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Slater Electronic Services, SES, is a high-tech consultancy company with special expertise in digital techniques, consisting of a principal consultant plus four occasional associates, with access to a small design and manufacturing unit which has long experience of making electronic equipment in modest quantities.

SES specialises in the management of research projects, the submission of proposals for research funding to grant making bodies, and the writing and editing of research reports. Training courses and presentations are also arranged, dealing with new technologies.


The principal, Jim Slater, spent many years as a broadcasting engineer for BBC and the UK IBA, working on transmitters, studios, data broadcasting, teletext, and a wide range of other topics, latterly taking responsibility for research projects in the telecommunications field, including a digital communications project aimed at helping elderly and visually impaired people to watch television - AUDETEL. He wrote the submissions to the European Commission and the technical documentation, and then managed the research project. SES successfully managed the SATURN project, a three year, ECU 2.8 million, European Commission funded project relating to smart-cards and terminals that use them, including radio frequency links between cards and terminals.

 

Jim worked in digital television from its earliest days, and was Project Coordinator for the UK Digital Television Group. He has long taken an interest in the use of electronics and digital television to assist people with disabilities, and installed Audio Description equipment in the homes of many visually impaired people as part of the UK broadcasters' ground-breaking AD pilot trials.

 

Jim works as an 'Expert' for the European Commission, evaluating research projects and assessing their progress, writing reports and detailed assessments.

 

As Managing Editor of Cinema Technology magazine, Jim researches and writes about all technical aspects of the cinema exhibition business worldwide, and is a specialist in digital cinema developments.


 


Project Management

SES offers to manage research and development projects, the advantage to those running the project being that it takes the administrative load off their shoulders, whilst costing very little, since SES costs can often be recovered from the overall research funding.

 


Technical Research

SES also provide a complete design, writing, editing, printing and distribution service for technical and commercial brochures and newsletters, which can be ideal for publicising research projects - takes the load off your project team and provides professional documentation to show your project work to maximum advantage

 

Jim Slater has been investigating new developments in technology for many years, and works as a consultant and advisor in the fields of digital TV and Cinema.

 

He regularly acts as an expert advisor to the European Commission, reviewing technical projects, and in particular, projects which aim at using technology for the benefit of older people and those with disabilities. Jim successfully managed and monitored an Audio Description pilot project on behalf of ITV Digital and The Digital Network, with 50 visually impaired viewers using digital terrestrial television.

 

Technical Brochures, Publications

SES also provide a complete design, writing, editing, printing and distribution service for technical and commercial brochures and newsletters, which can be ideal for publicising research projects - takes the load off your project team and provides professional documentation to show your project work to maximum advantage


Consultancy


Jim acted as consultant to the European DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) Project in Geneva, where he wrote and edited many of their technical publications on digital television systems. He was employed as a consultant to the UK Digital Television Group for some years, and was responsible for the technical editing of the first proposed specification for the UK Digital Terrestrial Television system, ‘Requirements for Interoperability’, colloquially known as ‘The D-Book’.

SES are happy to discuss consultancy projects covering a wide range of technical areas.


SLATER ELECTRONIC SERVICES
17 Winterslow Road, Porton
SALISBURY, Wiltshire SP4 0LW UK

Tel: +44(0)1980 610544
Fax:+44(0)1980 590611
email:
Jim.Slater@SlaterElectronics.com
www.slaterelectronics.com