Basis Technology localizes Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies WindTracer Lidar system

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 17 Dec. 2007. Basis Technology announced the internationalization and localization of the WindTracer Lidar system into Japanese, enabling Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies (LMCT) to install its second system at Tokyo International Airport in Narita for the Japanese Meteorological Agency in early 2008.

Dec 17th, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 17 Dec. 2007. Basis Technology announced the internationalization and localization of the Your Link NameWindTracer Lidar system into Japanese, enabling Your Link NameLockheed Martin Coherent Technologies (LMCT) to install its second system at Tokyo International Airport in Narita for the Japanese Meteorological Agency in early 2008.

The WindTracer Lidar system detects the wind activity and provides advanced warning of wind hazards such as wind shear, sudden changes in wind speed, and direction over a relatively short distance. The data from the WindTracer Lidar is vital during dangerous weather conditions and can prevent wind shear related accidents.

The WindTracer has been successfully used by airports, continuously scanning the approach and departure corridors, and enabling the air traffic control personnel to offer precise, timely direction to pilots during their most critical phase of flight.

Basis Technology's internationalization work involved modifying software code to process and display Japanese text correctly, translating the user interface to Japanese, and providing on-site testing and engineering. With the modified code, LMCT is now able to quickly and easily localize the interface for other languages and countries, thus expanding the market reach of WindTracer to airports worldwide.

"We were on a very tight schedule to meet the requirements and inspection deadline of our customer," says Keith Barr, project manager at LMCT. "Basis Technology's engineers worked collaboratively with our engineers to meet that deadline, and they came in on time and on budget. They are our preferred provider for LMCT future internationalization projects."

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