R&D, Production, Support
- Finished development and industrialisation of the smallest Sigfox device and tracker SimplePack 3.0 Plus working worldwide with 10 years battery life and 30 000 messages.
- Finished development and industrialisation of the smallest and cheapest Sigfox device SimplePack 3.0 for RC1 and RC3 (no WiFi sniffing and no R2/RC4) with 10 years battery life and 10 000 messages.
- Signed an agreement with Sigfox IoT Agency for development of custom multiband high efficiency Sigfox antenna.
- Preparation of production of SimpleTemp, temperature, humidity, CO2 and CO sensor with 180 000 messages.
- Finished mould production in China for casings low cost, high quality production.
- Finished ultrasound sonotrodes production in China
- Selected, bought, installed and fine-tuned a large 20 000 Hz ultrasound line machine for production automation and water proofness of the products.
- Selected, bought, installed and fine-tuned a large fiber laser machine with rotary table for laser engraving IDs and QR codes and testing 4 devices in one step. Saving time, money and enabling to have custom prints both on front and back sides.
- Prepared bulk and end user packaging and custom branding of all the products
- Extended and improved a lot available documentation at ask.simplehw.eu
- Setup a professional and timely support process through ask.simplehw.eu
Sales and marketing
- New professional and dynamic corporate identity
- Changed marketing from HW marketing to 52 use case marketing including sales kits with ROIs and TCOs
- New web and e-shop incl.online agent
- Bi-monthly newsletter going to 2500 subscribers worldwide
- New team members:
Václav Veselý – sales, business development, use cases and IoT platform integration
Michala Jetelinová – social media marketing
new firmware low level programmer
new hardware development and testing associate
- New IoT platform for demo and commercial purposes www.iofrog.com
Japanese localisation done, German, Spanish and French in works
- Continuous work on integrating SimpleHW with 10 top worldwide IoT platforms
- New product data sheets
- Detailed use case and sales kit for office chair monitoring a meeting room chair monitoring
- Signed a Japanese distributor
- 20 new customers
- Successful Sigfox Connect exhibition in Berlin
- Preparation of exhibitions in SAR and Japan
- Defined and consulted a public checklist for Qualification, Discovery a Solution validation
- Largest direct insurance corporation in Czech Republic announcing a major rollout of additional insurance service based on SimpleHW products
Simple Hardware Team