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Registered in England No: 4264387

Registered Office:
10 The Bull Ring, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW9 5BS, UK.

Tel: +44(0)1539 730917
Mobile: +44(0)7973835728

©Copyright: KCL 2001-2018

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Company Profile

Mission Statement

To provide clients with sound professional advice, exceptional support and customer care that makes their job as easy as possible and adds real value to products and services purchased.

Background & History

KCL brings over 20 years of advanced computing solutions expertise and knowledge to industry and research customers.

KCL started life as Sension Advanced Computing in 1987, designing, manufacturing and supplying parallel processing products based around the Inmos transputer with special expertise in image processing. This business model changed to a distribution model concentrating on Texas Instrument's DSP based hardware and software.

In 1995 it became part of Kane International Ltd and subsequently changed its name to Kane Computing.

In October 2001 Kane Computing became an independent Company, Kane Computing Ltd (KCL).

KCL is located in modern offices in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Corporate Culture

The company has three motivations:

  • To provide customers with the best solutions and products to meet their specific needs.
  • To be profitable and to invest in the future to grow the business and our market share.
  • To run a business to the highest ethical and moral standards including relationships with employees, customers and suppliers.

Investors in People

We have achieved national recognition as an Investor in People.

This is achieved in a number of ways:

  • We support the training and development of all our staff.
  • We want to encourage our staff to improve their own and other’s performance
  • We want to ensure all our staff believes their contribution to the organization is recognized.
  • We ensure equality of opportunity in the development of all our staff.
  • We want to create a plan with clear aims and objectives which are understood by everyone.
  • We want the development of all our staff to be in line with our aims and objectives, outlined in our plan.
  • We want all staff to understand how they help achieve our aims and objectives.
  • We want all of our staff to learn and develop effectively.
  • We want to prove the development of staff improves the performance of the organization, teams and individuals.
  • We want to understand the impact of the development of people on the performance of the organization, teams and individuals.
  • We want to show we are getting better at developing our staff.

Everyone in the company is involved in the work that needs to be done to enable us to continue to be an approved Investor in People company.

Quality Standards

KCL has a policy of continual improvement, operating in accordance with ISO9001:2008.  We believe that adopting the procedures implicit within these standards helps the business operate more efficiently, achieve higher standards and continuously improve the levels of customer satisfaction.

Products and Services

KCL's primary business areas in alphabetical order are:

  • Audio: Development Systems, Compression Algorithms, Compression Boards, Vocoders, Analysers, Recorders, Speech Enhancement.
  • Broadcast: File to File Encoders and Live to File Encoders based on MPEG4/H.264 video compression standards, Management Tools, Video Transcoding.
  • Data Acquisition and Processing: Hardware, Firmware and Software based on the latest Analogue, DSP and FPGA technologies to provide state of the art high performance analogue and digital data capture processing and logging systems.
  • DSP/Micro: Application Boards, Daughtercards, Development Systems, Digital Motion Control, DSP Starter Kits, Emulators, Evaluation Boards, Software, Debuggers.
  • FPGA: Application Boards, Daughtercards, Development Systems, Software.
  • Security: Video Compression Libraries (MJPEG/JPEG2000/MPEG2/MPEG4/H.264), Reference Designs, Development Boards/Packages, Production Ready Design, Encoders, Decoders, Encoders/Recorders and COTS Boards, Covert Solutions and Network Security.
  • Telephony/Wireless: Echo Cancellation, Telephony, Speech Technologies, Fax and Data Modems, Wireless Modems, GSM, MIMO, RF SDR, Wireless IP Cores.
  • Video: Encoders, Decoders, Compression Software, Development Systems/Products, Video Enhancement.
  • Vision: Pan and Tilt Units, Framegrabbers, Image Processing Boards, Imaging Libraries, Development Systems, Cameras, Fibre Optic Systems, High Speed Recorders.

We pride ourselves on our technical knowledge and experience in these business areas. We are independent and can advise and offer the best solutions to match the technical, time and financial constraints of any project, rather than a 'fit all in-house' solution.


Kane Computing Ltd's customer base ranges from huge multi-national companies to individual consultants working from home.  All of them get the same attention and support to make their own activities successful.  Application areas are equally diverse including automotive, defence, industrial control, communications, medical research and teaching.

  • Analog Devices
  • Alcatel
  • BAE Systems
  • BNFL
  • BT
  • CERN
  • Channel 4
  • Cisco
  • Chelton Defence Communications
  • ERA Technology
  • Ericsson
  • Group 4
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honeywell
  • Lotus Engineering
  • Marconi
  • Meggit Avionics
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Nortel
  • Qinetiq
  • Raytheon
  • Roke Manor Research
  • Siemens
  • Smiths Aerospace
  • Sony
  • Tandberg Television
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thales
  • TRW Automotive
  • Ultra Electronics
  • Xilinx