Companies that embrace the IoS and not the IoT will be the winners in the new connected world.
TTP's Steve Taylor explains why when you cut through the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s the Internet of Sensors (IoS) and resulting data that matters most.
“The IoT is, to a large extent, a solution looking for a problem, rather than the other way round,” says Steve Taylor, a senior consultant at TTP. “There’s simply no point in objects talking to each other just for the sake of it and the IoT only provides the communications backbone. An Internet of Sensors looks more like the roots of a tree, with sensors of all types at the extremities, capturing and feeding data upwards to the main trunk – the Internet.”
Connecting things over the internet is certainly not new. TTP has been working on machine to machine (M2M) and even organism to machine applications for over 20 years, from sensors to monitor cow herds to sensors in orthopaedic joints and F1 engines. “The IoT hype...
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TTP recently completed the installation of a new custom Bio-Laboratory. This lab has been designed as a dedicated facility for client projects and TTP internal R&D that requires detailed biological testing and development. Activity already underway in the new lab includes, single cell analytics, cell culturing, digital biology, bio-printing, and bio-chemical work flow automati...
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The Technology Partnership (TTP) has developed an innovative approach to small cells for use on lamp posts that dramatically simplifies the delivery of urban LTE.
With demand for cellular data continuing to rise and outdoor small cells seen as an essential element in the long-term delivery of high-capacity urban networks, TTP has come up with a new small cell designed specifically for deployment on lamp posts.
The use of lamp posts enables the acquisition of many thousands of suitable sites through negotiation with a single city authority. TTP’s new eNodeB is simply fitted into a lamp post’s standard photocell socket, providing the quickest possible installation without any modification to the lighting column or its power supply. And the compact design meets de minimis planning requirements, to simplify planning consents.
TTP’s prototype eNodeB is based on the Freescale BSC9131 QorIQ Qonverge processor and ...
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Michael Barkway from TTP looks at the current state of play for the IoT without the hype and takes a look into the future.
The term Internet of Things, or IoT, encompasses everything from existing developments in machine-to-machine communications to the newest wearable devices. The vision of the IoT world is that every Thing is connected and discoverable from its own IP address, sharing information freely.
But will the future really be like this? There are good reasons to think that it won’t. This article analyses the nature of the IoT and sets out some of the challenges and opportunities for the next phase of its deployment.
The web today is mostly horizontal – pages of open information, with revenues derived directly through purchasing or indirectly via advertising. The cost model in the Internet today is many-to-one – many consumers to one web server. This has driven revolutionary change in social media, search, file sharing, media distribution and more, enabled by the low co...
TTP, a leading UK technology and product development company, has recently developed an innovative new approach to the intracellular delivery of macromolecules and nano-particles into cells at high speed and high volume. This new technique could have major implications for a range of cellular applications including the transfection of cells with DNA material. TTP has already successfully demonstrated the transport of antibodies into cells and is now beginning to explore other biomolecules and the full capabilities of this exciting technology. This technology relies on a physical effect alone and does not require chemical, electrical poration or biological vectors to enable transport into the cell.
It has been known for some time that relaxation of cell membranes as a result of deformation leads to transient poration to allow molecules or other particles to enter the cell. However, existing approaches to harness this effect typically rely on the use of microfluidics and require pu...
Delivery of macromolecules and nano-particles into cells at high speed and high volume
TTP and Mayflower are pleased to announce that they have completed development of the latest wireless smart lighting control system. An example of the Internet of Things (IoT) in action, this latest design offers over a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to existing smart lighting systems along with enhanced reliability, improved radio range and class leading metering accuracy. The new MK3 design is now available and shipping in volume, with the Zigbee based solution already qualified for sale in North America and beyond this product range dramatically increases Mayflower’s offering.
Smart lighting control is an example of how the Internet of Things can generate real financial savings by embedding intelligence and connectivity into everyday objects. TTP is working on applications from controlling and optimising home energy systems to sensors embedded in smart orthopaedic implants for remote monitoring. With predictions that the IoT will connect up to 50 billion devices b...
Wireless smart lighting control.
The Atlas io™ system enables healthcare professionals to ‘test and treat’ within 30 minutes in their own offices and clinics.
TTP is delighted to announce that it has completed development of the Atlas io™ Reader instrument for Atlas Genetics. The Atlas io™ system is set to revolutionise the diagnosis of infectious diseases by bringing down the time required to take a patient sample and make a diagnosis to less than thirty minutes. This compares with the typical three to ten day turnaround traditionally required to achieve the same diagnosis through a central lab.
The Atlas io™ Reader operates with a test-specific disposable reagent cartridge and fully automates a three-stage process of DNA extraction and purification, DNA amplification, and electrochemical detection of the target infection. The operator simply adds the patient's sample to the cartridge, inserts it into the Reader, and follows on-screen prompts to make the diagnosis.
