Thales Advanced Engineering

August 2002 News

Thales Advanced Engineering, which was founded in 1987 as a consulting engineering company to service the military market, is currently involved in the development and manufacture of video processing and data communication systems for both the commercial and military markets.

Thales, which converted in 1990 to a private company that is 80% owned by staff and 20% by business partner equity fund managers, is a high technology development facility with specific skills in the video and data communications market. The company has developed products for the military, security industry, production control and medical markets - specifically products based on video technology.

The company designs high technology systems for the high end of the market and important goals include maximum satisfaction of client's needs, coupled with a major emphasis on life cycle costs. As such, fit for purpose and quality support form the cornerstones of all projects undertaken by Thales.

Areas of expertise include: video storage (video coding and transmission); video manipulation (display, multiplexing, routing); video processing (image enhancement, restoration, analysis); RF-based data networks and protocols; integration with other computer based systems; modern design and video as well as data system design.

Thales has an empowered quality assurance department, which ensures that all products and processes within the company conform to the stringent requirements stipulated for defence products and services.

This philosophy is also applied to commercial projects with the ultimate aim of providing clients with low cost ownership through good quality, reliable workmanship and products.

The company's technical team performs all development and support functions in-house. All manufacturing is done in accordance with ISO 9000 standards and research and development is carried out in the company's sophisticated research laboratory in Lonehill, Johannesburg.

Thales offers quality local design capability and support without the sensitivity to the exchange rate as is often found in imported products.

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