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Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) Project Update at Oceanology International 2016

Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) Project Update at Oceanology International 2016…

With the first phase of the project complete, today sees the official release of the pressure test results from NOC in Southampton. Using the test facilities at the NOC, Li-S cells underwent multiple pressure, temperature and discharge cycles equivalent to undersea depths of 6,000m.

To receive this update and future battery development updates please register your details HERE today.

Project Overview
In October 2015 a consortium of UK companies and academic partners, led by Steatite began an R&D project to develop a battery pack that will be pressure tolerant up to depths of 6000 metres.
Due for completion in October 2017, the project is looking to exploit the inherent benefits of Lithium-Sulfur battery technology. This presents some major advances for Marine Autonomous Systems looking to improve on neutral buoyancy, higher levels of safety and higher energy densities, delivering greater speeds, endurance and payloads.

To learn more please email mas@steatite.co.uk or visit www.steatite.co.uk/masupdates 

Steatite at OI2016

Advancing Deep Sea operations for Unmanned Vehicles at Oceanology International 2016

A Steatite led consortium have been selected to present a paper on pressure tolerant Lithium Batteries for Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) at Oceanology International 2016, in London.

Roland Rogers, Maritime Sector Lead for the National Oceanography Centre, will be delivering the presentation during the Conference on the 17th March, the second day of the Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase organised with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).

This Steatite led consortium with OXIS Energy, National Oceanography Centre and MSubs together with Collaborative R&D funding from Innovate UK are working on a two year development project to  develop the next generation of pressure tolerant Lithium Batteries for Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS).

The project’s aim is the development of a pressure tolerant rechargeable battery based upon new, innovative Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) chemistry for use in MAS. Li-S cells have five times the theoretical specific energy of lithium ion cells, but as yet have not been used in underwater applications. The programme is designed to achieve greater performance characteristics using Li-S by integrating and testing the cells and a battery management system on MAS platforms in deep-sea applications.

One of the projects objectives is to reduce weight and increase energy for MAS providing improvements in operational efficiency resulting in fewer launches and recoveries. The decrease in weight will allow for greater payloads or provide vessels with an increased runtime, allowing vessels to run longer and further during missions. The battery packs will also be easier to handle due to weight saving. The chemistry is also much safer than existing solutions and able to withstand short-circuiting and even puncturing, decreasing the risk whilst out at sea.

For more information on this event please visit the event page or contact Steatite on +44 (0)1527 512400.

 

Water & Dust Proof Industrial Stainless Steel IP65 Rated Panel PC

Key Features:

 ·All Round IP65 Protection
· Fanless & Rugged Design
· Intel Atom E3845 Quad Core CPU
· Up to 8GB Memory Supported
· Resistive Touch Technology
· 12″ / 15″ / 17″ / 22″ Screen Sizes
· 5 year availability

Ruggedized, Industrial, IP Protected …
Steatite’s range of fully IP65 rated Panel PCs offer a completely ruggedized, highly integrated & water tight platform that is designed for deployment within harsh & extreme industrial environments.Fanless, Integrated, Powerful…
At their core, these Panel PCs are powered by the latest generation Intel Atom E3845 quad core processor. Supporting up to 8GB memory and a range of different storage mediums, allowing you to select the most suitable configuration for your application.

Rugged Metal Construction…
With a solid metal construction, these systems are heavy duty, robust and fully IP65 rated. This means that the system can easily be integrated into a wide range of applications as well as being deployed outdoors.

In addition to the base specification, Steatite also offers optional display configuration to further enhance the system capabilities. If your application is situated outdoors or in a high brightness area where glare will be an issue, then Steatite have a solution for you. With optical bonding technology, the SPC is available with a sunlight readable panel to avoid these troubles.

As well as anti glare protection, the SPC also gives you the option to incorporate glass on top technology to prevent damage to the front panel from sharp objects being ideal for use in an industrial environment where heavy machinery will be used.

Technical Specifications quoted are verified but do not indicate the maximum performance limitations of the equipment. Specifications are subject to change without notice, E&OE Issue A.

For more information on any of our products, please get in touch on 01527 512 400 or email us at computers@steatite.co.uk

 

Steatite awarded Wave Relay® Reseller of the Year for the second year running…

Steatite are celebrating its second year as an Authorised Reseller of the Wave Relay® suite of products after being awarded Reseller of the Year 2015, for the second year running, by Persistent Systems LLC at the annual Partner Conference in New York.