Achieving this level of simplicity for users ...
TTP and Atlas Genetics development partnership creates ultra-rapid point-of-care instrument for the diagnosis of infectious disease.
TTP, a leading UK-based technology and product development company, has come up with an innovative approach to gas sensing that radically cuts cost, size and power consumption. The new ultrasonic sensor uses patent-pending TTP technology to precisely measure the speed of sound in a gas to determine its composition and can also be connected wirelessly to the Internet for remote monitoring and data collection.
Drawing on TTP’s expertise in nonlinear acoustics and piezoelectric technology, the new SonicSense devices will cost between £3 and £6 each in volume production. TTP is investigating a wide range of industrial and medical applications, from gas safety and process control to respiratory monitoring and anaesthesia. Once the speed of sound through the gas is measured, thermal compensation is applied before the composition of a binary gas mixture is calculated. Additional bulk gas properties such as density can also be determined using the same sensor architecture to enable more co...
New low-cost gas sensor technology from TTP uses speed of sound
TTP’s SonicSense delivers accurate gas sensing at a fraction of the cost of existing methods
Growing business and a forecast of continued strong demand at TTP Group plc (TTP) has generated 30 vacancies, the genesis of a focussed recruitment drive to fill these places over the next 3 to 6 months.
As part of the campaign TTP is returning to The Møller Centre in Cambridge following the success of the previous recruitment events. The informal atmosphere proved to be a great way for people to find out more about TTP as a company, our culture and the exciting projects undertaken.
Peter Taylor TTP Group Managing Director commented, “at TTP we provide a creative and free-thinking environment for ambitious scientists and engineers to reach their full potential, and I’m looking forward to welcoming 30 more staff to join us in exploring new frontiers of technology”.
We recruit the most talented people in science and engineering, and offer an environment that merges knowledge and enthusiasm with innovation, and the commitment to world-class development.
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Leading Cambridge-based technology innovation company TTP has been awarded a research project by UK radio regulator Ofcom to assess the potential for future improvements in the performance of radio receivers, in particular for TV. The project builds on a previous research programme conducted by TTP for Ofcom in 2009.
As demands on spectrum increase, regulators are looking to enable services such as mobile broadband and White Space to operate alongside broadcast TV. Dr Antony Rix from TTP’s Wireless group commented that, “if TV spectrum in 700MHz is to be released for LTE or other uses, it is critical that TV receivers operating close to these frequencies continue to be able to operate with a very high quality of service.”
TTP’s research will assess the potential for TV receiver performance, specifically adjacent channel selectivity, to be increased. Lewis Davies, who is leading the project at TTP, highlights that, “although the performance of best-in-class silicon tuners now br...
TTP works with Ofcom to assess future development of radio technology
Study to look at how mobile broadband and White Space will operate alongside broadcast TV
Amaru has been working with TTP, a technology and product development company, based in Melbourn, near Royston in Hertfordshire. He was tasked to investigate the possibility of entering a new market area for the company by developing new anti-reflection coating technology. His success in the project has lead to him being nominated as a finalist in the annual ‘The Year in Industry’ awards in which the top category recognises students who have made the most significant contribution to the businesses with which they have been working. The prestigious awards take place at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on Thursday 19th September.
Amaru is enthusiastic about the year he has spent working in industry before going on to s...
Student Amaru in finals for National Business Award
9 September 2013: Engineers at The Technology Partnership (TTP) have discovered a way to break through the Faraday Cage that prevents the entry or escape of an electromagnetic field through a metallic enclosure. While the Faraday Cage effect does have useful applications from preventing leakage from microwave ovens to lightning strike protection and screening data cables, TTP’s new patent-pending Fluxor technology will have major benefits for power and data transfer through metal shielding. TTP is already using the technology for monitoring fluid levels in steel pipes, taking readings from medical implants and measuring data from inside high-performance F1 engines.
TTP’s Fluxor method creates a ‘window’ for electromagnetic transmission of power and data by applying a strong DC magnetic field, which lines up the magnetic dipoles in the material to ‘saturate’ a small area of the metal screen. This reduces the permeability and increases penetration to make it possible to transfer elec...
TTP beats the Faraday Cage with Fluxor
TTP has today unveiled its ground breaking Vista 3D, which is the first print head technology that can print with more than one material. Unlike existing 3D printing solutions, the same Vista 3D print heads can dispense or print ceramics, and even biological cells, as well as the traditional metals and plastics, opening up the possibility of printing products as diverse as toys, medical devices, aircraft parts and even diagnostic test strips at the touch of a button.
