Soldiers need their communicatoins equipment to be portable, reliable and robust.
Current SATCOM equipment is cumbersome, heavy, and fragile- all factors that potentially restrict deployment and accessibility.
Upon Coolfire Solutions' request, PDT helped them rewrite the rule book and develop an integrated, user-focused solution enabled by an iPhone. At a fraction of the cost, weight and size, this solution, along with Coolfire's App suite, has the ability to revolutionize how SATCOM operatives work.
Working bench top prototypes allowed the integrated team to deconstruct functionality and determine a hierarchy of requirements to optimize the electrical, software and mechanical interactions and the physical volume.
Focusing on ‘functional elegance’ while maximizing usability and durability was a primary goal for PDT...
SCOUT toolkit gives FSRs nearly identical capabilities in a 6 lb box. The SCOUT toolkit includes a spectrum analyzer, power meter, multimeter, WiFi transceiver, USB hub computer processor, GPS receiver and several other tools in one small box.
The SCOUT Toolkit Military SATCOM Equipment is the most revolutionary new tool for SATCOM operatives.
Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product design and development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 70 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association.