Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Ten out of Ten for TDL Technology Magazine


A proud milestone has been reached with the publication of this bumper tenth issue of TDL Technology magazine.  To mark the occasion, SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John S Hartas, looks back at some of the most notable features throughout the last 10 issues by mentioning the invaluable contributions we have received from esteemed members of the Tactical Data Link (TDL) and wider community, you can read the full feature in John’s letter on Page 3.

Those who know us, know that heritage is important to us, and we build on this sentiment in Issue 10 by looking at the heritage of TDL’s and how codebreaking ace, Gordon Welchman played a significant part in the birth of TDL’s.

We also feature an article from Athanasios Chouliaras via Armada International which examines how the electronic support mission performed by Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft is often overlooked and how this mission could be evolved.

Readers can enjoy other insightful articles and features exploring TDL Interoperability Testing, Requirements Engineering and we put Link 22 under the spotlight in our ‘Demystifying TDL’s’ feature.

TDL Technology is completely FREE to read.  Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email tdltech@synthesys.co.uk

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

COVID-19 Announcement: Systems Engineering Training


Due to travel restrictions as a result of the current COVID-19 situation, SyntheSys has taken the difficult decision to cancel the scheduled Systems Engineering Foundation Training Course on 21st-22nd April 2020.

The scheduled Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) preparation course scheduled for 18 - 22 May will be reviewed as the situation develops.

If you would like to speak to us about future SyntheSys Technologies Systems Engineering training bookings, do not hesitate to contact the Client Engagement Team by emailing cet@synthesys.co.uk or telephoning +44 (0) 1974 821 464.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Our 2019 Systems Engineering Training Customer Satisfaction Results Are In!




Whether you are new to the world of Systems Engineering, or an experienced member of the community, we build our courses to meet all levels of experience.  Gathering customer feedback is fundamental to how we design, deliver and improve our training courses, so we are thrilled to publish the 2019 customer feedback results from our SyntheSys Technologies group.

After completing the course, delegates are asked to complete feedback questionnaires which are designed in line with requirements outlined in ISO9001:2015 to capture insight around trainer performance, course material, operational context and overall course feedback.

We are thrilled to receive many positive comments and feedback which helps us build on strengths and adapt and improve our courses.

For more information about engineering courses delivered through our SyntheSys Technologies group including our 2020 course schedule, course datasheets and syllabi visit: http://www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk/training.html or contact training.sys-eng@synthesys.co.uk

2019 SyntheSys Defence Training Customer Satisfaction Results Published



2019 SyntheSys Defence Training Customer Satisfaction Results Published

Whether you are new to the world of Tactical Data Links (TDLs), or an experienced member of the community, we build our courses to meet all levels of experience. Gathering customer feedback is fundamental to how we design, deliver and improve our training courses, so we are pleased to publish the 2019 customer feedback results from our Tactical Data Link and wider training.

After completing a course, delegates are asked to complete feedback questionnaires which are designed in line with requirements outlined in ISO9001:2015 to capture insight around trainer performance, course material, operational context and overall course feedback.

We are delighted that over 94% of the responses provided to a variety of questions were rated as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

For more information about our TDL and related training courses, including the 2020 course schedule, course datasheets and syllabi visit: http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/data-link-training.html or contact: training@synthesys.co.uk

Monday, 3 February 2020

Issue 4 of OptimiSE Magazine Out Now!



Copies of OptimiSE Issue 4 are winging their way to subscribers – but you can access the magazine online first!  With interesting articles about Automotive Electrification, Engineering Supply Chain Management and Cloud Development, Issue 4 is not to be missed.

In this Issue
  • Automotive Electrification – the case for Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Supply Chain Management – create a single source of truth for your supply chain
  • Cloud Development for Collaborative Engineering Management – are you realising potential benefits of cloud-based developments?


We welcome you to contribute articles, to voice opinions, share best practices, ask a question, or simply communicate interesting news with our readers.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas you may have for articles.

OptimiSE is completely FREE to read.  Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email info@synthesys.co.uk

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A G-Cloud 11 Success: Proud to be Supplying East West Railway Company


East West Rail is a new direct connection, linking communities between Oxford and Cambridge, including Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford by rail.  The organisation responsible for accelerating delivery of the project, the East West Railway Company, values making meaningful connections and we are proud to be associated with the pioneering organisation through a recent contract.

We make no secret of the fact that Requirements Management is the foundation of any successful engineering development, so we are thrilled to be supplying East West Railway Company with leading  Requirements Management application, IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next®, to help the organisation meet passenger safety, regulatory and complex technical requirements. 

The transaction was serviced through the ‘G-Cloud 11’ framework which gives United Kingdom (UK) access to a myriad of specialist cloud providers and is a quick and easy route to market.

