TSI mulls research centre in India
The firm felt that it should have a direct presence in India, apart from its product being marketed by its Indian arm Tesscorn.india Updated: May 18, 2006 14:31 IST
TSI Incorporated of the US, a global leader in measurement systems and advanced diagnostic tools for aerospace, defence and environment requirements, plans to open a research and software development centre in India.
Formally launching the liaison office of the $150 million company, its Executive Vice President Alan Traylor told newspersons in Bangalore that the company, which had recently opened its liaison office in China, could not afford to miss the opportunity offered by India. "It's a three to five year plan," he said, adding that the company would like to make use of the vast technical talent available in the country.
TSI instruments were functioning in various Defence R and D organisations across the country and academic institutions. The company felt that it should have a direct presence in India, apart from its product being marketed by its Indian arm Tesscorn Systems India Ltd.
Mr Traylor said that till recently TSI was more inward as it was started by a group of technocrats from the Arizona State University. However, after its acquisition by Churchil company, it had started expanding to other countries. Military organisations worldwide rely on TSI aerosol measurement products for reliable protection of personnel from nuclear, biological or chemical (NBC) threats. TSI M41 Protection Assessment Test Systems provide military personnel the insight and understanding they need to properly select and wear an NBC protective mask.
TSI's products included a Fluorescence Aerosol Particle Sensor to alert on the potential presence of a harmful biological threat and trigger sample collection and identification systems for threat confirmation. TSI NBC protection products have successfully supported every major US military effort since Desert Storm, including recent campaigns in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
TSI was currently involved in global issues, such as diesel engine exhaust reduction, bio-hazard protection, homeland security, environmental pollution, workplace comfort and facility monitoring. Data provided by its instruments were used in monitoring and research applications destined to have a long-term impact on humankind.