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Senceive nominated for six awards in the first two months of 2019!

An exciting start of the year for Senceive –  Only two months into 2019 and we’re already in the running for six nominations in three separate awards.

Senceive are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for two Ground Engineering Awards for the categories: Equipment Innovation for our Optical Displacement Sensor (ODS) and Specialist Geotechnical Supplier of the Year. The Ground Engineering Awards are considered the most prestigious industry awards, where entries are judged by an expert panel of over 50 independent industry clients, academics, consultants and contractors and recognise businesses who push the envelope in terms of innovation and client delivery. The awards will be taking place at Hilton Hotel Park Lane, London on 5th June 2019.

 

This announcement also follows being 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. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 30 April at The Brewery, London.

 

Senceive will also be attending a ceremony for Construction News Specialists Awards later this month at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 27th March 2019. We have been nominated for: Innovation of the Year, for our GeoWAN long-range platform, and Equipment Specialist of the Year. 

 

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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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FlatMesh® Wireless Sensor System extends Network Rail Acceptance to full product range and wide range of key applications

Network Rail Certificate of Acceptance

Senceive’s FlatMesh® Wireless Sensor System has now had its Product Acceptance extended across all its products and includes most key fixed asset applications within Network Rail. This means that all of Senceive’s equipment is now accepted to monitor a wide spectrum of critical assets on Network Rail infrastructure including; railtrack, earthworks, embankments and cuttings, as well as tunnels, bridges and other structures.

Acceptance across the range from Network Rail, reinforces Senceive’s position as the provider of choice for wireless, with its global market leading FlatMesh® Wireless Sensor Platform, explicitly designed for Rail and Construction and Mining. It is safe, reliable and fit for purpose.

The full accredited Senceive product range is now extensive and includes totally wireless and mains power free, extremely long lasting, reliable sensor connectivity for all structural, geo-technical and track bed related requirements, including but not limited to; Tri-axial tilt sensors, crack sensors, Optical Displacement Sensors (ODS), full range of geotechnical sensing including the new soil moisture sensors, rail track temperature, triggered solar powered cameras and much more.

A significant feature of the sensors and systems is the ability to “intelligently trigger” or activate other sensors in the system to aid decision making. For example, automatically increasing reporting rates of sensors nearby, or allowing other systems to be activated when critical movement limits are breached. In the case of Senceive’s Intelligent Earthworks Solutions, tilt sensors measuring shallow slippage can be combined with solar powered cameras, to trigger and automatically capture images of the asset to confirm the scale of movement remotely. Cameras are fitted with powerful dual infrared illuminators, designed for operation at night and not distract train drivers.

Senceive’s sensors all have an unrivalled performance in terms of reliability and precision, but also battery life of up to 15 years. This means that maintenance is negligible and requires no external power supply – minimising the need for an engineer to visit the site.

The system works through a series of smart sensor nodes, all connected to each other via an intelligent mesh network, which relay any data on movement to solar 3G gateways and back to secure visualisation software including email and text alerts.

Founded in 2005, Senceive’s wireless monitoring solutions are the global leaders within rail and construction, transport and mining, in providing reliable, long life, precise wireless monitoring solutions for a wide ranges of applications, including: buildings, earthworks, railtrack, bridges, walls, tunnels, structures, mines and much more.

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Groundforce Shorco announce partnership with Senceive

Groundforce, part of VPPLC and a world leading supplier of trenching and shoring equipment, say that the system simplifies real-time measurement of static loads and monitors potential movements.

Senceive provide wireless Millivolt per Volt nodes, which connect to the Groundforce load pins. These nodes allow the data from load sensors to be passed wirelessly from one node to another using the FlatMesh platform and eventually the data is passed to a 3G gateway, allowing registered users to view real time data through the Senceive WebMonitor visualisation software.

Groundforce describe the benefits compared to their previous method as:

  • Updated and wireless technology
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Provides an early warning SMS text system
  • Waterproofed to IP66/68
  • A reliable, robust and accurate system

If you would like to read more about one of our exciting projects with Groundforce Shorco, please read the Case Study on the Royal College of Music.

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INTERGEO 2018 – Senceive stand proud in Frankfurt

Senceive were delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s INTERGEO conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Our stand was located opposite Leica/Hexagon where we showcased our latest innovations to our visitors through our live demos.  The three day event is the world’s largest conference and leading trade fair in the field of geodesy, spatial data and land management, which was an ideal event to introduce the visitors and fellow exhibitors to our newest innovations such as the GeoWAN long-range wireless platform and the Optical Displacement Sensor (ODS).

With a growing sales team, some attending for the event for the first time, we decided to have our largest stand yet in order to present live demos. Visitors were able to interact with our wireless solutions and view measurements instantaneously on a monitor due to the ultra-fast reporting rates that we offer. We had the pleasure of receiving 100s of visitors at our stand from across the globe and the introduction of our new GeoWAN platform, which can wirelessly transmit monitoring data upto 15Km and has the ability to transmit though buildings, and the ODS proved to be a big hit.

 

This year’s INTERGEO has certainly been a huge success for Senceive and we would like to thank all our friends and future clients who found the time to come and talk to us and support our efforts. We very much look forward to seeing you all at next year’s conference in Stuttgart, Germany.

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