Chris Harrington, Director of Steatite’s Communications Division commented “This award is in recognition of Steatite’s continued investment, our team approach and a great deal of hard work in generating business for the Wave Relay® suite of products over the last 12 months. Steatite has devoted a considerable amount of time, energy and resource in both realising opportunities for Wave Relay® products as well as working with Persistent Systems to develop new innovative solutions for defence and security applications around the world.”

Persistent Systems develops, manufactures and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system called Wave Relay®. This partnership adds a valuable capability to Steatite’s current product offerings with an intuitive vertical integration for consumers. Designed to maintain connectivity on the move, this scalable, peer-to-peer wireless network provides data, video and voice whilst extending your network wirelessly into RF restricted areas.

During 2015 Steatite played a key role in the European launch of Wave Relay® 5, boasting Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology which increases range, reliability and bandwidth of the radio system. This enables the simultaneous transmission of multiple high definition (HD) video feeds, vital command and control information and other sensor and voice data. This year has also seen Steatite develop a radio solution that integrated the Wave Relay® MANET Radio into a body worn form factor for situational awareness applications.

ABOUT STEATITE

Steatite is a market leader in the design, development and supply of rugged and industrial computers, custom lithium battery solutions, secure communication systems, antennas and subsystems ideally suited to harsh operating environments. Steatite has spent years developing a strong reputation for creating solutions to meet the operational demands of its customers. Dedicated in-house teams support clients by designing, building and supplying the most advanced range of components and systems tailored to their application requirements.

Steatite is a part of the Solid State PLC group of companies, quoted on the UK AIM market. www.steatite.co.uk

Press Contact: James Munger
Email: jamesm@steatite.co.uk

 

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Steatite Antennas a UK designer and manufacturer of test and measurement antennas launches two new EMC horn antennas suitable for EMC testing and general measurement applications.

Steatite Antennas a UK designer and manufacturer of test and measurement antennas launches two new EMC horn antennas suitable for EMC testing and general measurement applications.

Steatite is pleased to be able to provide a 2 to 18 GHz dual linearly polarised open boundary quad-ridged wideband horn antenna in a compact package. The QWH-DL-2-18-S-SG offers polarisation diversity and the ability to measure two orthogonally polarised fields simultaneously. In the test environment, the antenna allows polarisations to be remotely changed without physically rotating the antenna. The antenna provides isolation of >30 dB between connectors and gain 3.9 to 15.9 dBi.

To complement the open boundary antenna, is a high power 0.8 to 18 GHz linearly polarised dual-ridged horn antenna providing maximum 500 Watt c.w. and gain between 2.8 and 18 dBi. Suitable for EMC radiation and immunity testing. Part number: QWH-SL-08.-18-N-SG comes with an N type connector and choice of mounting options.

Steatite Antennas has a significant portfolio of single and dual polarised multi-octave standard and high gain antennas providing consistent and reliable performance. The Company also supplies specialised HiRF Antennas operating over the frequency range 0.4 to 18 GHz, and two of its established antennas are Ford Motor Company recognised. The Company’s antennas satisfy EMC radiated and immunity testing applications. Please email: sales@q-par.com for more information or click this link http://www.steatiteqpar-antennas.co.uk/news/new-dual-polar-2-18.html

New EMC antenna 0.17 to 4 GHz launched at EMC UK conference

Steatite Antennas a UK designer and manufacturer of test and measurement antennas launches a new high performance multi-octave horn antenna with an operating bandwidth 0.17 to 4 GHz at the EMC UK conference being held at Newbury, 6th and 7th October, 2015.

The new dual ridged horn antenna with part number: QWH-SL-0.17-4-A-SG handles power at 1400 Watt c.w. and the connector type is 7:16 DIN. Gain ranges from 3.6 to 15.9 dBi. The antenna test report is downloadable from the Company’s website. www.steatiteqpar-antennas.co.uk

“Steatite Antennas has a significant portfolio of multi-octave standard and high gain antennas providing consistent and reliable performance. The Company also supplies specialised HiRF antennas operating over the frequency range 0.4 to 18 GHz, and two of its established antennas are Ford Motor Company recognised. Our antennas satisfy EMC radiated and immunity testing applications. We are pleased to be launching our new antenna at the EMC UK conference. It will be on show at our booth number 38 and Brian Smith, Sales Engineer will be available to discuss this exciting addition to the antenna product family”, said Robert Lowther, Steatite’s Sales and Marketing Manager. Please email: sales@q-par.com for more information.

QWH-SL-0.17-4-A-SG typical performance:

Frequency 0.17 to 4 GHz
Connector type 7:16 DIN jack
Power handling 1400 Watt c.w. at 0.4 GHz and at 20°C ambient
VSWR 0.6 to 4 GHz <1.5:1
Gain 3.6 to 15.9 dBi
Antenna factor 11.3 to 27.34 dB/m
3dB beamwidth 14 to 111 degrees
6dB beamwidth 26 to 226 degrees

 

QWH-SL-0.17-4-A-SG

Cost Effective Industrial Touchscreen PCs for Commercial Applications

Cost Effective Industrial Touchscreen PCs for Commercial Applications

Open Frame = Many Possibilities…

Steatite’s new range of  Open Frame Panel PCs offer a cost effective, ultra-slim & highly integrated solution, allowing you to select the screen size and operating system to best suit your application.

Fanless, Industrial, Powerful…

At its core, our Open Frame Panel PCs range is powered by the power efficient Intel Baytrail Z3735F (1.83GHz) quad core processor and is paired with 2GB DDR3 memory and either 8GB or 32GB eMMC storage. Supporting multiple operating systems, including Windows, Android & Linux, is a first for this type of device, making it one of the most flexible touchscreen computers available.
Ultra Slim, Stylish Mechanism Design…
 With its ultra-slim design, Steatite’s range of Open Frame Panel PCs are compact and stylish, meaning they can easily be integrated into a wide range of customer facing applications, including Kiosk, Point-of-Sale, Fitness, Vending, Gaming, Queue Management, Digital Signage, Home Automation and Meeting Room Scheduling.
If you are interested in the Open Frame Panel PCs Range and would like to know more information then please visit this linkor contact our sales team on 01527 512 400 or email your enquiry to 3898
Technical Specifications quoted are verified but do not indicate the maximum performance limitations of the equipment. Specifications are subject to change without notice, E&OE Issue A.

Visiting Steatite Limited at DSEI 2015 on stand # S3-385

Persistent Systems is proud to announce the release our of next generation Wave Relay Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking (MANET) product: the MPU5. The MPU5 is truly a revolutionary capability that will transform communications for unmanned vehicles. The MPU5 has extremely high throughput enabling multiple high definition (HD) video feeds while also transmitting vital C2 information as well as other sensor and voice data. The MPU5 also handles multi-path environments so well that unmanned ground vehicles will likely increase their ranges by an order of magnitude in both line-of-site (LOS) and non-line-of-site (NLOS) environments. The Wave Relay® MPU5 also includes a significant number of organic capabilities that will allow unmanned system integrators to remove current components from their systems to decrease the overall size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) of their system while overall increasing the capability of the platform.

Showcasing the very latest Wave Relay® MANET Radios and next generation Lithium Sulfur battery solutions at DSEI 2015, Steatite is a market leader in the design, development and supply of custom and rugged computing platforms, custom lightweight lithium battery solutions, secure communications and microwave antenna systems ideally suited to mission critical operations.

Further details can be found at www.steatite.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you on our stand at DSEI 2015.

 

Steatite Embedded Introduce NEW Industrial All In One Fanless Panel PC

Ultimate All In One Solution…

The CDS all in one industrial panel PC range employs a highly integrated & modular design, allowing you to select the screen size, touchscreen technology and platform to best suit your particular application, simplifying product maintenance and providing you with a range of upgrade paths, this makes the CDS industrial panel PC the ultimate all in one industrial solution.

Key Features:

  • 8 to 19” Screen Sizes
  • Resistive or P-Cap Touch
  • Wide DC Power Input
  • Wide Temperature Range
  • Upgradeable Design
  • Up to 7 Years Availability

Convertible, Upgradable, Manageable Design…

With its state of the art industrial design the CDS industrial panel PC offers you a manageable, easy to use and highly upgradeable platform. As these modules are independent they can be replaced or exchanged individually allowing for various configurations, whether you choose a fanless industrial Panel PC solution for industrial automation or wish to have an Industrial monitor for display purposes, this industrial  panel PC range offers you the flexibility to adjust to your requirements.

Resistive or Projected Capacitive Touchscreen…

Whether you want a large industrial display or small industrial display the CDS range of industrial panel PCs offers you an abundance of options regarding to screen size, resolution & touch technology. For Heavy industrial environments you have the option of resistive touch which would be ideal for single touch applications and use with other industrial equipment. Projected capacitive touch offers you a multi touch system suitable for greater user interaction. In addition to the touch technology, the CDS range of industrial panel PCs support aspect ratio of both (4:3) and (16:9) widescreen.

                                

Fanless, Industrial, Powerful…

Thanks to its thermal design the P1001 module is able to be cooled flawlessly meaning that it can operate at wide temperatures in the most harsh of environments. At its core, the P1001 module  is powered by the latest Intel Baytrail E3845 (1.91GHz) quad core processor, consuming no more than 10 Watts of power makes it ideal for the industrial sector. You will also be provided with a wealth of I/O on the P1001 module, whether you require serial ports, Ethernet ports or display ports, the CDS industrial Panel PC has them all and much more. These industrial Panel PCs also gives you the option to include up to 4GB DDR3 memory along with support for a range of different storage mediums depending on your application requirements. This range of industrial panel pcs also supports various forms of mounting, including  VESA mount, Panel mount, Wall Mount & even Stand Mount.

If you are interested in the CDS industrial panel PC range and would like to know more information then please contact our sales team on 01527 512 400 or email your enquiry to sales@steatite.co.uk

rechargeable battery pack module for military vehicles

Steatite & Beckett Energy Systems sign a European Distribution Agreement to supply UN Approved Advanced Battery Technology

Steatite Limited, a specialist in the design and manufacture of custom Lithium battery pack solutions, has signed a European distribution agreement with Beckett Energy Systems (BES). This collaboration gives Steatite the ability to provide a UN approved, 24Vdc battery pack module, ideally suited to energy storage and portable power applications.

Brad Moore, Senior Business Development Manager at BES commented: “We are excited about partnering with Steatite to increase the visibility and penetration of our lithium-ion battery solution in the European Union. The value of a highly scalable, long cycle life and light weight lithium-ion solution adds another product dimension for Steatite and we have high confidence in them for a mutually beneficial future.

Paul Edwards, Divisional Director at Steatite commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Beckett Energy Systems on the distribution of their lithium ion battery module. This agreement will enable Steatite to provide local European distribution for the Beckett Energy battery module which will be an excellent choice for energy storage and remote power applications in Marine and Defence Markets. There will be significant gains for existing and new customers and through collaborative working with Beckett we envisage a promising future”.

24 volt large format lithium-ion module…

The batteries are modular in design and offer a greater flexibility when designing a solution to meet specific power requirements. Offering the high energy density and light weight of lithium-ion battery solutions, this battery module provides the OEM with an ‘off the shelf’ solution, eliminating the costs associated with design NRE and qualification. Scalable from 1-100 kWh of capacity, customers can be confident in the long cycle life of Beckett’s lithium-ion battery module with Boston-Power cells.

UN Approved for safe transportation…

Compliant with UN38.3 shipping regulations for lithium-ion batteries, the Beckett Model 8224S Li-ion Battery Module can now be shipped by any means (air freight – cargo, ground, sea vessel and rail) to all countries recognising the UN standard.

10-Year Cycle Life achieved…

Commercially launched in February 2014, Beckett’s 24Vdc lithium-ion battery module has undergone continuous life cycle testing, recently reaching 3,650 cycles – the equivalent of 10 years of life if cycled daily. This significantly long cycle life milestone further supports its use as an ideal solution for emerging advanced energy products.

Long cycle life leads to fewer battery replacements over time, reduces system downtime, and lowers the need for spare battery packs, allowing Beckett Energy to offer a low total cost of ownership lithium-ion battery solution for our customers,” states Brad Moore, Senior Business Development Manager at BES.  “Through extensive testing of the Boston-Power cell in our commercial model 8224S, 1.1kWh module, we are able to demonstrate this long cycle life milestone.

Steatite will be showcasing the UN approved 24Vdc battery pack module at Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI 2015) on stand S3-385 from 15th – 18th September 2015, however more details can be found at https://www.steatite.co.uk/dsei2015/

Editors Notes

ABOUT STEATITE

Steatite is a market leader in the design, development and supply of rugged and industrial computers, custom lithium battery solutions, secure communication systems, antennas and subsystems ideally suited to harsh operating environments. Steatite has spent years developing a strong reputation for creating solutions to meet the operational demands of its customers. Dedicated in-house teams support clients by designing, building and supplying the most advanced range of components and systems tailored to their application requirements.

Steatite is a part of the Solid State PLC group of companies, quoted on the UK AIM market. www.steatite.co.uk

ABOUT BECKETT ENERGY SYSTEMS 

Located in North Ridgeville, OH, Beckett Energy Systems is a manufacturer of large format lithium-ion battery packs and electronic controls for emerging advanced energy markets.  Beckett serves a broad range of applications from powering vehicles, vessels and robotics to supplying backup power for critical loads to offering energy storage for hybrid micro grids.

Beckett Energy Systems is a division of the RW Beckett Corporation. www.beckettenergy.com