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UniControls the main organiser of the conference in Poland

15th April 2013

From 10 to 12 April 2013 Unicontrols organised a conference "Nowoczesne technologie sterowania, informacji i komunikacji w pojazdach szynowych" (Modern control, information and communication technologies in rail vehicles) in Ustron, Poland. A number of specialists in railways technology from Poland and the Czech Republic read their papers there. We appreciated the big interest in participation in this event, and are proud to state that the event took place on a very high level in very pleasant atmosphere.

 

 

 
Successful IRIS and ISO re-audit

4th April 2013

The IRIS and ISO re-audit took place at UniControls in the middle of March. Not only did the company pass the audit successfully, but it even achieved a rating improved by as many as 22 points. The increase in the score was enabled by implementation of several systemic measures recommended to us by the certification authority (LRQA) within the framework of the audit held last year. In its final consequence, this approach results in an increase in effectiveness of processes and reduction of costs of the company. The company management would like to thank all the employees involved, both for their participation at the actual re-audit and for the previous preparatory work concerning this audit.

 
The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UniControls as a member of business delegation in the USA

6th March 2013

Last week, Minister of Industry and Trade Martin Kuba visited Chicago, Charlotte and Washington as a part of his business tour. He was accompanied by a group of Czech entrepreneurs who intend to expand their export to the USA. Naturally, one of the members was also Ing. Jaroslav Látal – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UniControls. As a part of the seminars, the business delegation, led by the President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport Jaroslav Hanák, met the representatives of World Business Chicago and Chicago Land Chamber of Commerce. During these interactive Workshops the Czech and American entrepreneurs exchanged information and discussed their interest in possible future cooperation.

"This journey might in fact open the door for our further export," said Jaroslav Latal shortly after meeting the representatives of local company in the Baker and McKenzie center.

 
UniControls in an article for magazine "Železničář"

25th February 2013

The Czech Railways Group published an article entitled “Smart Electronics on the Train as a Part of Customer Care” in its corporate magazine “Železničář” (3/2013). UniControls has been supplying control systems to Czech Railways since the end of the 1990s. As far as implementation of information systems for passengers is concerned, it is UniControls whose products are most frequently represented in the Czech Railways rolling stock, in comparison with all other suppliers. Also for this reason the equipment and systems of UniControls are presented in the article.

 
Modernisation of the electric locomotive of the 363 / 362 ČD series

15th January 2013

On the basis of the success achieved by UniControls in the RFP-based selection process the company implemented an important project for Pars nova in 2012, consisting in the delivery of the train control and monitoring system (TCMS) for modernisation of the electric locomotive of the 363 or 362 ČD series.

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15th year of DHL UNICREDIT EXPORT AWARDS

8th December 2012

UniControls took part in the 15th year of DHL UNICREDIT EXPORT AWARDS (www.exportnicena.cz). The competition was founded by DHL Express Czech Republic s.r.o. to grant prestigious awards to small and medium businesses in the Czech Republic in order to point to the importance of those companies for the Czech economy. Since its first year the event has been held under the auspices of the governmental agency CzechTrade. The professional guarantor of the competition is Coface Czech that evaluates and also authorizes economic results of the finalists and, among other things, also monitors export activities of Czech companies. The criterion used for evaluation of the participating exporters is an index calculated as a product of the year-on-year export growth and the share of exports on the company´s turnover.

A certificate obtained by UniControls for its placement among the best ten companies in the category of Medium Businesses is enclosed hereto.

 
Meeting our business partners in the theatre

26th October 2012

UniControls invited in the name of its CEO and the Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Jaroslav Latal, MBA, its business partners to see the theatrical performance Luv by Murray Schisgal. We welcomed our guests in Divadlo Bez zábradlí on 25th October. We were delighted by big interest in this event, and have the pleasure to state that the all event took place in pleasant and open atmosphere. We look forward to next similar meetings.

