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September 21, 2010

BIRNS Makes it to the Coveted MTR 100 List

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Marine Technology Reporter magazine has ranked BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified industry leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines for high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies for some of the world’s most demanding environments. It has fallen in the top 100 companies servicing the global subsea industry.

"It's an honor to be recognized among the top organizations in the industry, and a true affirmation that our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in this highly competitive field is succeeding," Eric Birns, BIRNS president and CEO, states. Birns comments further, "The entire BIRNS team is proud to be shaping the face of marine technology."

Since its inception in 1954, BIRNS has been known for developing solutions for exceptionally rigorous applications. Its products have widespread oceanic deep submergence and diving decompression acceptance. In fact, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of BIRNS' ongoing partnership with the US Navy. 

BIRNS, in the 1970s, produced lights to meet the extreme depth applications of the offshore oil and deep-sea exploration industry. The BIRNS Snooper, a 3 km-rated 3200K light, is so durable and dependable that many are still in use today.

The products of the company undergo rigorous conditions, such as open-faced saltwater hydrostatic pressure testing. The company's sophisticated, high-performance connector systems achieve the lowest optical losses in the industry. 

A new line of standardized, affordable electro-optical hybrid connectors as a supplement to its wide range of custom connector lines, including the standard hybrid BIRNS Millennium 3T series, has been recently introduced by the company. It is capable of handling high voltage and allows unparalleled versatile high performance connectivity.

To include new, innovative LED options in the versatile BIRNS "L" series, all with 50,000 hour lamp lives and brilliant LED illumination, BIRNS recently expanded its popular lines of commercial diving and subsea lighting products.

In related news, BIRNS, Inc., has announced an aggressive new program for North American sales of its marine and commercial diving products.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.