Custom Design

HavenTechnik specializes in the custom design of software based electronic and embedded systems - which includes the hardware as the platform hosting the device running the software. The systems are embedded applications which use a microcontroller / microprocessor which may be 8BIT, 16 BIT or 32 BIt in architecture. We develop the PCB (Perspec and Copper Board) or circuit board design, along with the firmware or software which runs on the device. Since it is almost always a requirement for an embdedded system to interact with a mobile or PC based system for monitoring and data capture, our service extends to developing that necessary interface as well so that the embedded system are interconnected into a single system.

We specialise in the development of desktop or web based applications which provide the best interface with the embedded system. This allows for the capture of data, the monitoring of operations and reacting to notifications as they occurr. Web Applications are written using ASP.net and Bootstrap, and desktop applications are written in C#, mobile applications using Xamarin forms.

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Key in the custom design process is client consultation. This step develops the system from an architectural perspective into a design sepecification and establishes the client's expectations. It's in this phase that the initial contract is signed, along with the agreed work that is to be done. This phase is critical to the completion of the project as this is when the technology elements are chosen.

For example, deciding to proceed with an 8 BIT device may seem a good cost effective path, but for future development it's limited. The consultation would then reveal that a 16 or even a 32 bit would be better suited for the long term success of the project | product | system.

Once a renumeration strategy is agreed to, and if aplicable initial coniditions met, the work commences.
The proof of concept delivery, is the physicaly system that was decided apon in principle and is subject to changes, alterations, improvements on shortcomings and new features. Although deviation on the original specification can take place, the system would have been designed to the original specifications and since adherance is in place, the client may be requoted for ongoing changes and improvements. This phase is then a secondary consultation phase which leads to the final delivery of the custom design. For Rapid prototyping options, see the following: Rapid Prototyping »
Delivery of the final product | system | technology is the delivery of the sysytem agreed to in the consultation phase, including enhancements, design concept alterations and improvements to the original design specification. Since systems may include final sign off and commisioning, this would be included.

The Client's ROI (Return on Investment) would be realised from this point on; with the system live they reap the benefits of a well design, well built sustem or product.
We continue to support both the client and product during the product's life cycle or technology life cycle.

A technology for example 3G, a microcontroller, device or component used in manufacture may no longer be available for maintenance purposes or system operation. If or when this takes place, we refer the client to the continuous improvement phase of a product's life cycle. It's important for revenue generating products and systems to keep up with the latest developments in new technology.
Good designs can be in production for a long time, and continue to earn revenue many years after they are completed. As technology changes however, it may be prudent for a client to upgrade an existing product with new technology.

As a client and owner of a successfull product, we advise you to take advantage of some of the following changes in technology:
  • Energy efficient devices
  • New developments in communication technology, eg Bluetooth, WIFI, MIWI, OOK, LORA,
  • Security: an encrypted devuce or an AES add on to ensure encryption
  • Legal compliance to enter a new market - enviromental regulations, etc

Notwithstanding the above, you may want to add new operational features, ie. software upgrades that improve user friendliness and make the product better or easier to use.

To reduce costs of custom design to client, the following licensing and IP Ownership Models are available.

  1. Option 1: This option allows the client to take the design, when complete and in its static state and either sell on or reproduce the design, without alteration or ammendment.
    1. Only compiled code is provided, where software is the deliverable
    2. Only gerber files are provided, where a PCB is the deliverable
    3. Full documenatio is provided, where it does not infringe on the above
  2. Option 2: This option allows the client to take the design, when complete and enables them to ammend, update, upgrade or deconstruct the design reselling or resuing components. Option 2 sells at 3X the cost of option 1.
    1. Full source code is provided
    2. Project Files for the CAD package are provided
    3. Full Documentaiton is provided

Disclaimer:

  1. Unless a non disclosure agreement or memorandum of understanding are in place prior to starting, completion and or sign off, the above is the prevailing status quo. This is considered binding on the client, and any right of ownership they wish to exercise regardless of the regional jurisdiction. This is understood by the client and agreed to by default apon commencement of the business agreement.
  2. HavenTechnik also reserves the right to reuse in perpetuity the technology it produces as a by product and extention material to business process. Direct competition with an existing client and the product produced is deemed unethical and will never be undertaken. However, where this may in the unlikely event take place, this is coincidental.