Design 1st Selected to Attend Intel IoT Program

Design 1st was one of 20 participants selected to attend Intel’s first ever IoT program for leading enterprises developing products. The first workshop of the program will be held on March 9, 2017 in London, UK where executives from each of the selected companies will gather to hear Intel’s vision of the Internet of Things Industry. As a leader in IoT hardware product development, Design 1st is excited to have the opportunity to participate in this program. “The rapid change and growth in IoT means we are constantly learning and […]

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Top 4 trends impact IoT usability

Kevin Bailey, President of Design 1st discusses 4 trends that he believes will cut down on end user frustration. Trend No. 1 - Mobile ease of use: There is a world coming where the frustration of charging batteries and intermittent radio connection as you move about your day simply will not exist. No one cares about radios, connections, charging and the other technology limited maintenance necessities of our world today. The tools we use to get things done will simply maintain themselves, increasing our effectiveness on activities we take on […]

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The Trillion-Dollar IoT Opportunity

Peter Cottreau, Vice President, Electronics at Design 1st sat in on a CES 2017 session called 'The Trillion-Dollar IoT Opportunity'.The session was moderated by a hit-list of IoT Industry specialists from Bluetooth SIG, ABI Research, Under Armour Fitness and Texas Instruments.Peter wrote an excellent synopsis of the talk below: The Internet of Things is projected to be a multi-trillion dollar industry.Connected devices are coming to market at a staggering rate. Developers, manufacturers and innovators are working diligently with the goal of meeting expectations for the IoT.The panel brought together thought […]

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What makes IoT devices successful?

Kevin Baily, President at Design 1st attended CES 2017 last week and shares his perspective on the secret to the success of an IOT product.It’s ease of use.CES 2017 was an exciting mix of IOT hardware products tethered to their companion cloud and phone applications.Many products were sophisticated prototypes with a product ready look, each booth beckoning you to try out their new features.  Audio interfaces are the new buzz.  However, at the show they were spotty with Amazon Alexa cloud platform and echo hardware devices struggling in the Wi-Fi […]

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The Value of Attending CES 2017

Interview with Design 1st VP Sales, Ian Kayser on value of attending CES 2017Return on Investment is always top of mind for Design 1st so being away four days to attend CES 2017 means there must be a pretty strong motivator. Ian Kayser certainly thinks so.I sat down with him to talk about his experience from CES 2016 and why it is beneficial to attend this year.

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