2016 Edison Gold Award™ Winner

On April 21, 2016, a Milwaukee startup company – ONKÖL – took top honors at the 2016 Edison Awards. ONKÖL won the 2016 Edison Gold Award™ in Health and Wellness – Safety & Health Monitoring. The company received the award for its innovative ONKÖL hub. The award was given at the black-tie Edison Awards Gala held at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York City.

Indesign, LLC, an Indianapolis engineering design company, developed the electrical hardware and the embedded software for the ONKÖL hub. The ONKÖL hub allows family members to stay connected with elderly loved ones by remotely monitoring activity from the loved ones’ health care devices. The ONKÖL hub receives information from a variety of wireless and wired health care devices (including blood glucose meters, pulse oximeters, blood pressure meters, emergency alert pendants, and smoke detectors), and the hub provides this information to the family members via a cellular communication link.

Indesign is proud to have been selected by ONKÖL for the electronics development of their hub, and Indesign is excited to congratulate ONKÖL on their Edison Gold Award™.

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design, and innovation. Named for famed innovator Thomas Alva Edison, who achieved vast notoriety with 1,093 U.S. patents – the program annually honors the best in innovations and innovators. The Edison Award is one of the most prestigious accolades a company can receive for innovation and business success. The nominees for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of over 3,000 business executives, including past award winners, academics, and leaders in the fields of design, engineering, science, and medicine. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About ONKÖL

ONKÖL is a company whose mission is to enable the newest Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to work for the benefit of the elderly and those who care about them. Its flagship product is the ONKÖL hub: a beautiful device that simultaneously links a wide variety of third-party home and health monitoring sensors directly to family members, professionals, and data platforms. For more information about ONKÖL, visit www.onkol.net.

Indesign, LLC Receives Top Workplaces Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Indesign, LLC has been selected as one of Central Indiana’s Top Workplaces based on a survey conducted for the Indianapolis Star newspaper. Indesign was ranked in the small companies’ category for the award. The Top Workplaces rankings are determined based on employee feedback.

The Indianapolis Star partnered with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics, an independent employee survey firm, to determine the region’s Top Workplaces. WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

The employee survey included 22 questions covering areas such as company values, leadership, management, benefits, pay, growth opportunities, training, appreciation, retention and work/life balance. More information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics can be found at www.topworkplaces.com.

 

Indesign Named One of The Best Places to Work

Indesign, LLC was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana, making this the 7th consecutive year for Indesign to be selected.

The top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 23 other states.

Indesign’s Executive VP, Kathy Rima, commented “We are proud to be once again recognized as one the outstanding employers in the State of Indiana. This award reflects our employee’s focus on our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, and Excellence, making Indesign a great place to work.”

 

Indesign Exhibited at 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®)

Indesign, LLC, an Indianapolis based engineering design firm, exhibited at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show – January 6 – 9, 2016. This was Indesign’s 19th year to exhibit at the International CES.

The 2016 International CES® is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, featuring 3,631 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technologies across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. Exhibitors included manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technologies. CES had over 170,000 attendees from more than 153 countries.

At CES, Indesign showcased their electronic product development services as well as some of their recently designed high-tech products. Indesign exhibited a variety of wireless and wired products including products that interface with smartphones, M2M products with internet connectivity, and products that expand the world of IoT connectivity. Many of these products were designed for the consumer electronics market; some of the products were designed for industrial, medical, military or transportation markets.

Indesign CEO, Jerry Gotway commented: “Indesign views CES as an important opportunity to experience the latest in the field of consumer technology. We use this show every year to make contact with clients, and meet new potential clients. There were a lot of new connected devices at the show this year further expanding the reach of the Internet of Things. Indesign is well equipped to make devices connect, so we are excited to see what the next year holds for our IoT capabilities.”

About CES 2016
The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the technology trade association representing the $220 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.

 

Indesign, LLC Offers Expanded IoT Design Capabilities

Indesign, LLC, a nationally recognized engineering design firm specializing in electronic product development, has expanded its design capability for embedded system products requiring Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities. Indesign engineers have recently completed many different product developments incorporating technologies supporting IoT.

The convergence of many technologies such as embedded processors, wireless communications (Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular) and sensors / sensor networks; along with the Internet and web services have enabled the Internet of Things. IoT allows for objects to be remotely monitored and controlled across private and public networks, such as the cell phone network. With the rapid advancement of many of the underlying technologies, IoT can be implemented very efficiently. Indesign engineers have implemented IoT capabilities into many products for the medical / personal health, industrial, consumer electronics and other markets.

CEO of Indesign, Jerry Gotway commented, “The possibilities of IoT are really limitless. It’s very exciting to be working on products that utilize IoT. Many of our clients have introduced or will be coming out with products that enhance the lives of the people using them. Other products will enable features and functions that, without IoT, just wouldn’t be possible.”

Indesign’s engineering team has created hardware and firmware that support the underlying technologies used to implement IoT functions. Indesign has designed and incorporated Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular radios into numerous products. Indesign engineers have worked with many of the Internet communication and security protocols that IoT requires. Indesign can provide a full-turnkey product development solution, resulting in a design that is ready for production.

