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The latest version of Rinicom’s SkyPatriot drone detection system is being used by RNC Avionics Ltd and 42 Solutions B.V. to develop a new integrated UAV protection systems designed specifically for airports. The new platform, codenamed CUPS, will utilise the upgraded long-distance optical UAV detection with additional RF detection capability and the bespoke situational awareness ATM software module developed by 42 Solutions in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The CUPS project has been featured in the August 2018 issue of Jane’s Airport Review, where Rinicom CEO Prof Garik Markarian gave an interview about the exciting opportunities for the project, which has received funding from the EUREKA Eurostars Programme (#600368).

Please feel free to contact us for more information about Rinicom, the SkyPatriot system, and the CUPS project.

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:18

Another Recognition for Rinicom Ltd

Rinicom is proud to be in a Team who won 2018 NATO Scientific Achievement Award. The award is presented to Dr. Peter-Paul Meiler and the IST-118 Research Task Group for their outstanding contribution to the S&T Organization Cooperative Program of Work (CPoW). Rinicom’s COFDM IP mesh technology is an essential part of the

NATO Research Task Group IST-118 on ‘Service Oriented Architecture Recommendations for Disadvantaged Grids in the Tactical Domain’. In a three-year endeavour, this Task Group identified the best ways to make the Service Oriented Architecture approach applicable within the constraints of the tactical environment. The team developed a Tactical SOA Profile that helps to optimize the future systems architectures and to improve the cooperation within NATO countries.

Rinicom's latest Electro Optical sensor, the Dark Eye 2, during integration testing before the KSK Symposium in Germany in cooperation with BSS Holland. The Dark Eye 2 builds on Dark Eye 1's success with an enhanced day camera performance delivering magnification of X20 at 4K resolution whilst enjoying gyro stabilisation over 2 axis. 

When matched with a suitable 4K screen this delivers class leading surveillance capabilities at extreme ranges. The embedded Thermal Image camera (standard) is not subject to ITAR legislation and is capable of detecting human activity, in all weather day or night, over 1000m distance.

Rinicom also received The Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2013.

The award, which is based on a recommendation from the Prime Minister, is one of the highest accolades that businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom can receive. The winners are announced each year on 21st April as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday celebrations.

Winners will be invited to Buckingham Palace to meet The Queen and receive their award at a prestigious ceremony.

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QA Emblem General 2018Rinicom Ltd. has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, for a second time, they also received The Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2013. The project that led to this recognition was the SkyPatriot drone detection system.

CEO, Professor Garegin Markarian, said: “We are overwhelmed and honoured to have received the Queen’s Award for the second time. It is an amazing achievement for us, as well as recognition for all the hard work our team have put in over the past few years.

As a company, we continue to push ourselves to the limit in order to produce innovative proprietary technology. We see this award as a credit for the future and an extra token of confidence for our clients and customers.”

As a company that focuses on research and development, Rinicom works closely with Lancaster University, many of the long-term employees of Rinicom are graduates of the University, and in partnership with key companies in order to implement innovative solutions.

Rinicom identified a gap in the market and invested in the development of a powerful optical drone detection system called SkyPatriot.

The SkyPatriot has been created to help combat air traffic disruption and safety hazards caused by the unauthorised use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) such as drones. 

The wide proliferation of commercial UAVs has led to numerous reports of air traffic disruption, smuggling of illicit substances, illegal collection of video footage and disturbance of high-profile mass events. It is a worldwide problem, affecting different sectors of the society, and causing significant financial loss.

The SkyPatriot is capable of detecting, locating and tracking UAVs and then neutralising the threat. 

 The Queen’s Awards for Entеrрriѕе recognise British buѕinеѕѕ еxсеllеnсе.

The award, which is based on a recommendation from the Prime Minister, is one of the highest accolades that businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom can receive. The winners are announced each year on 21st April as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday celebrations. 

The internationally rесоgniѕеd ѕеаl оf approval givеѕ overseas customers reassurance that they are working with аn еѕtаbliѕhеd and rерutаblе business, with thе highеѕt levels оf excellence, оffеring ԛuаlitу ѕеrviсеѕ оr рrоduсtѕ.

With over 30 employees working for the company, plus a supply chain to other local companies, Rinicom is dedicated to creating jobs in the Lancaster area.

The Morecambe & Lunesdale MP David Morris, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Rinicom have again been recommended for such a prestigious award. Rinicom are an extremely innovative company who seem to be able to adapt to any challenges that need to be met.

This latest project to combat the risk from drone usage is an extremely useful one executed at a time when drone use is causing a huge worry for air traffic controllers.”

Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:46

Rinicom Mentioned as Basler Success Story!

We are happy to announce that @Basler_AG is promoting our new drone detection system, Sky Patriot, using their Basler Ace Camera. Innovation in surveillance driven by Rinicom's strong research and development team. A success story for all involved!

The NEXES Consortium announces today that the NEXES Pilot in Romania successfully demonstrated the full extent of the new communication and information exchange capabilities of the NEXES System, upon the conclusion of the NEXES Action’s development phase.

The NEXES Pilot in Romania was a key activity of the NEXES Iteration Two Workshop, held in Bucharest, in November 16th and 17th 2017, at the Ramada Bucharest North Hotel. Before a large audience that encompassed highly relevant stakeholders in the strategy, management and operation of emergency services in Romania and important representatives of the national civil society and security industry, the NEXES Pilot in Romania unfolded across seven storylines that recreated different emergency situations where the advanced and innovative NEXES capabilities ensured a reliable, fast and effective emergency response, highlighting significant advances in the emergency call-taking and handling service. Specifically, the NEXES Pilot activities emphasised the richer communication between citizens and emergency services benefiting from the NEXES Apps’ audio, text and video channels of total conversation communication, and a dedicated attention has been given to the involvement of sign language interpretation in emergency response and its importance for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. Also addressed was the relevance of improved location information and the exchange of medical data, namely in scenarios that implicate roaming and the relay of caller’s data across different countries to the right emergency centre.

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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:30

NATO IST-150 Meeting

The NATO IST-150 (NATO Core Services profiling for Hybrid Tactical Networks) main goal is to develop a set of profiles allowing to rapidly deploy NATO Core Services in hybrid tactical networks, specifically addressing challenges in VHF/UHF radio, satellite, 4G/LTE and other wireless networks. 

On October 12th and 13th, 2017, the group met at the FFI offices in Norway to detail the activities related with the collaboration services to be addressed in the study (e.g., Battlefield Unified Communications enveloping audio, voice and text (multimedia) and blue force tracking) and plan the conduction of experiments instantiating medium to large network sizes involving simulation, emulation and real radio equipment.


Rinicom, represented by Mr. Marco Manso, contributed to the activities of the IST-150 group by demonstrating the application of NATO Core Services and collaboration services in Rinicom PodNode radios (providing mesh wireless broadband network for tactical environments) and using them in the IST-150 experiments to be conducted during 2018 and 2019.

The NATO IST-150 is led by Germany and includes the participation of Finland, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the NCI Agency.

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:53

INTER-IoT EPI Event in Athens, Greece

Rinicom and the Inter-IoT partners successfully completed the European Commission review and demonstration at the IoT-EPI event in Athens, Greece, September 2017! The review involved a full day presentation of the project where the commission expressed its support for the work done and offered helpful advice for the remainder of the project.

Friday, 15 September 2017 13:12

Rinicom's 15th Anniversary

On Friday, September 15th, Rinicom celebrated it's 15th Anniversary! 

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