WiFi wins IoT battle!
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Venture fields the heavy hitters in hardware, software, and mechanical design to make your product a reality. We act as your springboard from the back-of-a-napkin to a manufactured product. We supply just the skills your product or your team needs, from analog or digital design to Bluetooth or WiFi communication, including all the zeroes and ones in between! So give us a call... ...
Intro: Hello to Venture’s High-tech handiwork
Examples of Venture’s designs that showoff our skills in hardware, software, firmware, mechanical and industrial design. From 8-bit micros to full operating systems, from widgets to wallmounts, from gizmos to gadgets…..find it here.
Audio collector: Our embedded controller becomes the star of the interview
Venture’s system designers have created a high performance audio tool with ARM controller, LCD display, Ethernet and USB communication all put to work in the field to make the radio interviewer shine.
Pipettor: Laboratory instrument obeys spoken commands
Venture’s embedded electrical and embedded firmware designers use speech chips and flexible PC boards to squeeze high end functionality into a laboratory pipettor.
UV400: Mechanical design by the fan and airflow experts at Venture
Venture’s mechanical designers combine fans, chambers, and air flow to produce clean air using an ultraviolet bacteria-killing chamber.
See how the product development experts at Venture use the likes of Lantronix, Ack.me, and Anaren modules to design WiFi data connections into their embedded designs.
Intro to Venture
Venture has a thirty-year history of product development success. We are comprised of some of the best and brightest brains in Boston. We design cool stuff! Wired or wireless, embedded firmware (often ST Micro or TI msp430), embedded PC software, all packaged nicely by mechanical and industrial designers, with a process controlled and driven by our project managers.... Venture delivers ...
Chase Sebor of Venture unravels Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth 4.2 - and solves the world’s cat problem to boot! All in these fun few frames.
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Top Wireless Product Development Articles of 2013
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 ...
R&D in RF Energy Harvesting
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. ...
Highlights from Sensors Expo 2013
[pullquote_right]How was Sensors Expo 2013 for Venture? In a nutshell: Intense. [/pullquote_right]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 ...
Five Myths about Zigbee to consider before selecting a wireless solution for your application
>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
Why Use Application-Specific Integrated Wireless?
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. [right_text_box]5 Myths of Zigbee 1. Low Power – Yes, compared with Bluetooth or wifi, but nowhere near ...
Venture @ Sensors Expo, in June
Venture is pleased to be taking part at the Sensors Expo & Conference this year: [bulletlist] Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL June 4-6, 2013 [/bulletlist] 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 ...
3 New Wireless Application Areas Spurred by RFOS
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,
What would your product do, if it knew its location?
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 ...
VTI speaking at IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network meeting on Product Development and Prototype Strategies in a Startup
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.
Medical devices, radio powered by the ear itself – MIT
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[bulletlist] Ultra low power, ...
Examples of Wireless Applications Driving Smart Cities
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 ...
The Key to Protecting your Product Design Knowledge Base
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, ...
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Machine 2 Machine Communications: RFOS Enables Last 100 Feet
The RFOS Bandwidth Difference As Venture 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 can ...
Venture’s Wireless Solution Lowers Per Unit Cost, Again
The Wireless Thermostat Case Study The Challenge: When TPI Corporation reached out to Venture, 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 strikes ...
5 Ways to Tell if Wireless is Key to Lowering your Product Cost
Is RFOS made for you? As an electronic product development company, one of the reasons clients engage Venture 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 wireless ...
Handheld High Quality Audio Transport for Wireless Internet Applications
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, ...
Venture’s client, Walleye, recognized by Time Magazine
Walleye partners with Venture to Develop an Industry First TIME puts invention on list of “Top 50 Inventions for 2009” Walleye Technologies worked with Venture to develop a handheld microwave camera that lets you see through walls. The device weighs less ...