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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
27 Mar 09. Some technology companies are taking an unorthodox approach to selling software in the recession: giving it away. Unlike past promotions from America Online or makers of antivirus software, these giveaways are business software that typically costs thousands of dollars or more. And they aren’t limited-time trials: companies get to keep the free software.
Consider Tideway Systems Ltd., which makes software that businesses use to monitor back-office computers and typically costs at least $20,000 a year. The London-based company saw its sales pipeline dry up over the past 18 months. So in November it released a free version of its software. By giving away its program, Tideway figured companies would be more likely to test it and then buy it. More than 4,000 copies of the free software, which can only be used to monitor 30 machines, have been downloaded, but none have translated to a sale. (Source: WSJ)
31 Mar 09. Following rigorous operational tests with customers worldwide, Savi Networks now is poised to field high volumes of the 10th wireless cargo tracking device leveraged by SaviTrak™, the company’s supply chain execution intelligence service built on an open technology platform. SaviTrak now can provide real-time intelligence on the global location, security and condition of inventory transported by container shipments through its integration with an innovative tag device that includes GPS, cellular, and active Radio Frequency Identification with sensor technologies. This is the tenth electronic cargo monitoring device from a variety of third-party manufacturers that has been certified by Savi Networks to integrate into its global SaviTrak intelligence service.
“Through this new device and GSM (cellular) roaming agreements in over 150 countries, Savi Networks has reached a milestone where we can provide global visibility and mobile connectivity to our customers’ in-transit inventory where it matters,” said Neil Furukawa, senior vice president of Engineering and Operations, Savi Networks. “SaviTrak is a breakthrough, turn-key service that’s easy to implement and use, low cost and provides quick, tangible financial returns for managing supply chain execution in a global economy,” said Nick Cova, vice president of Savi Networks’ Commercial Operations and SaviTrak. “We invite companies to try it out and begin realizing the financial benefits from SaviTrak right away.”
The multi-wireless device, which clamps onto a container door, receives GPS location information at configurable time intervals. Sensors embedded in the tag detect and record security breaches of the container doors as well as changes inside the container of temperature, light and humidity. The device