be made via the support pages of our website

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter, if you have any questions or comments please contact us.
Website: Valeport Website 
The Valeport Team.
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