Your Product is Part of an Ecosystem, and You’ll Need a Development Ecosystem to Succeed

Product development is in a time of change. Less than 5 years ago, a product’s requirements were built on the assumption that the device, while potentially connecting to internal network devices for upload or download of data, operated as a singular entity, with possible integration to 3rd party systems.

The Internet of Things has changed that.  With the rise of smart devices that can be controlled via mobile or web application, and often interact with each other, product consumers now expect the devices they use to have this level of utility. While the evolution may have started with smart thermostats, doorbells, refrigerators and other consumer appliances, the drive towards IoT-enabled devices crosses industries.

No longer is a product an individual device that communicates data updates to other systems.  The product now must become part of a complex ecosystem where access to the device may not be simply for data, but rather to adjust and configure in real time.

It’s more than Just Developing an App

Developing an IoT-enabled device introduces a new level of complexity to product development.  While it may seem simple– just create a mobile app and have it talk to the device– the reality is far more complex.  Sensors, monitors and controls not only need to talk to the other hardware components of the device, but now must become part of a software structure that moves securely from the device across the network, to the enterprise or cloud platforms.

Some of the components of this ecosystem include:

The Device

  • Sensors
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Imaging
The Network

  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • Hardwire
  • Cellular
  • Web Services
Big Data

  • Cloud Platforms
  • Analytics
  • Dashboards
  • Business Data
    Platforms
Interaction

  • Device level controls
  • Android or IOS apps
  • Web applications


Resolution Development Ecosystem

To successfully create an IoT-enabled product that can securely participate in the ecosystem, you need a development partner that can deliver a comprehensive solution including Design, Development and Mobile Applications

To deliver these product requirements, Resolution recently announced expanded offerings to deliver a comprehensive product development ecosystem unlike any other. With our strategic partners, we provide industrial design, mechanical engineering, embedded hardware and software, mobile, web, and cloud development services.

Working together, we help you develop a strategy that integrates all of the required technologies for your product, ensuring a successful product launch into the connected world.

The Resolution Development Ecosystem includes over 30 engineers with decades of expertise across areas such as:

 

Design

  • Design Research
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Design and Engineering
  • Models and Prototypes
Development

  • Hardware Design
  • Software
  • FPGA Development
  • Embedded Hardware
  • Mechanical Engineering
Mobile Applications

  • IoT Design
  • Android / IOS app development
  • User interface, user experience design
  • Web Services

 

Whether it is a next-generation refrigerator connecting to Alexa, a medical device connecting to an LIS, HIS or EMR, or an autonomous vehicle,  Resolution has the skills and expertise to bring your vision to market.

 

Leo Carayannopoulos

President & CEO Resolution Development Services
Woburn, Massachusetts

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