Winner Winner Winner: Third Queen’s Award for Thermoteknix
Cambridge based, Thermoteknix Systems Ltd. is celebrating being named winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Innovation 2015; the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The award is in recognition of its groundbreaking ClipIR® thermal imaging camera which brings a new dimension and enhanced performance to the world’s Night Vision Goggles.
Dr. Richard Salisbury, founder and Managing Director of Thermoteknix Systems Ltd. said: “I am absolutely delighted. For our small privately owned company to win a Queen’s Award for a second time in 2008 was an exceptional achievement but to win three Queen’s Awards, twice in the Innovation category and once for Export, is outstanding. I am proud that it recognises our skills, determination and commitment to satisfy customer needs in function and cost, developing and delivering cutting edge technology. We will build on this achievement to grow our business further in the future”.
ClipIR® is a unique miniature thermal camera which attaches to industry standard Night Vision Goggles to create a fused picture, combining the goggle’s image intensified output with the ClipIR® thermal image. This extends the performance of Night Vision Goggles for use into complete darkness, inside buildings and on urban patrol. Night Vision Goggles using image intensifiers have become the most widespread night vision technology with many hundreds of thousands of units deployed globally. ClipIR® technology creates the first of a new breed of powerful detection/ identification devices which offer ‘the best of both worlds’ for use in many applications both civil and defence, sustaining huge future commercial potential for Thermoteknix.
About the Queen’s Awards:
Announced each year on Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday, the corporate awards are the United Kingdom’s most prestigious accolades awarded for excellence and recognise outstanding achievements and commercial success in three categories: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. 2015 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s Award since its inception in 1965. Approximately 160 awards are made each year, with 40 in the Innovation category.