About SafeTTy Systems Ltd
On this page we provide information about SafeTTy Systems (and the team behind it).
Our company name is pronounced “Safety Systems”.[This page was last updated: 2017-06-11]
Who’s behind SafeTTy Systems – and where did the company come from?
The team at SafeTTy Systems Ltd is led by Dr Michael J. Pont CEng.
Michael was awarded a BSc degree (in Electronics and Electrical Engineering) by the University of Glasgow (UK) and a PhD (in Computer Science) by the University of Southampton (UK). He is the author of several successful books and more than 100 technical papers: he is named inventor / co-inventor on a number of patents and patent applications.
Michael has been working in the field of time-triggered (TT) embedded systems for more than 20 years. He has helped numerous companies to create successful TT designs. Many of these designs have been produced in compliance with international safety standards and guidelines (including IEC 61508, ISO 26262 and DO-178).
Michael began this work on TT systems in the academic sector, latterly as Professor of Embedded Systems Engineering at the University of Leicester (UK). In Leicester, Michael established the Embedded Systems Laboratory, invented the PTTES “pattern language”, and led teams that developed the “NISA” safety agent, and the first single- & multi-core processors that were designed specifically to run TT software. During his time with the University of Leicester, Michael supervised more than 20 successful PhD projects.
In order to commercialise some of the above technology, Michael founded and served as CEO of the University of Leicester “spin out” company TTE Systems Ltd. “TTE” made its first sales in 2008 and – by 2012 – had reached a “break even” position, with an annual turnover of some £800k. The company achieved this through the efforts of an exceptional team and by working with a number of key UK and international companies.
A document describing the impact of some of the work carried out by TTE (including 3 customer success stories) in available here.
At the end of 2013, Michael left the university sector, assembled a small (but highly experienced) team and founded SafeTTy Systems. “SafeTTy” subsequently acquired the IP owned by TTE.
Michael currently serves as Executive Director of SafeTTy Systems Ltd (January 2014 – date).
Michael has had a long-term interest in cognitive science and ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI). He is currently a member of the SCSC ‘Autonomous Systems Safety Working Group’ and the AESIN ‘ADAS & AV Steering Group’.
Michael has experience acting as an expert witness.
What are your plans for the company?
We are now in the second phase of our “Development and Growth Plan” (DAGP) for the company.
DAGP – Phase 1 (2014-2016).
In 2015, we focussed on a number of new customer engagements.
In 2016, we had our first two patents granted. We signed our first licence agreement for ReliabiliTTy® Technology. We ran our first stand at Embedded World. We published ‘ERES2‘. We signed a partnership agreement with Microdevice Technologies in order to support our customers in India. We undertook a number of new customer engagements.
DAGP – Phase 2 (2017-).
Early in 2017, Attila Gönczi joined us as a Development Partner, and helped us to launch our first DuplicaTTor® Evaluation Board. During this year we have been involved in numerous discussions about the use of TT monitoring technology in autonomous road vehicles (a sector in which we believe we will be able to make a significant contribution to system safety, not least through the use of simple – but highly effective – ‘TT Wrappers’). Also during 2017, our BrainsTTem™ product family moved from a research phase to a development phase (we will be able to say more about this major new development in Q4 2017).
Are you seeking investment?
Our plan has been to grow SafeTTy Systems organically (through sales). This approach is working well and we are not – therefore – seeking investment at this time.
What is your exit strategy?
We are a small company with some great technology. We expect (in due course) to be acquired by a larger organisation: please contact us if this is of interest.
Who are your partners?
We work with Microdevice Technologies to deliver TT training in India. Through Microdevice we are establishing links with a growing number of companies and educational establishments in India.
We work with Attila Gönczi to deliver hardware designs.
We are a member of the NMI (TechWorks) and a member of AESIN.
We are a member of the Safety Critical Systems Club (SCSC).
We are an ARM® Partner.
We are a member of the AdaCore® Tool Partners programme.
We are always happy to consider new partnership opportunities: please contact us if this is of interest.
What technology do you own?
We have developed technology that is licensed to customers through our ReliabiliTTy® programme.
This technology includes the following patents:
- Pont, M.J. (2016) “A monitoring unit as well as method for predicting abnormal operation of time-triggered computer systems”, SafeTTy Systems Ltd, GB2526082.
- Pont, M.J. (2016) “A framework as well as method for developing time-triggered computer systems with multiple system modes”, SafeTTy Systems Ltd, GB2526083.
Related international patents have been applied for.
What trademarks do you own?
AcquisiTTor, ConnecTTor, CorrelaTTor, DecomposiTTor, DisrupTTor, DuplicaTTor, MoniTTor, PredicTTor, RapidiTTy, ReliabiliTTy, SafeTTy, SafeTTy Certified, SafeTTy Systems, TriplicaTTor, TTE and WarranTTor are registered trademarks or trademarks of SafeTTy Systems Ltd in the UK and other countries.
All other tradmarks and registered trademarks mentioned on this WWW site are acknowledged.
Do you have any staff vacancies?
Please see our vacancies page for information.
What is your Company Number?
SafeTTy Systems Ltd has Company Number 08718423.
What is your VAT Registration Number?
SafeTTy Systems Ltd has VAT Registration Number GB 171 7482 94.
Where is your Registered Office?
SafeTTy Systems Ltd, Registered Office, 15 Nether End, Great Dalby, Leicestershire, UK, LE14 2EY.
Where do the images on your website come from?
Some of the images on our website are used under licence from iStockphoto and Dreamstime.
Other images were created by SafeTTy Systems Ltd.