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Wood & Douglas acquired by Ultra Electronics

Monitoring the waters in Hamble

Radio waves keep London’s shipping moving

Moving into the White space

Wood & Douglas helps Guernsey Water keep the information flowing

Wood & Douglas exhibiting at BEST 2013

Canine search enhanced by P.A.W.S Wi-Fi

Automated emergency services calling from road accidents from 2015

Radio link trial for water-bound ASVs proves successful

Wood & Douglas meets the Queen

BSI committee advisory role helps future Fire Fighters

Going undercover in the U.S. with P.A.W.S.

Wood & Douglas PA Lineariser counters operational threats from in-theatre communications interference

UKTI celebrate best of the South East at Queen's award event with Lord Green

Connecting the City
At the recent Mobile World Congress, Grant Notman, Head of Sales and Marketing at Wood & Douglas spent some time touring the Connected City exhibition at the show with Mark Bridge from The Fonecast, a weekly podcast of all thi...

Wood & Douglas case study with XJTAG
Wood & Douglas’ new manufacturing facility at Aldermaston uses XJTAG for testing and programming PCBs as part of its commitment to quality.  XJTAG recently created a case study on its relationship with Wood & Do...

Wood & Douglas receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
On 21st April, the occasion of The Queen’s 87th birthday, we were delighted to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.  This award is the most prestigious...

In the media…
Wood & Douglas has, once again, been featured in a number of media titles recently.  Our work with Weatherford International on the safe docking of Oil Tankers was featured in the first 2013 edition of Shipping & Mari...

New business models for machine to machine communications
For many companies the transformational potential of machine to machine (M2M) communications is a new consideration for their business.  Whilst Wood & Douglas has been seeing the impact that M2M can have on business effic...

PM1– a handy Power Meter for radio telemetry technicians
Wood & Douglas’ PM1 Power Meter is a tool for technicians who need to accurately measure low power transmitter module output in the field. The PM1 Power Meter is compact and ruggedly designed for quick, reliable and accu...

Sustainability Live
Sustainability Live is the UK’s leading event for sustainable business management, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from the 16-18 April, demonstrating best practice across the energy, water and waste sectors. The show wil...

Disaster averted!
It’s good to know that the Wood & Douglas team can think on its feet. A recent fault with a router at the Lattice House threatened operations, but only very briefly. Whilst initial troubleshooting failed to identify the ...

No radio at Wareham for Wessex Water!
Wood & Douglas recently completed the commissioning of a new link to monitor reservoir water levels and flow rates for Wessex Water’s Mannings Heath Water Tower and Booster Station in Wareham, near Bournem...

Ghana Electric to reap rewards from training
Since 2005 Lucy Switchgear has been working with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to minimise customer outages and reduce operational and maintenance costs using switchgear automation products monitored b...

Fighting the floods
Flood protection costs the UK £1bn a year and a further £1bn to £3bn in insurance payouts, so a reliable, cost effective alternative to expensive fixed monitoring is a real necessity.At a recent media event organ...

High quality British manufacture is the USP
Despite the economic pinch and fierce competition from overseas, high quality manufacture remains to be a British entrepreneur's winning secret, says Dan Matthews. British manufacturing is used to turbulence. First, in the form o...

Wood & Douglas joins BAPCO
Wood & Douglas has joined the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.  This organisation is an independent user-led, professional members association formed to promote, influence and advance the use...

Mobile World Congress 2013
This is the largest mobile event in the world and traditionally takes place in February in Barcelona, Spain.  This year it takes place from 25th to 28th February 2013. The event has moved to a new venue in Barcelona for 2013...

See us at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2013
Southern Manufacturing 2013 takes place in Farnborough UK from 13th to 14th February 2013.  Southern Manufacturing is the UK’s largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting event.  Wood ...

Even the Loose Women need a little help to keep talking
A Key function of live television production is the ability of the production and studio floor staff to stay in constant communication, ensuring lighting and camera crews are delivering the shots which the vision mixer and directo...

ISO audit
Wood & Douglas is pleased to confirm that once again the company has sailed through its annual audit to be validated for ISO 9000 status. As you will know the company has invested heavily in improving the quality of the manage...

New products from Wood & Douglas
CLASS1C 850 This crystal-based transceiver combines high performance and low cost in an incredibly small footprint delivering a powerful wireless device to use in high volume OEM applications. The CLASS1C 850 has a very fast sta...

