Steatite Selected as MoJ Supplier

It was announced yesterday that Steatite, has been selected by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as the supplier of monitoring hardware for GPS offender tagging.

Final contract terms are expected to be agreed by 26 July 2014. It is currently anticipated that Steatite will be supplying initial products to the MoJ by the year end. Further quantities are then expected to be supplied, based on a minimum contract award for a three year period. The contract is not expected to have a significant impact in the current financial year as most deliveries are expected to take place in financial years ending 31 March 2016 and 2017. A further announcement will be made once the contract has been finalised.

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Getac Announces Product Update

Getac will officially  discontinue the B300 with 3rd Gen Intel Processor from the current product line. The last date to order this platform is August 11, 2014. This notice will not affect service support for units covered under the The new Getac B300, featuring latest Intel 4th Gen. Processor and other upgrades are available now.

Getac will officially discontinue the V100/V200 series from the current product line. The last date to order this platform is September 1, 2014. This notice will not affect service support for units covered under the Getac warranty.Getac V110 will be the replacement product of V100/V200. V110 features thinner and lighter unify body design.Further, the new configuration incorporates latest 4th Generation Intel processor and other high performance technologies while improving power efficiency.

The V110 rugged convertible has been built using the highest quality materials to make it unflinchingly resilient. The V110’s main chassis structure is precision cast using Magnesium Alloy, an incredibly strong structural metal that also happens to be one of the lightest in the world for it’s strength. We combined that with an advanced rugged polymer in areas of less impact and rubberized absorption polymer at the main points of contact.

Contact us today for our GETAC V110 price list: +44(0)1527 512400 or  Email us on:





Case study: Power for Portable Ultrasound

Two ultrasound scanners and an ultrasound image

Partnering with IMV, the leaders in veterinary imaging, we supply cutting-edge battery technology to
power their reliable handheld bovine ultrasound devices. IMV approached us to design and manufacture
a battery solution for their Easi-Scan:Go scanner, and our experienced team got to work.

Read the full case study.

Product Launch: Cincoze unveils its latest Alder Lake-P high-performance panel PCs

Cincoze-P2202 panel PC

Rugged embedded computing brand, Cincoze, has launched the high-performance panel PC P2202 Series & CO-119C, the latest additions to the Display Computing CRYSTAL product line.

The highlight of this series is the Intel 12th gen Core U-series Alder Lake-P processor, which provides computing performance rarely seen on the market. With Cincoze’s exclusive CDS technology, it can be applied to a wide range of scenarios with differing requirements, such as harsh industrial applications, outdoor high-brightness settings, or seamless integration with equipment and machinery, making it an ideal choice for HMI applications.

The P2202 Series are thin embedded computers, particularly recommended for applications with limited installation space or mobile devices. Besides standalone use, Cincoze’s exclusive CDS patented technology enables the addition of a convertible display module to form a panel PC for different environments and application requirements, such as a general-use industrial panel PC, high-brightness sunlight-readable panel PC, or an open frame panel PC, with a variety of sizes, display ratios, and touch methods to choose from.

Find more on our Computing website

Steatite Winter Newsletter and Season’s Greetings

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From all of us at Steatite, we hope you have an enjoyable festive break and a successful 2024. We’re wrapping up an immensely busy year and looking forward to a few days of down time before opening up again for business with our batteries recharged in the new year.

So what have we been up to this year? Read our newsletter for an update on the last half of 2023.

Computing website gets new functionality

Screen shots from Computing website

Our new Embedded Computing website launched with a fresh new look plus additional functionality. It now enables users to get immediate pricing and individual configurations on many of our industrial and military grade PCs.

With a few clicks, it’s now possible to select your model, configure the options including processor, memory, storage and I/O, see the price and order online. For additional customisation, there’s a Quote Request tool for a quick response from our UK-based, knowledgeable team.

Get the unique industrial PC you need for your unique application, try it out on our Computing website.

Product launch: new industrial computers and monitor module from Cincoze

Cincoze DS-1400 series and M1101 monitor module

Cincoze, the leading manufacturer of rugged embedded computers, has unveiled two new products under its Rugged Computing – DIAMOND (DS-1400 Series) and Display Computing – CRYSTAL product lines (M1101).

The DS-1400 series (DS-1400, DS-1401, DS-1402) has significantly upgraded performance and features, meeting the demands for large-scale and real-time image processing and computation required by the rapidly emerging Edge AI. And the newly introduced M1101 monitor module, with its high reliability and optimised performance, injects powerful new energy into Cincoze’s range of industrial-grade touch monitors.

