Irish tech firm Asavie behind new race track data system

Group will work with Control to provide a telemetry system for endurance racing

Irish technology firm Asavie has announced its secure internet of things connectivity service is taking to the race track, working with Control to provide a telemetry system for endurance racing.

Control's TLM-Po Telemetry Modem, which is a purpose-built solution that brings race track coverage, over the air updates and car-to-cloud connectivity for real-time monitoring of critical aspects of the vehicle and driver performance, will be used in events such as the European Le Mans Series, Blancpain Endurance Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

It provides full circuit coverage to car manufacturers, something that may have been a problem before, and secure connection to the cloud.

"The solution enables teams to get data from their motorsport logging system such as the Cosworth Intelligent Color Display in real time," said Nathan Sanders, chief technology officer of Westbase Group and founder of Control. "Our software is constantly evolving based on feedback from testing, racing and working with teams and manufacturers. This software can be delivered over the air ensuring the car's device stays up to date and has the latest features."

Asavie's chief executive Ralph Shaw said the deal would build on an already successful relationship with the company, and said it would continue to expand in the future.

“We see ourselves broadening our footprint to new vertical and horizontal markets,” he said, adding that the system was redefining high-performance eteletry.

Mobile World Congress

Asavie is just one of a host of Irish companies exhibiting at this year’s Mobile World Congress. More than 100,000 people are expected to visit the event between its opening today and the close of the event on March 1st.

This year’s theme is “Mobile is creating a better future”, and visitors can expect to see a host of new smartphones and associated gadgets such as smartwatches. The event will also hear a lot about 5G, the next generation of mobile technology that has already begun

Enterprise Ireland takes a stand at the exhibition every year, with a mix of established companies and smaller startups hosted at the Ireland pavilion.

This year, six high-potential start-ups and eight established Irish companies will exhibit at Enterprise Ireland's stand. Among them is online safety technology company iKydz, which plans to unveil a new product tomorrow, and mobility solutions provider Cubic Telecom, which will have news later in the week.

Cloud-based communications software firm Amiba will showcase its systems designed to help small and medium sized enterprises to stay in touch with staff and customers.

Diverse audience

Cork and Boston-based Inhance Technology will also be attending, along with internet of things firm Fijowave and Cork-headquartered Software Radio Systems.

Also on the EI stand is Velona, which uses deep-DNA signalling analysis to keep companies safe from voice malware attacks, and Area22, which is helping to create a new “voice first” channel.

"The Irish companies exhibiting at Mobile World Congress are fitting ambassadors of Ireland's highly-regarded mobile technology industry, providing innovative solutions to a range of commercial and consumer needs with the strong backing of Enterprise Ireland," said Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development, Sean Kyne.

Enterprise Ireland’s manager for ICT and international services Neill O’Donnellan said the exhibition was an excellent platform for Irish companies to showcase their leading-edge technologies to a diverse international audience. “They will have the opportunity to meet potential buyers, take part in networking events and demonstrate their quality offering to international companies,” he said. “Enterprise Ireland’s presence at the congress via the Irish Pavilion Stand is a very visible example of our commitment to driving Irish exports, supporting companies to start and scale in new markets and creating jobs here at home.”