Laird In The News
Laird Delivers Security and Cloud Connectivity to Kapsul for First Intelligent Smartphone-Controlled Air Conditioner
Laird Leverages Amazon Web Services IoT Analytics to Help Kapsul Launch
First-of-its-Kind Smart Appliance
July 26, 2018 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) is making the world a cooler place by helping Kapsul launch their first app-driven, smartphone-controlled air conditioner. Laird has helped Kapsul bring the product to market quickly with groundbreaking security, connectivity and features that have never been seen in home comfort products.
The Kapsul W5 connected window air conditioner has all the cooling power of a traditional 5,000 BTU window air conditioner, but packs it into a beautiful, compact design that...Read More
LAIRD LAUNCHES ‘TRANSPORT QC,’ A NEXT-GEN REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM THAT ENHANCES EFFICIENCIES IN INDUSTRIAL RAIL OPERATIONS
WARREN, OHIO, July 25, 2018 – Laird Controls, a unit of global technology leader, Laird, has launched a new portable remote control system that enables rail operators to use a handheld remote controller to move locomotives with ease and confidence throughout their operations, the company announced today.
The new quick connect system -- Transport QC -- enables a single worker to use the wireless remote control system to pilot a locomotive through a rail yard, as opposed to three people in a work crew.
Using the new remote control...Read More
LONDON/BUCHAREST, June 25, 2018 – Capitalizing on the region’s flourishing technology environment, Laird (LRD: London) announced today it has opened a new Design Center in Bucharest, Romania to continue expanding the company’s global footprint and its leadership in automotive telematics, wireless in-vehicle charging, smartphone integration, and sophisticated antenna systems.
“We are very excited to be opening our newest Design Center here in Bucharest, which has a highly educated workforce and tremendous software expertise,” said Eric Vandernoot, Laird Senior Vice President of Technology. “Initially, this...Read More
Laird (LRD: London), a global technology leader, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to pair Laird’s simple-to-deploy Internet of Things (IoT) sensor solutions with AWS IoT Analytics, it was announced today.
AWS IoT Analytics is a fully-managed service that makes it easy to run sophisticated analytics on massive volumes of IoT data without having to worry about the cost and complexity typically required to build IoT analytics platforms. It also enables better and more accurate decisions for IoT applications and machine learning use cases.
Laird collaborated with...Read More
SAN FRANCISCO – Global connectivity leader Laird (LRD: London) will be displaying its newest vehicle telematics and sophisticated indoor distributed antennas systems (iDAS) and other products that make the wireless world work at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it was announced today.
Mobile World Congress Americas, a premier mobile industry event for North, Central, and South America companies, also will feature speeches from industry experts, and exhibits to showcase cutting-edge mobile technologies, products...Read More
Laird CEO David Lockwood was invited on the very popular BBC Radio 4 "Today" program to discuss the future of driverless cars.
With an audience of 7 million listeners in the U.K. the "Today" prgram the flagship news and current affairs broadcast. After acquiring Germany based automotive elctronics designers and manufacturer Novero, Laird is the leading global provider of end-to-end automotive connectivity services with solutions including antenna coupling and telematics control units as well as smart device integration products such as wireless charging.
On BBC Radio 4's Today program, Mr. Lockwood discusses how driverless cars will gain critical mass on the roadways and...Read More
One of Laird's recent acquisitions, L.S. Research (LSR), is already capturing the attention of developers for the Internet of Things (IoT). Avnet Inc (NYSE: AVT) is leveraging two different LSR products as well as connectivity to Laird's TiWi Connect cloud platform to help engineers and designers prototype new IoT devices.
Dubbed the "LSR Wireless Shield," Avnet calls it "a low-cost platform with customizable sensor/ peripheral capabilities." This expansion board allows new wireless products to be tested for functionality and reliability prior to final production.
This is just one example of how the recent acquisition of U.S. based L.S. Research, further expands the ...Read More
Deploying Wi-Fi networks in crowded environments like hospitals, industrial sites, or airports can present significant challenges. These areas however benefit greatly from leveraging the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) making the deployement of Wi-Fi networks a must.
In an article published by Wireless Design and Development Magazine Laird experts Bob Monroe and Kris Sidle outline 5 steps network designers can take to over come these challenges and provide reliable network connectivity for people, devices, and equipment in these types of environments. As the article puts it "The immense value and...Read More
Every year HR.com evaluates the top leadership programs for companies across the globe.
In 2016 Laird was recognized with a Leadership 500 Excellence Award for developing one of the most impactful leadership programs that was deployed in more than three countries.
Laird's program, called the Essentials of Leadership, earned the company a top 20 ranking among "Global/...Read More