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Social Housing Monitoring

CDL Smart Remote monitoring solutions is a cost-effective solution that monitors the environmental factors which can lead to mould infestations and also help housing associations uplift tenant well-being and those at risk of fuel poverty. It’s all about evidence-based decision making and insights with smart digital solutions!

If you are looking to install CDL’s mould monitoring solutions into any of your properties then please get in touch to see how we can assist you.

Energy Remote Monitoring

Two of the biggest ways a company can waste energy are by using aging and inefficient equipment or by leaving machines/equipment running needlessly. Inefficient energy consumption will lead to unnecessary costs.

Our smart monitoring devices provide detailed energy usage reporting which allows businesses to monitor the efficiency of their production assets. This provides vital insight into productivity that will help with energy and carbon management.

OEM & VAR IoT Partnerships

Digitisation and smart ‘things’ are becoming a necessity with any offering in today’s digital landscape. If you need to make your industrial/built environment solutions or service offerings smart and connected then we can help.

Building on over 11 years worth of experience we can guide you through the challenges associated to developing your connected/smart solution. With 11+ years know how we deliver all elements of an IoT solution in a white-labeled package.

Our Remote Monitoring Service

Here at Caption Data, our purpose is to harness the Industrial Internet of Things to help power your business. Caption Data connect your people and your assets, end to end, online and in real time. So, whether your goal is growing sales, improving customer experience, reducing costs or managing risks, Caption Data exist to help you unlock your organisations true potential. Above all, Caption Data give you the tools that allow you to stay ahead in your field.

Our Mission

Our mission at Caption Data, is to give your business a rapid, seamless and well supported immersion into IoT.  De-risking the implementation of your strategy by utilising the expertise of our highly skilled teams. IoT can add value in many areas in an organisation, so whether you know exactly what you require, or you need our guidance, Caption Data are here to provide that. Caption Data's IoT solutions can in turn help you unlock more touch points with your customers. Helping you build stronger relationships with more opportunities. Therefore, Caption Data work closely with you, so that you can work more closely with them.

Our Global Reach

Furthermore, Caption Data work with some of the world’s leading and largest businesses, as well as small niche players. Caption Data have thousands of systems in service across more than a dozen countries. The CDLSmartHub™ is Caption Data's cloud based platform. It delivers a true multi lingual and multi time zone experience allowing us to support you locally and internationally. As a result, Caption Data currently have systems deployed via our customers across Europe and into North America.

Why Choose Caption Data?

Industrial IoT Solutions

Above all, Caption Data deliver our customers Industrial IoT solutions. This is delivered from hardware and software-as-a-service, through to implementation and support. Caption Data manufacture a specialist range of data monitoring products designed with, and for our customers. Consequently, Caption Data's products help you and your teams run your business better!

In House Expertise

Furthermore, Caption Data have in house firmware, hardware software and server engineers. Caption Data also have an administration team geared solely to delivering scalable Industrial IoT solutions. Caption Data's products have on board intelligence as standard. Allowing local, real time monitoring of data against pre-set criteria, and instant reporting when necessary.

Quick ROI

As a result of using Caption Data you get a fast ROI, with light touch, quick to deploy systems. All from an agile and passionate company who cares about your success. Most noteworthy, Caption Data class many of our customers as partners. At Caption Data we are here to ensure you receive a robust solution. As well as service, that meets your Industrial IoT needs.

Our Remote Monitoring Products

Caption Data's hardware is delivered through our 5 core products in the NanoULTRA range. They are all carefully designed to meet a vast number of applications. These include asset management, environmental controls, sensor and instrumentation connections, ground and logistical vibration and many more.

Furthermore, all the hardware in the NanoULTRA range immediately connect to Caption Data's cloud-based data platform, the CDLSmartHub™. From here the data can be viewed in numerous ways. Together Caption Data's hardware and software create a fully integrated and supported end-to-end IoT Solution.

Caption Data's unique ability to implement industrial Internet of Things technology is proven. Because of the NanoUltra range's careful development, Caption Data can take raw data from virtually any ‘thing’.  Seamlessly transmitting the data to Caption Data's secure cloud servers. As a result, it can be translated into useful information using the CDLSmartHub™.

