Senceive Wireless Platforms Supported By Trimble 4D Control Software

Expanded Capabilities Reduce Setup Time for Senceive’s GeoWAN® and FlatMesh® systems

LONDON, UK, Sept. 17, 2019 — Senceive Ltd, the UK based leading global provider of wireless remote condition monitoring solutions, has today announced the improved interface to the Trimble 4D control software. Trimble is one of the world’s leading providers of software and hardware solutions helping connect the physical and digital worlds of geospatial and construction industries.

Following the release of Trimble’s 4D Control version 5.0 upgrade, the widely used software now fully supports Senceive’s wireless monitoring systems, streamlining the configuration process for existing Trimble 4D Control users and delivering real-time data from a multitude of instrumentation to one single platform. The software will now support both of Senceive’s wireless platforms, GeoWAN®, the company’s latest wireless platform that offers long-range monitoring up to 15km, and FlatMesh® wireless mesh system used for dense sensor distributions and intelligent monitoring solutions.

Senceive’s wireless monitoring solutions provide reliable and robust, long life, precise wireless monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications including; construction, rail, tunnels, buildings bridges, mines, quarries and many more, including the ability to integrate with almost any geotechnical/structural sensor. Whilst Senceive offer their own basic secure web-based data visualisation platform called WebMonitor to clients if requested, the highly versatile data from its sensor nodes has always allowed visualisation on a variety of higher-powered third-party software. The recent major upgrade of Trimble’s 4D Control software now allows their users to fully and conveniently monitor multiple sites from this single, customisable platform that not only enables improved visualisation, but can perform rigorous analysis and provide alerts. Alongside the many other types of data that Trimble devices provide, such as from Total Stations, GNNS reference receivers and a multitude of other geotechnical and structural sensors. The breadth of different datasets can now provide project managers, surveyors and engineers, using Trimble 4D Control, with a comprehensive understanding of the ground or asset conditions to enable rapid decision making and enhance predictions to support immediate identification of the early signs of failure or fatigue.

Of the announcement, Trimble Monitoring Solution’s Business Director Lisa Wetherbee said: “The recent release of version 5.0 focused on simplifying workflows and reducing the time needed to set up a monitoring project. The integration with Senceive builds on our commitment to continuously enhance the user experience when using Trimble 4D Control. By adding support for more wireless monitoring systems, we are making it easier to access real-time data from a wide variety of geotechnical sensors available for monitoring projects around the world.” Trimble press release link: https://www.trimble.com/news/release.aspx?id=091719b 

Graham Smith, CEO of Senceive, said: “Senceive is determined to make all its clients in civil engineering and mining operations as efficient and safe as possible. For each and every one of the industries we work in, safety is the number one priority, and with Trimble’s 4D Control software our Intelligent Monitoring Solutions (IMS) only become ever more efficient and easier to use. Trimble’s software helps engineers by providing accurate results in real-time alongside their other instrumentation and monitoring data, aiding their monitoring efforts and enhancing their safety even in the most challenging environments.”

We have several further significant product launches in the coming months, including this week at Intergeo, that will reinforce our position as the pre-eminent company for innovations that support and enable our civil engineer clients in making better decisions on their geotechnical and structural assets.”

 

 

More about Senceive Ltd.

Founded in 2005 and based in the United Kingdom, Senceive Ltd. provides an innovative approach to providing reliable, long-life, precise wireless monitoring solutions for buildings, earthworks, rail, bridges, walls, tunnels, structures, dams and mines. By providing two complementary wireless platforms; Intelligent Mesh (FlatMesh®) and Long-range point-to-point (GeoWAN®), Senceive enables intelligent low-power sensor nodes, including those from different manufacturers, to wirelessly communicate through radio networks. The company’s innovative long-life, practical wireless solutions are robust and easy to deploy, ensuring Senceive offerings enable clients to make better short and long-term decisions about their assets.

 

More about Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit:  www.trimble.com.

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Senceive recognised as SME of the Year at the Rail Partnership Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as SME of the Year at the Rail Partnership Awards 2019. The company was picked from a strong nationwide field of the leading suppliers to Network Rail who had demonstrated excellence and innovation within the rail industry

During a ceremony taking place at The Vox, near the NEC, in Birmingham, and presented by Countryfile’s Julia Bradbury, the awards were presented across 14 categories. Senceive was recognised for supporting Network Rail to achieve its excellence and innovation objectives in areas including; safety, sustainability, putting passengers first and community engagement. In addition, Senceive was recognised for its commitment to developing successful partnerships within the rail industry.