This latest success further reinforces our position in the rail supply-chain, and we look forward to a successful collaboration with East West Railway Company.

If you would like to hear more about how we are assisting engineering organisations working in fast-paced industries such as Rail, Automotive, Energy and Aerospace, contact us via cet@synthesys.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1947 821 464.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Engineering Company, SyntheSys, Opens Additional Client Engagement Office in the heart of Team Valley, Gateshead




In an exciting time of expansion, a North Yorkshire-based engineering firm establishes a satellite base in Gateshead’s Team Valley.

SyntheSys provides high-quality, engineering products and services to government and industrial clients around the world.  SyntheSys’ headquarters will remain in Whitby, North Yorkshire, but it is positive that the new office location will bring further opportunity for growth and will enhance the relationships the company has worked hard to forge over the past 30 years.  Team Valley is just five miles from Newcastle City Centre and benefits from easy access by car, rail or air travel.

SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John Hartas comments:

‘’We are proud of our heritage as a company born and bred in North Yorkshire, and the Whitby office will remain our headquarters.  That being said, we are already feeling the benefits of having an office location which provides more convenient access to our national and international customers and we feel this is an opportunity for us to expand the business through access to a larger pool of professional talent.’’

For more information about SyntheSys, including portfolio of services and office addresses please visit www.synthesys.co.uk.  If your organisation is based in the Team Valley or surrounding areas, we would love to grow our network and meet with you, contact us via info@synthesys.co.uk or call 
+44 (0) 1947 821464.

Friday, 24 January 2020

SyntheSys to Brief at the Fifteenth International Conference on Systems (ICONS) 2020, as part of the NexComm 2020 Congress


We are thrilled to announce that SyntheSys Technologies Director, Mark Williamson, will brief at the upcoming ICONS 2020 Event, which is co-located with a range of different events as part of NexComm 2020 Congress.

The event will take place on the 23rd – 27th February in Lisbon, Portugal where Mark will be delivering as part of a special track on Widening Systems Engineering Borders (WiSEB).  His presentation will discuss the merits of Model-Based Systems Engineering in Defence, which looks at how the approach minimises costs and risk within Defence programmes.

If you are attending the event and would like to meet with Mark, please contact info@synthesys.co.uk.  Alternatively, visit http://www.synthesys-defence.co.uk/modelling.html for more information about our systems architecture and modelling services.

Monday, 20 January 2020

SyntheSys Maintains IBM® Gold Business Partner Status




Two years ago, we announced that we had achieved the prestigious ‘Gold’ partner status through the IBM® business partner certification programme and today we are thrilled to announce that we continue to maintain our IBM® Gold Business Partner Status.  

Achieving the Gold Status is no mean feat and is something we are extremely proud of, having gone through a series of stages and assessments: to demonstrate our expert knowledge of IBM® tools; to confirm the satisfaction of our IBM® licence customers; and to demonstrate our ability to reach new customers.

We are expert providers of IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management tools and have been using the powerful toolset as part of our Collaborative Engineering Management offering, which describes SyntheSys' approach to Engineering Management with expert personnel, process advice and tool support.  We have helped many organisations increase their competitiveness through advice on processes, training and the introduction of software tools.

For more information about the work we have been doing with a range of engineering organisations in industries such as aerospace, defence, automotive, transportation and energy please visit: www.synthesys-technologies.co.uk or call: +44 (0) 1947 821464.


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

New Year, New Decade, New Tactical Data Link Courses Announced


If your resolution coming into the new year is to learn a new skill, or you have made further commitments to your professional and personal development, you may be interested to hear more about our 2020 Tactical Data Link (TDL) and related training courses.

In response to requests from our customers, we are pleased to publish our 2020 TDL Training schedule which includes a range of different training options to suit all levels and budgets from Variable Message Format (VMF) and Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP) through to our flagship Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer (DLM / ICO) course.

Registration is currently open for the following courses:

Variable Message Format (VMF) and Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP)
Delegates are invited to attend this unique course which relays knowledge around both JREAP and VMF.  Attendees are welcome to attend the combined courses or can opt to attend the individual course.
24-27 March | Lincoln, United Kingdom


Data Link Manager / Interface Control Officer (DLM / ICO)
The DLM/ICO course is designed to catapult individuals with little or no knowledge of TDLs and associated responsibilities, to a stage where they can successfully and efficiently carry out their duties. 
4-22 May | Oeiras, Portugal
29 June-17 July |  Nieuw Milligan, The Netherlands
14 September–2 October | Vredepool, The Netherlands

For more information, including a detailed overview of how you will benefit from attending one of our courses, the full 2020 Training Schedule and course booking information, visit: https://bit.ly/35Ul1SU

If you would like to speak to one of our trainers about this course, or any other TDL training requirements, please email: training@synthesys.co.uk or telephone:
+44 (0) 1947 821464