SØNAR in the news

Breakwater Designs Limited and INEXCON Technologies Inc. Announce Marketing and Technology Alliance

Vancouver, BC, Montreal, PQ, June 16, 2003
Breakwater Designs Limited and INEXCON Technologies Inc. today announced a strategic partnership for cooperative development and joint marketing of software and services to industrial clients in North America and Europe. The combined expertise of the two companies promises to elevate current data management systems to a new level of distinction.

The objectives of the alliance are:

  • Cooperation on research and development of new technologies
  • Enhanced customer support in both the Eastern and Pacific time zones

  • Expanded marketing of Breakwater and Inexcon product suites.
  • Reduced training requirements by using a consistent web-interface for all applications

"Our partnership with INEXCON Technologies expands our capabilities, particularly in the area of real-time process expertise.", said Sven Brindley, President of Breakwater Designs Limited. "INEXCON's EKHO software works well with our SØNAR maintenance modules."

Patrick Ramsey, President of INEXCON Technologies Inc., stated, "With this alliance, we have the resources we need to continue our expansion from pulp and paper into other industries, specifically metals and chemicals. And Breakwater's experience with web-based systems keeps us ahead of our competition."

About Breakwater Designs Limited
Breakwater Designs Limited is a leading provider of web-based software for the pulp and paper industry. In business since 1986, Breakwater has applied its strengths in business analysis, problem identification and application development for large multinational clients.

SØNAR maintenance tracking software includes modules tailored specifically to different equipment and processes. Designed specifically for ease of use, they require no installation on client computers, and also integrate well with other enterprise applications.

About INEXCON Technologies Inc.
Inexcon Technologies specializes in the design and integration of innovative, highly scalable production data management solutions, with over 10 years of experience in industrial and manufacturing process management.

EKHO is one of the first data management systems that can be completely configured and customized for any industry, raw materials, finished goods, and the complexity of plants and labs. EKHO connects to any industry-standard database or process management package, providing enhanced data capture, analysis and reporting functions.

SØNAR Team Launches New Venture in Non-Profit Sector

The SØNAR Team has made a foray into services in the non-profit sector. More information soon! http://www.sharevision.ca

Voith Now Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for SØNAR

Breakwater partner Voith Paper has provided their clients with access to a centrally-hosted SØNAR server for tracking pulp and paper machine rolls since 2000. Each mill receives a custom configuration with graphics of their equipment, and can update roll information and repairs directly on the server.

As of October, 2007, Voith is now the exclusive worldwide distributor for SØNAR. Voith maintains offices and plants in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. http://www.voith.com


Motor Tracking v4.3 Released

The latest version of the SØNAR Motor Tracking module was rolled out to all clients in mid-September.

New features include:

  • More Reports – including Motor Lifecycle, Station Lifecycle, Analysis by Motor Manufacturer.
  • Warrantee Tracking

  • Easier tracking of motor moves