How will 5G impact IoT product development?

Ontario’s IoT product development industry got hit with some exciting news Monday: a $400M research boost to create, the super-fast, next generation of 5G wireless networks. Termed the “5G Corridor,” the public-private partnership plans to make Ontario a contender on the global stage for IoT development through access to a pre-commercial 5G network.  But to understand how the 5G announcement will impact product development now and into the future, we need to answers some questions: What is 5G? What are Canada's goals for new 5G Corridor? Will Canada be the first to […]

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New Product Development Strategy: Top 5 Questions

Before jumping into the design of your hardware product, make sure you ask yourself these 5 questions: 1) How will your product compete? 2) Who will lead your development effort? 3) How will you validate your product design? 4) How will your business model for acquiring new customers impact your design? 5) How will your new product fit into your product portfolio plan?

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3D Printed Coffee Filter Holder

To fuel the creativity at Design 1st we drink coffee -- a lot of coffee.  And like many offices across the country our coffee machine of choice is Keurig. Of course we know the Keurig coffee pods used in the machines are bad for the environment, expensive, and prone to running out on Monday mornings. But the pros of convenience for clients, tasty choices for our staff, and a cup of coffee that was always hot outweighed the cons - well, until last week... Last week each of our 3 […]

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Fortune 50 Firm Places $1.1M Order

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. - a Design 1st client and the team behind a range of WiFi security solutions is sprinting out of the gate to start 2018. Both securing a lucrative $1.1M contract with a Fortune 50 Company and receiving FCC Certification for their WiFi3™ high-density wireless solution. The Fortune 50 customer placed a P.O. valued at $1,100,000 for the supply Edgewater’s WiFi3™ solution to integrate into the next generation of smart retail solutions. "This sale is a major milestone for Edgewater Wireless - bringing WiFi3™ technology into the […]

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Joylux raises $5M Series A Funding

Design 1st client Joylux rang in the new year with a bang, receiving $5 Million in Series A funding and launching their flagship vSculpt device in the US this January. The Series A funding round follows a $500,000 seed investment in 2016, providing capital support for the global launch of vScuplt -- an intimate female wellness device. What is vSculpt? vSculpt is a connected medical device that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle using sonic vibrations. Founded by entrepreneur Colette Courtion in 2015, vScuplt aims to replace the traditional […]

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