News & Briefings

18
Mar

    We'll be exhibiting.  Come see us at booth 214!

18
Dec

Thank you for keeping up with our e-news and blog articles throughout the year. We know that you don’t always have time for industry reading, so we thought we’d summarize some of our more popular write ups for you. What Would your Product do if it Knew its Location? Today, each time you assemble or modify your system, you have ...

06
Sep

Researchers at the University of Washington's Networks and Wireless Lab have taken a novel approach to self powered device communications, using ambient RF energy to both power a device and provide a communication channel - up to 1kb/s.  Ambient sources can be almost anything - TV, Wifi, cellular.  ...

09
Jul

From the moment the doors opened, both Chase and I were deep in non-stop conversations with folks that wanted to know more about what RFOS could do.  As the show was packing up and booths were being dismantled, we were still in deep conversations!  Here are some of the highlights: Topics at the Venture Table

20
Jun

>Myth one: Zigbee is low power
>Myth Two: Zigbee is low cost
>Myth Three: Zigbee is an ‘easy’ development, with low NRE and fast design cycle
>Myth Four: Zigbee is an ad-hoc, self healing network
>Myth Five: Zigbee is long range

20
May

The promise and opportunity of wireless device connectivity is enormous.  Some observers have identified the “Internet of Things” and Machine to Machine Communications as being bigger and more impactful than the explosion of the internet itself.  Will your product and market be impacted?  Almost certainly. So, you’re thinking of adding a wireless to your product. Maybe you’re considering direct Wi-Fi or ...

16
May

Venture Technologies is pleased to be taking part at the Sensors Expo & Conference this year: We will be located Booth #1130 in the Wireless Pavilion on the main expo floor. We look forward to seeing you there.  If you would like arrange to meet us there, or just to let us know ...

26
Mar

RFOS, Venture’s wireless M2M technology, continues to prove to be the route to low-cost, long-range and ultra-low-power wireless application solutions. We thought we’d round up some of our most recent application evaluations fueled by our previous innovations including our outdoor lighting controls,

09
Jan

By now of course we're all familiar with GPS and location-aware personal phones and devices.  In principal, the same functionality can be built into any device that has a radio link. While this has been known for many years, the costs reserved this functionality for special applications.  What is about ...

08
Nov

January 8, 2013. Waltham, MA. Join us for a fascinating and instructive evening as we join a set of co-presenters and share insights on how start-ups can tackle product prototyping and development. Click here for details: Product Development and Prototype Strategies in a Startup | ENET | IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs' Network.

08
Nov

Here is an interesting view to the future from a joint team from MIT, Harvard and the Mass.  Eye & Ear Infirmary:  a micro radio, implanted into the inner ear and powered by a natural battery that all mammals have in the ear. Many interesting challenges addressed in the process, including Medical ...

05
Oct

What does a “smart city” know that others don’t? A smart city knows how to monitor, optimize, and control its infrastructure and resources to accommodate a growing population more efficiently and with higher quality of life. Example systems that require ongoing management include utilities, transport, waste, infrastructure and pollution, to name a few. The underlying enabling technologies play to Venture’s ...

15
Aug

With mergers, acquisitions, regulatory changes and re-orgs, one of the unexpected benefits to leveraging an outside product design firm can be consistency. This is not always the case of course. Some contract engineering firms are a revolving door of talent. If you pick up a project months, nevermind years down the road, you won’t access the original talent base. However, ...

01
Aug

  Smart shopping cart.

23
Apr

The RFOS Bandwidth Difference As Venture Technologies constituents become more familiar with the capabilities of our RFOS wireless solution, they often ask about the relationship between RFOS and WiFi. In summary, RFOS is neither superior to nor inferior to WiFi, it simply serves a different purpose, largely involving the “last 100 feet” of a wireless connectivity solution. Often, both technologies ...

14
Mar

The Wireless Thermostat Case Study   The Challenge: When TPI Corporation reached out to Venture Technologies, it was because of a shared history working on thermostats. TPI needed Venture to design a product that not only enabled homeowners to better control room temperature, but had a long battery life, and an acceptable cost per unit.   The Solution: The flexibility of RFOS wireless solution ...

14
Feb

Is RFOS made for you?  As an electronic product development company, one of the reasons clients engage Venture Technologies is to lower their per-unit product costs. Because of the breadth of industry situations we’ve encountered over the last two decades, we’ve had to get creative in our approach, a number of times. One area which we’ve become experienced at leveraging is ...

08
Jan

The Challenge: Our client, Comrex, has been in the business of producing products that move broadcast-quality audio over a variety of links (telephone lines, ISDN telephone lines, GSM and other cellular technologies, etc.) for many years.  With the near universal availability of the Internet, both in wired and wireless form, ...

26
Feb

Walleye partners with Venture Technologies to Develop an Industry First TIME puts invention on list of “Top 50 Inventions for 2009” Walleye Technologies worked with Venture Technologies to develop a handheld microwave camera that lets you see through walls. The device ...