Stevens' Strategic Aliances and Partnerships
Partnership with Hach Hydromet
In 2009 Stevens entered into a partnership with Hach Hydromet to provide system integration solutions for the North American market. Stevens will also be a reseller for their popular line of water quality sondes, as well as OTT water level products. For more information on Hach Hydromet please visit http://www.hachhydromet.com.
Strategic Aliance with Greenspan Technologies Pty Ltd., a division of Tyco, Inc.
Stevens, in alliance with Greenspan Technologies Pty Ltd., owned by Tyco, Inc.'s Flow Control Division, markets and services Greenspan's water quality sensors, water quality analyzers and water level pressure sensors. For more information on Tyco / Greenspan please visit http://www.greenspan.com.au/.
Acquistion of Vitel, Inc.
In March 2000, Stevens acquired Vitel, Inc., a Virginia corporation. Vitel has been a leading provider of environmental satellite telemetry systems. The name "Vitel" is derived from the words "environmental telemetry". Vitel is known for its development and manufacturing of data collection platforms and satellite transmitters and receivers to communicate data over satellites including GOES, GMS, INSAT, and METEOSAT among others. In 1995, Vitel was awarded a contract from National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration / National Environmental Satellite Data & Information Service (NOAA / NESDIS) to design and develop demodulators, transmitters and certification standards for the 300 / 1200 BPS data collection system upgrade. Vitel's communications technology coupled with Stevens products, enables customers to remotely monitor numerous environmental parameters with a high degree of confidence that the collected data is current, accurate and complete.
Stevens and Vitel's operations have been integrated. Today Stevens manufactures and supports the Vitel product line out of Stevens corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon.