News Article | November 1, 2016
National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification solutions in the United States, is pleased to announce the completion of a new 40,000 square foot facility in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The beautiful new NTS Chicago facility significantly expands the capabilities offered to our Chicago area clients, adding EMI / EMC testing to the suite of environmental and mechanical testing previously offered from the Palatine, IL facility. Highlights of the newly constructed facility include a 5 meter semi-anechoic chamber for emissions measurements which contains a turntable and vehicle exhaust, three MIL-SPEC semi-anechoic chambers, and a reverberation chamber for HIRF (High Intensity Radiated Field) testing. The environmental and dynamic testing capabilities have also been enhanced with expanded ingress protection testing, blowing sand and dust, and extended capacity for high demand tests such as HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) and vibration testing. Visitors to the October 6th Open House included the Mayor of the Village of Mount Prospect, Arlene Juracek, other civic leaders and NTS executives and board members. “We are pleased and excited to open this gorgeous new facility to our customers,” stated Vicki Panhuise, CEO of NTS, “NTS Chicago is now a full-service environmental and EMC laboratory ready to help our customers deliver products the world can trust.” For more information about the new NTS Chicago laboratory and to view time-lapse videos of the construction, visit the NTS website. About National Technical Systems National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is a global independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification services, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. During its more than 50 years in business, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence and sole national footprint in the United States, an unparalleled breadth of capabilities, and has fostered continuous innovation, making NTS a unique one-stop resource to meet its clients’ demanding and evolving requirements. Operating through a network of 28 technologically advanced testing laboratories across the United States, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS’ offering spans more than 100 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis, chemical, and other industry-specific tests, allowing it to handle its clients’ most demanding needs. Additionally, the company is accredited by numerous national and international organizations, which allows NTS to have its test data nearly universally accepted worldwide. NTS operates its inspection division under the Unitek brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS’ certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at http://www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516. # # # #
Grivei A.-C.,National Technical Systems
Proceedings of the 2015 7th International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2015 | Year: 2015
The common means of achieving authentication is by a token, a pin or a password. This type of authentication can be easily breached as the credentials can be obtained and inputted by another person. A more capable type of authentication is through the biometric features of the user. Software for Android devices has been developed to track the 8 most used inputs. Several algorithms were used and compared to determine which has the best performance in the authentication process. © 2015 IEEE.
Anikin I.V.,National Technical Systems
2015 International Siberian Conference on Control and Communications, SIBCON 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015
We suggested a method for quantitative information security risk assessment and management in computer networks. We used questionnaires, expert judgments, fuzzy logic and analytic hierarchy process to evaluate an impact and possibility values for specific threats. We suggested fuzzy extension of Common Vulnerability Scoring System for vulnerability assessment. Fuzzy prediction rules are used to describe expert's knowledge about vulnerabilities. © 2015 IEEE.
Nizhegorodov A.I.,National Technical Systems
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering | Year: 2016
The paper deals with assessing energy efficiency of electric ovens supplied with unit-type releasing to be used in the thermal activation technology of vermiculite - phlogopite conglomerates. The analysis of a heat absorption process is given on the basis of the conglomerate particles moving in the conditions of heat radiation induced by an outer source and heat absorption taking place inside a special nonelectric unit on the account of inner energy accumulated by the particles.
Grishin S.N.,National Technical Systems
Biochemistry (Moscow) Supplement Series A: Membrane and Cell Biology | Year: 2014
The paper reviews data on mechanisms of calcium current and methods of its recording. The involvement of calcium ions in excitation of nerve and muscle cells and in particular in synaptic transmission processes is considered. Calcium signaling relies on voltage-dependent and ligand-gated calcium channels. The review focuses mainly on calcium currents flowing through voltage-dependent channels. The conditions evoking calcium currents, basic methods of their recordings, as well as effects of some important endogenous modulators of neuromuscular transmission are overviewed. © 2014 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Siden S.V.,National Technical Systems
International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory, MMET | Year: 2016
Directional properties of equidistant linear array, consisting of symmetrical half-wave dipole in out-of operating frequency band is discussed. The frequency response of the antenna gain, taking into account the input impedance of the dipoles is calculated. © 2016 IEEE.
