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Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the telecom industry

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s telecommunications industry. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

The new necessity Internet of Things Device durability Mobile hacking

Our expertise and services address telecom industry trends

  • The new necessity: high-speed connectivity, IP-TV and IP-voice are no longer discretionary for homes and businesses; they’re must-haves. This will dramatically expand short-term as modern society regards fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and the ICT services it supports as important to life as electricity, telephone or water service. Broadband pricing, once premium, is dropping.
  • Internet of Things: a new gauge of first-world societies in a global market is universal broadband access. This heralds the next ICT step: machine-to-machine Web interaction. Estimates point to a 30:1 ratio between devices and people: the ‘Internet of Things’. Home networks, e-Health, smartphones and TVs are examples. The playing field shifts again.
  • Device durability, because computers and smartphones are used in different places and exposed to diverse elements. The average device is removed from a pocket every six minutes, exposing it to rain, dust, cold or bumping. Dropped phones are common; cracked displays are frequent. Mobile devices, including their internal components, will be designed for greater durability.
  • Mobile hacking: with expanded and much-improved mobile services for banking and gaming, hackers now have new targets. Traditional web hacking will soon be outpaced by the new battleground of hacking apps and mobile operating systems. ID and financial theft gets a new venue posing unique challenges to platform designers, device builders and service providers.

We can help you address

  • Security, from technology to prevent hacking to controls that monitor and identify theft-of-telecom services. This includes designing wired/Wi-Fi network components to better detect and deter unauthorised spying that prevents data theft, angry subscribers and lost revenue.
  • Green, to design systems and components that reduce power use and heat generation to lessen costly cooling for a lower carbon footprint.
  • Reliability, in systems and components that enhance QoS by minimizing network disruptions, outages or service slowdowns. This helps reduce subscriber churn and negative publicity that impairs new installs and revenue. Stronger components also facilitate more durable mobile devices that resist damage.
  • Performance, in telecom systems that are future-ready for evolving services, expanded line speeds and other enhancements such as digital home health monitoring, web-based home controls or new offerings based on Internet protocol that grow revenue and increase profits.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the military industry

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s military and peacekeeping professionals. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.We’re a leading, certified supplier of technology. 

Declining defence budgets Changing threat environment IT prominence Specialisation

Our expertise and services address military industry trends:

  • Declining defence budgets: fallout from the 2008 recession continues to hamper government spending in the western hemisphere, particularly for defence. At the same time, a rapid rise in economic strength among emerging nations poses new risks as they actively militarise.
  • Changing threat environment, because many threats now involve a wide range of terrorism against civilian non-combatants, from roadside explosives to cyber-attack. These are less predictable, making traditional capabilities of defence contractors obsolete. Companies need faster development and fielding cycles to remain relevant for large portions of their core markets.
  • IT prominence, with a greater emphasis on developing new, advanced military technologies including robotisation, drones, smart weapons and cutting-edge intelligence/monitoring tools. Cyber terrorism in particular poses a significant threat that defence experts must prepare for.
  • Specialisation: terrorism and public uprisings in Egypt, Libya and other nations resulting in a move away from large global military assets and battlefield strategies to those involving regional policing and peacekeeping, including expanded use of armoured ground vehicles, rotary wing aircraft and helicopters, combat drones, espionage and cyber-intelligence.

We can help you address

  • Safety and security, from designing resilient, pre-emptive technologies to support efforts against terrorism, deter cyber-attacks or improve surveillance.
  • Accuracy, for more definitive monitoring, identification and targeting of combatants prior to and during attack, as well as supporting pre-emptive electronic intelligence gathering.
  • Reliability, in systems and components requiring minimal maintenance that protect lives and assets in harsh environments under combat conditions.
  • Performance, supporting the design of new systems and devices to deter quickly-escalating, less predictable terroristic and cyber-attacks. Ability to adjust to evolving enemy strategies and rapidly get new systems, devices and technologies to front-line defence.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today's market needs and tomorrow's trends in the automotive industry

