New Product Introduction (NPI) is a cornerstone of the capabilities that Summit offers to the EMSmarket. As they say, “Everything must start somewhere, sometime”. Here are some of the recent highlights.
It’s Coming Back – Reshoring from China is the Real DealNovember 2, 2017
An existing customer is at the front end of the reshoring (products coming back from Asian manufacturing locations) with the return of a final product to Summit/ems that has been in the manufacturing cycle for the last two years in China. The final box build product is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) for the lighting industry that allows power and control of LED lighting systems in commercial and residential buildings. The customer is a well-established midwest company who wanted more control over the quality, lead time and design dynamics - and has been a customer of Summit since 2012. Welcome home!
The Sweet Smell of Success – A Nice Smell!October 20, 2017
Summit/ems just completed the second round of prototyping for an electronic product in the Scent Industry that is now focusing on retail, hospitality, healthcare and other industries to enhance the customer experience. We interact with the world using only our five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. The scent industry is moving from the home and becoming an emerging market for business applications.
Hmmmm…..I wonder what scent the Summit/ems engineers would pick to go along with this NPI, New Product Introduction?
Summit Helps Turn Camera Glasses Into RealityJuly 7, 2017
A interesting project Summit/ems is working on for an entrepreneur in Wyoming was recently featured in the Pharos-Tribune. Read more about Robert Fuziak's smart glass project Omniwearables- and how Summit/ems is helping to make the dream a reality - here:
Production Launches ContinueNovember 21, 2016
The economy seems to be supportive towards new product launches. Two prototypes projects completed in the last few months have been approved for full rate production. Two products are entering the electronic production phase. This is the goal at Summit because this is where our customers start to recover their development costs and validate the demand for the products.
New Virginia CustomerNovember 21, 2016
A Virginia customer came to Summit to help resolve quality and delivery problems with an existing source. The product is an open source 2.4GHz wireless development platform suitable for Bluetooth experimentation and a second product that supports RFID/NFC research. Qualification products were produced and full rate production is just around the corner in early 2017.
Motion Sensor PrototypeNovember 21, 2016
A new Indiana customer came to Summit to produce the second iteration prototypes for a motion and presence sensor for automatic door control as well as pedestrian, bicycle and traffic sensing. In addition to producing the electronic prototypes, software programming and production testing were also validated in the early stage to allow an acceleration of the production launch. Sensing controls are becoming more of a Midwest industry and Summit is partnering with OEM to reduce the time to market timeline.
Solar Power Charging ControlNovember 21, 2016
The second iteration prototype for a portable charging control that converts solar energy to stored energy in a Lithium Ion battery pack to charge USB chargeable devices when you are off the grid. Product Launch is targeted for the first quarter of 2017. Summit has provided prototype and production manufacturing services for this OEM developer since 2010 and the new solar charger is the latest in a string of New Product Introductions.