Indesign, LLC Receives Top Workplaces Award

Indesign, LLC has been selected as one of Central Indiana’s Top Workplaces based on a survey conducted for the Indianapolis Star newspaper. This is the fifth consecutive year that Indesign has been selected for the Top Workplaces award. Indesign was ranked in the small companies’ category for the award. The Top Workplaces rankings are determined based on employee feedback.

The Indianapolis Star partnered with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics, the employee survey firm, to determine the region’s Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

The employee survey included 22 questions covering areas such as company values, leadership, management, benefits, pay, growth opportunities, training, appreciation, retention and work/life balance. More information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics can be found at www.topworkplaces.com.

Indesign Named One of The Best Places to Work

Indesign, LLC was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana, making this the 6th consecutive year to be selected.

Winners were selected from four categories:

Small-sized companies (15-74 US employees)
Medium-sized companies (75-249 US employees)
Large-sized companies (250-999 US employees)
Major-sized companies (1,000+ US employees)

The top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 23 other states. This year there were a record tying 100 Indiana companies selected for this award.

“A record-breaking number of applicants has made the program more competitive,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “We have stellar mainstays who continue to impress with their work environment, perennial participants who made strides on the list and some newcomers who deserved attention. This group truly showcases a cream of the crop of Hoosier employers,” he states.

“These are organizations that demonstrate to their employees through their culture, communication, career opportunities, benefits and more how much they value their contributions to the overall success and bottom line.”

Indesign Exhibits at 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®)

Indesign, LLC, an Indianapolis based engineering design firm, is exhibiting at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show – January 6 – 9, 2015. This is Indesign’s 18th year to exhibit at the International CES.

The 2015 International CES® is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, featuring more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technologies across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. Exhibitors include manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technologies. CES includes a conference program with more than 250 sessions: and over 160,000 attendees from more than 140 countries.

At CES, Indesign showcases their electronic product development services as well as some of their recently designed high-tech products. Indesign exhibits a variety of wireless and wired products including products which interface with smartphones, M2M products with internet connectivity, and products with Graphical User Interface (GUI) displays. Many of these products were designed for the consumer electronics market; some of the products were designed for industrial, medical, military or transportation markets.

Indesign CEO, Jerry Gotway commented “Since Indesign is a company that focuses on the development of high technology products, the International CES is an excellent place for us to meet with others in the high tech community. At CES Indesign showcases some of our recent product developments in various markets. We also meet with existing clients and prospective new clients to discuss ways to help them achieve their new product realization goals.”

About CES 2015
The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.

Indesign Exhibits at Super Mobility Week – 2014 CTIA Wireless Technology Event

Indesign is one of more than 1,100 exhibitors at the Super Mobility Week event being held on September 9 – 11, 2014. Super Mobility Week is hosted by CTIA – the Wireless Association® – at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Super Mobility Week is the most comprehensive marketplace for mobile innovation and technology in North America. The Super Mobility Week exhibit floor represents the next generation of mobile technology at the industry’s largest International marketplace.

Representing one of the fastest-growing segments in wireless – M2M, Indesign will showcase examples of its wireless product development capabilities in Booth #6226 in the M2M Zone on the Super Mobility show floor. Indesign has developed a wide variety of M2M wireless products for its clients, including devices with standard wireless protocols as well as devices with custom wireless protocols. These wireless products were developed for various markets, including medical, consumer electronics, industrial, transportation, communications, and military markets.

“Wireless product development continues to be the most rapidly growing segment for our business,” commented Jerry Gotway, Indesign CEO. “The Super Mobility Week forum allows Indesign to share our new wireless technology design capabilities with many people over the week-long event. This show is also a great opportunity for us to meet with many of our existing clients from throughout the US who attend Super Mobility Week.”

For a full exhibitor list, show floor highlights, and register for Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA – Wireless Association visit: www.indesign-llc.com

About CTIA
CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC. Visit www.ctia.org.

Engineering Design Firm, Indesign, LLC, Grows Product Development Staff

Indianapolis based design engineering firm, Indesign, LLC, has continued to grow its product development team, adding 11 new people to the company during the period from June 2013 through June 2014. These staff additions were in a variety of disciplines: electrical engineering, software/firmware engineering, mechanical engineering, printed circuit board design, information technology, and project management. This increases the total staff size for Indesign to 76 employees.

Indesign is one of the premier embedded software and hardware design engineering firms in the country, developing high-tech electronic products for a broad client base. Indesign serves a client base that is spread throughout the U.S. Indesign’s clients include companies in the medical, consumer electronics, industrial, transportation, military, and communication markets.

The additional staff will allow Indesign to support more product development projects from its long-term clients as well as from a growing number of new clients. The increased demand for the design of wireless products and for the design of M2M products has fueled the need for Indesign’s growth.

To learn more about the history and accomplishments of Indesign, visit their website at www.indesign-llc.com.