From design to manufacturing
Your associate for smart products and systems
Product and system design
Vulpés can support you with the design service, whether it´s a component, a product or an interoperable system. Based on your specific requirements, the desired smart apparel item can be developed with the Vulpés Tech as the basic architecture. The visual appearance can be adjusted to your corporate design. Once the design project is concluded, you will be provided with a usable, physical prototype, which can be used as a base for testing and serial production.
Development of electronic components and firmware
Vulpés develops application-oriented electronics, sensor-based components, and battery modules. These can be constructed in a water- and shockproof design. The components are used to produce consumer electronics, wearables, and smart clothes.
Vulpés offers all required tests to ensure the high-quality development considering potential issues during the mass production and in the field. For instance, PCBs can be tested for heat generation, load capacity, energy management, etc. Further project specific tests are to be agreed individually with the customer and adapted to the respective project requirements.
A robust firmware is required to control the electronics as well as to process the sensor data. One of our core strengths is the firmware development which can be used to implement controlling, monitoring and data management functions and for programming data storage, processing, analysing, and for evaluation of the software models. This is necessary for the smart applications i.a. to run products and systems autonomously. Furthermore, Vulpés implements the firmware security and ensures the data safety by providing different types of encryption and hardware-based protection measures.
Development of mobile applications
Vulpés has extensive expertise in software development for coding mobile applications for iOS and Android OS. The development includes among other aspects
- UI/UX design
- Front- and backend development
- Communication with external devices
- Data analysis, consolidation and assessment
- Connection to and with IT applications, systems and products
- Connection to servers or cloud systems
- Testing with different end-devices
Manufacturing of components, modules, wearables and smart clothing
Vulpés offers component integration, customization, and production of electronic and battery modules as well as sensors, heating elements, LED systems, solar modules, and other components suitable for wearables and smart clothing and home care applications. The required components as well as the corresponding product line can be manufactured according to your requirements in the agreed quantities.
Through years of experience, Vulpés has the expertise to manufacture complete products and systems "from a single source" based on customer requirements.
Quality control can be carried out entirely by Vulpés before, during and after production, tailored to your company's quality assurance system.
Vulpés can take over the certification and approval for the European, American and Asian Economic Area and already fulfils the requirements of CE / EMC, FCC, UL, ROHS, REACH, LVD, RED, IEC 62133 etc. with its B2C products.
Benefits of working together with Vulpés
With Vulpés as a development and manufacturing partner you can cut the costs for the implementation of smart clothing items. The reason for the savings are the already pre-developed modules and components which need to be customized according to client's requirements. Furthermore, Vulpés uses economy of scale by sourcing higher volumes of components which leads to lower manufacturing prices.
Reduction of time-to-market
Thanks to the Vulpés IoT platform, already build chips and components as well as the established sourcing network, the development as well as the production duration can be reduced by up to 50%. Thanks to the Vulpés platform the time from the confirmed requirements to the delivery of the first batch can take around 8 - 12 month depending on the project complexity.
Access to new technology
Vulpés constantly developing, upgrading and applying new technologies. The tech can be used in client's projects and can also be upgraded according to the market requirements. Our customers benefit from the "over-air upgradability" by adding additional features within the product life cycle. This enables to remain competitive even after the product launch.
"Out of the box" thinking
To create new products and systems suitable for the client's application, Vulpés elaborates the best-in-class solution considering the level of innovation, costs, feasibility and reliability in the field. Therefore, our team focuses on latest technology, customer application scenarios as well as on new approaches by developing own processes and components to serve the project.
Vulpés has already designed and developed over 20 products which were brought to the market or are under preparation for the market launch. Since our team has experience in software, electronics, structural design, battery systems, fabrics etc. we
are able to share our knowledge to master your requirements.