OUR SERVICES

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HARDWARE

Our team builds electronics based on the scope quickly - we believe prototyping should be quick! No need to reinvent the wheel - we use off-the-shelf systems and rapid development boards where possible to get something working fast.

Once it's up and going, our team turns out custom PCBs ready for custom applications using our library of components and our partner network.

While we're iterating, we always have form and function in mind, using our 3D printers and other tinkering tools to model and experiment with ideas for housings and aesthetics.

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FIRMWARE

Building hardware is fun, but the real meat of any IoT project is the embedded systems.  Getting it right can be hard, which is why our team is built with experts who have been writing embedded firmware for 20+ years.

 

Firmware defines the application of a piece of hardware.  We build our custom firmware using our library of code that run on multiple different Operating Systems.

 

We know how to design, segment and execute firmware in steps that make sense for projects - staying flexible to make sure the product can adapt as your business changes. 

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COMMUNICATIONS

Let's face it, everything in the future is wireless.  Our senior team is made up of experts in wireless.  We help select the right protocols needed to get communications done right.

We use our relationships with module and chip providers and infrastructure managers to understand the costing model early on in the process.

What's more, our team has significant experience with wireless commercialization and can help quantify the process and cost of getting your product to market - including regulatory certification, serialization, provisioning and labelling.

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MANUFACTURING

Whether you're building a single panel of custom boards to try, or preparing to mass-manufacture your product, we can help you navigate it.

 

We manufacture products regularly, and maintain relationships with manufacturers around the globe.  Leverage our partner network filled with Contract Manufacturers, Component Suppliers and everyone in between to get your product built.

Looking to swag some costs?  We've been around the block enough to know what your costs will be.  Including those hidden costs that you may not be thinking about! 

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CONSULTING

Even if you don't know tech, you know YOUR industry.  We've helped businesses plan, execute and scale their tech strategy to align with their business goals.  We've built our own businesses, so we know what it really takes.

Leverage our expertise in both business and tech to create the right strategy for your vision and goals.  Too many times, we've seen people follow false promises and sink way too much money without getting results.  That's why we always give honest, realistic feedback about timelines and cost.

Let us help you bridge the gap between business and tech.

 

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OUR PROCESS

Here's an example of the stages we work through for custom builds.
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Discovery

  • Review the business objectives or goals and turn them into technical requirements​

  • Build a functional specification for the technical implementation

  • Create an estimate of time/effort and cost (NRE and unit economics)

  • Build a Proof of Concept to validate feasibility, demonstrate capability and identify technical risks up front

Concept
Building Plans

Design

  • Create end-to-end solution design and architecture (blueprint)

  • Generate a clear, phased design plan (project schedule)

  • Build a functional prototype that can be used for customer trials

  • Engage in manufacturing discussions to quantify costs that will help with pricing, business strategy and cash flow planning

Prototype
Engineering Tools

Execution

  • Build products ready for mass manufacture, from NPI to full production

  • Polish the product design so it's ready, including DFM and manufacturing test procedures

  • Execute required product certification testing for approvals through our lab partners and network

  • Plan for serialization, provisioning, packaging and other logistical details

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Flying Plane

Launch

  • Working with manufacturers to manage supply chain, inventory and quality control procedures through test and validation

  • Ensuring quality assurance processes and product certification requirements are met

  • Support launches with technical documentation and messaging

  • Establishing key operational and logistics plans to maintain the solution over time

Production
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