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MAS pressure tollerant battery pack – project update

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With just 6 months remaining of a two year project, to develop a pressure tolerant battery pack capable of powering autonomous vehicles to ocean depths of 6,000m, the consortium, led by Steatite, has made tremendous advances in battery capability through extensive design and testing. The project is now moving towards full open water trials in two deep dive vehicles.

Take a look at the latest project update to find out more. http://www.steatite.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MAS-Consortium-UPDATE-v2017_03_Rev1.pdf

 

 

Steatite announces new partnership with SOTI.

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Steatite Ltd has partnered with SOTI in an agreement that will enable Soti’s Mobicontrol Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software to be provided on Steatite’s complete range of rugged mobile computer hardware. SOTI is a proven product innovator and EMM Industry leader.

Over 17,000 customers across 170 countries rely on SOTI for their EMM needs. SOTI has been an industry leader in the MDM market for over two decades. Enterprise Mobility Management improves mobile worker productivity and makes their device more secure. SOTI delivers a comprehensive suite of mobile application management features.

By enabling over-the-air distribution, configuration, updating, and removal of apps from your enterprise library or public app store, SOTI helps IT teams ensure that device features on your business mobile devices conform to acceptable use policies.

IT administrators can enforce complex passwords, turn features on and off, implement hardware and OS restriction policies, and remotely lock and wipe devices. For mandatory business apps, SOTI can install/remove apps in the background, without the user even being aware of what is going on. And whitelists/blacklists provide an extra layer of control. SOTI gives your business a fully unified, fully curated application experience.

 

Steatite announces new partnership with ADLINK Technology

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Steatite, UK leaders in industrial computing products, are proud to announce a new partnership with ADLINK Technology, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high end embedded computing solutions for use in industrial & military applications.

Who are ADLINK?
ADLINK Technology is a leading embedded computer manufacturer and a “Premier” member of the Intel IOT Solutions Alliance and has built an enviable reputation within the embedded computing community for leading edge, rugged and reliable computing solutions. With products ranging from  Computer-on-modules – SMARC, Q7, ETX, COM express, Motherboards, Single Board computers & PC-104 to Server Class high performance integrated platforms ADLINK manufactures solutions from device to edge and up to the cloud.

Below are just a few of the ADLINK products now available from Steatite, but if you have a particular requirement for your application, Steatite & ADLINK can assist you in finding the right solution for your project.

Military Grade Embedded Computers – Extreme Rugged COTS computers in a tiny VITA-75 footprint, ideal for ground, air and naval deployments.

Extreme Rugged COM Express Modules – Rugged, high performance COM Express modules rated for operation in environments up to -40 to +85°C

AdvancedTCA Solutions – High performance modular blade system that offers high-density processing, faster data throughput and intelligent system management.

PXI / PXI Express Solutions – PXI / PXIe is a deployment platform for measurement & automated test systems, ideal for environments in which reliability is critical.

Steatite secures a presence at the Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems Innovation Centre

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The Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems Innovation Centre (MARSIC) is a multi-million pound facility based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton.

Inspired by the aim to create a community of innovative companies developing technology for Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS), the innovation centre offers dedicated desk space, meeting rooms, breakout areas, workshops and laboratories.

This community co-exists with the NOC MARS team with their extensive experience of deployment in challenging environments.

Based in the heart of the UK’s booming marine sector, the innovation centre provides a number of benefits to Steatite. By securing a presence at the centre, Steatite is able to work in conjunction with some of the biggest players in the industry to drive innovation and help maintain the UK’s position as a world leading centre for marine technology.

Rugged personal tracking system incorporates array of security-critical features

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High integrity electronic monitoring solution delivers industry-leading diagnostic functionality

Drawing on its expertise in producing advanced, resilient engineering solutions to deal with exacting application demands, Steatite now introduces a comprehensive, high integrity tracking system. It presents the national security, border control and law enforcement sectors with an ultra-reliable, all-encompassing, end-to-end solution that is simple to implement and can be tailored to fit their specific operational requirements. What essentially differentiates it from alternative solutions is that it has been designed from the initial concept phase with the goal of providing irrefutable forensic evidence – through its sophisticated diagnostic resources, precision positioning and secure operational capabilities.

The worn unit comprises a secure GPS tag with a robust ankle strap. A wide range of sensors are incorporated, which constantly acquire numerous forms of data concerning the wearer’s locality and the external environmental, as well as other key parameters such as battery status, etc. Extremely sensitive, adjustable tamper alert mechanisms have been integrated, which are triggered if any attempt is made to break into the case or to cut the strap.

The unit connects securely to a configurable web portal, which can be referred to in real time. This relies on geolocation data from multiple satellites and base stations, as well as access to state-of-the-art mapping sources, to determine the tag wearer’s exact position with very low possibility of error. Geofence notifications can be utilised to prevent the tagged subject from leaving (or entering) predetermined areas. Data being transferred between the tag and the web portal is encrypted to safeguard against the risk of security breaches. Also data segregation means that confidentially is always maintained, as not all the information is held in one place and will only be brought together if required for judicial purposes. The graphic user interface (GUI) has been developed to make it as operator-friendly as possible. Data recording and reporting rates can be set to suit specific requirements, with multiple monitoring modes available. Steatite can work directly with the customer to ensure the effectiveness of operational processes and thereby mitigate the chances of false alerts occurring (something that can prove a major problem with other solutions).

