Back in 2007 we started out as a hardware company but soon decided that we should decided that we should stick to our software products as it was ‘cheaper’ to get the hardware elsewhere and because our customers did not care where it came from.
Since then attitudes have shifted. The provenance of supplies is scrutinised, policy makers have realised the importance of local manufacture, and customers see value rather than lower cost as one of their key drivers.
We’ve been taking note and have slowly been ramping up our hardware manufacturing again. So even though these GNSS boards are simple, it is pleasing to be able to manufacture them in our lab in Sydney. We’re able to adapt our design to suit customer requirements (in this case, small form factor RF sensors), manage quality and most importantly maintain a level of self-sufficiency.