HEICO Corporation Acquires Connect Tech Inc

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August 18, 2020

HEICO Corporation Acquires Connect Tech Inc

Guelph ON, Canada, and Hollywood, FL, USA – Connect Tech, a leader in embedded computing and NVIDIA GPU solutions, today announces its acquisition by HEICO Corporation.  For 35 years Connect Tech has served a global market as a hardware design company and manufacturer.  As a subsidiary of HEICO Corporation, Connect Tech will continue to serve its global customer base.

Connect Tech’s significant growth, now backed by HEICO’s financial resources and multiple technology companies, will continue on its upward trajectory.   “HEICO’s resources will help to fuel continued product development and growth while our current executive team will remain intact to ensure a seamless transition for our global customer base” stated David Worthen, President and Founder of Connect Tech.

Connect Tech Inc. is NVIDIA’s largest global embedded hardware partner offering a wide array of NVIDIA® Jetson™ solutions, as well as embedded solutions for a variety of industry standards including COM Express, SMARC, and more. With over 35 years of embedded computing experience, Connect Tech’s range of proven technology includes complete embedded systems, carrier boards, thermal solutions, and more. With in-house design and manufacturing services, Connect Tech can provide fast turn-around of custom design services, taking you from development to deployment in record time.

For more information visit www.connecttech.com.

HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit our website at www.heico.com.

Can a model railway improve train reliability?

27th November 2018 RWTH, Aachen, Germany

For a young model railway enthusiast this must be an ideal course of study. Over the past 3 years the Rhine-Westfalen Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany has invested over €750.000 in modernizing ELVA – die Eisenbahntechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanlage (the railway technical training and test facility).

On 27th November the facility was officially reopened. Over the next 3 years students and teachers will try to solve how to alleviate problems when things go wrong in a live railroad system; cancellations, signal failure, delays, derailments, etc.

Effective utilization of rail networks is of vital importance not only for passenger, but also for freight transport. ELVA has at its disposition over 1200 m of track. With the aid of computers they will try to simulate the chaos the exists in real railway networks. The aim is to create mathematical models for how to effectively handle this so as to reduce the impact of irregularities on the rest of the network.

Besides railway safety technology, ELVA is able to realistically map railway operations, and remotely control individual trains which allows simulation of the Europe-wide ETCS (European Train Control System) thus enabling mapping of control and safety technology.

If you are interested in model railways, then take the opportunity to visit the world’s largest model railway in Hamburg, Germany; Miniatur Wunderland.This is an incredible site with not only trains, but ships and an airport. For more details follow this link: https://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/