Plotting the Journey for HAPS Exploration and Innovation

20th May 2024 at 7:55 am

In the exhilarating world of aerospace, High-Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) are stealing the spotlight worldwide. Positioned high above the clouds, these UAVs, often powered by sunlight, are turning heads. From turbocharging communication networks to giving surveillance procedures a makeover, these high-flying systems pose great opportunities. Here, we explore their potential and uncover a landscape teeming with innovation and growth.

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The Promise of AI in Subsea Applications - Blog by Knight Optical

The Promise of AI in Subsea Applications

7th May 2024 at 8:40 am

AI holds immense potential across various industries worldwide, but its impact is particularly pronounced in the subsea sector. In environments characterised by high pressure and low visibility, divers face significant risks, making operational success challenging. Here, we explore how AI stands to revolutionise day-to-day underwater practices, elevating productivity, ensuring worker welfare, and enhancing decision-making to unprecedented levels.

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The Power of Strategic Optical Component Alliances for Aerospace Businesses

21st Apr 2024 at 7:55 am

In the intricate world of aerospace procurement, securing a reliable optical component supplier is paramount yet fraught with complexities. Navigating this terrain demands a strategic approach tailored to the industry’s unique demands. Enter the ‘SPECTRUM’ methodology – an invaluable tool for identifying and partnering with the right supplier to ensure project success and long-term viability.

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Innovations in Robotics for Enhanced Operations in the Subsea Sector

8th Apr 2024 at 7:55 am

From the vast realms of oil and gas to the frontiers of subsea engineering, telecoms, and defence, submersible robots are reshaping industries like never before. In this blog, we explore some of the latest enhancements and shed light on the optical components driving their incredible performance.

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Behind the Trend: The Reality of North Sea Work on TikTok

Behind the Trend: The Reality of North Sea Subsea Work on TikTok

26th Mar 2024 at 7:55 am

Recently, TikTok has opened our eyes to the very real dangers and terrifying scenes of working in the North Sea. In this blog, we explore the state-of-the-art technologies and their associated high-precision optical components that drive safety and efficiency for operatives working in these treacherous waters.

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Sailing Toward Sustainability: The Rise of Floating Offshore Wind Farms

Sailing Toward Sustainability: The Rise of Floating Offshore Wind Farms

12th Mar 2024 at 8:30 am

As floating offshore wind farms continue to demonstrate their high-performance benefits worldwide, new installations, development opportunities, and pioneering technologies are emerging, notably in Aberdeen’s Westhill area, aptly dubbed ‘Subsea City.’ As a trusted provider of premium, on-spec optical components for both the subsea sector and wind monitoring technology, we delve into the expanding realm and potential of these wind farms on a global scale.

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Regulation and Innovation in the Metaverse

26th Feb 2024 at 11:09 am

Premium optics serve a crucial role in enriching the visual, interactive, and perceptual experiences across a diverse range of devices employed for the cyber realm, such as head-mounted displays (HMDs), AR glasses, smartphones and tablets. As the market for digital gadgets continues to evolve rapidly, there has been much discussion surrounding the concept of the metaverse. In this article, we explore its potential implications.

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Picture by Knight Optical for article called Navigating Troubled Waters: Optical Technologies in Anti-Piracy Efforts

Navigating Troubled Waters: Optical Technologies in Anti-Piracy Efforts

12th Feb 2024 at 9:05 am

The recent surge in piracy incidents affecting cargo ships navigating the Red Sea has underscored the grave risks posed by maritime criminal activities. In this blog post, we delve into the current maritime landscape, exploring the optical technologies and strategies that are deployed on modern-day vessels to combat piracy raids and keep crews safe from harm.

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How AI and Optical Components Are Joining Forces to Tackle Driving Offences in the UK

Road Safety Revolution: How AI and Optical Components Are Joining Forces to Tackle Driving Offences in the UK

29th Jan 2024 at 11:40 am

Optics are ubiquitous, and you’ll even find them working hard with camera systems to keep our roads and motorways safe and free from potential hazards. Now, we’re witnessing the integration of these optics-powered cameras with cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and 4D scanning, propelling safety and surveillance to new heights. Discover some of these innovative systems in this article.

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Tech Horizons: Glimpses from CES 2024

Tech Horizons: Glimpses from CES 2024

15th Jan 2024 at 2:56 pm

As a leading optics supplier, we are deeply intertwined with pioneering technologies and groundbreaking innovations. In this article, we highlight some of our favourite creations from the ‘most powerful tech event in the world,’ the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From sought-after infrared (IR) hairdryers to robotic heads and automated pushchairs, this year’s show was a testament to the diverse array of smart technology available in the 21st century.

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