25th of February 2016

New major project in oil & gas industry

Alpha Technologies has achieved a major project of configurable AC/DC powering and backup systems for a high-tech industrial Oil & Gas OEM. This success results from an intensive collaboration between Alpha’s R&D and the R&D team of our OEM customer. The teams confronted the task to design the power system and the industrial control system which are coupled and intensively interacting, both for hardware and firmware.


Collaborative project management, for more than one year, between the R&D teams of the two companies, has been the key factor for this success. The capacity of Alpha to customize its redundant power converters and its monitoring solution, coupled to its experience in designing power systems, have been the key factor to deliver a configurable product family, optimally fitted for the final application.


Case-by–case configured industrial power systems are now regularly delivered by Alpha’s Assembly & Integration Unit straight from Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, and delivered throughout the world by our OEM customer.


The design of a new fully customized product range, working at twice the power, is now on its way to be tested by the final customer. Harvesting on the technical results of the first product range, the newly designed power system is ready to perform.

21st of January 2016

Reduce your total cost of ownership with the new 1000W High Performance Rectifier

Answering today’s Telecom requirements, the new highly efficient ECOR1048TN is an easy to install, highly performant and efficient 1000W rectifier. It is fitted into very compact housing and leaves more space for other customer’s equipment. The rectifier is suitable for (protected) outdoor applications and can be mounted in almost any position. The ECOR1048TN delivers constant power optimized to DC load and batteries and operates on any mains (wide range input).

The new rectifier helps you realize savings of the use and the ownership of your application:

  1. Reducing your energy bill by several tens of euro’s per year per rectifier. Load savings are reached due to reduction of power losses by 50%* and estimated energy savings per year go up to 400kWh/rectifier (at nominal load).
  2. Reducing your costs on cooling/ventilation. The rectifier dissipates 40% less* heat due to smaller housing. It operates in very large operating temperature range (from -40C° to +80C°)
  3. Reducing your maintenance costs by estimated 40% reduction of call rate*. Calculated MTBF at 25ºC is 500.000hrs (data 850W: 900.000hrs measured versus 300.000hrs calculated) which corresponds to 40% reduction of the calculated call rate. The estimated lifetime at 25ºC is longer than 14 years.


For customers, using currently our previous rectifier models (850/1000W), the replacement is easy to do: there is no replacement of shelf needed. The ECOR1048TN has the same shape, fit and function as the CAR0948 and CAR1048, with an improved locking system. Hot swap is possible as well as mixed use with CAR0948 or CAR1048.


Specifications: click here

Please contact us for detailed presentation or demonstration:

*Comparing to CAR1048TN





2nd of December 2015

Alpha, CISSOID and EHP collaboration on high temperature and harsh environmental conditions power converters.

Alpha Technologies, in partnership with CISSOID and Euro Heat Pipes (EHP), have come to the end of a 4-year collaboration on the research program BASTOGNE, supported by the Walloon Region and by the European Regional Development Fund  (ERDF - FEDER).


This research program combined spreaders developed by EHP and high temperature SiC transistors drivers developed by CISSOID, in order to develop a compact 3kW AC/DC power converter able to operate in high IP level and harsh environmental conditions.


While keeping a high efficiency of power conversion, the objectives - achieved in this research program - were to reach compactness and reduced weight, by avoiding water cooling systems or bulky heatsinks.


Alpha Technologies warmly thanks the Walloon Region, the European Regional Development Fund, as its partners CISSOID and EHP, for supporting and collaborating to this project.


19th of November 2015

The lesson from the French access infrastructure

Fully scalable, open platform, easy to implement, highly flexible, compact and reliable power solution is what Altitude Infrastructure was looking for to manage its nationwide telecom network. The challenge was to combine the development of a future proof access infrastructure with the integration of legacy networks initially built with various vendors. 

Offering multiple possibilities beyond the simple management and recovery alarms, Alpha’s Universal Compas Controller (UCC) has evaluated to a valuable tool to control sites and networks and a big plus on top of pure energy related solutions. The latest development in this area is integration of the CTM of the shelter in the energy cabinet via the UCC. The objective of this approach is to realize savings in space and costs, as one single controller can handle all required functions.

The Network development also includes the rehabilitation of existing networks and the activation of certain points of shared access in activated optical connection node. The space is a crucial issue when power supplies and batteries need to be added in existing street cabinets. For this type of job Alpha’s compact power racks, (only 1 or 2U high), are perfectly suited. The Captin 300, ACE102 and Captin 1000 have been widely used for these applications by Altitude.

