Case Studies

Most of our developments are wireless and many embed RFOS, but not all. We deliver broad product development skills and deep RF expertise.

We are grateful to our clients for their permission to share some of our work.

  • Wireless Tank Monitoring System

    Situation: Our client marketed a tank level monitoring system that included a cell phone with each level-monitoring sensor. This approach was very costly and required their users to change batteries more often than was desirable. The client licensed Venture’s RFOS technology to replace the costly cell phone based radios and asked us to customize the […]

  • Tank Farm Monitoring

    The Situation: Our customer is a manufacturer that acquired an older tank measurement product line in need of an upgrade.  Costly and difficult to obtain components needed to be replaced, and communication capability needed to be extended, while maintaining connection compatibility with current products. Our Approach: Venture worked with the client to understand both the […]

  • Swing Groover – Golf Trainer

    Situation:Venture saw an opportunity to provide a device for the golf-practice market. We envisioned a game product that would indicate the distance, hook, and slice of a user’s practice swing. Solution: We created the Swing Groover, which features an LCD providing a numeric distance reading and graphic display of the degree of hook or slice. […]

  • Remote IR Temperature Measurement

    Situation: Our client required a new line of infrared temperature-measuring equipment to monitor or control high temperatures in industries such as aluminum and steel manufacturing. The original product-featuring an all-analog design-required many hours (and sometimes days) to calibrate. Solution: Our project team designed and implemented a digital approach with a wide dynamic range, detector signal […]

  • Programmable Pipettor with speech recognition

    Situation: Our customer required an electronic pipettor for liquid handling in laboratory environments.  This new device required increased precision plus simple and quick programming. Solution: Venture determined that speech recognition would meet the customer’s user interface goals. The Venture team designed compact electronics and embedded software that included a low-cost DC motor drive, a speaker-independent […]

  • Outdoor lighting on mesh network

    Situation Our client – a leading player in outdoor lighting – needs wireless command and control systems to make the best use of their ground breaking technology. The commercial case for new lighting technologies ramps up hugely if they are under smart control – on or off when needed; multi-level brightness settings for power conservation; […]

  • NIR Spectrometer – Intrinsically safe

    Axsun’s IntegraSpec™ NIR micro-spectroscopy Situation: Our client required the development of electronics for a new NIR micro-spectroscopy portable instrument.  This new product needed to be small, yet laboratory grade with rock-solid stability that delivers high-resolution spectra in less than a second, even under harsh process conditions. Solution: Our project team designed and implemented an architecture […]

  • Microwave “through-wall” hand-held imager

    Situation Startup, Walleye Technologies, had some core patented millimeter wave imaging technology to enable a lightweight, low-cost  “X-ray” vision unit to allow users to see through walls.  To get to the next stage of the companies evolution they needed a prototype to demonstrate the product concept, and this required a product development team with a […]

  • Mass Merchant Retail Store Messaging System

    Client’s Goal: A client needed a messaging device to be incorporated into the handle of shopping carts at retail clients. Challenge: The device will accept marketing messages transmitted to it from a location within the retail store, and the message will be displayed on an LCD panel incorporated into the device.  The client had incorporated […]

  • Loran Transmitter System Reengineering and Redesign

    Situation: Our client asked us to redesign, prototype, and test five upgraded cards in a card-cage subsystem for their Loran (LOng RAnge Navigation – a pre-GPS terrestrial radio navigation system) transmitter. The current cards had been designed over 20 years ago. Though fully functional, they had obsolete components and needed upgrading. Solution: We began the […]

  • Line of Electrochemical Analyzers for Process Control

    Situation: Our client’s family of electrochemical measurement instruments required updating and expanded capabilities, including enhanced measurement and display features. The client wanted a design that would support the many communications disciplines available today as well as those coming in the future. We had to balance the desire for low cost against the need to support […]

  • High Quality Wireless Audio for Handheld Internet

    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, it was a natural choice […]

  • Exercise Machines

    The Situation: CYBEX creates and produces premium exercise equipment designed to improve physical well being, function and performance. Based on a sports medicine and rehabilitation heritage, CYBEX leverages its expertise in exercise science to provide innovative and technologically differentiated products and programs.  To maintain their cutting edge position in the market, Cybex undertook a redesign […]

  • BigLeash – long range, low power in tough environment

    The Situation: Dogwatch has been a premier manufacturer of hidden dog fence products since 1990. They wished to extend their product line by adding a dog trainer product. This new product required handheld device design expertise and bidirectional wireless functionality. Dogwatch engaged Venture to execute this entire design for them. Our Approach: Venture customized our […]

  • 1000+ node Hygiene Monitoring Network

    The Situation: Our customer sells dispensers of hand cleansing products for use in institutional settings such as hospitals and food preparation establishments. Their customers have established hand sanitization policies but needed a way to verify whether their staff was operating in compliance with those policies. Low incremental cost to the dispenser product and maintenance-free operation […]