At the end of 2000, Vansco decided to focus its effort on its core business, and sought to divest the APT Division to a power-utility-related entity. It turned out that a company called NxtPhase, based out of Vancouver BC, had been developing digital instrumentation CTs & PTs for power transmission. These digital devices inherently gave digital information… but nobody in the industry was serious about consuming this digital information, causing them great headaches as they had to transform the information back to analog at the standard 69V and 5A levels! They acquired APT because we were one of the first to do power system relaying using DSP, and were open to digital communications. Our relays had the same inter-DSP connection port that the two MPBs on the TESLA used to communicate between them, so this could be great synergy!
On January 1st, 2001, the APT Division of Vansco became NxtPhase Relays & Recorders.
We remained in the Vansco office at 1301 Clarence Ave. until September, when we moved to the newly renovated building at 74 Scurfield Blvd.