Altitude Infrastructure is one of the first French operators in the telecommunications sector to build, operate and market telecommunications networks. The company has grown thanks to its mastery of all wireless and wireline technologies (fiber optic, xDSL, WiMAX, WiFi), proposing solutions to access very high speed broadband (wired or wireless), from isolated dwellings to the densest areas.

Cooperation between Altitude and Alpha Technologies began in 2007 with development of WiMAX. Since then Altitude continues using Alpha’s products, today for the deployment of very high speed fiber optic networks.  Alpha’s equipment has been chosen and appreciated over the years, especially for monitoring and control solutions.

Alpha Innovations is a service oriented company, working on long term projects together with the customer. Cooperation between Altitude and Alpha Innovations continues to grow, involving new products, services and solutions. The customer appreciates Alpha’s responsiveness, capability to adapt from standard to customized, technical assistance by the engineering and professional software support.


Examples of power rack integration in existing cabinets


Energy cabinet in a shelter

12th of November 2015

Jade 3 and Armada Monitoring installed and running in subway of Antwerp


New monitoring equipment makes it possible to prevent upcoming breakdowns and to reduce the time and the cost of technical interventions. Jade modules are receivers and transmitters which detect the presence of the train on the track and make part of the ALSTOM audio frequency Track-Circuit solution. The rail length is divided into areas and there is a module for each area. Their module signals are used to control and to adapt the traffic lights automatically, according to the occupation of the track by the vehicle. When one of the modules falls out due to any internal or external cause, the railway is automatically blocked for security reasons. A team of technicians needs to arrive on site to find out and to eliminate the origin of the problem. In the meanwhile the clock is ticking and the cost of blocked railway is rising with thousands of euro. Alpha Technologies’ customer Alstom was looking for a solution which would make it possible to anticipate such situations and to be able to reduce the time of breakdown and the cost of intervention. This improvement is also sold as a better occupancy rate. The solution, proposed by Alpha Technologies, was to develop a specific monitoring system for Jade modules, enabled to analyze multiple types of signals and to communicate them to an external controlling device.


The combination of Jade modules, controller and monitoring software should provide the control panel room with all necessary tools and equipment to track any deviation due to alarm reports. The new Jade 3 was developed, empowered to communicate different types of signals to the UCC (Universal Compas Controller). The controller sends, in his turn, alarms via internet to a server in the control panel room. From the server, the data is collected and visualized into live reports by the Armada software. Depending on the type of alarm, one or more technicians can go on the spot to solve the problem. Not only Jade module was upgraded, the existing UCC was also customized according to the specific needs of the railway industry. The hardware was adapted to withstand harsh environmental conditions (exposure to temperature fluctuation, moisture) and provided with the new Compas software card. First systems were installed and started in March 2015 in ten stations, thirteen cubicles of the new tram/subway line Livan in Antwerp by the launching team Alstom/Alpha Technologies. Today Alpha Technologies has already received orders to supply over 5000 Jade 3 modules in coming years and is going to install system prototypes on request of another customer.

11th of November 2014


2014 - Alpha Technologies SA has left its previous rented site in Wavre to take up occupation of its own facilities in the Fleming Science Park,Louvain-La-Neuve.

Alpha Technologies administrative building
The building, completely renovated and adapted to the company's activities is further evidence of the commitment of shareholders to develop the Belgian company as one of the global centers of competence in the fields of no-break electric power and network infrastructure (energy and environment) management. 
Tony Ceci, CEO of Alpha Technologies:
"This move is great news for our customers, suppliers and employees. It confirms, of course, the group's willingness to support our growth, but also allows us to establish ourselves in the Science Park of the largest university in the country ranked among the most innovative research centers in Europe. Also present in the park, renowned companies, some of which are already our customers, provide opportunities to achieve our goals. Moving to this new facility has provided the impetus to revitalize the company; the enthusiasm of the staff to participate in the move being a very good example of this. With its dimensions better suited to our structure, the new facility allows us to better meet the needs of our customers through improved efficiency of our teams. The quality of our processes will be improved thus ensuring better service to our markets. The entire staff joins me to thank our customers, shareholders and partners who maintain their support in the development of our company."
Located at the intersection of two streets, the company will have two addresses, one dedicated to
deliveries and the other being the legal and visiting address, which is:  


Alpha Technologies SA
Alexander Fleming Avenue, 1
Ottignies 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve