Opal-RT Technologies Inc., the leading developer of open, PC-based Real-Time Simulators for electrical, mechanical and power electronic systems today announced that the company has reached an agreement which establishes Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology & Engineering Ltd. as the exclusive distributor of Opal-RT products and services in the People’s Republic of China.
Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology & Engineering is based in Shanghai, with offices in Beijing and Xi’an, and has been a distributor of Opal-RT simulator products since 2001. The company’s core technical expertise is focused on engineering simulation and test system integration with a growing number of customers in China’s booming aerospace, shipbuilding, electronics, defense and automotive industries, as well the country’s power grid research institutes and universities.
“China is poised to soon become the world’s largest economy. As a result, Chinese-based electrical engineers and researchers have a rapidly growing need for simulation tools that will enable them to develop the mission critical systems required to sustain this incredible economic growth,” said Mr. Jean Belanger, Co-Founder and CEO of Opal-RT Technologies Inc. “Opal-RT needed a partner in China that has the proven technical expertise and visibility in multiple vertical markets to meet this urgent need. Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology and Engineering’s expertise in engineering simulation and system integration, combined with their success in China’s academic, aerospace, automotive and power systems markets make them the ideal partner.”
“Opal-RT Technologies has quickly become one of the most trusted brand of Real-Time Simulators in China’s growing electrical engineering and manufacturing communities. Opal-RT has set itself apart from other developers by creating Real-Time Simulation technologies that are ideal for use in a wide variety of applications and industries, while remaining scalable and affordable for even the smallest engineering organizations,” said Mr. Yijun Zou, Technical Manager at Shanghai KeLiang Information & Technology. “Over the last eight years, our partnership with Opal-RT has enabled us to provide engineers and researchers across China with access to the industry’s most open and scalable real-time simulation tools. This has had a direct impact on both KeLiang’s profitability and technical expertise. As Opal-RT’s exclusive distributor in China, we look forward to the continued success that this partnership will bring.”
In addition to technical consulting services, Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology & Engineering provides a variety of solutions including:
• HIL Simulation Test Systems;
• ATE Board-level and System-level products, including Fault Detection & Location Systems;
• ATE Automated Test Systems for Aeronautic & Astronautic applications;
• Black-box Test System Software;
• Control System and Power Electronic Model Development.
According to the terms of the exclusive distribution agreement, Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology & Engineering will have exclusive distribution rights to all Opal-RT hardware and software products. In addition, KeLiang will provide front-line customer support services to Opal-RT customers in China.
All core development of Opal-RT products will continue to take place at the company’s headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. However, Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology & Engineering will continue to develop complementary products designed to meet the specific needs and requests of Chinese customers.
About Shanghai KeLiang Information Technology and Engineering Ltd
Established in 2000, Shanghai Keliang Information Technology & Engineering Co., Ltd (AEETEK) is a Hi-Technology company based in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Keliang Information Technology & Engineering (keliangtek.com) specializes in providing solutions and services to meet the software testing, dynamic system simulation, hardware-in-the-loop testing and system integration challenges faced by their customers. Shanghai Keliang Information Technology & Engineering is active, and has a growing customer base, in China's aerospace/aviation, power system, shipbuilding and automotive industries.
About Opal-RT Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Opal-RT (opal-rt.com) is the leading developer of open Real-Time Digital Simulators and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems for electrical, power electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Opal-RT's unique approach integrates parallel, distributed computing with commercial-off-the-shelf technologies. Opal-RT's customers perform Rapid Control Prototyping, System Integration, and Hardware-in-the-Loop testing of electric drives, electronic controllers and power distribution networks used in manufacturing, electric train networks, and by electrical utilities. Companies using Opal-RT Simulators include ABB, BHEL, Denso, GE, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, GM and Toyota.