OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES Wins the 43rd Edition of the Prestigious Mercuriades Award in the TELUS Technology Innovation Category for its Groundbreaking Real-Time Simulation Solution: eHS Gen5, During a Memorable Gala at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

With eHS Gen5, OPAL-RT is redefining the speed, power, and accuracy of FPGA-based simulations, enabling the testing of electrical systems at a lower cost and with less environmental impact.

From left to right, 8th person in the back, Loic Schoen, Software / R&D Director with the other Les Mercuriades 2023 winners

[MONTREAL, CANADA, May 26th, 2023] — Last Tuesday, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES, a global leader in real-time simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing solutions, received from Robert Dumas, President and CEO of Sun Life in Quebec, the prestigious Mercuriades 2023 Award under the SME TELUS Technology Innovation category.

The Mercuriades Awards, organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), recognize outstanding companies that demonstrate excellence and innovation in various business sectors of the region.

This year’s award is a testament to OPAL-RT’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and revolutionizing industries through its advanced simulation solutions. By enabling engineers and researchers to create, test, and validate their ideas in a virtual environment, OPAL-RT empowers them to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative products and systems.

Throughout the world, real-time simulation allows visionaries to transform their innovative ideas into reality by enabling faster and more cost-effective testing of electrical systems while reducing environmental impact. Driven by significant political and ecological forces, the electric vehicle market and its ecosystem, including charging stations and distribution networks, are experiencing tremendous growth. However, the tests required for the electrical components of these vehicles demand high-speed simulation, intensifying the competition to meet this demand.

In line with the growing demand for rapid and efficient simulation solutions for electrical components in the electric vehicle market, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES has introduced eHS Gen5, an FPGA-based electrical circuit simulator. With a speed of 100 nanoseconds, eHS Gen5 offers the fastest and most powerful simulation solution on the market for power electronics applications. Additionally, it has enhanced the user experience by providing a much more user-friendly interface. From collaborating with universities to co-developing with industry giants, eHS Gen5 drives innovation in electrical systems to unprecedented levels. This solution has enabled Amazon to test its delivery drones and Tesla and Rivian to optimize the propulsion systems of their vehicles. In addition to boosting OPAL-RT’s revenues by 200% over the past two years, the development of eHS Gen5 has allowed the company to hire 80 new employees, with over half of them based in Quebec.

“Winning the Mercuriades 2023 Award in the TELUS Technology Innovation category is a tremendous honor,” said Pierre-Francois Allaire, Executive General Manager at OPAL-RT Technologies. “We are proud to contribute to advancing the electric vehicle market and its ecosystem by providing the fastest and most efficient simulation solution available. This award is a testament to our commitment to innovation and our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We thank our talented teams, partners, and customers for their continued support.”

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES has a strong history of delivering innovative solutions to clients across various industries, including automotive, aerospace, energy, and power electronics. Its robust product portfolio, including advanced real-time simulators, HIL testing platforms, and powerful simulation software, has been instrumental in accelerating development cycles, optimizing system performance, and reducing overall customer costs.

As a recipient of the TELUS Technology Innovation award, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES continues solidifying its position as a leading global provider of real-time simulation solutions. The company remains committed to driving technological advancements, empowering engineers and researchers, and enabling the development of transformative solutions across industries.

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES offers the most complete, open, and high-performance real-time power system simulation solutions on the market. Thanks to their unprecedented level of product integration, they cover every need for traditional power grid simulations and offer an unsurpassed level of scalability to design, simulate, and test complex power systems used in power electronics, motor drives, automotive, trains, aircraft, and various industries, as well as R&D centers & Universities. The list of OPAL-RT’s more than 1,500 customers includes Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Ford, General Motors, Hydro Québec, Jaguar Land Rover, NASA, Peugeot, Pratt & Whitney, Renault, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Volvo, NR Electric (NR), KERI, among others.

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Genevieve Deschamps, Communication Business Partner | OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES