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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.

“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: 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



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

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

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

Editors Notes


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.


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.


The appointment of Allegiance is a great step in meeting the growing demand for Steatite’s COTs ultra wideband antennas, subsystems and consultancy

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Allegiance Sales by Q-par USA, Steatite’s exclusive USA distributor for its portfolio of ultra wideband microwave antennas. Allegiance is based at Allen Texas. Ken Powers of Q-par USA, said “the appointment of Allegiance is a great step in meeting the growing demand for Steatite’s COTs ultra wideband antennas, subsystems and consultancy. We are excited about this new relationship and sure our customers will too.”

For further details please visit


The Company is pleased to announce its participation at this year’s EMC UK, conference and exhibition event

The Company is pleased to announce its participation at this year’s EMC UK, conference and exhibition event held at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, UK 6th and 7th October. Stand number 38.

Steatite provides waveguide COTS antennas 400 MHz to 40 GHz and bespoke antenna solutions for precision measurement applications including EMC radiated and immunity testing. Providing antennas that allow multi-octave frequency sweeps with a single unit, whilst high gain antennas offer low side lobes and consistent performance. The demand for high field strengths is catered for by a suite of HiRF antennas that produce field strengths of 3 to 4 dB. A unique focussing arrangement of the antennas means it is possible to produce fields of 3000 V / m using 3kW amplifiers, resulting in reduced system costs.

EMC technology is relevant to all industries, and can affect every piece of electronic & electrical equipment, and it can seriously affect the design cycle, delay production and time to market. The conference is an ideal place to keep up to date with the new directives, components, test techniques, test equipment and latest EMC Modelling software. There will be a full conference programme, EMC training courses, and free demonstrations by the IEEE EMC Society UKRI Chapter. For more information please contact Mr. Brian Smith of Steatite


Participation at DSEI and AOC EW Convention

The Company is pleased to announce its involvement at DSEI London 15th – 18th September, 2015, the world leading defence and security exhibition and the annual AOC EW Convention at Washington DC in December, 2015. This closely follows Steatite’s participation at the recent AOC EW Europe Convention at Stockholm during May, 2015.

During DSEI, Steatite Q-par Antennas will be located at stand number N4-292 and participating at the AOC EW Pavilion taking the opportunity to present its wide range of EW and SIGINT antenna capabilities including ultra-wideband omnidirectional, sinuous, spiral antennas and tripod mounted antenna positioners with wideband reflector / feed combinations. A regular exhibitor at the AOC event at Washington DC, the Company will be located at stand number 237 and Rob Lowther, Steatite’s Sales and Marketing Manager will be in attendance with colleagues from Q-par USA, the Company’s exclusive USA based distributor.

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Steatite Launches SightView™ Video Distribution System

Steatite is pleased to announce the release of  SightView™  Tactical Video Distribution System (TVDS) that is designed to enable a team with up to four cameras to capture and record low latency video in difficult RF environments. The system uses the excellent Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking (MANET) capabilities of the MPU4 Wave Relay® radios. The combination of the MPU4 Wave Relay radios with the high quality low latency video codecs and cameras provide good quality streaming imagery from up to four cameras to a laptop based commander’s viewing station.

Key Features:

  • Secure High Bandwidth Data
  • Up-to 4 Video Streams with current software
  • Real-time Position Location
  • Simultaneous Voice and Data
  • Up to 27Mbps Multicast Throughput


Learn more about theSightView™ Tactical Video Distribution System (TVDS) click here 

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

Steatite win Innovate UK funding to assist in the research and develop the next generation of Lithium batteries for MAS Systems

Steatite is delighted to announce that it has been awarded collaborative funding of £1.1 million towards the research and development of the next generation of Lithium Batteries for Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS).

A consortium of UK companies and academic partners, led by Steatite and co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, will produce a battery pack that will be pressure tolerant up to depths of 6000 metres. The collaboration includes cell manufacturer OXIS Energy Ltd, underwater vehicle designers and manufacturers MSubs Ltd and scientific expertise from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Steatite is a specialist in the design and manufacture of Lithium battery pack solutions specifically for harsh operating environments including military, oil & gas, subsea, marine monitoring, and unmanned vehicles. Having previously worked with the NOC to develop a mission-critical battery solution that increased the AUV’s endurance whilst reducing whole life cost, Paul Edwards, Battery Business Manager said “This success strengthens our position as a manufacturer of battery and power solutions, the Innovate UK funding will bring together a class leading partnership from industry and academia which will provide a platform for future success, with each partner bringing a significant level of domain expertise to the consortium”   

Collectively this team will benefit from expertise at academic level, cell research level, pack assembly and as operational end users of MAS in the most challenging environments. This is a unique opportunity to establish a high pedigree consortium with an extensive knowledge of MAS, their operational requirements, product opportunities, with already established routes to market. OXIS Energy has been at the forefront of innovative R&D, building next generation Lithium Sulfur battery technology since 2005, while MSubs have a wealth of experience in all aspects of innovative underwater vehicle design and manufacture. The NOC has consistently been at the forefront of pioneering marine autonomous developments.

Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director of Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC, said “We are delighted to have secured this Innovate UK funding, and look forward to working alongside our industry partners to produce these exciting new developments in Marine Autonomous Systems.

Products range from custom battery packs, electronic components, a full range of rugged mobile computers, fixed industrial computer hardware and custom embedded software solutions as well as RF Antennas and Microwave Products. With the ability to design and manufacture bespoke units to exact customer requirements, Steatite solutions are built for reliability in extreme conditions.

Steatite Limited will be exhibiting and presenting on stand V16 at Ocean Business 2015 at NOCs,Southampton,UK on 14-16th April 2015. To learn more about the event click here. 


Editors Notes


Steatite provides Industrial and Rugged Mobile computing platforms and integrated Battery solutions, including custom lithium batteries, for customers who demand high performance and reliability in mission critical and harsh operating environments. A market leader since 1938, Steatite’s success comes from our passion and commitment to deliver high quality and reliable electronic products and services customised to your precise requirements. We place a particular emphasis on providing solutions that are built to last, and that can perform in some of the world’s most demanding operating environments.

Products range from custom battery packs, electronic components, a full range of rugged mobile computers, fixed industrial computer hardware and custom embedded software solutions as well as RF Antennas and Microwave Products. With the ability to design and manufacture bespoke units to exact customer requirements, Steatite solutions are built for reliability in extreme conditions.

Press Contact: James Munger


As the UK’s innovation agency, one of the main roles of Innovate UK is to achieve business and economic growth for the UK. One way the organisation supports this is through funding innovative Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D) projects. Collaborative research and development (R&D) encourages businesses and researchers to work together on innovative projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology – from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge, contributing to business and economic growth.

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