On Wednesday 19 September, Martel Instruments
opened its own doors to showcase VIDA 4.0, Martel’s exciting new “add on solution” that provides connectivity to existing devices without the need of product re-design.
The message was clear and strong - VIDA 4.0 is a solution that equipment manufacturers just have to take a look at. Why? This solution could transform existing offerings by extending their product lifecycle with no risk.
Sound too good to be true? Well it is really good – but it is also very true!
Those who are familiar with the term ‘Internet of Things’
will see straight away the powerful proposition that VIDA 4.0 offers.
For those who are not sure what ‘Internet of Things’
…think of an everyday electrical item in your home. Let’s take a washing machine for example. Washing machines are now being manufactured to have access to Wi-Fi; meaning they can be controlled from anywhere at any time by the owner. Very handy and a great feature to encourage sales!
But where the real value lies to the manufacturer is that the washing machine is now accessible remotely as it’s connected to the internet. The manufacturer can now access the washing machine which opens up a world of possibilities, efficiencies and effectiveness. How much time, energy and effort will this save for diagnostics if there is a problem? Think of the data that can be collected to inform product development.
How great would it be for your equipment to have this capability? Connectivity that will not only enhance the experience of the product for the end user, but also provide real time data direct from the product that you manufacture from anywhere in the world.
The door that VIDA 4.0 has opened for OEMs and equipment manufacturers is huge. Redesigning products so they become an ‘Internet of Things
’ is expensive and time consuming – and a risk. Martel
have created something that has removed this by designing an add on solution that is easy to connect to.
Known to manufacture handheld and panel thermal printers, Martel have created a product that will create huge value in the manufacturing industry. What started off as an idea in Martel’s innovation room less than two years ago, has now become a reality.
This dynamic and innovative team with the help of partners Octo Design
and A2Design, have brought this fantastic solution to life and will no doubt change the path for many equipment manufacturers across the globe. Contact one of our team
today to find out more!