26/09/18 - SMC Gateway was launched internationally... 2015 saw Managing Director, John Lightfoot, retire from SMC, and Nick Hopkins join the team. In November 2015, we were honoured to receive the prestigious Gerald David OBE Award for Innovation in Business Radio! Shortly after receiving the award, the SMC Gateway was launched internationally, which saw sales [...]
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25/09/18 – Nick Hopkins, Managing Director, visited Hilomast Nick Hopkins, Managing Director, visited Hilomast between 12-17 September, 2018. During his visit, Nick chaired the 2018 ISO Management Review Meeting (MRM) with General Manager, Bruce Sousa, which resulted in finalizing and approving the 2018 MRM Summary and determining new Hilomast Quality Objectives for 2019. Nick [...]
25/09/18 – Sea Angler Magazine article Our very own Sales Manager, David Barratt, has recently written an article for Sea Angler Magazine, Britain’s biggest and best saltwater angling magazine. Click below to read how, in 3 months, he caught all of the 6 species of ray that frequent the Dorset and Hampshire coastline, including [...]
11/09/18 – Updated CTS Website The CTS Minns website has had a re-vamp! All products have new drawings and updated tables; plus an online catalogue to help you find the right product. Visit our website HERE SMC manufacture and design the CTS brand of HF broadband ferrite matching transformers, hybrids, multicouplers, filters and associated [...]
21/08/18 - France and the United States... During this period, not only did we expand further in to France with the acquisition of Antennares Sarl, but we also established SMC Solutions in the United States, specialising in the design and supply of new generation ENG (electronic news gathering) vehicles for the broadcast industry. For [...]
20/08/18 - Broadcast Mast with Internal Cable The internal cable BR telescopic pneumatic mast series was specifically designed for the ENG vehicle market, where high head-loads are required or where maximum directional stability is necessary. Standard Features: The use of highly accurate drawn aluminium tube ensures optimum seal performance and minimum leakage. A full [...]
20/08/18 - On Sunday 15th July, our very own Business Manager, Vicki Smith, swam 1.4 miles from Bournemouth to Boscombe pier to raise money for the British Heart Foundation On 31st Dec 2017 I saw an advert of Facebook for the British Heart Foundation’s Pier to Pier swim in Bournemouth and it brought back [...]
14/08/18 - FM Series range is designed for floodlight use The FM series of telescopic pneumatic masts were designed primarily for lighting applications. A coiled cable enters the mast through a special gland in the base and extends inside the mast to the top, where it exits into a junction box for lighting or [...]
01/08/18 - SMC Gateway update – Firmware V1.2.24 SMC Gateway update – Firmware V1.2.24: Bug fixes and small GUI changes. For more information and download, VISIT HERE
30/07/18 - 1,000 bespoke mil spec positioners, 24 full wave crossed HF dipole antennas... During 2004 - 2008, SMC were awarded several significant contracts, including the design and manufacture of 1,000 bespoke mil spec positioners for the French army via Thales, and the supply of 35,000 bespoke encrypted radios for US forces in Afghanistan. [...]