Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its ground breaking through-wall radar, Prism 200. The award follows on from the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2009.
Prism 200 received the award due to its revolutionary handheld through-wall radar technology, which has been designed to be used by police, special forces or the emergency services. It provides quick and covert intelligence on the movement and location of people in a room or building – without the need for invasive sensors. This compact, portable and durable product uses advanced signal processing to highlight moving people and objects in cluttered environments, through doors or brick, block and concrete walls. Prism 200 has been designed for situations where a high degree of insight is essential for success, and has been deployed in over 67 countries around the world.
Commenting on the award, Dr. Brian Moon, CEO of Cambridge Consultants, said: “We are delighted to have been bestowed with this prestigious award not once, but twice. Innovation is what drives this company and has been paramount to our success over the last 50 years. I firmly believe that in times of austerity, innovation is what will give companies the edge over their competitors, and I am delighted the team here at Cambridge Consultants have been recognised as being at the forefront of it. I look forward to unveiling further groundbreaking initiatives in the future”.
Cambridge Consultants has a history of success with the Queen’s Award. In 2009, Cambridge Consultants was awarded the Queen’s Award in the International Trade category, in recognition of the strong growth of its export business. This is in addition to three of its spin-out companies – Cambridge Silicon Radio, Inca Digital and Xaar – also being honoured with Queen’s Awards.
The company, which last year celebrated 50 years of business, has offices in both Cambridge, UK and Boston, Massachusetts and is part of the Altran Group, the European leader in Innovation Consulting. Its 300 engineers, scientists and designers create innovative technology-based solutions for the medical technology, consumer, transport, wireless and cleantech industries. It has built its reputation on helping clients – from start-ups to blue-chip multinationals – get their products to market fast and gain competitive advantage.