This breakthrough in technology will potentially change the face of manufacturing, as we know it. It will give organisations the ability to print off stock and supplies of complex products that comprise of several materials as and when they need, making the process of ordering goods from the Far East or other manufacturing facilities a thing of the past.
By discovering a breakthrough method in droplet ejection, TTP’s Vista 3D can print large (50 µm+) particles and more viscous and volatile fluids. The open printhe...
Chemical, ceramic and even biological 3D printing is now a reality as TTP unveils new multi-material breakthrough
New Vista 3D is the first printer technology available with mu...
The aim of employee ownership day is to draw attention to and promote the values and benefits of employee ownership into the wider business community. The scheme is a part of a co-operation between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Employee Ownership Association (EOA).
TTP Group’s exceptional performance and unity of purpose have been ascribed in part to employee participation in the ownership of the Company, and with 88% of TTP Group’s current employees being shareholders they are a great example of employee ownership success. This is now being more widely accepted, as demonstrated by the conclusions of The Nuttall Review published last year, where employee ownership was identified as one of the centrepieces to creating long term sustainable economic growth.
Lord Younger said
“As we focus on growth, there has never been a more important time to support alternative ways of running a business. There is clear evidence that businesses with employee...
TTP Group plc (TTP) today celebrated employee ownership day with a range of events that included hosting a ministerial visit by Lord Younger. Lord Younger participated in a rou...
The ETI launched the £3 million project in November 2012 to undertake a comprehensive behavioural study involving householders focused on heat and energy consumption in the UK. The study – to be scaled up to thousands of householders – is part of the ETI’s Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) technology programme. The aim of the programme is to design, develop and demonstrate a high cost-optimised, smart energy system suitable for future roll out within the UK.
Led by environment consultant PRP and University College London’s Energy Institute, the project is delivered through a consortium also including TTP, Frontier Economics, The Peabody Trust, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and Hitachi.
TTP designed and integrated the sensor network technology that has been installed in homes to capture objective data on energy related human behaviour for this project. This builds on its successful experience of developing both standards-based and proprietary license-exempt low-power wire...
Leading Cambridge-based technology innovation company The Technology Partnership (TTP) has worked with M2M service provider Arkessa to deliver a smart home monitoring platform f...
TTP Group plc (TTP) is launching a major new recruitment event at The Møller Centre in Cambridge, within the Centre’s stunning bar and newly refurbished roof terrace – the perfect venue and event for those interested in joining Europe’s leading independent technology company. TTP is delighted to be the first company to use this area of the Møller Centre since the refurbishment.
Having recently celebrated a history of twenty five years of exceptional success and growth, TTP is now looking to the future, and is launching a campaign to invite 30 new scientists and engineers in 2013/2014 to join one of the most exciting and dynamic companies in Cambridge.
TTP’s business model is simple, and combines talented staff with an environment that merges knowledge and enthusiasm for science and engineering, with innovation and free thinking; and then gives the freedom to go on to create new technologies and new products that help our customers gain a competitive advantage.
The event will run ...
TTP Group launches major recruitment campaign at stunning MØller Centre venue
New battery-free, ultra-low power wireless sensor technology is being developed by UK-based TTP that will add connectivity and intelligence to everyday dumb objects such as medical implants, supermarket labels and engineering components. TTP believes it is through innovative energy harvesting techniques and low energy sensors that the Internet of Things will become a reality and billions of devices will communicate and interact with each other.
TTP is working on applications that range from sensors embedded in smart orthopaedic implants for remote monitoring, to battery-free sensors for measuring highly-stressed components in F1 engines and active supermarket labels that are always up to date with realtime data. And the same technology is being used for displaying the balance on Oyster-type pre-pay cards, controlling home energy systems or street lights and intelligent security or postal tags. TTP expects many of these new sensors will connect to smartphones and tablets using ultra...
TTP’s ultra-low power wireless technology connects dumb objects to the Internet of Things
Battery-free sensors will revolutionise applications from orthopaedic implants and F1 ...
Melbourn based technology company TTP Group celebrated 25 years of innovation and product development with a party weekend in London for the staff and their partners.
Following this year’s Diamond Jubilee, Olympic and Para-Olympic games London was the obvious choice of location to round off the year with one more notable celebration. The event took place at The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on Saturday 1st December, and was attended by over 300 employees and their partners, along with the original founders of TTP and other special guests. As well as fine dining, dancing, a casino and other entertainment there was also the opportunity to explore London and its famous sights, or indulge in some pre Christmas shopping. The weekend surpassed even TTP’s 10th and 20th anniversary celebrations which were held in Paris.
Peter Taylor, CEO of TTP Group commented “TTP’s 25th anniversary is a great opportunity for the whole group to come together and celebrate being part of Europe’s lea...
TTP Group celebrates 25th anniversary and treats employees to a weekend away in London
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