Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
With an astonishing 25 billion devices predicted to be connected to the Internet by 2015, the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to become a multi-trillion dollar market by the end of the decade. Award-winning engineering and product development firm Optimal Design is helping manufacturers capture a slice of this jaw-dropping potential by navigating the unique challenges of designing and manufacturing Internet-connected devices.
The room for growth is massive, says Optimal Design’s Director of Electrical and Software Engineering Joe Kreidler, as long as manufacturers embrace smart product development strategies. “There’s no doubt that we’re only scratching the surface of what the IoT can become,” says Kreidler. He points to the fact that wireless sensors are being used on everything from cattle, transmitting health data that lets the farmer know when a cow is sick, to refrigerators that let you know when you’re out of milk.
“But,” he says, “It’s important for manufacturers to remember that there is a cost to developing and producing these devices. It’s easy to get carried away by the potential – and ignore the very real obstacles that might prevent a manufacturer from obtaining the best ROI on their product.”
Kreidler suggests companies consider these potential issues when developing their own Internet-connected product development strategy:
Optimal Design is well-positioned to provide that expert perspective, with more than 150 patents and over a decade of experience in the IoT market. The company is also an Authorized Design Partner with Microchip, the leading provider of the electrical components used in Internet-connected devices. All of this allows Optimal Design to help their clients dramatically reduce product development time and costs and still produce a superior product, says Kreidler.
“We focus on helping our clients integrate the most reliable, flexible and cost-effective solutions for their products, by leveraging our own inside expertise and industry relationships. It all goes back to our core value proposition: to offer our clients everything they need to create robust, easy-to-use products that look as great as they work.”
For more details on Optimal Design’s approach to designing and developing Internet-connected devices, visit http://www.optimaldesignco.com or call 847.818.1000.
About Optimal Design
Optimal Design is an award-winning product development and engineering firm that provides product manufacturers with a full breadth of industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical and software engineering, and rapid prototyping services. Headquartered in the Chicago suburbs, Optimal Design’s comprehensive team of designers and engineers perform all services in-house. The firm offers clients a proven track record for creating patentable intellectual property, having helped to generate over 150 patents in the past 10 years. With a focus on designing products for both end-user experience and manufacturability, Optimal Design provides innovative solutions that are successful in the marketplace at optimized margins. To learn more, please contact info(at)optimaldesignco(dot)com or visit http://www.optimaldesignco.com.