Steatite Rugged Mobile Computing Platforms and Integrated Battery Solutions

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Steatite is a market leader in the supply of industrial and rugged mobile computing platforms and integrated battery solutions for customers who demand high performance and reliability in mission-critical and environmentally challenging situations.

As a Windows Embedded gold partner with ISO 9001: 2008 certification working within the SC21 framework, Steatite has a strong engineering and design capability with an in-depth knowledge of CE, UK DEF STAN, American MIL-STD, NATO STANAG and UK, European and American TEMPEST requirements. This allows Steatite to offer the additional services of prototype design and development (COTS modification), custom enclosure design, post design services (PDS), pre-compliancy testing and through-life support (15+ year support contacts).

Military rugged computers

Steatite specialises in military rugged mobile and handheld computing solutions. This capability covers a basic hardware platform solution to a fully integrated installation, supported by custom software design and build. Steatite supplies a range of military-off-the shelf (MOTS) and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products into defence and security markets across Europe. These include rugged laptop computers, rugged tablets, rugged workstations and rugged PDAs.

Over the last 25 years Steatite has developed a clear understanding of demanding operational environments, user requirements and procurement cycles. This knowledge has enabled Steatite to successfully design, manufacture and deliver hardware solutions into applications like testing equipment, man machine interfacing, data collection and communications terminals.

Typical features:

  • MIL-STD-810G
  • IL-STD-461F
  • IP65 – IP67
  • In-vehicle computers
  • Specialist encryption
  • Custom modification
  • Mobile electronic forms
  • Custom OS design – Microsoft Gold partner

Military communication systems

Steatite is a primary European distributor of ViaSat and Persistent Systems military communications products and specialises in designing custom solutions to meet your specific requirements. Products available include ‘true’ mobile ad-hoc networking systems (MANET), mesh radios, UHF SATCOM terminals and amplifiers, VUHF and L band communications system (VULC) as well as other innovative satellite and digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location.

Typical features:

  • Scalability
  • Cost-effective solution
  • High performance and speed
  • Rapid network deployment / flexible deployment
  • Fault tolerant
  • MANET

Rugged switches and routers

Typical features:

  • Rugged switches with IP ratings
  • Wide operating temperatures
  • Rack, wall and DIN rail mounting options
  • Redundant ring technology

Rack mount computers

Steatite designs and builds military rack mount computers to suit specific programme requirements. Using high-quality components throughout and employing strict build controls, we can guarantee the quality of every system we ship. Steatite offers a full design service including custom chassis, PCBs and cable assemblies, helping us to meet our customers’ exact requirements.

Typical features:

  • Dual and single Xeon rack mounts with military approvals (0035, 49-41 and 461F)
  • Micro technology
  • 1, 2, 3 and 4U systems – custom and COTS (0035, 49-41 and 461F)
  • Support for all windows operating systems
  • Custom chassis design
  • Wide operating temperatures
  • Special configurations, modular platforms, turn-key systems and custom design capabilities
  • Custom OS design – Microsoft Gold partner

Portable power solutions

Steatite is an approved supplier to the UK MoD and other government authorities, providing a wide range of battery packs and cells for use in demanding operations.

Steatite is familiar with working to the latest defence standards and highest quality controls. We are experienced at designing battery packs and systems for land, air and sea operations. Military operations are conducted with critical equipment and in some of the world’s harshest environments. Using world-class cell manufacturers, our customised battery and power solutions help ensure success, mission after mission.

Typical features:

  • Custom battery pack design and manufacture
  • Batteries for mobile asset tracking
  • Military communications battery packs for the UK MoD
  • Portable power packs used for surveillance and communications
  • Electrochem lithium primary cells used in data communications

Rugged printers

Utilising commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) print engines and mounting them into custom-made protective enclosures, rugged printing solutions from Steatite have seen action on navy vessels, been used in aircraft ground support, under canvas and outdoors.

Steatite has the benefit of having its own test laboratories for heat, cold, humidity, shock and vibration. The company also has its own in-house design team using ‘solid works’ 3D design software. This enables the company to design, prototype and test at its Oxford facility, to meet standards such as MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461 and a given IP rating.

