In the early 2000s, Microsoft moved away from Windows NT, and Tecmag's software was renamed TNMR. Unknown to most, Tecmag became an Original Equipment Manufacturer for multiple clinical imaging companies who used (and are still using) hundreds of Apollo MRI systems controlled by TNMR in their scanners operating worldwide.
With a growing interest arond the globe for field-deployable technology for NMR and NQR, Tecmag was also approached on a number of occasions with requests for a small scale, portable or benchtop spectrometer configuration. In 2006 the first commercially available portable NMR console, the LapNMR, was unveiled. Capable of fitting in a backpack, running on a 12V flatpac battery, and controlled by a laptop PC, the LapNMR continues to be popular for work out in the field, in hazardous industrial environments, and in academic settings as a demonstration/teaching system.
In the 2000s, Tecmag continued developing with the latest standards in technology. In 2007, Denis was promoted to Senior Research Scientist and given the responsibility for managing the development of a table top spectrometer with a portable high field (1.5T) permanent magnet of revolutionary design.
In 2009, Tecmag unveiled a new spectrometer based on a scaleable high-speed bus architecture to replace the Apollo--The REDSTONE. Unlike the Apollo, the Redstone is capable of being configured with almost any number of transmitter, receiver, and gradient channels. The SCOUT, a new portable system based on the Redstone architecture and with improved specifications over the LapNMR, was soon released thereafter in 2011.
Like with the Apollo, the Redstone can be packaged into a full console system--the DISCOVERY--configurable for liquid-state and solid-state NMR applications, low-temperature materials/condensed matter physics work, or for imaging.
In 2012 Denis was given Production Management duties and in 2015 the additional responsibility of managing the purchasing department. In 2017 Denis took over the day-to-day management of company operations from John, but also continued actively participating in the evolution of existing products and the development of new instruments.
In October of 2018, after 35 years with Dr. John Delayre as President, Tecmag was aquired by Avingtrans PLC subsequently becoming a subsidiary of superconducting-magnet designer/producer Scientific Magnetics Ltd. John stepped down as President of the company and is operating as a technical consultant. Dr. Denis Langlais was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
Tecmag is continuing to develop and innovate for the magnetic resonance community...