Through its elevated power efficiency, the tag unit has a long battery life (running for up to three days between charges). Furthermore, it has a rapid charge period (taking just one hour to fully replenish its reserves). Untethered charging means that it does not have to be connected directly to the mains (thus making it more convenient for the wearer). Its sturdy construction can cope with heavy shocks, vibrations and other forms of mechanical stress, as well as wide temperature fluctuations. As the casing is waterproof, this unit is not affected by exposure to water (from heavy rainfall, showering and even swimming).

“This personal tracking system showcases Steatite’s adept engineering, plus our in-depth knowledge of cloud computing technology and our understanding of the importance of data protection in relation to this. Every element, from the tag unit’s electronic hardware, firmware and mechanical structure, right through to its supporting software ecosystem, has been developed in such a way that it is fundamentally able to stand up to intense legal scrutiny, thereby providing the highest degree of evidential assurance,” states Chris Oxlade-Arnott, General Manager at Steatite EMS.

P2000

Next generation industrial computing

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We are delighted to be able to offer the next generation of industrial computing, the revolutionary P2000 modular fanless computer.

With a unique modular design, the P2000 series can either be deployed as part of an industrial panel pc or as a standalone fanless embedded computer, giving you the flexibility to design a solution that meets your application’s requirements.

Powered by the latest 6th generation Intel Core i5-6300U processor, the P2000 series provides more than double the performance of its predecessor. Designed to operate in the harshest working environments and able to support screen sizes from 12″ to 21″ and both 4:3 and 16:9 formats, the P2000 is an ideal choice for almost any industrial application.

Click here to find out more or contact our sales team on 01527 512400 or email computers@steatite.co.uk.

Versasync time and frequency

Release of new generation rugged time and frequency server – Versasync

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Spectracom has recently introduced a new generation, low SWaP, rugged time and frequency server, called VersaSync.

Designed specifically for flight test, telemetry, C4ISR, and mobile communication systems, the VersaSync is a high performance GNSS master clock and network time server that delivers accurate, software-configurable time and frequency signals in all circumstances, including GNSS-denied environments.

Standard VersaSync configurations are designed in accordance to VITA 75 which was developed for easy integration of subsystems in mobile platforms. The overall volume is under 1 litre, the weight is less than 1 kilogram, and its power consumption is approximately 10 watts. The list of design features for harsh environmental conditions include mil-performance circular connectors, a sealed enclosure (IP65), and an efficient heat transfer via the conduction-cooled based plate.

VersaSync is available with various global navigation satellite receivers including multi-constellation GNSS receivers and SAASM encrypted GPS with an upgrade path to M-Code. Additional references can be added as a back-up to, or in lieu of, navigation satellite signals.

Click here for more information regarding our time, positioning & GNSS simulation range.
Or contact us at computers@steatite.co.uk

Steatite battery division wins top Panasonic award

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Creasefield Ltd (part of the Steatite Ltd) are delighted to announce that for consecutive years their value added battery distribution has been recognised by Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe GmbH (PAISEU). The award presented to the top performing European companies is based on a number of factors including sales performance, support, communication and stock holding, and firmly places Creasefield as a leading Panasonic distributor.

During the 28th family battery meeting held in Prague, Johannes Spatz, Executive Vice President PAISEU, provided an opening address detailing Panasonic’s plans for continued growth in Europe and praised the support and contribution of the European Battery Distribution Network. The meeting, attended by 42 battery partners and a strong technical and executive representation from Panasonic, presented new products and provided a technical roadmap for future cell developments.

Accepting the award on behalf of Creasefield, Engineering Director, Mark Andrew was delighted that the capability of the company and hard work of the all the staff had been recognised.

Paul Edwards, Steatite, commented “The combined business of Steatite and Creasefield will benefit our customers, offering enhanced technical capability and significant UK based design and production facilities. This will improve the level of service to our customers. We are proud to work with highly respected cell suppliers such as Panasonic who provide us with class leading Lithium, NiMh and Alkaline cells for our battery builds. These cells offer premium performance and safety. There are some exciting Panasonic cell developments that we look forward to working on with our customers on new projects. We are delighted to receive this award which confirms our company as a leading battery pack manufacturer. We are optimistic that our relationship will continue to grow with the Panasonic team through 2017”

About Creasefield: Creasefield Ltd are a manufacturer of battery packs for a diverse range of market sectors including Commercial Aerospace, Oil & Gas, smart metering , Sub Sea, Medical, and Defence. Creasefield was acquired by Solid State Plc, the parent company of Steatite Ltd on the 1st June 2016, with Creasefield now directly reporting into the Steatite operation. This amalgamation of two class leading battery businesses has created a significant force in the market where battery performance and safety are critical. The company has a pedigree in the design and manufacture of custom build battery packs and is able to provide a wide range of rechargeable and non – rechargeable chemistries, along with electronic control and safety circuits.

Contact Steatite on Tel: +44(0)1527 512400 | Email: sales@steatite.co.uk