Viper Innovations Wins IET Innovation Award for CableGuardian

November 15, 2018

We’re celebrating success as we were named the winner of the 2018 Intelligent Systems Innovation Award by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on 14 November.

We were awarded the accolade for our development of CableGuardian, a technology that utilises intelligent algorithms and IOT (Internet of Things) architecture to provide real-time electrical system fault information. Benefits include automation of traditional manual testing, reduced exposure of personnel to hazards, increased system availability and a significant reduction in costs. A typical application is its use on railway signalling power supply systems.

The winners were revealed at a ceremony in London attended by over 350 finalists and engineering professionals, hosted by comedy actor and writer Sally Phillips. Finalists comprised a number of high profile and international companies and Universities. The IET’s distinctive annual Innovation Awards celebrate year on year the very best in new innovation across science, engineering and technology, showcasing entries from around the world. More information about all the winners is available on the Innovation Awards web site:

The IET is the largest professional institution in Europe with 169,000 members.

The Intelligent Systems Category was sponsored by Altran, a global innovation and engineering consulting firm.

IET President Mike Carr OBE, said: “Our Innovation Awards put the achievements of the most outstanding engineering and technology inventors around the world into the spotlight and play a critical role in helping them advance their vital work.

“Innovation is an essential foundation for the growth of the global economy and for raising the standard of living in all communities. It is a key differentiator that makes companies and projects successful and, in keeping with the IET’s mission to inspire excellence in engineering and technology, we are immensely proud to recognise, celebrate and show our support for these exceptional achievements.”

Steve Simpson, Chief Engineer and Engineering Manager, who accepted the award on behalf of Viper Innovations Ltd said: “Viper Innovations has built an enviable reputation for developing innovative technologies, services and products.  CableGuardian is the latest in a long line of award-winning technologies developed by the Company.  The development of technology like this requires a first-class team across all the business functions, and to receive such prestigious recognition from the IET means so much to everyone in the company and makes us all very proud of what we have achieved.”