ARM, BeagleBone, Embedded, Espressif, ESP32, ESP8266, IoT, mbed, Microchip, Nordic, NXP, OMAP, PIC, PIC32, PowerPC, Raspberry Pi, Sitara, STB, STMicroelectronics, TI

operating systems

Android, FreeRTOS, iOS, MacOS, mbed, OpenRTOS, RTOS, Trusted Operating Systems, U-Boot, Unix (AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris and others), Windows


Assembler, C, C++, CSS, DOM, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Objective-C, Perl, Python, SQL


2G, 3G, 4G, 802.11, 802.15.4, ASN.1, BLE, Bluetooth LE, Cellular, Fax, HTML, HTTP, I2C, LDAP, LoRaWAN, MODBUS, OSI, SMS, SNMP, SPI, TCP/IP, X.25, X.500 DAP & DISP, XML, XMPP, XSLFO, XSLT, WiFi, Z-Wave, ZigBee, ZLL

email & security

CA, CMS, Exchange, HSM, Notes, PCT, PKCS, PKI, RFC822, SDN.801, Smartcards, SMTP, S/MIME, SPIF, STANAG 4406, X.400, X.500, X.841


Metanate was established in 2000, bringing together staff from a variety of software and business backgrounds to ensure that the company offers a broad spectrum of experience. We provide a range of consultancy, software development and support services to help clients to complete their projects efficiently, on time and within budget.

Metanate places great emphasis on customer service and believes in developing long-term relationships with clients.

Metanate staff have experience of developing in a variety of languages for many different operating systems on standard and custom hardware (including set-top boxes and embedded systems).

Our engineers often work at the hardware/software interface and are familiar with the use of hardware tools such as logic and protocol analysers (PicoScope, Saleae, USB) to help diagnose hardware and/or software issues, as well as low level device flashing/programming/debugging tools (JTAG, SWD) for bringing up new hardware from bare metal.

Metanate undertakes all manner of projects including system design, hardware commissioning, prototypes, demonstrators and proof of concept all the way up to robust production quality systems and production test tools.

Our client base ranges from small startups to large multi-national corporations spanning a variety of sectors including email services (virus/spam detection), energy, home automation, industrial, IoT, medical, music, rail and product design consultancy.