FTS is a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring systems, instrumentation and communications technology. We focus on hydrology, fire weather and specialized meteorological applications. Our equipment forms the backbone of some of the world's most sophisticated and demanding environment monitoring networks. For over 3 decades, FTS weather and water monitoring stations have proven themselves under the most demanding conditions... from the most remote northern regions of arctic Canada to the sun-beaten, wind-blown salt and sand of the Mexican coast. FTS technology is engineered rugged and is unparalleled in ease-of-use.
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Company Overview

FTS at a glance

  • Founded in 1980. 
  • Our focus is environmental monitoring and remote data collection in Fire Weather, Hydrology, and general Meterology segments. 
  • Our expertise is equipment that is rugged, self-sustaining, low maintenance, simple to deploy and operate, with proven reliability. 
  • Almost 35% of our revenues are invested in research and development. 
  • We're ISO 9001 registered.
  • We have deployed over 4,000 environmental monitoring stations throughout North America.

Simple.

We put tremendous amount of effort into every product's design, paying attention to the smallest details, and customers are heavily involved. This translates into operational simplicity - systems that provide ease-of-use where it counts most: in the field.

Reliable.

FTS is trusted by customers around the world for rock-solid reliability... equipment measuring mission-critical data that needs to operate continually in extremely remote locations.

We know the value of being able to count on data retrieval from locations where the cost of traveling to the site is often worth more than the equipment there.

Hydrology

FTS systems are used by government agencies and private corporations for various water quantity and water quality applications. Regardless of the application, the fully integrated design of our systems provides a simple, turn-key solution for those who appreciate the chance to focus on their field work rather than troubleshoot and configure electronics. Components used in our systems excel in reducing maintenance requirements, so no matter how complex the system needed for your application, it saves money over time, resulting in a low total cost of ownership.

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Fire Weather

Fire Danger Prediction and Management

FTS is the world leader in environmental monitoring solutions for fire weather. FTS stations are in use by every one of the top 50 government forest management agencies in every corner of the United States and Canada. No one else dedicates as much of its research and development efforts to the needs of fire weather professionals. FTS portable and fixed-site weather stations set the standard for reliability and simplicity of operation, maintenance, and installation.

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Meteorology

Leveraging our experience with fire weather, we began designing complete, turn-key systems for a variety of other environmental monitoring applications. The applications we pursue are those that most closely align with our core competencies (above). Therefore, more than anything, we offer reliability for your meteorological and hydromet projects.

We accomplish this by developing products that are extremely rugged—they're designed to handle your extreme environments in remote locations. They are also designed with operational simplicity in mind. Keeping it simple reduces the chances for things to go wrong.

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

FTS - (G5-OEM) - GOES / Meteosat Transmitter

FTS is a worldwide leader in GOES/Meteosat communications. Our GOES technology is the standard for all new weather stations for the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in the US, and for all new hydrologic stations for the Water Survey of Canada. Our fifth-generation G5 GOES and G5-M Meteosat transmitter is extensively field proven. In fact, FTS GOES technology forms the backbone of the US National Climate Reference Station System.

FTS - Axiom - Datalogger / DCPs for fire weather, hydrology and general meteorology

Clever design in both hardware and the integrated software makes life easier for everyone who interacts with the datalogger. The Axiom integrates a waterproof, industrial-grade, daylight-readable, color touch screen. By embedding the software right into the datalogger, the need for field laptops and cables is eliminated. Fully watertight with 3 levels of lightning protection - this data logger is built like a tank. Waterproof military bayonet ...

FEATURED APPLICATIONS

Agricultural, Storm and Highway Runoff - Water and Wastewater - Water Monitoring and Testing

The ability to collect useful data about sediment transport and other pollutants closely coupled to SSC (such as nutrients, e-coli, phosphates and nitrates) is dependent on the timing and frequency of manual grab samples during run-off events. Most sediment and pollutant is transported during a small number of storm events which are infrequent and unpredictable. When they do occur, trained personnel or the proper equipment may not be available to collect grab samples. An automated pump sampler can eliminate the...

Sediment and Nutrient Loads - Water and Wastewater - Water Monitoring and Testing

SedEvent is an event-driven, automatic grab sampling system that provides a simple and practical method of accurately determining suspended sediment and nutrient loads. While suspended sediment concentration (SSC) cannot be directly measured accurately or reliably, turbidity has been shown to be an excellent surrogate for SSC. Turbidity is caused by suspended particulate matter such as clay, silt, algae, organic and inorganic chemicals and acids like fertilizers, and microscopic organisms like harmful bacteria....

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

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FEATURED NEWS

The Importance of a Dedicated Fire Weather Network

Forest Technology Systems Ltd. (FTS) recently appointed an independent party to explore a common concern in the Fire Weather monitoring community: dedicated networks of remote automated weather ...

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Company details

Business Type:
Technology - Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Monitoring

Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Year Founded:
1980

Employees:
11-100

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