First of its kind for Scotland – New connectivity demo centre opens in Bathgate

09/07/2024
Clarus Demo Centre in Bathgate

CONNECTIVITY and network specialists, The Clarus Networks Group, has opened the doors to a first of its kind for Scotland, with its new Connectivity Demonstration Centre. The brand new centre in Bathgate has all of the latest high-tech connectivity and has attracted attention from major companies, as well as created 10 new jobs for Clarus.  

The new Demonstration Centre has already been used by partners from across the UK, including the NHS, East Ayrshire Council, and BT, as well as SpaceX visiting from the US, all eager to see the cutting-edge technology in action. The centre allows clients to fully test a network’s capabilities including download and upload speeds, latency, security and more. 

The centre also has Clarus’ tech team on hand, offering support and guidance, as well as a chance to trial Clarus’ connectivity portal, providing effective and simple network management.  

Clarus provides wireless connectivity solutions for businesses, solving connectivity challenges like poor quality phone signal or slow internet speeds. The company’s specialist portfolio of connectivity solutions includes low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems like Starlink and OneWeb, which use constellations of satellites to deliver high speed internet to even the most remote locations, with download speeds of 220Mbps+.

Tech available for testing at the centre includes a comprehensive showcase of the latest connectivity innovations including SpaceX’s Starlink, Private 5G, OneWeb, SD-WAN, advanced cellular coverage technology and state-of-the-art networking equipment. 

Derek Phillips, Group Managing Director at The Clarus Networks Group, said: “We’ve had major industry players from construction, healthcare, maritime, oil and gas, renewables, rail and more visit our Bathgate Demonstration Centre. A special highlight was hosting the team from Space X, who travelled all the way from Hawthorne, California, to see our innovations first hand.

“What’s unique about our Demonstration Centre is that companies are now able to test the art of the possible, giving access to the latest and greatest in connectivity in one location. We want to showcase the many potential use cases of our high-speed, low-latency, secure solution, making the tech accessible to companies of all sizes. All our connectivity solutions are seamlessly managed by a bespoke client portal, providing customers with a single pane of glass to manage all their global communications assets.” 

The Demonstration Centre has allowed Clarus to make 10 new hires over the past month, with recruitment continuing. This follows Scotland-headquartered Clarus tripling revenue in 2023 and making a number of senior appointments earlier this year. Future plans include opening a second office location in Scotland, as well as expanding the Demonstration Centre with the addition of even more technology for testing. 

The Clarus Networks Group was established in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Derek and Debra Phillips, delivering networking services for businesses. Clarus works across a wide range of sectors to provide network design, installation, and support services, including land, maritime and mobility.  

Companies interested in visiting the demonstration centre can register interest: https://www.clarus-networks.com/demo-centre/

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