AVoptics Ltd develops new optical technology for worker safety

AVoptics continues to lend its support during the pandemic crisis, to protect key personnel on the front line and to assist in a safe return to work for those striving to keep the economy in good shape.

We all know that businesses face the immediate challenge of returning their workers to safe working environments if the business is to survive. With assistance from the Welsh Government, AVoptics Ltd are developing two technologies that will aid this:

  • A Boundary Marker Device, which provides a visual aid on the floor to maintain a safe distance between people; and
  • A Sanitisation Box used for package deliveries to kill virus microbes on the surface of a received package.

The equipment, which we expect to be demonstrated to companies by Christmas, will allow businesses to re-open with greater reassurance of workplace safety during the COVID-19 crisis.

These developments continue a proud tradition within the company of responding quickly to help the country out of difficulties. Earlier this year, AVoptics was one of the first companies to manufacture and supply face shields to protect doctors in London, easing the high demand for vital PPE in hospitals.

AVoptics, which specialises in electro-optical technology, provides a holistic service, from initial consultancy, design, prototyping and manufacture, through to test and maintenance/support services, tailored to customers’ requirements.

AVoptics are proud to ship the first batch of Face shields to support doctors in London.

AVoptics are proud to be supporting the NHS with their first shipment of face shields to doctors in London. The company’s rapid prototyping facilities, usually used for developing optical systems, are now producing face shields to help supply PPE to doctors. The Cwmbran based research division of AVoptics have recently been working conjunction with Airbus and the Welsh government through the an Endeavr programme developing new 3D printing techniques for optics. This tooling has now been setup to produce face shields using the Prusa open source design. Andrew Lee, Technical Director, said “We are pleased to be able support in anyway we can”.

SERCO team complete ARINC 807 Installer training

Congratulations to our latest trainees (Neil, Gareth & Dave) from Serco on completing the ARINC 807 Installer training.

Our approved courses focus on providing the necessary and specialist skills to fabricate and install fibre systems in harsh environments such as: Aerospace and Defence & Security.

For further details on the wide variety of courses we have to offer please visit https://www.avoptics.com/training/

Or if you require further information please contact us on +44 (0) 1935 471606 or email: info@avoptics.com .


“Working together”

AVoptics were pleased to attend the General Dynamics organised ‘Working Together’ supplier event on the 13th February. We are 1 year into providing fibre optic cable assemblies to GDLSUK for the AJAX suite of vehicles and we have hit all of our major delivery and quality targets. It’s been a pleasure to support them in providing a key technology onto this vehicle. As well as harsh environment electrical and optical cable assemblies our capabilities also cover testing solutions, fibre optic training and consultancy. Please contact us at info@avoptics.com or visit our website www.avoptics.com for more information.

Photonics Spectra Digital

The staggering potential of free-space optical communications has experts feverishly striving to meet the ever-ambitious expectations of the user.

“Breakthrough low size, weight, and power (SWaP) FSO technology can open up innovation in precision agriculture, Earth observation, satellite uplink/downlink, infrastructure monitoring (rail, shipping, and energy), and a range of other terrestrial and maritime applications” (Dr. Malcolm Watson).

Full interview here: Photonics Spectra Digital

Springboard Business Innovation Centre – Wales

AVoptics successfully graduated from Springboard Business Innovation Centre ~ Wales recently and opened new offices in Cwmbran.

Technical Director, Andrew Lee said “The Springboard Business Innovation Centre here in Cwmbran provided the ideal setting for us initially. It provided flexibility, great facilities and excellent business support. Knowing our fixed costs also enabled us to budget and reduce our risks.” 

Read more here – South Wales Business

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