Milipol Qatar 2012
Wood & Douglas was recently selected as a leading UK company to showcase its Homeland Security applications at Milipol Qatar, one of the leading military exhibitions in the world.Wood & Douglas showcased PAWS - its "Dogcam" wirele...

Ultima 2 Launch
Following the success of Wood & Douglas' original Ultima GSM product, we are launching a new version of the Ultima - Ultima 2.Ultima 2 is a flexible, robust wireless product that can be used for an extensive number of differen...

Remote DNA adds intelligence to data capture
Monitoring remote products, sevices and applications is only effective if there is a means to interpret and action data effectively. Often telemetry applications are rendered useless because it is difficult for the information col...

What is Reciprocal Mixing?
What is Reciprocal Mixing? If you know the answer there could be a rewarding job waiting for you.  See our recruitment page....

Manufacturer of the Year
Wood & Douglas is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the prestigious award of SME Manufacturer of the Year.  The Manufacturer of the Year Awards programme is run annually by The Manufacturer magazine.&...

Water, water everywhere
2012 will be remembered as the summer that started with hosepipe bans and ended as the wettest for 100 years. Climate change issues continue to be a significant challenge for utilities companies aiming to meet demand for water ac...

Extending the reach of perimeter security
Wood & Douglas has recently been involved in extensive trials to enhance the scope and capability of perimeter security, enabling full motion video to be captured and analysed in real time as part of a fenced security function...

Committed to quality
As part of our on-going commitment to the highest levels of quality across the whole business, Wood & Douglas has implemented a business-wide new quality programme.This has recently included a full refurbishment of the manufac...

Wood & Douglas showcased as ‘Best of British’ at global business summit
Wood & Douglas was one of less than 10 UK companies that was chosen to showcase its technology at UK Trade & Investment’s Global Business Summit on 3rd August 2012 at Lancaster House, the British Embas...

Bringing sustainable energy to Scotland
Kindtradwell Estate in Brora, Sutherland, is one of the most Northerly sporting estates in the UK.  It is also now one of the most sustainable, having introduced a hydropower system to provide electricity for the 50,000 acre ...

Enabling Olympic broadcasts with the BBC
As the London 2012 Olympics draw ever closer, Wood & Douglas will be providing a key component to the games being broadcast live to a global audience of billions through its specialist outside broadcast equipment. Our Outside...

Wood & Douglas invited to attend UKTI Olympics ICT event
Wood & Douglas has been selected as one of an exclusive number of companies to showcase its technology at UK Trade & Investment’s Global Business Summit on 3rd August 2012 at Lancaster House, the British Embassy for ...

Wood & Douglas secures Ł1 million order from Surf Telecom
Wood & Douglas has been chosen to supply 1,000 ER45e radio systems to Surf Telecom in a deal worth almost £1 million. A large number of ER45e outstation units and EH45e dual redundant base stations will be installed in p...

Helping to deliver a sustainable future
Held at the NEC in Birmingham, SustainabilityLive! is the leading water, energy, environmental, land and sustainable business exhibition. Wood & Douglas exhibited its T-series of radios in the IWEX (International Water an...

Wood & Douglas featured on BBC News website
On 12/06/12 Wood & Douglas were involved in the TeenTech event in Basingstoke.   TeenTech is a series of interactive events for school children aimed to generate interest in science, engineering and technology. Wood &...

Setting the energy agenda on Europe’s biggest trading estate
With more than 400 businesses and 20,000 employees, Slough Trading Estate is Europe’ largest trading estate in single ownership, providing homes to offices, factories and other buildings.  It is home to compan...

PAWS in the USA
In March, Wood & Douglas’ PAWS equipment for rescue dogs headed to the USA to be tested by Ramapo Rescue Dog Association.  The Association is a volunteer organisation that uses air-scenting German She...

New versions of 200T and 300T products for wireless monitoring
The 200T and 300T products offer a wireless monitoring system directly from a number of sensors back to a central receiver station.  The 200T combines detection of rotational movement using an accurate digital compass and tra...

Oceanology 2012
In addition to Mobile World Congress, Wood & Douglas attended Oceanology International 2012 at Excel in London in mid-March.  The event has traditionally been an important one for Wood & Douglas. Oceanology Inter...

Wood & Douglas off to MWC 2012
MWC Preview 2012: Wood & Douglas to showcase remote railway monitoring...

New facility opened in Aldermaston
Newbury Business Today Sir George Young, the MP for North West Hampshire, has opened a new high tech facility in Aldermaston that will enable......

