Captec is pleased to announce the 100% share acquisition of ASH Wireless Electronics Ltd into the Group. Founded in 2001, ASH are established and experienced experts in electronics design and embedded software for wireless communications and IoT applications. This is a strategic acquisition for Captec to expand capabilities and offerings for smart edge sensing IoT applications and combine with AI-enabled Edge Computing. With the forecasted growth of demand for edge generated and AI processed data the combined capabilities of Captec’s computing and ASH’s electronics and software, offers a specialised technology partner for companies seeking to mine edge data, particularly in hostile environments or critical legacy infrastructure. Big Data is the gold rush for the digital era, but only if it can be mined and synthesised into useful information for decision making support. Captec’s planned IPO will support further acquisitions and internationalisation of the new offerings via our Canadian operations, and soon to come US acquisitions as well.
Hats off to Josef Mouris for organising a group of local people in the Southampton area with 3D printers to produce face visors for the staff working at the Southampton General Hospital. This involved creating a new visor design to meet the local hospital trust requirements, disseminating this to members of the group with 3D printers, as well as organising supplies and funding. Josef is a recently made redundant Flybe pilot and his wife is a nurse at the Southampton General Hospital. The face visors supplied are helping to fill the gap until government supplies of PPE arrive.
Significant low carbon technologies that will make a difference to overall CO2 emissions are Electric Vehicles and Domestic Heatpumps. Speeding the adoption of these technologies requires overcoming a number of challenges in increasing the supply of clean electricity, and the UK is making significant progress on some of these issues.
ASH wireless wishes Maria Stagno Navarra, James Wilshaw, Rachel Gray and Cameron Ward, Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Southampton and the robots they have created, named Ashley, Maxine and Barry, every success as team ‘Atlantis Robotics Co.’ at the 'Robot Cities' Eurobot 2018 competition being held on 18th April 2018 at Middlesex University.
Using its low energy electronics expertise, the ASH Wireless Electronics team created a light powered sensor system for fit-and-forget environments in which an explosive gas/air mixture is continuously present for long periods.
Providing valuable information for planning an IoT sensor network installation - e.g. how many hubs/gateways would be required to cover a set of areas, and where they should be located, the ASH team recently designed and performed a propagation survey of a major UK airport.
ASH has had a long history of working with startups and entrepreneurs to help design and create innovative electronics products. Nurturing and coaching ideas into existence is at the core of our services and the team have helped in over 50 designs thus far.
The ASH team enjoyed speaking today at the Impactech event 'The Impact of Internet of Things on our Lives'. The event sought to look at the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on our lives by highlighting four important areas: developments and IoT technologies, applications, connected society and data/security.
To accommodate our continued growth, the ASH team has expanded further so far this year with some significant new roles in project management and software development. Here are our new team members, from left to right, whose smiley faces you will now see when you visit the office:
The ASH Wireless Electronics team are very proud to have shipped the first of their In-shaft Digital Heat Transfer Array measurement systems, designed to accurately determine, record and stream, the heat transfer profile of a turbine blade while at 10,000 rpm.