Smith Myers, the multi-award-winning global specialist in the design, development, manufacture and support of application specific cellular network and handset capabilities, is celebrating 35 years since it was established by a team of UK design engineers.
Founded in 1987 by Tony Smith and Peter Myers, the team has focused on designing disruptive technologyfor Network Operators, Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, Military, and Search and Rescue organisations. The business model includes partnering with aircraft and ground-based vehicle OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and integrators, including some of the world’s largest organisations.
"We started with the fundamental philosophy to make things simpler for the end user by producing smart tools for smart users.That remains a strategic focus underpinned by our entrepreneurial spirit, which has enabled us as a truly agile business to constantly push new technology boundaries and expand our product portfolio," explains co-founder Peter Myers.
Smith Myers’ expertise means they can design their own Software Defined Radio systems and Protocol Stacks specifically for the extreme environments experienced by SAR operators. This also includes a custom Wide Band Linear Power Amplifier.
A key brand developed by the team includes ARTEMIS, an award-winning Mobile Phone Detection and Location Sensor designed specifically for airborne SAR/Disaster Relief. ARTEMIS turns any mobile phone into a rescue beacon, only requiring two antennas to generate a lat/long fix at up to 35 km. Stand alone with the embedded mapping or working with the leading mission system providers. Offering a radical and effective alternative to traditional airborne sensors, including automatic cueing of EO/IR, Texting and calls in no service areas. Available in several SWaP configurations for manned/unmanned platforms, ARTEMIS technology is scalable and available in a smaller format for use on SAR drones.