The Vega Beacon July 2015

In this issue


New website goes live
Vega lights up famous Italian lighthouse
New Vega product manager
Vega in the news
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New website goes live

Have you checked out our new look website?

Our website has been revamped to make it easier for customers to find the products they’re looking for. It features a new modern look, easier navigation and is now also viewable on other devices including mobile phones and tablets.

The new look follows the refresh and modernisation of our brand identity earlier in the year. Reflecting our overall brand, communicating the precision, reliability and value of our products.

We’ll be continuing to improve the site over the coming months, including adding new case studies and new features. We hope you like it.





Vega lights up famous Italian lighthouse

The famous Volta lighthouse is now shining brighter after the installation of a Vega VRB-25-LED rotating beacon.

The Como Rotary Club embarked on a project to renew the Volta lighthouse when on the 200th anniversary of the invention of the battery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, nominated Como as a landmark of modern technology. 

The lighthouse is on the top of the mountain overlooking Lake Como in the community of Brunate, northern Italy. Opened in 1927, it was one of the tributes to  Alessandro Volta who was the inventor of the battery and after whom volt wasnamed. Alessandro Volta was one of Como’s most famous citizens.

The light is primarily a tourist attraction.  It shines a representation of the Italian flag on the observer.  This landmark light house is our first VRB-25 installation with an LED based optical assembly. The new light began operating on 1 June.





New Vega product manager

Oti Meszaros has been appointed as Vega's new product manager.

Oti is moving into the role from his previous engineering position at Vega where he has been working on projects such as the VLS-46 Ultra Sector Light and customer specific beacons.

His career as a mechatronics engineer began five years ago as an intern at Fisher and Paykel healthcare.

He has also previously worked for a Wellington based start-up that developed aerial photography drones.

Oti is passionate about marine history and navigation and is looking forward to promoting Vega products and helping them to find their way into the marine environment.

Contact Oti

Vega in the news 

Vega featured in the New Zealand Herald's business section under the headline "Small Business: Kiwi company lights way for US Coastguard". The article talks about our work in the United States including supplying lights to the US Coastguard. Read the full article.

Vega CEO Arjen Maarleveld’s recent visit to China featured on Donghai Navigation Safety Administration’s website. Here is a quote from the article which is in Chinese.  “Shanghai AtoN bureau purchased two VRB-25-LED beacons. The beacon uses the latest technology and is very easy to operate and install.  The beacon uses remote control to configure custom settings including changing operating voltage, beacon flash, luminous intensity and other parameters, previously beacons often had to be taken apart to make changes. This saves a lot of time and improves efficiency.” View the full article (in Chinese) and see the photos
 
Vega also featured on New Zealand’s Trade and Enterprise website with an article explaining our history and how we have “established a reputation as a global leader in high performance navigation aids. Innovation continues to drive our business and our products are known for their power, precision and durability – all vital attributes in the environments in which Vega operates.” Read the full article.



Add your news to ours

Do you have Vega-powered solutions that might interest other companies in the Vega community? We would love to feature them in a future newsletter. Send your story and your photos to joanne.thomson@vega.co.nz.