News Article | June 12, 2015
DUBLIN, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8lqhbg/testing) has announced the addition of the "Testing Laboratories - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Testing Laboratories in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 43 companies including many key and niche players such as Key Topics Covered: 1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 2. FOOD TESTING MARKET - A REVIEW 3. AN INSIGHT INTO NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT) SERVICES MARKET 4. CALIBRATION TESTING MARKET - AN OVERVIEW 5. FORENSIC TESTING MARKET - AN OVERVIEW 6. TESTING LABORATORIES: AN OVERVIEW 7. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES 8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE Total Companies Profiled: 43 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 58)
News Article | June 8, 2009
National Technical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of quality, conformance and certification testing, quality registration and managed services, announced today that it has kicked off its testing program for the ZigBee RF4CE specification. The ZigBee RF4CE specification was designed for radio-frequency based remote controls, providing a low power solution that removes line-of-sight issues commonly associated with typical consumer remotes. NTS has been working with the ZigBee RF4CE Special Interest Group (SIG) for several months on a defined test standard that would allow for low-cost compliance verification of remote controls and "targets" (e.g., TVs, stereos, CD players, etc.). In addition, the standard allows for two-way communications (between remote and target, or even target to target) for a better consumer experience. The RF4CE test program will verify functionality and interoperability of the ZigBee RF4CE platforms across multiple vendors, with product-level certification testing soon to follow. Testing of the specification will allow manufacturers to quickly and easily develop interoperable products based on the standard. "NTS has been an authorized ZigBee test lab for many years, and we are pleased that we will be performing testing for the new consumer electronics standard for ZigBee members," said Osman Sakr, NTS CTO. "ZigBee RF4CE will open up an entirely new market to the benefits of ZigBee technology, and we are looking forward to being part of the radio-frequency remote revolution." "Working with an experienced certification provider, like NTS, has allowed us to offer a meaningful, cost-effective certification program, so that ZigBee members can get ZigBee RF4CE products to market quickly," said Bob Heile, Chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "We look forward to continuing to work with NTS on ZigBee public profile certifications." "NTS has been a great contributor in the timely completion of the ZigBee RF4CE certification program," commented Victor Berrios, chairman of the ZigBee RF4CE compliance working group. "Their experience in testing and input to the working group was a valuable resource when working on the program." ZigBee RF4CE: More flexibility and control The ZigBee RF4CE specification is based on IEEE 802.15.4. MAC/PHY radio technology in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency band and enables worldwide operation, low power consumption and instantaneous response time. It allows omni-directional and reliable two-way wireless communication, frequency agility for enhanced co-existence with other 2.4GHz wireless technologies, simple security set-up and configuration. During the next quarter, the Alliance will develop a test program consistent with existing policies for specifications and public application profiles. Once complete, products using a public application profile based on the ZigBee RF4CE specification can be submitted to an authorized test house for certification. About ZigBee: Control your world ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronics, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: http://www.zigbee.org. About NTS National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at http://www.ntscorp.com or call 800-270-2516. The statements in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with uncertainties pertaining to customer orders, demand for services and products, development of markets for the companies' services and products and other risks identified in the companies' SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The companies undertake no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding National Technical Systems' business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
News Article | March 5, 2015
Calabasas-based National Technical Systems, the provider of testing, certification, inspection, and other related services, said this morning that it is acquiring UK-based National Quality Assurance, a provider of ISO testing services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. NTS said that National Quality Assurance (NQA) is one of the largest ISO registrars in the world, with more than 32,000 active certifications in 75 countries. The two said they have been working together since 1992, and are former joint venture partners. NTS is owned by LA private equity investor Aurora Capital Group.