Who we are...
Helyx is a specialist provider of geospatial information management and information exploitation solutions and services
Our multi-disciplinary team encompasses capabilities across Technical Services, Information Management and Information Exploitation, and Consultancy Services.
We provide our services predominantly to the Defence, and Government sectors, although we are increasingly finding opportunities to provide real value to new commercial customers.
Helyx partners with a number of vendors and SMEs, in order to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to your toughest challenges.
To be recognised as the UK’s most inspirational provider of critical information services and solutions, that meet the challenging and discreet needs of our customers.
To be a trusted partner – to both our customers’ and industry colleagues. We will combine innovation, domain knowledge, outstanding staff and the latest thinking, to address their challenges.
Our core capabilities at a glance
We specialise in the provision of information management, exploitation, assurance and geospatial information systems solutions and services. We provide access to a wealth of expertise, to facilitate informed decision making.
Our specialist technical support and consultancy services range from the customisation of web applications, to the design, development, delivery and in-service support of information enabled solutions. In every case, our services are tailored to the unique requirements of our customers’.
We design, build, deliver, operate, and support complex IT systems and services. We enable and maintain optimal deployment, operation and management of IT resources.
Our ITIL qualified experts develop and implement customer focused, comprehensive processes and guidance for IT Service Management, exploiting deep and detailed customer knowledge, conducting extensive requirements analysis and ensuring best practice methodology is followed. We focus on continuous service improvement, delivery excellence and ensuring maximum benefit for our customers.
We specialise in the design and delivery of tailored context-based training solutions. Whether for small projects, or large-scale complex programmes, all our training solutions are delivered to meet our customers’ unique requirements. Our training solutions all adhere to the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT).
We are at the forefront of several scientific and technical applied research and innovation programmes, covering secure managed services, remote sensing, edge computing, and information dissemination. We are increasingly using cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Zero Trust Architectures, Mesh Networking, Encryption and Data Centric Security, all of which require complex orchestration and integration, into existing and emerging systems and capabilities. This is a really exciting time for Helyx in this area, as some of our work moves from pure research and innovation, into operational trials.
HELYX SUPPORTS NATO Geo-Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) STUDY
A key goal of NATO is for everyone working on a specific mission to be working off the same map. To support this goal, NATO aims to develop and adopt a geospatial data infrastructure (SDI) that will aid NATO nations in providing Geospatial Information in the right format and at the right time. Consequently, the NATO Industry Advisory Group, was tasked with understanding the current situation, identifying the SDI requirements and associated Solution Architecture, and providing an Implementation plan. Helyx played a key role in leading the Architecture Team and supporting the study group, by defining the components required in an SDI, the potential solutions that could be adopted today, and the components that would require development over the next few years. We produced an Enterprise Architect NATO Architecture Framework model, using The Open Group Architecture Framework as guidance, key elements of the study report, and delivered an Architecture model to NATO.
HELYX SUPPORTS HISTORIC ENGLAND
Helyx is really pleased to have recently been awarded a contract by Historic England to undertake a review of geospatial standards and to assess geospatial skills and knowledge within the historic environment sector. The output from this review will be used to improve the way in which geospatial heritage information is created, handled, and shared. It will also contribute to broader initiatives to streamline information flows and decision-making in the planning system. To ascertain the current level of geospatial standards adoption, as well as the level of geospatial skills and knowledge throughout the sector, Helyx compiled and released a targeted online questionnaire, to elicit feedback from key stakeholders within the community. The results and feedback from the questionnaire will be used to develop a draft 3-year sector skills plan to support the historic environment sector in both building upon and enhancing its geospatial knowledge, whilst addressing any identified skills shortages.
HELYX SELECTED AS GRAVITY CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS!
Helyx has been selected as Challenge Champions for the UKHO and WDC Challenge.
We’re over the moon that our team is being taken to the Scale Phase of round 03.
The Gravity Challenge is a global technology innovation program for corporates, entrepreneurs, and universities, to design and build solutions to real industrial, social, and environmental problems using space-enabled technology and capability.
Helyx picked a challenge set by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) organisation.
The Challenge focused on optimising the use of satellite and environmental data, to minimise vessel strikes on marine mammals during port approach and departures. The aim is to help advise shipping on areas where whales and dolphins might be present, to enact mitigation measures, and therefore reduce ship strikes on these cetaceans.
Helyx has joined the fight against climate change.
When you buy from us you can be confident we are doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment.
Find out what our #NetZero commitment involves.