The past 12 months has been incredibly significant for Senceive as the business continues to grow and with the development and release of innovative and industry leading products and solutions. This award recognises much hard work from the Senceive team to support Network Rail in their objectives of achieving safer working environments and fostering links with strong and innovative UK businesses.
The award follows on from recognition at the recent civil engineering industry awards where Senceive were identified as one of the top 20 SME businesses to follow in the UK. Senceive strives to be the very best intelligent monitoring solutions provider to the rail industry; working very closely with our supply chain partners and customers in order to listen and develop products that fit with the rail industry’s requirements for tough but easy to deploy remote condition monitoring of all asset classes. Over 40% of Senceive’s team is dedicated to R&D to ensure we continuously innovate in order to provide smart but practical solutions at great value for our customers in the UK and overseas. We are thrilled to be recognised by the Rail Partnership Awards and Network Rail as a validation to the whole team’s hard work and dedication towards innovation. We would also wish to thank our many monitoring company partners and distributors, without whom none of this would have been possible.


Over the past 12 months Senceive global revenues have grown by over 80% with similar growth expect to continue in 2019 and beyond. The company now has a team of over
40 people which enables Senceive to offer round the clock customer support, together with offices opening in key overseas markets such as Australia in order to support what is a truly international business. The company innovation roadmap has most notably seen the launch of three major products and solutions to help clients over the past year. The first is the Optical Displacement Sensor (ODS) with a highly accurate laser to measure sub mm sliding movements up to 150m whilst at the same time measuring rotation using a triaxial sensor. The second development is the launch of GeoWAN®, Senceive’s latest wireless platform that offers long-range monitoring up to 15km and complements its existing FlatMesh® wireless mesh system used for dense sensor distributions. The third is our Intelligent Monitoring Solution (IMS) which build upon experiences learnt across many deployments on Network Rail earthworks, where faster and triggered reporting and images are essential to minimise risk and improve safety. (Read about how IMS helped with embankment monitoring at Barnehurst here)

Senceive’s Marketing Manager, Tareq Khodabacksh with Network Rail CEO, Andrew Haines

Senceive is proud to have been part of Rail Partnership Awards which honours the top Network Rail suppliers and celebrates the best achievements across the industry. In partnership with Network Rail and Rail Media, the awards recognise those organisations helping to deliver a better railway for a better Britain and promote Network Rail’s new model of putting the “Passengers first” Winners were selected by a panel of expert judges from some of the most renowned organisations across the industry including; Department for Transport, Rail Industry Association, Railway Heritage Trust and Network Rail.

 

Tareq Khodabacksh, Marketing Manager for Senceive was there to pick up the award on behalf of Senceive and said: “It was a great evening celebrating the very best in the industry – we look forward to returning again next year!”

 

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Looking back at GEO Business 2019


On day 1, Dominic Kisz, Senceive’s International Business Development Manager for Central Europe, hosted a workshop on the many innovations in wireless RCM (Remote Condition Monitoring) launched in the past 12 months alone. Throughout his talk, Dominic highlighted Senceive’s leading position in the industry, as well as the innovative work that it continues to produce. Dominic also went into detail about the range of Senceive products on offer, including the wireless FlatMesh and GeoWAN platforms, as well as the unrivalled Triaxial Tilt Sensor Node, the Nano and Nano+ Triaxial Tilt Sensor Nodes, the Optical Displacement Sensor (ODS) and the new smart In-Place Inclinometer.

Day 2 saw Senceive sponsor the Instrumentation and Monitoring Seminar, where Peter Jones, Senceive’s International Business Development Manager for the APAC region, presented a very well received seminar talk on Network Intelligence and Smart Sensors (click here for more information) The talk drew over 60 audience members and it was certainly the most popular of the I&M presentations on the day.