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s automotive design and production industries. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Fuel efficiency upsurge Batteries & green tech Connectivity Better trucks Traffric management

Our expertise and services address automotive industry trends:

  • Fuel efficiency upsurge: expect a rapid improvement in fuel efficiency for conventional vehicles, as well as a growth in hybrid cars. Greening of the world car fleet is happening rapidly. Consultant JD Power estimates a third of emission cuts by 2020 will come from improving petrol and diesel engines; 14% from electric or hybrid vehicles.
  • Batteries & green tech, because batteries will increasingly power vehicles of all kinds, not just electric cars. Today’s standard 12 volt car battery will grow in capacity – potentially to 36 volts – to accommodate new green, fuel-efficient systems as well as a multitude of on-board devices from back-up cameras, heads-up displays, GPS units, smartphones and entertainment systems.
  • Connectivity: like in airliners, manufacturers are racing to equip cars with wireless Internet capability for GPS navigation, Facebook Command Centres, smartphone support, web-based audio/video entertainment, ‘Streetview’ navigation, along with electronics including back-up cameras, collision avoidance and lane-change alert systems, automatic parking, and eventually autonomous-driving vehicles like those pioneered by Google, Ford and Mercedes-Benz.
  • Better trucks, since electric and hybrid cars are only part of the green answer. About 70% of all EU freight moves by road, yet energy efficiency of trucks is as low as it was 40 years ago. Expect a giant leap in new trucks’ fuel efficiency – at least by 40% – in the next decade.
  • Traffic management: digital technology is being applied outside the vehicle as well. Major strides in web- and satellite-based traffic controls are in beta evaluation, allowing vehicles on high-speed motorways to safely follow in very close proximity guided by GPS and autonomous-driving systems to increase vehicle volume and reduce tailbacks. Other advances are also in-works.

We can help you address

  • Safety, through design and production of new electronic systems and circuitry needed to make revolutionary solutions like autonomous-driving, collision avoidance, lane-change alert, and GPS-based traffic management possible.
  • Green, from new batteries and energy management controls to power the exploding number of on-board IT-based features efficiently, without sacrificing fuel use. Also to support systems regulating the recharging of electric vehicles off the power grid, even returning unused energy to the utility service.
  • Reliability, in control systems and circuitry that must perform without fail in essential applications such as collision avoidance, autonomous-driving and other in-kind features. System failure is not an option, especially at extreme motorway speeds.
  • Performance, through design of new technologies supporting the growing digitisation of nearly all automotive functions. Today’s electronics play an enormous role as cars and trucks turn to automated systems and controls to lower fuel, maintenance and other operating costs, as well as improve road and occupant safety.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the aviation industry 

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s commercial, cargo and private aviation industries.We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Cost control More avionics Airport communication Connectivity

Our expertise and services address aviation industry trends:

  • Cost control, because ticket price is paramount. Cost structures and high fuel prices continue to hamper legacy carriers with huge overhead versus newer, more thrifty airlines. More airline consolidation will result. Emphasis on replacing older aircraft with newer, more fuel-efficient ones with advanced technology to cut operating costs and address carbon footprint issues.
  • More avionics, since increasing population and urbanisation is raising demand for greater flight capacity within existing airspace. More and larger planes are using air route slots to maximum efficiency thanks to new levels of aircraft safety, spacing and reliability through improved cockpit avionics. Advanced GPS, glass cockpit displays, touch-screen controls and more ‘fly-by-wire’ systems are replacing older, less dependable manual instruments. However, new product/technology development can be a lengthy, costly process.
  • Airport communications & security: main airport terminals, passenger lounges, baggage handling, security and passenger screening functions demand real-time data, voice and video support to work efficiently and cost-effectively. Secure fixed-line and wireless networks disseminate passenger information, operational data and reinforce scores of HD security cameras to prevent costly disruptions while meeting government safety regulations.
  • Connectivity, among the biggest trend, with airlines racing to equip passenger cabins with wireless internet capability, mobile voice communication and smartphone support while in-flight. New cabin management systems (CMS) embrace the BYOD world where flyers use their tablet PCs, iPods and iPads to watch movies and interact with on-board in-flight entertainment resources.

