Design 1st

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Have you ever had a great product idea and wondered what to do next? A recent television segment on CNBC's 21st Century Business explored this topic through a featured interview with product development experts at Design 1st. From a napkin sketch or prototype, the Design 1st team creates engaging products for innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing organizations seeking global markets.

Design 1st is the physical product design and engineering engine that companies in many industries hire to help transform technically challenging ideas into millions of dollars in sales, in under 3 years. Client companies include the We-Vibe; Christie M-series cinema projectors; Outdoor Wi-Fi Equipment for Belair Networks; ProDrive Systems dental turbines; Pliant Flash drives, a startup recently purchased by SANDISK for $325M and the latest in gesture displays by GestureTek.

Design 1st provides a range of design and engineering services including identifying intellectual property that creates business advantage. Success comes from fast time-to-market and differentiated product designs that maximize user experience value. Design 1st is well connected with hundreds of manufacturers around the world and has deep expertise in materials and manufacturing process knowledge.

Design 1st has an expert team of integrated Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineers who help inventors, start-ups and growing corporations bring new innovative products to market. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Design 1st has offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

For more information, visit: www.design1st.com

Nearly 60,000 thoughts travel through our minds each day. With those thoughts, some great ideas are produced. Bringing that idea to market is getting easier every year with experienced design engineering teams that work with you remotely to get products to market. Starting from a napkin sketch or prototype, the Design 1st team creates engaging products for innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing organizations seeking global markets. Their product development experts, processes and tools are available to turn your ideas into market-ready products.

Design 1st is the design engine behind multiple companies in widely different industries going from the idea to millions of dollars in sales in under 3 years. Companies including the We-Vibe® from Standard Innovation; Christie M-series™- next-generation cinema projectors; the outdoor network that connects you on the beach at your Caribbean resort – BelAir Outdoor Wireless Base Station family; ProDrive Systems - dental replacement turbines; Pliant Enterprise Flash drives - a startup 2008 recently purchased by SANDISK for $325M; the interactive displays for public interactive spaces - Gesturetek GestDisplay™ and GestTable™; the infant tags that track your baby in a hospital - Stanley Healthcare Pedz™ Tag and Securaband™, plus many more.

Design 1st provides a range of services related to bringing a product to market including securing intellectual property for products that will create business advantage by differentiating themselves from their competition through maximum user experience and value, competitive pricing and faster time-to-market. Well connected with hundreds of manufacturers around the world, Design 1st provides robust development processes, a depth of expertise in the selection of materials, components and part design to meet production requirements and achieve low cost. For more than 30 new clients each year, Design 1st is at the center of transforming clients’ innovation into useful, marketable products.

Design 1st is a product development company with a team of highly talented designers and engineers that work closely together to provide product design for large organizations and start-up ventures looking for an outsourced expert design engineering team to bring new, innovative products to market. Originally from a global telecommunications multinational, the senior team has a strong project management background and 25+ years working with creative people worldwide, using remote interaction techniques and leading-edge tools required for successful product development. Working with clients’ engineering, marketing and business teams, Design1st manages detailed design, prototyping, verification testing and documentation. Based in Ottawa, Canada, Design 1st has offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

For more information visit: www.design1st.com or www.21cbtv.com

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