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York EMC Services on track for national award

Posted on 25 September 2003

A new way of measuring electromagnetic emissions from trains

A pioneering project for the Radiocommunications Agency has led to the shortlisting of York EMC Services (YES Ltd) for a prestigious 'National Measurement Award'.

YES Ltd is a subsidiary company of the University of York and a leading international provider of testing, consultancy, training, research and product development in the field of electromagnetic compatibility.

Its project for the Radiocommunications Agency has been nominated for its high degree of technical innovation. The project uses an extremely novel measurement technique in measuring radiated emissions from moving trains. The technique not only greatly improves the quality of the measurement, but also reduces the measurement time.

"This breakthrough constitutes real commercial value for the railway industry," said Chris Marshman, Managing Director of YES Ltd. "Ultimately it will lead to enhanced operational safety, improved reliability of railway equipment and the protection of radio and broadcast services."

"Being short-listed for such a prestigious award is an honour and gives us the opportunity to showcase our expertise in this field. It serves to highlight the quality of our services in this highly specialised area and continued commitment to providing innovative solutions to our customers."

The Networking Event for the awards on 4 September allowed YES Ltd the chance to shine before key industry and Government officials, including science minister Lord Sainsbury.

The winners of this award will be announced at the 'National Measurement Awards Ceremony,' organised by Beta Technology and the National Physical Laboratory, in Cardiff on 17 November.

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David Garner
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