We can help you address

  • Safety and security, for highly reliable ground and in-flight security on 24/7 basis, intelligent maintenance to isolate faults before they occur, and continuous network infrastructure and system evaluation.
  • Sustainability and green, for digital controls that reduce engine noise and vibration as well as minimise engine exhaust gasses to lower an aircraft’s carbon footprint, increase its service life, while meeting new business needs and societal priorities.
  • Reliability, through improved avionics facilitating more aggressive scheduling that increases revenue without compromising safety. Minimise aircraft downtime due to maintenance issues.
  • Performance, to improve on-time departures, arrivals and reduce lost baggage while providing air travellers with advanced in-flight ICT services that differentiate between carriers and draw customers.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the industrial market

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s industrial markets, encompassing a wide range of manufacturing and industrial operations. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Globalisation Speed-to-market Strong IT use Sustainability

Our expertise and services address these overall industrial market trends:

  • Globalisation is gradually replacing targeted international production and distribution. Companies are moving closer to their customers in large regions with high growth potential and influence (e.g. China, India, SE Asia and Brazil.) Real-time, high-quality technologies are needed to overcome the challenge of balancing centralised control versus local management.
  • Innovation & speed-to-market will be critical in bringing new products to a worldwide customer base ahead of competitors. Market survival and investing in the future requires businesses to innovate and commercialise successful results quickly.  
  • Strong IT use, especially involving enterprise resource planning software, RFID tags and enhanced production line automation and monitoring. Deep and intelligent connectivity between devices and systems will herald a leaner, more responsive approach to manufacturing. Cloud-based technologies and SaaS will underpin more collaborative, agile and mobile work practices.
  • Sustainability to help lower rising energy costs and reduce environmental impact and waste. Efficient energy management will be a key part of every manufacturer’s responsibilities, not only for societal reasons, but to add more bottom-line revenue by reducing operational overhead.

We can help you address

  • Safety and security, as increased globalisation means more web-based production platforms, interlinked assembly facilities, worldwide networks and proprietary software which must be made secure and resilient to outside intrusion.
  • Green, to develop and produce digital systems and technologies to control energy use, reduce waste and electronically monitor and regulate production processes to prevent environmental incidents.
  • Reliability in new devices, electronic controls and monitoring systems to keep production equipment and processes at optimal performance 24/7 to support a global presence.
  • Performance in quality control and incident prevention technologies that play a significant role in ensuring harmful, disruptive or financially ruinous events are detected early and kept from happening.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the semiconductor industry

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing industry. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

More electronics Higher bandwidth Big data Low power

Our expertise and services address semiconductor industry trends:

  • More electronics, as the world’s appetite for technology explodes. This is especially true for all types of mobile devices driven by a demand to watch video, entertainment, live sports or breaking news ‘on-the-go’.
  • Higher bandwidth of mobile devices. 6G is on the drawing board to support faster data rates. Consumers want devices that are more ‘situationally aware’ through GPS guidance and capable of monitoring health through biosensors. At the same time, new semiconductors will support longer battery life through power conservation.
  • Big data and the ‘Internet of Things’, supporting machine-to-machine web interaction through smartphones, smart TVs and similar products. This will drive demand for server networks and high performance semiconductors, as well as integrated sensors to support 3D displays and human biosensor networks.
  • Low power and ownership cost, without compromising performance. Chip makers face trade-offs between power, performance, area and cost/complexity (PPAC). For mobile devices and home technology products using Internet Protocol, the push is for reduced power, high performance, small area and low cost. 