The stand was extremely busy from friends and new potential partners from across the globe which is particular interest with Senceive operating in over 40 countries. We were also mentioned in a number of talks over the two days, but a special thanks goes to  Matthias Gropp, Director for Monitoring at Murphy Surveys, one of our key global Monitoring Company Partners, who discussed asset monitoring and one of the largest structural monitoring projects in Europe, possibly globally, where we are working together, and where they have deployed over 3000 of our FlatMesh wireless sensors. These are measuring strain, using a bespoke 12-channel Vibrating Wire unit, as well as deformation, temperature and crack movement over a wide distance on a large complex concrete structure. The wireless sensors could well be in place for up to 6-8 years and will surely be a showcase for structural monitoring and lessons learned for the Industry.

 

Overall, GEO Business 2019 was a huge success for Senceive. If you missed us at the event, and would like to learn more about how Seneceive is continuing to innovate within the industry, feel free to get in touch at info@senceive.com or call us on 0207 731 826

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Recap: Instrumentation and Monitoring Conference 2019

On March 26th Senceive attended Ground Engineering’s Instrumentation and Monitoring Conference (I&M) at Cavendish Conference Centre, London. The event looks to encompass the leading minds from within the monitoring industry.

Since its last appearance at the event two years ago, Senceive has gone from strength to strength. In the past few months alone Senceive has released its Optical Displacement Sensor (ODS) product and GeoWAN wireless platform. There has also been a recent £750,000 investment from Birmingham Finance and full Network Rail acceptance for the FlatMesh product range. Now, returning as Gold Sponsors, Senceive played a prominent role at this year’s event.

At the conference, with a stand situated in a prime location across from newly announced partners, Sigicom, the company launched its IPI Wireless Interface Solution in collaboration with Soil Instruments.

In addition, Senceive also took part in two talks at the event. To begin with, the company’s Business Development Director, Aidan Laimbeer, discussed monitoring challenges and instrumentation with Tideway East Deputy I&M Manager, Stephen Diver. This was soon followed by a Sensor & Satellite Asset Alert and Management System (SSAAMS) panel, featuring Senceive Lead Engineer, Peter Graham.

Throughout the conference’s talks, Senceive also received special mentions from various speakers. Head of Specialist Monitoring Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at Amey, Andy Plumb, discussed a variety of Senceive projects; Jonathan Gammon, Advisor/Non-Executive Director for Geotechnical Observations Ltd, spoke at length about Senceive’s work on the Bexleyheath line at Barnehurst, and how it helped to avert a potential major issue; and Ignacio Menoyo, I&M Contracts Engineer at Ferrovial Laing O’Rourke (FLO), mentioned Senceive’s role in the Northern Line Extension;

After a busy day yesterday, tonight sees Senceive compete for two awards at the Construction News Specialists Awards. The company is nominated for ‘Equipment Specialist of the Year’ and ‘Innovation of the Year (non-contractor)’.

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Senceive and Sigicom Announce Global Partnership to Deliver Wireless Remote Monitoring for an Extended Range of Civil Engineering Applications

Senceive has today announced a strategic global partnership with environmental monitoring company, Sigicom, that will enable both companies to offer each other’s wireless products to their customer bases.

The Swedish business can now offer Senceive’s world- leading wireless remote condition monitoring capabilities to provide its global civil engineering and monitoring company customer base with a package for all their wireless product monitoring needs. Senceive will be able to market Sigicom’s world class environmental solutions to extend the range and provide the same package of wireless products to their similar customer base.

Senceive will provide Sigicom with a range of remote monitoring products for civil engineering applications across Construction, Rail and Mining and a choice of two global market leading wireless platforms. The FlatMesh® platform has been designed for dense deployments and can provide “Intelligent Monitoring Solutions” for an immediate triggered rapid response and aid prediction, and the GeoWAN® platform can penetrate obstacles and provide long-range capabilities of up to 15Km. All of Senceive’s wireless geo-technical structural sensors have an unrivalled performance in terms of reliability, precision and stability. In addition, they have a battery life of up to 15 years meaning that maintenance is kept to a minimum and requires no external power supply – minimising the need for an engineer to visit the site.

Sigicom supplies measurement technology for construction site monitoring. The solutions are used in key infrastructure projects as well as routine monitoring projects.

