Project Description

TV Guardian had been experiencing difficulties in dealing with overseas engineering and manufacturing. They were looking for quality forward-looking engineering services, proven manufacturing capability, reasonable pricing, all with an extremely aggressive schedule.  So, they approached Robust Device to develop the next generation of TV Guardian products.

Robust Device was able to respond and had a working prototype developed in a matter of weeks (not months!). Our creative design pushed low-cost microcontroller technology to physically eliminate expensive hardware that had been required in previous designs.  This reduced unit cost and engineering cost, as well as simplifying manufacturing.

Our strategic partnerships allowed us to provide a total solution for TV Guardian, including:

  • hardware designs using DFM (design for manufacturability) principles and manufactured locally at Keytronic EMS
  • firmware design performing real time sampling of input video signal
  • mechanical designs for a custom injection molded enclosure and a custom light pipe fitted to the circuit board