The range of connected devices has grown enormously, everything from high-end smartphones to smart meters, from running shoes to retail environments.
More devices are connected to each other - and the Internet - than ever before, from smartphones to feature phones, consumer electronics to tablets, smart meters to home appliances. But simply adding connectivity to devices is not enough to attract customers over the long haul. Technology needs to be balanced with design to craft the best customer experience that addresses people's actual needs, and of course do it in the most cost- and time-effective manner.
Decreasing costs and increasing market share of Internet-enabled devices, coupled with the exponential growth of media and social networks, are driving a transformation in the connected devices landscape. As devices become both more ubiquitous and on shorter development cycles, device makers must maintain a high innovation velocity.
We work with our clients’ CTO, CMO, engineering and innovation organizations to help them bring new and unique products and services to the market.
Product and Service Innovation
We work with handset, consumer electronics manufacturers and others seeking to make devices (for example in verticals like healthcare and energy), and help them imagine and realize new concepts for connected devices. Our innovation services combine strategic consulting, user research, industrial and experience design, and technology prototyping.
Creating the First Widget-Based Platform
We conceptualized, developed and helped launch the first widget-based UI and platform for feature phones. Called CellTop, it was a precursor to modern app-based smartphones. It gave our client, a regional wireless carrier, true differentiation against the larger national carriers, and helped to dramatically increase the data usage of their customers by making data easier and more relevant to access.
New Device Development
For clients seeking assistance with bringing new devices to market, we offer a comprehensive range of services that include consulting, design, engineering, testing and maintenance. We bring our deep domain expertise from working across the telecom ecosystem to inform every step. Many of our engagements benefit from our internally developed software frameworks and protocol stacks to jumpstart and de-risk new product development.
A comprehensive platform of software frameworks and CODECs that can scale from very simple to large-scale, complex connected devices. It includes a wide variety of pre-built applications, including media, web browsing, VoIP, instant messaging, IPTV, and others.
Part of our Connected Device Platform that's also available separately, Media EXP is an integrated multimedia software suite for small form-factor computing, consumer electronics and mobile devices.
Part of our Connected Device Platform that's also available separately, these are a comprehensive range of CODECs for handling audio, speech, images and video.
A comprehensive suite of licensable software libraries for USB, available with design and hardware engineering services.