 
Completion of renovation of Hall E at KS01

29th September 2012

The SAT tests of the project H2356 - Renovation of Hall E at KS01 were successfully completed on 19 September. The project contractor was a consortium of suppliers where the largest volume of work was provided by UniControls a.s. and ČKD PRAHA DIZ.

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Open House Day at DP hl. m. Prahy

26th September 2012

DP hl. m. Prahy (Prague Public Transport Company) organised the Open House Day on 22 September 2012. In the Zličín depot, UniControls presented the smart dispatching system and the train control and monitoring system for the 81-71M vehicles.

 
The InnoTrans 2012 fair

24th September 2012

On 18-21 September 2012, UniControls took part in the InnoTrans 2012 Trade Fair held in Berlin, Germany. More than 2,400 exhibitors from 45 countries have presented their products and services at this event this year. Many negotiations were held there, both at our stand no. 234 in Hall 6.2 and during other meetings. We believe that our participation was very useful.

 
ELM-901 Electricity Meter Certification

29th August 2012

The UniControls company has completed the development and all tests for the ELM-901 (ELM-101) electricity meter and has successfully finished the certification process at the Czech Metrology Institute (ČMI) accredited testing laboratory. The ELM-901 electricity meter is now a specified meter for commercial measurement with the EC type test certificate number “TCM 221/12-4970”. The certification was carried out according to the Measuring Instruments Directive (“MID”), which means that the certificate is valid all over Europe.

 
Successful completion of the IRIS v.2 recertification audit

30th June 2012

On 22nd June 2012 the UniControls Company received the opinion of the auditor in regard to the successful completion of the IRIS v. 2 recertification audit. The audit did not discover any nonconformity. Thereby an approximately six-month period of preparation was concluded. The recertification was conducted by the world-famous company, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Inc.

 
Reconstruction of HDV series 242

25th April 2012

Successful execution of the tests on the track circuit. On Sunday, 23rd April 2012 an important stage of the project entitled "Modernisation of HDV series 242" was successfully concluded. Tests that were a pre-condition for the delivery of the first refurbished vehicle to the customer for a trial run were successfully carried out on the track circuit in Cerhenice. We give our thanks to all the partners and staff who are involved in the implementation of this project and without whose dedicated approach a success of this nature would not have been attainable.

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Development of a new multimedia system for railway vehicles

12th March 2012

In the spring of 2012 the UniControls company received a grant from the MIT for a technology development project entitled mm-TRAIN – a Multimedia Information System for trains based on SOA. The aim of the project is to develop a new generation of information systems for passengers, based on new technologies. The project is planned for the period between 2012 and 2014 and will be developed in cooperation with experts from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Prague’s Charles University.

 
Reconstruction of Hall E at the KS01 compressor station

15th December 2011

During December 2011 a contract was signed with the Slovenský plynový priemysel Company for the reconstruction of Hall E of the KS01 compressor station located in Velké Kapušany. As part of this supply, automatic control for three electric aggregates providing 25MW of power and related operational units will be put into operation.

 
Information system for DMU 120 vehicles from Pesa Bydgoszcz

14th November 2011

In the second half of 2011 the UniControls company signed a contract with the Pesa Bydgoszcz company for the supply of an information system for 120 DMU cars, which will be delivered to the Czech Railways, and subsequently operational in the Pilsen, Karlovy Vary, Ústí and Zlín Regions. A total of 31 of these two-piece motor units will be delivered. Passengers should be able to take a ride on the first of these in autumn of this year.

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Information system for RS1 vehicles from Stadler

11th April 2011

In the first half of 2011 a contract with the Stadler company was signed for the supply of the information system for the RegioShuttle RS1 vehicles which are being delivered to Czech Railways for use in the Vysočina and Liberec Regions. In the autumn of last year the first vehicle was accepted for use, and now the delivery of the entire consignment is continuing gradually. In total 33 of these low-floor railcars will be delivered.

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