Pure Innovation in Telecommunication
With over 35 years’ experience, Churchill Controls is the UK’s leading design and manufacturer of lower power radio telemetry systems.
Founded in 1976 by John Churchill, based at Crowthorne, Berkshire, Churchill Controls have been manufacturing cost effective solutions to the problems of monitoring and controlling remote industrial plant. The original products used leased telephone lines to send signals to and from a single transducer. In 1986 the Department of Trade and Industry recognised that UHF radio could effectively be used for short-range telemetry applications, and de-regulated certain channels so that licences weren’t required. Churchill Controls were quick to identify the opportunities this represented and developed appropriate products.
“We pride ourselves on the high level of customer technical support and spares/repairs backup we provide to our customers, including previous generation and legacy products.”
Supplying their products all over the UK and Ireland, Churchill Controls proudly distribute to water companies and their electrical contractors giving their company that incredible seal of approval.
When asked what benefits their products bring to the market compared to the competition, Ian instantly commented
“Our long established pedigree and knowledge create flexible, versatile, self-contained, easy to install and ready to go out of the box products that do exactly what’s required.”
Their latest innovation, the Mega_Link telemetry system (which is enhanced and partnered with the Mega_Bridge IP communicator), is a low-cost, versatile telemetry communication system for passing two-way instrumentation, measurement and control data between industrial plant and equipment, distributed over wide geographical areas and remote locations.
“Our new product, “Mega_Bridge” adds flexible and fully featured internet protocol (IP) connectivity to the well-established Mega_Link family of telemetry & control units used to pass two-way instrumentation, measurement and control data between equipment and industrial plant. IP connection scenarios range from simple self-contained Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) to multiple networks anywhere across the internet for distributed geographical areas and remote locations.”
Instead of a USB cable connected from the user’s laptop running DUCX configuration and diagnostics software, the laptop’s USB port is connected to a Mega_Bridge unit operating in DUCX_Bridge mode. The Mega_Bridge will handle the setting up of a secure communication path with a dedicated message server to each of the respective Mega_Bridge units, wherever they may be located in the world.
This incredible innovation was possible thanks to an impressive collaboration.
“For the past 24 months we have been engaged on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with The University of Reading, part funded by Innovate UK. This collaborative project has provided the R&D to develop an Internet Connectivity option for out latest Telemetry and Control product range called Mega_Bridge.”
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