Forest Technology Systems was founded in 1980 to address the demanding weather information requirements of the world’s premier forest fire management agencies. The fire community’s strong requirements for rock-solid dependability and fast, trouble-free operation shaped FTS’s early product development efforts and helped create a corporate culture dedicated to meeting the practical needs of its customers.
Today, FTS equipment and software is measuring, recording, and analyzing changes in watersheds, national forests, nationwide weather system networks, supply streams for drinking water reservoirs, the waters of fish and wildlife refuges and many other environments. Monitoring stations by FTS reflect over three decades of technological advancement focused on their goal of designing and manufacturing the world’s most reliable, simplest to use, and simplest to maintain systems.
FTS stations have proven themselves under the most demanding conditions, from the most remote northern regions of Canada to the sun beaten, wind-blown salt and sand of the Mexican coast. FTS customers include government agencies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico: customers who demand the highest levels of reliability, accuracy, and operational effectiveness.
Today FTS are hard at work making constant improvements in their existing products and creating new tools and systems for the world’s meteorological and hydrological monitoring communities.
FTS headquarters, research and design lab, and factory are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with a branch office in Blaine, Washington. FTS supply equipment around the world, including North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Comprehensive in-the-field service and installation contracts are available throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
FTS automated environmental monitoring stations and communications technology continue to advance the standard for remote site monitoring systems, from single sites to nationwide networks. FTS equipment and software forms the backbone of some of the world’s most sophisticated and demanding weather monitoring networks: nationwide networks of GOES weather stations; large regional systems of over 200 radio modem stations; and state, provincial, and municipal networks using combinations of cellular, telephone, satellite, and radio modem communications.
FTS at a glance
Founded in 1980.
FTS focus is environmental monitoring and remote data collection in Fire Weather, Hydrology, and general Meteorology segments.
FTS expertise is equipment that is rugged, self-sustaining, low maintenance, simple to deploy and operate, with proven reliability.
Almost 35% of our revenues are invested in research and development.
FTS are ISO 9001 registered.
FTS have deployed over 4,000 environmental monitoring stations throughout North America.
Provider of forest fire danger indicators and nationwide weather systems.