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COMPUTERISED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CIT) (UK)

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CIT Ltd (the lead SME co-ordinator) is an information technology solutions company with 13 full time permanent employees and a turnover of 3 million Euro. CIT is dedicated to applying Information & Imaging technology for the identification of profit improvement opportunities for their clients through better X-ray NDT software and associated systems. CIT is successfully flourishing and is an established choice of partner for many large blue chip companies. WP C4 is main work-scope for CIT.

For CIT, this project is consistent with their current management strategy of increasing their share in the NDT software and hardware market. This together with their already proven expertise in the technology area of X-ray inspection will consolidate their market share in the sales of Computed Radiography X-ray systems. CIT will see substantial international sales potential for its integrated CR system.

In acting as lead SME co-ordinator, it will be CIT's role to monitor and co-ordinate the activities of the other SME Workpackage Leaders

Reasons for participating
For CIT, this project is consistent with their current management strategy of increasing their share in the NDT software and hardware market. This together with their already proven expertise in the technology area of X-ray inspection will consolidate their market share in the sales of Computed Radiography X-ray systems. It will also introduce them to a new growing market i.e. the 'film replacement' digital industrial radiographic market. CIT will see substantial international sales potential for its integrated CR system.

Contribution to project
SME Project Leader. In this project, the contractual role of CIT is that of SME Leader, which will comprise project management, technical advice, system specifications, testing and further development as well as exploitation management. CIT also have a large technical role in the development of the Computed Radiographic system with its uniquely integrated phosphor screen scanner/reader (WP-B). The project CIT will also play a key role in the software development associated with defect recognition.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.