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Rugged Mobile Computing Platforms and Integrated Battery Solutions

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Ravensbank Business Park,
Acanthus Road,
B98 9EX,
United Kingdom

Steatite mobile comms

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.

Steatite specialises in military rugged mobile and handheld computers.
Steatite is a European distributor of ViaSat and Persistent Systems MANET military comms products.
Steatite designs and builds military rack mount computers.
Steatite supplies portable power solutions to the UK MoD and other government authorities.
Steatite rugged printers are used in a wide range of military applications.
Steatite supplies military-off-the shelf (MOTS) and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) rugged computers.
Steatite mobile communications products provide a cost-effective solution to a range of military requirements.
Steatite rack mount computers feature high-quality components and strict build controls.
Steatite provides battery packs and cells for use in demanding military operations.
Steatite rugged printers have been employed on navy vessels and used in aircraft ground support.

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

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

Rugged Radio Communications

Steatite is a primary European distributor of Persistent Systems and ViaSat military communications products and specialise in designing custom solutions to meet your specific requirements.

Steatite: Company Overview

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.

Steatite Signs an MoU with Taiwan Trade Centre

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.

28 October 2014

Steatite Awarded Wave Relay® Reseller of the Year 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.

16 October 2014

Ministry of Justice Contract Terms Agreed

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.

14 August 2014

Getac Launches Two New Mobile Devices

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.

15 October 2013

Steatite Rugged Systems Secures £3.5m In-Vehicle Rugged Electronics Contract for Export

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.

28 May 2012

Choosing the Best Touchscreen for Your Needs

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.

15 June 2011

Steatite Exhibiting at Counter Terror Expo

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.

31 March 2011

Steatite Exhibiting at the HOSDB Show

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.

15 March 2011

Steatite Exhibiting at the Counter Terror Expo 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.

17 March 2010

Steatite Limited

Ravensbank Business Park
Acanthus Road
B98 9EX
United Kingdom

Steatite Rugged Systems

Rugged Mobile Computing & Comms
Marlin House, 459 London Road
GU15 3JA
United Kingdom

Steatite Wordsworth

Rack Mount Computer Systems, Networking and I/O products
Ravensbank Business Park, Acanthus Road
B98 9EX
United Kingdom

Steatite Batteries

Military Battery Packs & Portable Power Solutions
Ravensbank Business Park, Acanthus Road
B98 9EX
United Kingdom

Steatite Q-Par Antennas

RF Antennas & Microwave Systems
Barons Cross Laboratories
United Kingdom

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