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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
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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.

Steatite introduces new ‘R’ series computers

Steatite is proud to announce it’s new ‘R’ series range of dual slot, shallow depth, 1U computers. The result of considerable design and engineering work, the new computers are small, powerful, reliable and can be customised according to customer requirements.

Powered by the latest 8th generation Intel Core i-series or Atom based processors (depending on model), the ‘R’ series offers low power, high performance computing, in a compact 1U form factor. Full height PCI express expansion provides the flexibility to further expand the system to best meet application requirements.

The feature packed ‘R’ series supports a wide range of I/O interfaces as standard and boasts 5+ year availability for added peace of mind. The sturdy and sleek chassis design, with high-end brushed aluminium front panel, completes the overall look.

Find out more here.


Solid State Plc acquires Pacer Technologies Ltd

Steatite’s parent company, Solid State Plc, has acquired optoelectronics and displays specialist Pacer Technologies Ltd.

Solid State’s 10th acquisition significantly enhances the company’s exposure to the niche medical sector, and will give the group greater scale, strength and depth in a number of high growth markets.

This will enable the enlarged group to further design and manufacture own brand products for distribution, utilising Pacer’s recent investment in a new value-added production facility in Weymouth, Dorset. Pacer also has an established US subsidiary which opens up Solid State’s access to the US market.

Pacer was established in 1989 to specialise in the distribution and custom design of optoelectronic components, lasers and displays to the OEM market in the medical, military, commercial, industrial and security sectors. Serving an international client base, Pacer has a reputation for supplying high quality components in a customer-centric manner, often involving custom design and manufacturing to address individual needs.