FinishLinePDS is proud to announce that our client, Live Undistracted, has successfully completed a field trial of its PhoneSafe system. Distracted driving is now the leading cause of motor vehicle deaths in the US. The PhoneSafe system prevents distracted driving by blanking Smartphone screens while a vehicle is in motion. FinishLine is proud to have… Read More
Reducing labor time in manufacturing is a key strategic initiative for all manufacturing companies – especially in countries with high labor cost. Automation holds the promise of achieving this goal. Advancements in digital technology including AI and machine learning are making it easier to develop machines that greatly improve labor productivity. Longtime Finish Line PDS… Read More
IoT (Internet of Things) is a rapidly growing industry. According to Forbes (read the story here), IoT growth rates from 2017 to 2021 are expected to reach 50% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), making IoT one of the fastest growing markets in recent times. Traditional IoT systems have relied on network providers like Verizon, T… Read More
Finish Line Product Development Services successfully completes the wireless temperature/humidity sensor for munitions containers. Not only does this sensor meet the necessary HERO (MIL-STD-464) requirements, but also has amazing 40-year battery life and is low cost.
Finish Line Product Development Services successfully demonstrates 87% efficiency with a light engine that contains no electrolytic capacitors. Traditional LED light engines have used a switching regulator to control the current running through the LEDs. These regulators need large capacitors (electrolytic) in order to maintain stability. This electrolytic capacitor has a lifespan much shorter than… Read More
The article talks about how for many companies product reliability is often an elusive achievement – especially small companies. It can sometimes seem like a game of whack-a-mole: as soon as you have solved one problem, another pops it’s ugly head up. Obtaining product reliability success requires well-coordinated efforts amongst many different functions in the… Read More
Longtime Finish Line customer EnerTrac (now called Wesroc/Independent Technologies) completes strategic sale to DataOnline, a leading IoT/IIoT company with more than 1,000 customers in 75+ countries. Data Online specifically sited the LPWAN technology developed by Finish Line PDS as one of the reasons for the acquisition. Finish Line’s development of the low power, long range,… Read More
Believed to be the world fastest SPI transceiver, the system coverts each of the SPI control signals (SCLK, MOSI, MISO, SS) to a modulated wireless (RF) signal. The receiver demodulates the RF and recreates the control signals. Unlike packet systems, the system has virtually zero latency and offset. This feature allows a system to convert… Read More
Current wireless charging systems need to sit on a pad, and if moved, even slightly, will stop charging. These older systems are reliant on a mutual coupling between the charger and the phone. Using a patented RF power coupling technology developed by Finish Line PDS, the test proved that several feet of coupling was possible,… Read More
Steve’s article, How to Create a Better Product Development Budget, talks about the unique budget challenges of product development in a small company and how to overcome these issues. You can view the article HERE.