Firm launches new hardware

Pleased: Andy Casey
Pleased: Andy Casey
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A technology firm has launched a new energy-saving hardware system at an electronics fair in Hong Kong.

DemoPad, which is based at Lancaster University’s InfoLab21, launched the processor with help from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation.

The ‘Centro 8’ processor was showcased at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair which is the largest electronics fair in the world.

The hardware programme is a connecting hub for an array of high-end home entertainment systems. It is also able to automatically control heating and lighting in homes – helping to reduce energy use – reducing bills and carbon consumption.

Mike Cain, director of DemoPad, said: “As a business manager this investment through the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has encouraged us to think we can now compete on a global scale and enabled us to bring benefits to all aspects of our business, way beyond the actual project focus.

“Our relationship with Lancaster University and the centre has been nothing short of transformational. It has given us the opportunity to have a virtually unlimited extension of our research and development resource.

“The development of the Centro 8 is a very exciting time for DemoPad and we are optimistic for its success both at home in the UK and internationally – particularly in the US.”

DemoPad is run by business partners Andy Casey and Mike Cain.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation was launched this year by a partnership between Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool and Inventya (a science and technology commercialisation company) and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.