The Opportunity:

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The initial design was a success, but after gathering feedback from the drivers about the device’s usability, the client came back to us for a redesign. We worked with them to develop a unit with a backlit keypad and LED display that could be used and viewed easily in the dark, and with larger buttons that would allow for fewer data entry mistakes.

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Process and Product Details

  • Injection Molded Plastic – Design and final assembly in-house, ABS plastic housing sourced overseas
  • Microprocessor Controller – Integrated electrical design
  • Decal Overlay – Overlay includes window for viewing LED display, and cutouts for push buttons and small LED indicators
  • Wire Harness – An accessory required for power up and usable with several different connections (ethernet, USB, custom solutions, etc); designed and sourced in-house
  • Backlit Keypad – Soft silicone rubber
  • Backlit Panel Numerical LED Display
  • Software/Firmware Generation – Program written to tell device how to function; removable firmware allows for easy reprogramming in future
  • Mounting – Screw down fastening can be mounted on horizontal or vertical surface to fit a wide range of vehicles
  • Prototyping
  • International and Domestic Sourcing – All components designed in-house; sourced locally and internationally
  • Light Assembly – Final Assembly of components and testing performed in-house
  • Purpose – GPS communication, asset tracking, time and attendance

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