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Crewkerne battery facility signage change

Our battery pack manufacturing facility in Crewkerne, Somerset has had a change of signage to bring it in line with the other Steatite buildings in Redditch and Leominster.

In 2016, Steatite acquired Creasefield batteries and centred the entire battery business unit at the new site in Somerset. This facility houses everything from design, engineering and manufacturing, to distribution and associated office functions all at the one location, thereby creating a single site centre of excellence for our battery business.

The change in exterior signage is a major step in the integration of the facility into the Steatite brand. Interior branding elements, including wall panels and Steatite polo shirts, further aligns the site with our other facilities.

As a nod to the former branding, the illuminated ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ elements of the old signage have been retained and will be re-located within the building.

Range of new videos released

We have recently released a number of videos designed to outline our capabilities across our core areas of computing, power and communications.

At no more than one and a half minutes in length, these are short, easy to watch videos.

To learn more about each of these areas, why not take a look now? The videos can be accessed by clicking on the following links.

Steatite computing
Steatite batteries
Steatite antennas

NEW Industrial 8 Core GPGPU Workstation

We are excited to announce the release of our brand-new industrial grade GPGPU workstation, the GW-2000. Compact, powerful, and reliable, the GW-2000 has been designed with high-intensity graphical applications in mind.

Our in-house design and engineering have allowed us to combine the latest 8th & 9th generation (8 core) Intel® Core™ series processors with the latest graphics technologies to ensure that GW-2000 can conquer the most demanding of workloads.

Click here to find out more about the GW-2000

ALR displayed at science museum

The National Oceanography Centre’s autonomous submersible the Autosub Long Range (ALR) is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London, which explores the growing role of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. The free exhibition, Driverless: Who is in control? runs until October 2020 and is expected to be seen by more than a million and a half visitors.

Power for the ALR is provided by Steatite battery packs. The Lithium primary battery packs are housed in the forward of 2 forged spheres contained within the plastic housing of the vehicle.

Designed to operate at depths of up to 6,000m, the ALR is fully autonomous and able to run unaided for weeks at a time. Reliability of the battery system is therefore of paramount importance with the batteries needing to provide a continuous source of power to the vehicle in temperatures as low as 4°c.

Next Gen HPERC

Next Generation HPERC From ADLINK.

We are delighted to introduce the latest additions to our fanless military grade PCs, the HPERC-KBL-MH and HPERC-KBL-MC from ADLINK.

The HPERC-KBL series harnesses the power of the 7th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3-1505M V6 processor and optional GPGPU parallel processing engine based on a NVIDIA Quadro MXM module, rapidly increasing the processing capability of the HPERC-KBL, making it ideal for a range of AI edge inference at the edge and deep learning applications, such as facial recognition, object detection and identification, and visual inspection.

Thanks to the convection cooled (HPERC-KBL-MH) & cold mount plated (HPERC-KBL-MC) design, the HPERC can survive shock, resist corrosion and galvanic oxidation, allowing it to perform in the most extreme of conditions.

Click here to find out more about the next generation ADLINK HPERC.