A bespoke range of rugged printers and mobile printing solutions is available.

Typical features:

  • Custom enclosure design
  • Free standing or hard mounted
  • Internally isolated from shock and vibration
  • Custom mounting solutions
  • UK designed and manufactured
  • Fully protected (810) and shielded (461) whilst in operation
  • Low cost of ownership

Military rugged displays and KVM switches design

Steatite offers a range of rugged displays that are specifically engineered to withstand harsh environments experienced in military, marine, industrial and transportation applications.

When working in extreme shock, vibration and specifically salt fog environments, rugged displays provide a reliable solution for any military, nautical or offshore application; these displays can be highly customised to suit any application or operational environment by specification, colour, finish and format.

Several levels of EMC protection are available as options, providing reliable data protection in the field of operations. Further upgradeable options are available for secure desk, console or rack mounted environments.

Steatite also offers KVM switches, giving the ability to switch keyboard, video and mouse between multiple computers.

Typical features:

  • Available in a range of sizes, from 3.5in to 57in
  • Panel mount, rack mount or vehicle mount options
  • 19in rack mount monitors with keyboards
  • MIL-STD-810 / MIL-STD-461 approved
  • Custom rugged KVM design

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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).

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Steatite is divided into product divisions: Steatite Wordsworth, Steatite Rugged Systems, Steatite Batteries, Steatite Embedded and Steatite Q-Par Antennas, together offering a range of complementary products and systems that range from, industrial computer equipment, batteries, components, embedded solutions, microwave antennas and sub-systems as well as a full range of rugged notebook computers and PDAs.

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Steatite Limited

Ravensbank Business Park

Acanthus Road

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 9EX

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1527 512400 +44 (0) 1527 512419 Steatite Steatite Batteries Steatite Embedded Steatite Rugged Systems Steatite Wordsworth

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7 August 2015

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).

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18 May 2015

Steatite has announced it has been awarded £1.1m worth of funding towards the research and development of the next generation of lithium batteries for marine autonomous systems (MAS).

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12 November 2014

OXIS Energy is racing ahead in the performance battery market, thanks to its latest developments.

This year, the firm has created its largest Lithium Sulfer cell, which achieves in excess of 300Wh/kg. This outperforms Lithium ion technology, which has dominated the market for many years.

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28 October 2014

Steatite Limited has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Taiwan Trade Centre, the Department of Economic Development, Taipei City Government and Taiwan Republic of China (ROC) in an effort to further enhance its cooperation.

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16 October 2014

Steatite is celebrating its first year as an Authorised Reseller of the Wave Relay® suite of products after being awarded Reseller of the Year 2014 by Persistent Systems at the recent Partner Conference in New York.

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26 August 2014

Steatite will be exhibiting at the MSPO 2014 22nd International Defence Industry exhibition, which is Poland's global-scale expo.

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14 August 2014

Further to the announcement on 15 July 2014 by parent company Solid State, Steatite has now finalised contract terms with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to supply monitoring hardware for GPS offender tagging.

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12 May 2014

Getac will officially discontinue the B300 with 3rd Gen Intel Processor from the current product line.

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5 November 2013

Persistent Systems, a global communications technology company based in New York City, has signed a new reseller agreement with UK-based technology organisation Steatite to provide overseas customers easier accesses to its suite of products.

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15 October 2013

Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computing devices, has launched two new mobile devices that combine state-of-the-art performance with fully rugged design, available now from Steatite Rugged Systems.

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14 October 2013

OXIS Energy has agreed to combine its expertise in the development of pioneering cell technology with Steatite Battery Systems' battery pack design and assembly skills to develop lithium sulfur rechargeable battery systems with advanced communications.

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15 August 2013

Joint technology partnership targets government, military and defence markets with future-proof security solutions.

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18 July 2013

Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile technology is introducing the X500 Rugged Mobile Server.