RDL Vibe - Remote Vibration Monitor

NanoULTRA Vibe

Designed to be robust for use in harsh environments such as construction sites. However, simple to use and sensitive enough to capture ongoing vibration events. Offering wireless mobile connectivity, long battery life (usually 1 - 2 months), trigger alarming (email and SMS) and constant access to data. Subsequently, managing and monitoring vibration levels has never been easier, just deploy our event based sensor.

Nano ULTRA - III Range

Nano ULTRA-III Range

Managing a network of field assets has never been easier with the NanoULTRA – III cellular gateway range. The range provides onboard I/O's, modular I/O expansion, and powerful, user-friendly Modbus communications. The high-resolution data transfer happens seamlessly and securely from multiple assets to our secure cloud platform, the CDLSmartHub™, where the raw data can be turned into actionable insights.

NanoULTRA Matrix+ Wireless Multi Sensor Remote Monitoring System

NanoULTRA Matrix+

The NanoULTRA-Matrix+ allows you to connect multiple wireless sensors to the CDLSmartHub™ allowing measurement of temperature, humidity, CO2, Voltage, current, water leaks, vibration and much more. The battery-powered sensors have excellent penetration within buildings making for a quick and easy setup process, this is complemented by 5+ Years battery life for a truly fit and forget experience.

SHOCKTrail Shipping Data Logger Sensor


Our data monitoring and reporting interface with live alerting. Data is not information and information is not knowledge. Getting data to the cloud safely, with integrity checks, relaying configuration instructions to the sensors (e.g. sampling/reporting frequencies) is just the start. Turning that data into useful information is the next step – things like dynamic charting, customisable hierarchies, user defined alarm functions, geo-mapping, intuitive work methods.

Coronavirus Update @ 12/10/2020

Following the advice from the UK Government, our staff are mostly homeworking.

This allows us to continue our support, development, and SmartHub activities uninterrupted.

Physical supply of new equipment is currently taking a little longer so please talk to us.

We will of course keep customers informed regarding any outstanding orders, and we will of course do everything in our power to continue to serve our clients whilst keeping our staff safe and complying with Government requirements.

Remote Monitoring dashboard from anything to the CDLSmartHub

Access your data using Caption Data's CDLSmartHub -   Anytime, Anywhere. Any Device

Above all, Caption Data understand that getting and viewing data is crucial. Caption Data have developed our solutions to provide an easily accessible platform. Therefore, the CDLSmartHub can be viewed on any smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC. Most importantly, with no software to download.

Furthermore, from the Caption Data CDLSmartHub you can perform a range of tasks. Firstly view dashboards and system locations. Allow visualisation of data real time and historic data. In addition, download  the data for external use. As well as set alarms, allowing the system to alert you of key changes. Managing all  your systems in one user friendly place.

Live Remote Data Monitoring Systems - Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device

In order for you to get an idea of how the CDLSmartHub looks we have created these live data links. Certainly this may give you a clearer picture of what to expect from a Caption Data IIoT Solution.

The Below links are connected to demonstration units situated in our head office. So, if you want to be able to see all of your sensors and equipment
in their current locations?

Access data from your sensors and equipment without having to go to site? And know immediately from one screen whether it’s online or not?

An end-to-end Caption Data IIoT solution could be for you!

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Temperature and Relative Humidity (RH)

Map Marker Green Power

Map Marker Red Shock and vibration

Press Releases

CDL Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

By Danielle Greenhill-Bull | Aug 24, 2023

We are thrilled to share with you that Caption Data has achieved a momentous milestone – we are now officially ISO 9001 Certified! This prestigious certification, recognized internationally, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and the exceptional quality of our IoT solutions. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated team for…

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Give a Gift This Christmas to Support Homelessness in Worcestershire.

By Danielle Greenhill-Bull | Nov 22, 2022

Many of us look forward to the festive period with family and friends, without the need to worry about where the next meal is coming from or a warm bed for the night in a safe environment. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. The estimated number of homeless adults and children in the…

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Polygon acquires Caption Data

By Danielle Greenhill-Bull | Sep 5, 2022

Polygon acquires Caption Data to strengthen IoT Services and ExactAire® offering Polygon has signed an agreement to acquire Caption Data Limited, which Polygon has been a minority owner and customer since 2010. Together they offer end-to-end environmental monitoring solutions for indoor air quality, leak detection, toxic gas monitoring, and energy management under the technology product…

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Technology to Monitor Retrofitting in Social Housing

By Tom Fisher | Aug 30, 2022

Introduction – Technology (IoT) to Monitor Retrofitting in Social Housing  At least 15 million homes need to be retrofitted by 2030 to meet 2050 carbon targets. The same homes would need to have further measures installed again after 2030. Doing this would more than triple the UK’s current rate of energy efficiency installations. While the…

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The Challenges of Energy Monitoring in Hospitality: 

By James Collins | Aug 9, 2022

Introduction to – The Challenges of Energy Monitoring in Hospitality:  The hospitality industry is increasingly focusing on better energy management as it looks to improve guest comfort levels while optimising energy consumption. The effort is to reduce carbon footprint, bring in more energy efficiency by use of data-driven approaches and keep operational costs under check. …

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Resilience and Scalability of IoT

By Hanna Barrett | Aug 4, 2022

Introduction – Resilience and Scalability of IoT IoT is rapidly growing, bringing a vast number of benefits across all industries with its implementation. Companies are now facing the decision of whether to ‘build or buy’ an IoT solution, in this blog we will explore resources and expertise that need to be researched to identify the…

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Carbon Footprint Workshop – The 6-step Plan to Carbon Neutral

By Danielle Greenhill-Bull | Aug 2, 2022

Caption Data’s Marketing Manager, Danielle attended a workshop provided by The University of Birmingham’s ATETA project with Go Green Experts, the workshop which helps to offer SMEs simple solutions to reduce their carbon footprint and ultimately onto the path to carbon neutral.   The theme for the workshop is helping businesses towards net- zero based…

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Where are the Energy Inefficiencies in Manufacturing?

By James Collins | Aug 1, 2022

Introduction to Energy Inefficiencies – Manufacturing Energy management is a crucial driver behind good energy efficiency. It helps you understand how much energy you use and how much it costs to run your business and allows you to identify the best way to reduce your business’s CO2 emissions and save money. The benefits of good…

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Finding a Pathway To Sustainability

By James Collins | Jul 18, 2022

Introduction to Finding a Pathway To Sustainability In this era of sustainability, it is easy for companies to fall into the trap of thinking about their operations in terms of energy consumption and emissions. Yet, these are just two pieces of a much larger puzzle. Sustainable business is about looking beyond the costs and benefits,…

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BDMA Conference 2022: The roadmap to sustainable resilience

By Paul Sanders | Jul 11, 2022

On the 29th and 30th of June, Caption Data exhibited as sponsors of the BDMA Conference 2022: The roadmap to sustainable resilience. The conference’s theme focused on ‘The roadmap to sustainable resilience’, and explored what the brave new world of the water damage restoration industry needs to look like, and the necessary changes required to secure…

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Case Studies

Fuel Poverty, Damp and Mould Podcast

By Danielle Greenhill-Bull | January 18, 2022

CDL was delighted to be invited to take part in a podcast hosted by Housing Digital in their 3rd installment to talk about the growing issues around fuel poverty and crucially tenant well-being, and the surrounding damp and mould issues within the social housing sector. In the podcast, joining us were HACT, Home Group, and Davis, French & Associates who…

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Using Smart Technology To Measure Indoor Air Quality

By James Collins | March 11, 2021

Scenario As life begins to normalise and the promising roadmap our government has set out is delivered on, the leisure and fitness sector will be key in building people’s mental and physical wellbeing back to a healthy level. For some, just having access to these environments will be the most important factor, but for many…

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Case study – Preventative leak detection cuts business interruption risk for major hotel group

By Paul Sanders | October 12, 2020

When an entire floor, comprising 20 rooms, of a major Stockholm hotel was put out of action for six months thanks to a number of water leaks, serious questions were asked by the property manager and the hotel owner including, how can we prevent this from happening again? Working together with the property manager and…

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Investing in Quality Testing with the help of WMG’s Humidity Chamber!

