We worked with PetSimpl to design an easy to install and easy to use long-range, extra-long battery life pet tracking device that is durable in all weather and water conditions. We built prototypes for a successful crowdfunding campaign and advised on manufacturing methods for cost-effective waterproofing given the scale of their initial production run.
A key product requirement that PetSimpl wanted was to preserve interoperability across a range of collars, so we developed an easy on, easy off attachment method using a wire latch to keep the device in place.
The second component of the system that we designed for PetSimpl was the charging dock and base station, which needed a mechanism to ensure solid contact between the tracker and charging points. We developed a concept using a simple cam and slide to firmly seat the tracker in place.