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18 July 2013

Steatite Rugged Systems have appointed Dylan Llewellyn as business development manager to specialise and focus on increasing the company's footprint within the military vertical market both in the UK and overseas.

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18 July 2013

Xplore Technologies, the manufacturer of the world's most powerful, longest-lasting and rugged tablets on the market, today announced that it has introduced the RangerX- the company's first fully-rugged Android tablet, which combines sleek versatility with Xplore's proven powerful rugged performance, available now from Steatite Rugged Systems.

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18 July 2013

Steatite Limited has launched a range of new, fully-customisable server solutions that are designed to meet the requirements of industrial applications.

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2 May 2013

Solid State is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Q-par Angus (Q-par).

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24 April 2013

Steatite has announced a new strategic partnership with CalAmp of Oxnard in the USA.

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12 November 2012

Steatite has launched a range of new, fully customisable server solutions that are designed to meet the requirements of industrial applications.

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12 August 2012

Steatite Rugged Systems have appointed Dylan Llewellyn as business development manager to specialise and focus on increasing the company's footprint within the military vertical market both in the UK and overseas.

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28 May 2012

The Board of Solid State (AIM: SSP), the AIM-listed supplier of industrial/ruggedised computers, specialist electronic components and battery power solutions to the electronics market, is pleased to announce that the company has secured an export order for in-vehicle rugged computers worth in excess of £3.5m from a global provider of communication solutions.

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1 April 2012

Following the acquisition of Blazepoint assets in October last year, Steatite has merged the capabilities of both the Steatite Blazepoint and Rugged Systems divisions in a move to strengthen its rugged branding and offering.

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1 November 2011

Solid State has acquired the assets of Blazepoint in a deal that has secured the on-going technology and capability moving forward.

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19 August 2011

Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) is the world's largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition.

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15 June 2011

Users of high-tech equipment in the consumer world as well as professional sectors such as industrial, medical, military and e-commerce are becoming increasingly familiar with touchscreens and the pros and cons of various types of technologies.

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7 April 2011

A|D|S hailed the success of HOSDB 2011, the Home Office's annual security exhibition.

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31 March 2011

Steatite is pleased to invite you to visit us at the Counter Terror Expo 2011, where we will be demonstrating our design capabilities and bespoke rugged technology solutions.

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15 March 2011

Steatite will be exhibiting at The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) exhibition, which is the UK's premier platform for showcasing world leading technologies and solutions for law enforcement and public security applications.

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28 April 2010

Official show figures for the Counter Terror Expo have revealed that over a two-day period an excess of 6,900 attendees passed through Olympia's National Hall doors.

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17 March 2010

Steatite is pleased to invite you to visit us at the Counter Terror Expo 2010 taking place at Olympia London, on 14-15 April 2010, where we will be demonstrating our design capabilities and bespoke rugged technology solutions.

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21 September 2009

The Steatite team experienced a busy week on 8-11 September at the 2009 DSEI show.

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Regional Offices

Steatite Limited

Ravensbank Business Park

Acanthus Road

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 9EX

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1527 512400 +44 (0) 1527 512419 Steatite Steatite Batteries Steatite Embedded Steatite Rugged Systems Steatite Wordsworth
Steatite Rugged Systems

Rugged Mobile Computing & Comms

Marlin House, 459 London Road

Camberley

Surrey

GU15 3JA

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1276 686707 +44 (0) 1276 684329 www.rugged-systems.com
Steatite Wordsworth

Rack Mount Computer Systems, Networking and I/O products

Ravensbank Business Park, Acanthus Road

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 9EX

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1527 512400 +44 (0) 1527 512419 www.wordsworth.co.uk
Steatite Batteries

Military Battery Packs & Portable Power Solutions

Ravensbank Business Park, Acanthus Road

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 9EX

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1527 512400 +44 (0) 1527 512419 www.steatite-batteries.co.uk
Steatite Q-Par Antennas

RF Antennas & Microwave Systems

Barons Cross Laboratories

Leominster

HR6 8RS

United Kingdom

+44 1568 612138 +44 1568 616373 www.q-par.com

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