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GRT HQ Will Handle All North American Sales

ALBUQUERQUE, September 15, 2016—Effective today, Great River Technology (GRT) is handling all North American sales through its corporate headquarters in Albuquerque. "Great customer service is a key factor GRT's continued growth," said Tim Keller, Director of Marketing, "and we feel a direct approach best serves this region. We take pride in the fact that customers often have the opportunity to work with the same engineers that designed our products here in Albuquerque."

GRT is the global leader in ARINC 818 and HOTLink™ systems. It participated in the initial development of ARINC 818 and pioneered innovations later incorporated in ARINC 818-2. The company will continue to work with distributors and value-added resellers in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East to serve our worldwide customers.

KyoungTak Ha and John Alexander
KyoungTak Ha (right)
and Jon Alexander

Realtimewave, GRT sign distributor agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, October 13, 2014—Realtimewave, currently a Value Added Reseller for Great River Technology (GRT) products in South Korea, has been signed as GRT's new Korean distributor.

RealTimeWave's President, KyoungTak Ha, signed the distributor agreement today at GRT headquarters.

Founded in 2002, Realtimewave is based in Seongnam, South Korea. The company develops simulation systems and software for aerospace programs. Its expertise includes data bus application technology and real-time systems for aircraft.

"We have worked with Realtimewave for the last several years as a VAR and have been impressed by their technical expertise and their solid contacts with the aerospace community in Korea," said Jon Alexander, CEO at GRT. "Realtimewave will be able to provide excellent sales and technical support for GRT's products in Korea, and we look forward to working with them successfully for years to come."

ARINC publishes Specification 818-2

December 18, 2013—ARINC, Inc., has published an updated standard for its Avionics Digital Video Bus: Specification 818-2.

ARINC 818-2 "defines digital video interface standards for all types of flight deck video," according to ARINC. "It represents the consensus view of airlines, airframe manufacturers, avionic suppliers, and others who particiapted in the development of this standard."

As "Supplement 2" to ARINC 818 (the original specification), ARINC 818-2 had been in the works for about a year. Great River Technology served as the industry editor throughout the revision process, helping to coordinate the efforts of all the industry participants, including Airbus, Boeing, COTSWORKS, DDC, Elbit, Honeywell, SRB Consulting, and Thales.

Once crafted, Supplement 2 gained the endorsement of the Executive Committee of the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) and passed a public comment period.

The new specification is available for purchase at The ARINC Store.

GRT up and running at new HQ

July 15, 2013—Great River Technology is up and running at its new headquarters and lab—on schedule to honor our delivery commitments.

Photo of hanging the GRT company name in the new lobby.
Hanging the company shingle

Thursday afternoon, the company closed its former facility on Indian School Road, and effective today, all GRT's administrative and manufacturing operations will take place at 4910 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM 87113-1472.

The rest of the company's contact information remains the same.

"We appreciate your support," said CEO Jon Alexander in an email to customers today. "The thirteen years at our former location were a time of sustained growth, and your confidence helped make that possible and contributed to the purchase of our new facility. In turn, we're redoubling our efforts to continue bringing you innovation in high-performance digital video and data development tools."

GRT opening new HQ in July

May 2, 2013—On July 12, Great River Technology will move its Albuquerque offices and production facilities to a newly purchased headquarters a few miles north of its current Uptown location.

Photo of GRT headquarters at Otono Plaza in May 2013
The Great River Technology building in Otoño Plaza

The new GRT headquarters is located in Albuquerque's Otoño Plaza:

4910 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113-1472

Other company contact information remains the same.

The new facility will provide more engineering and production space to meet the growing worldwide demand for Great River Technology's products. "The move will interrupt GRT's production capacity only briefly," said Jon Alexander, GRT's CEO. "We're confident there will be no impact on promised delivery dates for existing orders."

The company has been at its present location since 2000. It expanded its space in 2010 and again in 2012.

Great River receives Flying 40 for eighth consecutive year

June 21, 2012—Great River has been recognized a leading technology company in the state of New Mexico by New Mexico Business Weekly for the eighth consecutive year. The New Mexico Technology Flying 40 awards annually recognize the 40 fastest-growing technology companies in the state. An award ceremony and luncheon were held at the University of New Mexico practice field.