A Wikid Application for QR Codes
Mobile Marketing Magazine More from the UKTI?s pre-Mobile World Congress event, showcasing some of the UK startups which will be exhibiting at the show in Fe......

Tadley company creates dog search and rescue device
NewburyToday.co.uk Hampshire fire and rescue service team trial wireless system which helps dogs search disaster zones......

Search dogs go hi-tech
Basingstoke Gazette DISASTER dogs are the focus of hi-tech camera trials in Hampshire. Man?s best friend is working with Hampshire Fire and.......

Fire service hoping to gets its PAWS on 'dog-cam'
Get Hampshire DOG cameras could be brought into action in Rushmoor and Hart after the county’s fire service tested the new.......

It's dogcam!
Mail Online They've always been man's best friend...    ...

Paws doggie-cam aid search and rescue efforts
DotGizmo Dog’s are truly man’s best friend – and they can be properly trained to help us out in different situations such as search and rescue efforts, which is where the Paws doggie-cam comes in – being s...

PAWS dog rescue camera could save your life
CNET News A U.K. firm has developed a camera system that relays video and audio information from rescue dogs, helping man's best friend to lend a paw in emergency situations, the BBC reports....

Enabling the Future Internet through M2M and IoT technologies and services
As well as exhibiting at Mobile World congress Grant Notman will be speaking at one of UKTI's seminars.   Date: Monday 27th February 2012 Location: Hall 8, Fira Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain Time: 13:30 to 15:30 (12:30 ...

Mobile World Congress
This year we will be attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 27th February - 1st March. We will be exhibiting as part of the UKTI booth on stand AV35....

Wood & Douglas vacancies
Due to expansion Wood & Douglas have several vacancies. For further information click here

Fastest dog in the South meets a high tech contender
Wood & Douglas bring PAWS to Mullenscote New Year's Day Open Scurry Challenge Trainers and fans get high tech dogs eye view of course for first time  While more than 150 dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds compete...

'PAWS' Featured on the BBC News website
The company's wireless portfolio includes remote surveillance equipment for railway lines, to combat cable theft, and radio devices for anti-piracy operations at sea. Its latest product applies wireless video broadcast technology...

Wood & Douglas on the right wavelength
A MILLION-pound technology manu-facturing centre has been opened by North West Hampshire MP Sir George Young..... Read more...

Wood & Douglas sponsor local event
On 01/01/12 we will be sponsoring The Mullenscote New Year’s Day Open Scurry Challenge. As well as sponsoring the event we will be using the Dog Scurry as an opportunity to further demonstrate P.A.W.S in a new application. ...

Stopping cable theft
Cable theft from railways is costing rail operators and the UK economy millions. Reports suggest that up to eight attempted cable thefts take place every day.  Wood & Douglas has developed Track Watch as the solution to c...

Wood & Douglas Duo Talkback Transceiver Units Trade In, Trade Up Promotion
Take this opportunity to renew your Duo with a new ruggedized version. In monitoring our installed based over the years we have been able to understand where improvements are possible. Operationally everyone seemed more than happy...

Hijack! Live imaging for marine boarding parties
Alan Wood, Managing Director, Wood & Douglas, explains recent developments in portable radio communications for anti-piracy operations at sea. The Gulf of Aden, funnelling Saudi oil, Chinese IT and Japanese cars from Asia and...

Revisions in ETSI standards could cause alarm for emergency button users
A recent revision of an ETSI (The European Telecommunications Standards Institute) standard, which governs most licence exempt telemetry applications, has caused concern amongst manufacturers of wireless communications systems for...

Hi tech dogs send video to help rescues
Live video from dog to handler Extends search & rescue into difficult terrains Helps protect handler and dog The image of a St Bernard digging an avalanche victim out of the snow gets a hi-tech makeover with the launch...

Investment-News
I would like to share with you some exciting news about some investments we have been making to improve our capabilities and therefore our ability to supply you with an ever improving quality product line. Earlier this year we do...

Monitor and control anywhere with a text message
Ultima GSM delivers easy to manage, long life, rugged, remote telemetry and control via GSM networks Wood & Douglas, Britain’s leading independent manufacturer of professional radio solutions today announced the launch ...

Teeing off with technology
Wood & Douglas presents the golf round of the future  Step onto the golf course of the future: no slow play and every hit of the ball is fed live to screens for those in the in the club house to watch as a round develops...

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