For Edge AI computing: DS-1400 series of high-performance and PCIe Expandable computers

The newly launched DS-1400 series stands out for its robust performance and remarkable PCIe expandability. Features include:

  • 12th gen Intel® Alder Lake-S processor with the Intel 7 process, offering a maximum of 16 cores (8P + 8E), and delivering 1.35x the processing performance of the Comet Lake-S processors.
  • Supports DDR5 memory up to 64GB and 4800MHz, including ECC technology for the high stability and reliability demands of industrial automation.
  • Rich native I/O plus additional I/O and special functions can be added through Cincoze’s exclusive expansion modules.
  • Up to 2x PCI/PCIe expansion slots, a maximum of one 110W add-on card with dimensions of 111 x 237 mm. To withstand continuous vibration, expansion cards are held secure with the patented PCIe card retainer.
  • Wide temperature (-40–70°C).
  • Wide voltage, overvoltage, overcurrent, and ESD protection.
  • Complies with the U.S. military standard for shock and vibration resistance MIL-STD-810G and the rail standard EN 50155 (EN 50121-3-2 only).

M1101 Monitor Module enhances industrial touch monitors

Including the exclusive patented technology – Convertible Display System (CDS, Patent Number: M482908), the M1101 is Cincoze’s latest monitor module. It pairs with various display modules to create different types of touch monitors based on application requirements. Options include:

  • Industrial touch monitors for harsh environments
  • High-brightness (up to 1,800 nits) sunlight-readable touch monitors for outdoor use
  • Open-frame touch monitors that perfectly integrate into machinery.

These monitors all feature multi-language OSD menus and three signal input interfaces (HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA) when paired with the M1101. The M1101 meets EMC protection (EN 61000-6-2/4), shock and vibration proof (EN 60068-2), and the safety standard UL/c-UL 62368-1.

Contact our computing team to arrange for a sample, or find out more details.

Saab selects Steatite for Naval Antenna Assembly

Steatite and Saab logos with a warship and handshake image

Solid State plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-million pound agreement to work with Saab AB Surveillance, headquartered in Sweden, on a naval ELINT antenna system through its Systems division, Steatite.

Saab and Steatite have signed a framework agreement across Steatite’s five business units to design, test and deliver high-quality RF and wireless communication equipment from its broad portfolio. The company will supply elements from its world-leading antenna design and manufacturing facility in Leominster, UK, amongst other components.

Commenting on the agreement, Matthew Richards, MD of Steatite, said: “We’re very pleased to have entered into this agreement with Saab. It’s a strong testament to the extensive capabilities we have now that the Solid State group has grown organically and through acquisition over the last few years. We look forward to working with such an innovative and reputable solutions provider.”

Magnus Bäckström, Vice President and head of Saab´s business unit Electronic Warfare and Aircraft Systems, added: “This agreement is an important part of our delivery to our customers. Close and respectful cooperation is crucial in complex development processes. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with Steatite.”

Steatite at DSEI

Photos from Steatite's stand at DSEI

We were delighted to attend DSEI in September to share our tactical communication products, military-grade computing solutions, high-performance microwave and RF antennas, robust battery packs for UAVs and high-speed imaging products.

You can see more of what we got up to on our LinkedIn feed.

Steatite Newsletter, Summer 2023

Lady pointing a fire extinguisher at a fire with a fireman nearby

Preparing for exhibitions, supporting the armed forces, organising charity events and being named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 framework for Lot 1C (Tactical Radios) – read about our latest activities in our Summer newsletter. Find it here.

Group Charity Walk raises nearly £4000

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Solid State PLC took to the pavements and paths once again for our annual charity walk on 29th June. This year, our chosen charity was the RSPCA and we challenged ourselves to walk a million steps while raising money.

We’re pleased to report we smashed our goal and collectively walked 1,112,827 steps! We raised an awesome amount of £1981 which was matched by Solid State to make a total donation of £3962 to the RSPCA. We hope the money raised will enable this important charity to continue protecting and caring for our pets, livestock and wildlife. Well done to all involved!

Steatite Named as Supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 Framework for Lot 1C – Tactical Radios

Three soldiers and an MPU5 radio

Steatite is proud to confirm that we have been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 framework for Lot 1C (Tactical Radios).

Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Network Services 3 agreement enables all UK public sector organisations to access network solutions, communication services, connectivity to cloud-based data and applications, audio and video conferencing, radio and satellite networking, and emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities..

As a named supplier on the agreement, Steatite will be able provide services under Lot 1c for Tactical Radio Systems. Lot 1c includes the provision of tactical radio communications systems, utilising line of sight, C, S and L band, ultra-high frequency and very high frequency. It also includes personal, manpack and platform radio systems.

The Steatite Communications team is delighted to have been named as a supplier of dependable and innovative network services. With the provision of Persistent System’s outstanding MPU5 radio capabilities, alongside our own products such as the CRiB command & control terminal and the MMCU mobile unit, we pride ourselves in delivering highly-reliable and flexible mobile communications for public services, first responders and military customers, as well as private sector security and surveillance companies.

CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

To learn more about our tactical networking expertise, visit our website.