A disruptive VOIP system helping investment trading professionals work remotely.
Develop a mission critical communications smart keyboard that connects with Cloud9’s platform for voice enabled trading.
A compact, cloud-enabled desktop communication device, providing absolute confidence to the user through the ease of use.
Tough Design Challenges
Intuitive keys to give user confidence, combined with ease of use and the need for real-time VOIP audio.
User-friendly design enabling instant connectivity for fast-paced, high-risk financial trading.
A creative blend of physical design, electronics, and software, was developed through extensive user testing.
Identify a contract manufacturer that would accelerate the product process and maintain product quality.
Concept design prototype rendering
With deep expertise in keyboard and telephone products, Design 1st was able to take the client's vision and develop the concept of a physical keyboard with touchscreens which will integrate with cloud-based software.
The end result will save 50% in communication costs by eliminating current expensive and aging hardware.
Benchmodel build of electronics for testing design concepts
Design 1st ensured the new design was in line with market targets, future-proofed the product firmware coding with the cloud managed control, and managed the hardware costs during the engineering phase.
This was followed by the build of a complete virtual model in 3D CAD where every component, material and part was detailed.
Pre-production prototype parts for user testing trials
Following the Detailed Engineering phase, the Cloud9 smart keypad moved into Phase 3: Pre-production Testing.
We built several bench model devices to validate the design, function and manufacturing assembly of the product.
Choosing the right manufacturing process and supply partners is critical to for smooth volume production.
Design 1st worked with the Cloud9 team to source high-quality partners and build a custom global supply chain.