• Sensor IT exhibiting at Connected North

    Connected North 2022 launches in Manchester this April, with special emphasis on connectivity. Connectivity is key for economic and social prosperity and as such delivering next-generation networks in every corner of the UK is essential. Launched as a sister event to Connected Britain, Connected North will bring together 80 speakers

  • Sensor IT selected by Innovate UK for the GBIP Smart Cities Mission to Taiwan

    We have recently been selected by Innovate UK to attend the Global Business Innovation Programme: Smart Cities Mission in Taiwan. We have been chosen due to our capacity to deliver net-zero targets for urban areas and foster sustainable solutions. Through the Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP), Innovate UK will provide support

  • Sensor IT selected by Innovate UK for the GBIP 5G Technology Mission to Japan

    We are excited to announce that we have been selected to take part in the Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP)- 5G Technology in Japan. Sensor IT’s Director will be travelling to Tokyo in November, representing the UK in a trade mission that will be a watershed moment in our journey

    About Sensor IT

    We are a technology provider within the Internet of Things (IoT) sphere that develops prototypes and technologies applicable to different sectors including Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agriculture, Smart Mobility and Smart Healthcare, to name a few.

    Sensor IT designs and develops all their products from the ground up, from the electronic schematics through to the final product enclosure, which allows us to retain full ownership of the Intellectual Property we create; As an UK-based company, all components are sourced locally, when possible;  most importantly, our products are geared towards systemic change to improve sustainability for future generations. 

    What We Do

    At Sensor IT, we cover the entire value chain typically associated with IoT deployments and projects, which includes:

    Design

    Including all necessary tasks related to hardware and software production, such as electronic schematics, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), product enclosures and all technical documentation

    Development

    Development involves producing all necessary firmware underpinning hardware components, as well as all software used to communicate and present data, such as those used in data and User Graphical Interfaces (GUI)

    Manufacturing

    Sensor IT manufactures and assembles in-house all hardware components comprising the systems they produce. These typically are known as endpoints, and they can be customised to meet specific requirements as and when required

    Support

    Support, as well as Service Management, includes tasks such as preventative maintenance and all those services related to data presentation and analysis through real-time dashboards

    What is IoT?

    The Internet of Things, or IoT as it is commonly referred to, refers to an ecosystem of discrete computing devices, connected to sensors and other devices via the Internet. Miniaturization of devices has given IoT a considerable push, with a significant effort put into creating smaller, low power (or battery-powered) nodes that are very easy to deploy, which can control and/or gather data in almost any process or situation. In essence, it is the decentralisation and improved agility of computing power that goes beyond the confines of the home and office.

    Internet of Things presents several advantages over more traditional technological approaches. Typically, IoT devices feature some, and in most cases all, of the following characteristics:

    Wireless Connectivity

    which allows for easy and low-cost deployments and maintenance

    Low Consumption

    which helps monitoring and control in locations where access to mains power is not possible

    Small Form Factor

    that allows for the devices to be deployed inconspicuously in difficult locations

    Our Services

    We specialise in all aspects across the IoT value chain, which includes the production of endpoints, sensor detection and data-generation devices targeting connected IoT systems. The use of low-cost, low-power industrial Single Board Computers (SBC) and Systems on a Chip (SoC) components offer several benefits that we leverage during the design and development of prototypes and final products. This way, we can prototype rapidly and lower production costs without impacting the quality of the final products. Our sensors are supplied by a range of nationwide providers, enabling us to ensure optimum quality and utility.

    • Software Development

      Following best practices around portability and scalability, Sensor IT develops IoT Firmware and Software code based on a strict approach that ensures full IPR of everything we create. We do not embed Open Source or GPL licensed products in our libraries

    • Product Development

      Sensor IT's product development processes follow a user-centric approach in which prototypes are custom-designed to meet our clients' requirements and ensure our products are catered for their specific needs

    • Consultancy

      Based on our experience designing and developing IoT products, we can provide unbiased and highly professional advice on how to best approach IoT concept designs and complete products, from the most basic principles to a complete, full-fledged system

    • Project Management

      Our experience managing complex technological programmes can be projected into your personal IoT initiatives. We can cover all three aspects that typically every project involves: technical, commercial and legal

    • Engineering Support

      Need to get your concept off the ground? We can help you transform those basic concepts and ideas into realistic engineering principles that will allow your company to move forward and reach the next steps in your path to success

    • Prototype Design

      At Sensor IT, we design IoT prototypes from the ground up, starting with the schematic, moving on to the PCB design and finishing with the product sourcing and manufacturing. Small prototype batches are typically assembled in our lab, with large batches being outsourced to local partners

    Our IoT Verticals

    Several market verticals are considered as part of the IoT ecosystem, and Sensor IT has selected a range that we consider the most valuable for the development of prototypes and production systems. IoT systems present several advantages over other, older technologies. These include:

    Smart Cities

    For us, a Smart City makes optimal use of all the interconnected information available today to better understand and control its operations

    Smart Homes

    A Smart Home is a home that has automated systems to control and monitor functions including lighting, security, window or door operations

    Smart Mobility

    Smart Mobility relates to new technologies that are transforming intra- and inter-city travel. These facilitate public transport management and mobility flow optimisation

    Smart Healthcare

    Smart Healthcare is a system that uses aspects of technology such as wearables, IoT devices and mobile internet to capture data, connect people and institutions related to healthcare

    Smart Industry

    Smart Industry describes the growing trend towards automation and data exchange in technology and processes in the manufacturing industry

    Smart Agriculture

    Smart Agriculture refers to managing farms, crops and related activities using technologies like IoT to increase the quantity and quality of products

    If you believe any of these technological spaces could be of interest to your company, please contact us on info@sensorit.co.uk. We have many prototypes that may apply to your business. Alternatively, we can work with you to design one.

    How We Do It

    To design a sensor-based system, we work collaboratively with our clients to determine the type of data to be collected, how to encode this data, and how to transmit it to the end-system that deals with all the information. To optimise the system’s quality, there are several aspects of the design that need to be technically managed before the finer details are addressed. We rely on a sequential three-layered design approach to the provision of IoT services as demonstrated below.

    Layer 1

    Endpoint

    In IoT systems, endpoints represent the initial stage of data collection. Examples of endpoints include measuring the temperature or brightness in a room or assessing levels of water purity across a large body of water

    Layer 2

    Gateway

    Gateways act as a carrier of information received from endpoint nodes. This step is important as it ensures that data is properly processed and is sent securely to a cloud server for the next stage

    Layer 3

    User Interface

    The user interface takes the information gathered by the endpoints and received by the gateway and processes it to make it easier to use. This may involve detecting trends and notifying the user if the data received is within pre-set boundaries

    Our Impact

    The Internet of Things will have an impact on society technologically, economically, and socially in the years to come – we are seeing that right now, in front of our eyes. We intend to drive that impact towards greater sustainability and positivity, in essence, to create a better, fairer world. We will never get involved in projects that we consider damaging or speculative to our society, irrespective of the potential economic return to our company. This is our commitment to all of you, from all of us at Sensor IT.

    See for yourself how we are already making a positive impact with our products and systems despite our limited resources.

    Our Clients

    Some of the clients we have supplied products to are shown below.