You bring the concept, we’ll make it happen
We’ll provide the talented people, the best tools for analysis and product development, and create a lean product design process that transforms your idea into a winning new product.
Working closely with your company, we analyse the specific problem and develop the initial concept of your ideal solution.
Based on the concept, we design and develop the firmware, electronics, software and hardware that make the product perfect.
All products are tested for their functionality and verified to meet all the regulations, requirements, specification and imposed conditions.
We always support certifying and manufacturing the solutions, plus provide continuous support until their End of Life.
The first step to an excellent end-user experience is nailing down the constraints and challenges specific to the problem at hand. Once we understand the specifics of the challenge that our client wants to solve, we can start narrowing down the features of the perfect solution.
Our approach is always, and has to be end user-focused:
We run through all the key questions to understand the domain we are operating in as input into System Development, including:
Figuring out clients business model
When we obtain a better understanding of the high-level problem, we offer broad solutions. Once the team determines the general approach to the solution, System Development begins.
With the key constraints and goals in place, we start looking at the pieces necessary to reach our goals.
Our team has years of experience in making software and hardware work in harmony to deliver maximum value. System development, in essence, is orchestrating the right combination of various disciplines to turn your ideas into reality.
During the System Development phase, we work out the specification from a technical perspective and nail down the solution’s architecture.
We at Krakul realise that for the user to fall in love with a product, the feel and design are the most crucial factors.
That is why we consider Industrial Design as of paramount importance as our own technical excellence. Excellent Industrial Design is a combination of knowing the materials, the manufacturing process and most of all – the people involved.
We love creating beautiful, easy-to-use designs that scale effortlessly as your business takes off.
Multiple manufacturing processes: plastic moulding, aluminium milling
We approach firmware with the utmost care towards the safety, reliability and user experience of our designs.
Krakul realises that interfacing with the physical world is complicated and can have a real-world impact. Most devices are not complete without high-quality firmware.
Whether it is a smart bottle opener, a scientific buoy, or the next big unmanned platform, we always design firmware with the end-user and the environment in mind.
Electronics design is more than us designing PCBs – it is finding the right solution for the challenge.
Some problems require application-specific solutions; others are best handled by specialists that have come before us. Whether your product needs custom-made electronics or is solved with a COTS solution, we have experience in consulting companies throughout the entire process.
Everything we do is with the end-goal in mind.
We focus on what you need to deliver value where needed, whether it’s in the cloud, on your laptop or your phone. The advantages of using software are that you can make it do almost anything
Through experience forged in countless projects, we know when over-engineering is required, and when it’s not. Software is never finalised, it is never complete; for most, it is an ongoing process.
The domain of IoT and autonomy is in the realm of the physical.
Making sure that everything fits together, is reliable and, above all, manufacturable at the needed quantities and price points, is fundamental to the success of our solutions
Krakul’s team of highly capable mechanical engineers willingly take your ideas into space, below the surface, or out and about fixed to your car if required.
Testing is one of the steps in our iterative approach to development.
No system can be considered functional without passing tests and developing without testing is asking for trouble.
Once our designs work as intended, it’s time to approach the challenge of integrating. Bringing various pieces and subsystems together is a work of art in itself, and testing under various (real-life) conditions is the canvas, including:
Verification is where we evaluate whether or not a product, service, or system complies with a regulation, requirement, specification, or imposed condition.
The concept for verifying a product/design is to ensure it meets all the requirements, contains no bugs and solves the challenges it is supposed to.
The process includes:
Physical products must be certified to meet compliant regulatory requirements before they are sold; for example, this could be either CE or FCC certifications.
Krakul’s certification processes include the following:
Manufacturing is challenging to scale.
Krakul’s expertise ensures clients don’t have to worry about scaling their manufacturing, supply chain management workflows, working with multiple vendors and optimising their Bill of Materials (BOM). Clients merely have to contact our specialists, tell them how many and when, and the team will handle everything else.
Products can be scaled in increments, for instance, 10, 100 or 1,000 units. To ensure optimal efficiency during the manufacturing process, each step up involves minor engineering, searching for the most competitive prices, directly contacting vendors, and making deals with Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) companies.
Steps involved in our manufacturing solutions include:
Even the best-laid plans can fall apart.
That’s why Krakul doesn’t leave our clients wanting when things get tricky.
Krakul offers support for our designs and manufactured products:
Real-world feedback is a necessity to create long-lasting and enjoyable products.
Think of Krakul’s later-stage support as having your own product insurance, where you’ll find a natural progression between different iterations of our designs or products.
Products and designs get old, but that doesn’t mean they stop being useful.
Having a clear path to End of Life’ing old products is a must with ever needier customers who expect things to just work. There needs to be a clear way of saying when support and updates for products end and what to do next.
Our EOL steps include the following: