With a more ubiquitous IoT outreach growing every single day, calls for a natural weeding out of product ideas with low paybacks and a poor value proposition. While the simplest application can generate the highest value opportunities provided the right IoT system is backing it.
A cognizant deployment of IoT solutions in a secure manner can result in achieving smart city surveillance, automation of transportation, and smart energy management systems with sustainable environmental monitoring solutions.
Iot designs need attention to product details and deliverables. Common errors during production phases can cripple implementation and cause unwarranted delay.
Here are 7 ingenious tips for achieving a successful IoT product development this year.
Believe it or not, technology does add additional costs to manufacturing any product on the shelf. And the rising app subscription market calls for an additional recurring or non recurring monthly cost. While it’s en vogue to add an IoT layer to any existing product out there. But more importantly, we need to study every individual business case and value addition first.
Adding additional IoT layers can spike the embedded costs and product life cycle support. But with a clear rationale and usability of the business value can make or break a good product design. Good market research and user demand surveys can help you make the right decision to develop a good IoT product design that makes business sense in the long run.
Rather than choosing a basic amateur grade board for implementation. It’s better to start to add intelligence or IoT to a more ambitious project design deployment.
The stumbling block here is scalability, these hobbyist developer platforms are not at all suitable. For a successful IoT product to generate market demands production often fails to scale that overarching dream.
Hence we suggest the off shelf platforms that are best suited for (PoCs) or proof of concepts for aiding software developers. While not confusing these PoCs for production ready systems. A good hardware and firmware developer consultation can gauge the right production volume to design a development system that is extensible to the desired levels. Sourcing modules and components for your product design should match that estimation and be cost efficient for now and the future.
Impact and regulations
Regulations and testing are a mandatory part of a successful IoT product design ideation. Regulatory bodies and certifications must be factored into your product design and development. IoT products are heavily tested for radiation emissions and susceptibility. Carrying certifications is mandatory for future production cycles and usage on end users infrastructure. This process could take months and add more downtime.
Selecting pre-certified components can significantly reduce this. Although pre-certified parts may appear expensive, they radically reduce the overall production budget by cutting down half of the idle downtime. Ensure the size and fittings of pre-certified modules and design a compact yet fundamental product sketch. Pick your target markets/users carefully and think about international rollouts over an additional period of time. With a more expanding user base product standardizations can be achieved seamlessly over time.
Security does not come as an afterthought when designing your IoT product design. It’s a must have at all levels before any thoughts of actualization.
The growing number of Bluetooth connected devices is astounding and can be tricky. With the rising scare of the potential and enormous breaches, the end result could be quite well devastating. Poor or misconfigured security can easily be scanned.
Hence, we suggest considering end to end encryption and security mechanisms with activity auditing. Low cost and poorly protected IoT endpoints are a frequent reason for point of entry attacks and hacks when they are not carefully and intentionally tested and secured prior to rollouts.
Researching contractual manufacturers (CMs) that can handle product assembly might be rewarding. But often fall short in diligence when product designing is concerned.
CMs can offer them on staff design engineers at a subsidized and low cost rate for startups. Although alluring, CMs can often do this to lock in or trademark the manufacturing rights of the product. None except a tech giant can expect a high quality loyally designing and engineering CM willing to offer 1000k units of a product’s initial pre-booked rollout.
It can be painstakingly difficult to redesign a product that doesn’t meet functionality and worse gets deployed with low quality. Such factors can impact your product design and your company’s reputation and database. We suggest the safer route of looking for an independent IoT product engineering service firm that can partner equally both in your product design and development.
It all comes down to the end-user dynamics when talking about IoT. Good wireless connectivity is appreciated with some additional offline features in-built into every product design making it all the more practical and functional in the real-world . By choosing a design that functions without BLE or even offline, you can create a potentially successful product that can offer functionality in poor connectivity zones. That might be important for some potential customers seeking flexible IoT products out there.
While the future of IoT looks promising and exciting, it’s nonetheless important to remember the basics as well. A sound business case is imperative for a good investment. Backed by a rock solid project management when thinking of shepherding an IoT device from its inception to the sales floor. Selecting the basics right with good in-house engineers and a communications team is critical to success. Staying well within the estimated production cost budget and deadlines ensures a successful project completion and a successful product design as well.
Here was some invaluable information that might come in handy in IoT product development stages when planning to delve into the world of IoT product designing in 2022. Although Iot product development services may seem intensely complex, the right approach and timely help can work wonders for designing your dream IoT innovation.
Technosphere is an IoT product design and development company that focuses on providing innovative smart product designs and engineering services with end to end IoT solutions. Our expertise in IIoT fields includes smart product engineering, industry specific IoT, smart city solutions, enterprise IoT, smart farming, wearables and wireless communication solutions, alongside custom designing and development of IoT products.
With offices based in Bangalore, India and Dallas, TX USA, Technosphere offers the best available in IoT product development – with reliable and secure data aggregation paired with seamless cloud automation using various IoT platforms. The list includes IoT product engineering solutions, product design, industrial IoT, machine learning, AI, business automation solutions, smart factories, industrial automation solutions, data analytics, smart logistics and smart retail.