Our expertise and services address trends in the semiconductor industry

  • Safety & security, to design and produce primary production and safety equipment used in lithography systems for semiconductors, integrated circuits and microchips, and provide qualified test apparatus to ensure their proper performance. Also support manufacturer’s security directives to deter misuse or operation outside of specifications.
  • Green, reinforced by our design and manufacturing expertise that makes products more energy-efficient.
  • Reliability, by co-engineering and qualifying prototype circuits and chips to better ensure optimal performance during mass production and in end-use applications, as well as miniaturising devices without compromising full functionality.
  • Performance, to guarantee the client’s components perform reliably in end-use systems and devices, especially for consumer IT and similar applications where competition is fierce and any functional shortcoming has profound bottom-line ramifications.   

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in visualisation

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s visualisation, digital signage and display industries. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.We’re a leading, certified supplier of technology. 

Installed base growth Information exchange Real-time interactivity Integration

Our expertise and services address visualisation industry trends:

  • Installed base growth, because there are 20 million digital displays in North America alone with growth of about 2 million units annually. New, dynamic message displays are increasing revenues, branding and viewer engagement. Key focus is on existing deployments that could benefit from technology, operational and content upgrades.
  • Information exchange, since mass digital signage coordinated and managed on private networks has traditionally underperformed due to lack of expansion investment, suitable ROI and poor ad rates. New cost-efficient technologies are one avenue to address these shortcomings.
  • Real-time interactivity, through transparent digital display kiosks in retail stores. More than just merely displaying products, kiosks will include higher interactivity and personal product shopping for a particular application: for example, create a CGI mannequin in 3D with a customer’s body size, shape and features to digitally try clothes on.
  • Media integration & security: by driving viewers to websites and mobile interaction, digital signage is effectively transitioning from an ‘audience of many’ to an ‘audience of one’. This trend will continue as new approaches to mobile activation emerge.

We can help you address

  • Security, especially involving networked visualisation displays. Despite current underutilisation, interlinked displays on privately-run networks play an important role in the industry and must be made secure and resilient to outside intrusion.
  • Green, to develop and mass-produce digital signage and displays requiring minimal power to operate for long periods up to 24/7 without compromising eye-catching contrast, brilliance or colour. Also research and deploy the latest LCD, LED, 3D, optical fibre and similar display technologies in an energy-efficient way for heavy industrial use.
  • Reliability, to safeguard commercial ad revenues and/or dissemination of vital information via digital signage with high uptime rates, as well as reduce costly upkeep and maintenance.
  • Performance, that ensures a continuously optimal display in demanding or unforgiving environments, from public areas including stores and shopping malls, transit terminals and vehicles, stadiums and theatres to electronic overhead road signs and message boards.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today’s market needs and tomorrow’s trends in the energy industry

Connect Group is a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s energy and power generation industries. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Knowledge drain Safety Fossil fuel domination New demand

Our expertise and services address energy industry trends:

  • Knowledge drain, making it difficult to recruit and retain skilled engineering and operating staffs knowledgeable in new oil, gas and coal boring methods, energy processing and power generation techniques, especially renewables and hydraulic fracturing.
  • Safety, an ongoing major trend following recent, highly publicised oil, gas and nuclear incidents. Advanced monitoring, maintenance and repair technologies will increasingly grow in importance to prevent future occurrences.
  • Fossil fuel domination, despite major successes in renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro power) and a near doubling of their use. Renewable sources will not catch up with oil or coal use in the foreseeable future.
  • New demand, as the world’s thirst for oil grows. China remains Asia’s largest market, but India will soon surpass it in volumetric growth. Energy demands in developing Middle Eastern countries will also accelerate oil/gas consumption there. Power conservation paramount as the need to do more with less energy accelerates.
  • Petrochemicals and transport, two areas poised for major growth, pushing demand. Oil for petrochemicals is driven by heavy plastics’ use in consumer goods and packaging, from smartphones to water bottles. And while automobiles are increasingly ‘going green’ thanks to hybrid and electric technologies, trucks continue to rely solely on petrol to transport large quantities of goods across vast distances. Diesel demand is expected to grow three times faster than gasoline.