Sigicom’s equipment is robust and reliable, built to endure the harshest environments, withstanding everything from the cold Nordic winter nights to the Australian summer’s heat. Sigicom provides a complete solution for your measurements including hardware and cloud based collection and presentation of measured data. Sigicom’s INFRA system is fully automated and is controlled through INFRA Net, providing the customer with the most cost efficient solution on the market.

CEO of Senceive, Graham Smith, comments: “As a company, we are committed to working with those within the industry that we believe are true innovators. We are thrilled to be working with such a well-established wireless environmental product/solutions company such as Sigicom that has a global reputation for delivering excellence. Senceive has experienced a period of exponential growth and a huge number of successful case studies. We believe our work with Sigicom will only strengthen our efforts in developing the most innovative monitoring solutions.”

Torbjörn Rehnström, CEO of Sigicom, comments: “When it comes to products, innovation and reliability we never compromise, it comes from the DNA of Sigicom. We are excited to work together with Senceive and their innovative products as we believe in bringing the best solution to our customers. We feel confident that the collaboration will strengthen both companies and that is a win for the market as a whole”

Founded in 2005, Senceive’s wireless monitoring products/solutions are the global leaders within Rail and Construction, Transport and Mining, in providing reliable, long life, precise wireless monitoring solutions for a wide range of applications, including: buildings, earthworks, railtrack, bridges, walls, tunnels, structures, mines and much more.

Since its humble origins over three decades ago, Sigicom has grown to become one of the most trusted and sought after manufacturer of robust measurement solutions. Sigicom´s ambition is to continue to innovate and provide the market with the best solution for remote monitoring of environmental disturbances.

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Senceive Receives Six-Figure Investment from National Rail Supply Growth Fund to Support its Growth

Senceive has today announced a significant six-figure investment from the Rail Supply Growth Fund to support its continued domestic and international expansion across the rail and wider construction and mining industries.

The £750,000 investment will see the company catalyse the continued development of its intelligent condition monitoring system. In addition to increasing its workforce, it is looking to consolidate its position as the global, leading supplier of monitoring technology for the rail industry and beyond. With a wide range of applications, Senceive’s innovative wireless solutions help rail and construction clients to gain vital information and insights on the state of their infrastructure, to improve the reliability and safety of their assets and services in a highly cost-effective and robust manner. Acquiring this data quickly and easily through extremely long lasting (up to 15 years) wireless communications, enables clients to predict the state of degradation of their infrastructure assets over many years, allowing them to then make appropriate and, if necessary, rapid decisions and management choices for efficient, economic and importantly, safe operations.

The Rail Supply Growth Fund is managed by Finance Birmingham and supported by central government. It provides flexible finance to businesses across England that are focused on capitalising on opportunities across the global railway sector. The investment provided to Senceive will support its continued growth across its Business Development, R&D and Operations areas as it seeks to capitalise upon a growing range of opportunities in the global rail and construction markets.

Commenting on the investment, Senceive CEO, Graham Smith, said:
“Senceive is committed to delivering the very best and innovative monitoring solutions to all our clients within the rail and construction industries to help them improve performance and efficiency, whilst minimising risk and disruptions as well as benefiting from significant cost savings”.

Smith continued: “We work very closely with the industry and over the past few years we’ve generated real momentum with clients and industry partners. They recognise we are genuinely the best and most innovative at what we do anywhere in the world for wireless enabled condition monitoring technology in Rail and Construction. This investment from the Rail Supply Growth Fund will help us to maintain this momentum, further enhance our technology and build upon our portfolio of increasingly global clients to accelerate growth”.


Jack Glonek, Investment Director at Finance Birmingham, said:
“Senceive is an exciting example of one of the types of business the Fund is focused on supporting – a rail-focussed firm with ambitious growth plans and a dynamic management team. Finance Birmingham is proud to help a company that has significantly grown over the past three years and has ambitious future growth plans to enhance the delivery of its impressive condition monitoring solutions to a global market”.

This announcement follows another hugely successful year for Senceive which again saw over 60% growth and a significant increase its client base. In addition, the UK firm has recently been named as one of the top 100 companies to work for in the New Civil Engineer’s “NCE100 Power List” which recognises the most innovative and forward-thinking companies within civil engineering. This is as well as being named as the NCE’s “Trending 20” which recognises the top 20 most inspirational and exciting UK SMEs and dubbed “ones to look out for” this year and beyond.

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