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Holographic radar was in the news this morning as I drove in to work. The Breakfast Show was talking about drone detection systems being trialled and deployed by Aveillant, a spin out company from Cambridge Consultants. Aveillant was founded in 2011 to exploit the ability of 3D holographic radar to mitigate the clutter caused by […]
Quantum physics may be the domain of scientists, but new advances in the technology will prove useful for us all. The science that describes the behaviour of nature on the smallest scale can be intimidating and counter-intuitive, even for those who deal with it every day. That being said, our understanding of this tiny world […]
My colleague’s article on Edge Intelligence is well timed. Economic and environmental pressures are forcing companies, and indeed entire industries, to find ever more innovative solutions to optimize their processes and reduce down time. The shift from traditional manufacturing processes towards Smart Factories or Industry 4.0 requires a combination of smart sensors, wireless and wired […]
The majority of design and development effort expended by industry results in incremental innovations – those that manage to change a product – a particular model is improved and replaced with something better, faster, cheaper…but it remains doing essentially the same task, within the same product portfolio. A radical innovation will change your company – […]
A number of recent reports have highlighted the potential vulnerability of medical implants to hacker attack. It is undoubtedly possible to produce radio linked devices for many applications that are vulnerable to attack and vulnerability tends to increase for battery powered devices because some cryptographic and authentication functions use significant energy.
Strangely enough, running an innovative product development company isn’t all about developing innovative products. But if you employ the kind of people we do….the type capable of really making a difference to the way next generation products are developed, then a by-product is that they rarely stop thinking about alternative ways of taking technology and […]
According to Renewables UK , the UK is the windiest country in Europe, so much so that we could power our country several times over using this free fuel. A modern 2.5MW turbine at a reasonable site will generate 6.5 million units of electricity each year, enough to meet the annual needs of over 1,400 […]
One of the progenitors of innovative wireless product development is the adoption of new standards …The first radio concept along these lines is the use of the white space in the TV spectrum on allocation and time dependent basis to provide services such as rural broadband and yesterday we sent the first tweet over a white space link from our building at Cambridge Consultants to a subscriber terminal in Cottenham.
I still haven’t made my mind up about twitter and whether or not this form of communication is a good thing or a complete waste of time in a B2B context. That said, amongst others, I’ve started following Hermann Hauser’s ‘tweets’. In one of his recent tweets he mentioned that he had just taken delivery […]