By Hannah Kent | May 25, 2018

Whilst CDL have developed a standard product range that meets many of our clients’ needs, there are occasions where we need to develop specific solutions to meet specific requirements. When embarking on a new project one of the key elements is ensuring that it answers the brief, both in theory and in practice. Quality testing…

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By Jon Penn | February 6, 2018

WORCESTER, UK,  based Caption Data are pleased to announce the details of an investment by Polygon International AB of Sweden. Polygon has acquired a minority stake in Caption Data and provided significant working capital for the future growth plans of the business. As part of this transaction the minority shareholding of a VC has been…

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ATi Joins Forces with Langham and Caption Data for Better Control of Water Networks

By Paul Sanders | July 7, 2017

Using NanoULTRA Wireless Data Logger for Controlling of Water Networks This new partnership has created huge benefits as now flow, pressure AND turbidity can be used to control how much water is used during a mains flush, whilst also measuring water networks quality. Since its 2014 launch, the NephNet from ATi has proven to be…

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Remote Flooring Monitoring at the Tate Modern Gallery

By Jon Penn | October 15, 2016

When it comes to remote monitoring solutions, Caption Data are highly regarded specialists! We were recently tasked with a challenge for one of the most iconic galleries in the world – the Tate Modern! Find out more about how we helped. How Does Remote Monitoring Flooring Help? How does remote monitoring flooring help ensure that…

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MSR145 data loggers provide fall detection for elderly

By Jon Penn | September 8, 2016

Researchers at the University of Roehampton Musculoskeletal research group used MSR145 data loggers with tri-axial accelerometers to record signals during a fall of the human body. Falling among older adults can cause major distress; the consequences may include fractures and the inability to move and isolated individuals may experience a long lie after a fall…

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Plug and Play is easy with the NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit

By Jon Penn | July 5, 2016

We wanted to show you in this blog how easy it is to connect the NanoULTRA remote telemetry unit to the CDL SmartHub and get your data monitored and visible, on-line and in record time.   The NanoULTRA is a ground breaking, low power Remote Telemetry Unit with a huge array of Inputs and Outputs.…

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HygroNet “MOT” pays dividends for Polygon

By Jon Penn | April 26, 2016

Polygon have been users of HygroNet remote monitoring equipment from CDL for many years, and have many hundreds of systems around the world, and some of those systems have been in use, week in and week out, for many years. In order to ensure the best utilisation and return on investment, Caption Data have embarked…

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5 Star Testimonial from Neal Clarke of Polygon

By Jon Penn | January 24, 2017

Neal Clarke, Regional Director of Polygon UK posted this on Google September 2016 I have been working in partnership with Caption Data now for over 6 years. We have worked together to develop systems to suite the needs of our clients and our business. The key area of working with Caption Data is their after…

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5 star testimonial from Tristen Preger of ATi

By Jon Penn | January 24, 2017

Tristen Preger Sept 2016 Tristen, ATi, UK Sales Manager said… I have had the privilege of working with all at Caption Data now for over 5 years. We (ATi) chose to work with Caption Data as they are a very ‘personal’ company to work with (very similar culture of hard work to that at ATi).…

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Did You Know? Fast ways to search the CDL SmartHub for a device

By Jon Penn | September 14, 2016

  If you manage many of our remote monitoring devices within your day to day work, and many of our customers have several hundred units, you might be used to searching the CDL SmartHub for a particular unit of interest. We know this can be time consuming and slightly irritating at times! There are faster…

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More Great Reviews for Caption Data from our customers!

By Jon Penn | September 9, 2016

It’s always great when you get positive feedback from your clients, and so we wanted to share a couple of recent ones! WATER QUALITY MONITORING CDL supply ATI with NanoULTRA battery-powered remote telemetry units to get data from ATI instruments to the SmartHub and analysed/visualised so the UK Water utilities can access data on their…

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New Remote Monitoring pages that made the cut on our website…

By Jon Penn | December 23, 2015

With the New Year ahead, we would like to draw your attention to a range of new content throughout our website. The new content aims to demonstrate the range of industries and applications remote monitoring is supporting. Remote Monitoring Solution Pages Field & Site remote monitoring: For battery powered, robust units that can operate literally…

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