USystems has received the Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
Presenting the Queen’s Award, Lord-Lieutenant Hugh Duberly said: “In these times of stiff competition from foreign imports it is gratifying to find such a strong home-grown example of technological and manufacturing innovation here on our own doorstep.
“And not only winning business here in the UK, but in over 100 major projects worldwide. The efforts of companies like USystems are helping to make the UK one of the leading players in the data centre market and the information economy.”
Receiving the honour on behalf of USystems, managing director Michael Cook said: “The technology which we have developed here has given an energy and cost saving alternative to the traditional way that data centres are cooled.
“In USystems’ awards-winning design, we build cooling units directly onto the back of each of the six-foot high racks of servers.
“These units suck the hot air over cooling coils and water takes the heat away through pipes to the outside atmosphere. The result is that the hot air from the servers never gets into the data centre as the air to water heat exchange takes place efficiently directly at source”.
The Lord-Lieutenant was joined by Cambridgeshire County Council chairman Kevin Reynolds for a tour of USystems’ design laboratories and production facilities.
Councillor Reynolds said: “I’m very impressed with the enthusiasm and the expertise of all the people I’ve met here today. Their determination to make this British innovation a world-class export will give them the success they deserve, and I’m very pleased to see them receive the Queen’s Award today.”
In addition to the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, USystems has won three other awards for its world-leading ColdLogik products.
In 2012 it won both Silver and Gold CEEDA accreditations for Energy Efficiency for two separate data centre projects and also won the 2012 UK IT Industry Award.