We can help you address

  • Green energy, whose use is expected to double in the near future. New monitoring, regulating, maintenance and support systems for renewables like wind, solar or hydro power generation require advanced circuitry in devices able to withstand placement in harsh environments.
  • Reliability, in new technologies and devices that identify and prevent damaging incidents in oil, gas and nuclear industries. This is especially relevant in using novel horizontal drilling techniques for hydraulic fracturing, as well as traditional vertical drilling methods.
  • Performance, in electronic systems that maximise the energy or production output of conventional and renewable power systems, from hard-to-reach offshore windmills and rooftop solar panels to sea-based oil platforms, isolated desert drilling sites or remote power stations.
  • Safety, among the most important considerations in all energy endeavours from power generation to oil/gas exploration and retrieval. Electronic locating, monitoring and control systems play a significant role in ensuring harmful, disruptive or financially ruinous incidents are prevented from happening.

Certified quality

We are accredited as a complete approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy.

Meeting today's market needs and tomorrow's trends in the railway industry

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services for the railway industry in Europe. We develop products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Safety & security Green Reliability Capacity

Our expertise and services address rail industry trends:

  • Safety and security, with high system performance in degraded mode, real-time traffic and journey monitoring, intelligent maintenance, infrastructure and system evaluation.
  • Sustainability and green to reduce noise and vibration as well as optimize vehicle design to accept new technologies that increase service life, meet new business needs and societal priorities.
  • Reliability with a focus on life cycle management of infrastructure, rolling stock and system components; a transport strategy based on reliable technology supporting on-time performance.
  • Maximized capacity through advanced computer-guided distribution, logistics and traffic management.
     

Our promise

  • Provide dependable technology that supports safe, secure railway systems with high performance and intelligent components.
  • Support environmental and sustainability goals; ones that minimize rail travel’s impact on society with systems that easily accept new technologies that further facilitate green objectives.
  • Develop management tools to assess whole-life economic impact (Life Cycle Assessment) and ensure resource-efficiency along with optimized maintenance/ replacement costs.
  • Help maximize rail network capacity through advanced distribution, logistics and traffic management systems that makes railways a key driver of economic growth, social cohesion and mobility in a low-carbon society.
     

Certified quality 

We are accredited as a complete, rail transport vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO 9001 and 14001 approved, as well as RATP, Deutsche Bahn and REACH certified. Our Czech production plant is IRIS certified. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy and passenger safety.

Meeting healthcare trends and market needs head-on 

We are a leading certified supplier of technology, production systems, printed circuit boards and cable assembly services to Europe’s healthcare, life sciences and medical device industries. Connect Group develops products to User Requirement Specifications from the concept stage onwards with optimal production, price and quality results.

Aging population

Chronic diseases

Staff shortage

Budget restraints

Prevention & early detection

Home care

Accuracy

Comfort & safety

Do your solutions address these trends?

• Rapidly aging population over 65 years living longer with more chronic ailments
• More home and residential care requiring portable, in-home medical devices (monitoring, measuring and diagnostic instruments)
• Emphasis on early detection and prevention to keep costs low; minimize hospital-based treatments and overnight stays
• Greater device accuracy and comfort; devices must fit smaller residential settings versus doctor’s office or hospital floor

Our promise

• To help you prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat every condition that affects mankind with solutions that are information-driven and close to the patient
• Produce solutions to pre-empt risks prior to curing disease, as well as for early disease prevention
• Make them less costly to produce and easy-to-use
Increase the efficiency and productivity of care professionals
 

Certified healthcare quality 

We are accredited as a complete, health care approved vendor by key certification authorities. We are ISO13485, 9001 and 14001 approved. Our production facilities are DEKRA certified. We aim for zero defects ensuring the highest level of device accuracy and patient safety.