Project: Geneva rugged data capture & communication range
Expertise: Industrial Design, Engineering Design
Simplify project management
and accelerate time to market
- Rugged data capture and communications range
- Nine months to design and develop
- Cohesive user interface design
- Daily liaison with client electronics team
- Modular design for flexible options
- Plastics, metalwork and print development
- Prototypes test and verification by Lucid
- UK based supplier sourcing and liaison
In the logistics market, delivery and warehousing staff face extremes of hot, cold and wet conditions. They man-handle packages whilst communicating vital data with hand-held devices. It’s a market where abuse is normal use.
A combination of great user interface design and extreme robustness is vital to resist harsh treatment and demanding environments.
To compete, Belgravium needed rugged, portable terminals, with the capacity for customisation in low-volumes. Different market niches demanded different communications technologies.
Our industrial design team worked with Belgravium to observe users and develop options for a palm or pistol-grip product variants. We created alternatives for keyboard interfaces, with charging and docking stations – all to suit gloved and bare hands.
Balancing manufacturing and engineering know-how, we optimised the structural design and materials specification. Working seamlessly with Belgravium’s in-house electronics team, design-for-manufacture and miniaturisation was considered throughout.
Over 15 years on – Geneva is still in production and still being developed for new market niches.