Smith Myers, the multi-award-winning global specialist in the design, development, manufacture and support of cellular networking and application-specific handset capabilities, celebrates 35 years since its founding by a team of engineers British designers.
Founded in 1987 by Tony Smith and Peter Myers, the team has focused on designing disruptive technologies for network operators, government agencies, law enforcement, military and search and rescue organizations . The business model includes partnerships with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and aircraft and ground vehicle integrators, including some of the world’s largest organizations.
“We started with the fundamental philosophy of simplifying things for the end user by producing smart tools for smart users. This remains a strategic axis supported by our entrepreneurial spirit, which has allowed us, as a company truly agile, constantly pushing new technological boundaries and expanding our product portfolio,” says 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 encountered by SAR operators. This also includes a custom wideband 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, requiring only two antennas to generate a lat/long position up to 35 km. Standalone with integrated mapping or in conjunction with leading mission system vendors. Offering a radical and effective alternative to traditional airborne sensors, including automatic tracking of EO/IR, SMS and calls in unserved areas. Available in multiple SWaP configurations for manned/unmanned platforms, ARTEMIS technology is scalable and available in a smaller form factor for use on SAR drones.