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Proof of Concept

Proof of concept - design for manufacturing

Simpa Networks

Simpa Regulator

Project by Synapse Product Development

When Simpa Networks wanted to create a pay-as-you-go control box for solar power systems in developing countries, they turned to Synapse for basic enclosure and electrical design expertise. Simpa Networks wanted to make clean solar energy a viable alternative for “Base of the Pyramid” consumers, and create a pricing model allowing consumers to purchase the solar equipment for a minimal initial expenditure, and then through "progressive purchase" of the supplied energy move towards full ownership of the equipment. Synapse developed the preliminary prototype of the embedded hardware component of the Progressive Purchase™ platform called The Simpa Regulator™. Synapse assembled the electrical hardware components, developed the firmware, and obtained a suitable mechanical enclosure to house the prototype, used as a tool for user studies and concept demonstrations. The result is a secure, low-cost, intuitive, rugged, and tamper proof device that allows Simpa to test and prove their new pricing model with real customers, giving them valuable new information about customer needs and desires.


DEVAP Air Conditioner

Project by Synapse Product Development

NREL, the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, selected Synapse to develop functional 1/10th and full scale proof of concept prototypes to demonstrate physically what theoretical modeling and simulations have shown. The NREL DEvap Air Conditioning concept uses desiccant materials which remove moisture from the air by using heat and advanced evaporative technologies. The result is a cooling unit that uses 90% less electricity and up to 80% less total energy than traditional air conditioning.

Fortune 500 Engineering Manager

"Synapse did in 10 weeks with 3 engineers what our company would have taken 14 months and 20 people to do."

Leading Consumer Security Company

"We were pleased to collaborate with a partner that shared the same commitment towards product design and engineering excellence."


In-flight Entertainment

Project by Synapse Product Development

Panasonic Avionics Systems, the undisputed global leader in commercial inflight entertainment, turned to Synapse innovators to produce blue-sky concepts and trade show demonstrations for wireless video, interactive seat-back systems, and inflight staff coordination. Staying ahead of the competition in the field of in-flight entertainment means delivering innovation, high design, and sophisticated performance in a package that is instantly understandable to new users. Panasonic has relied on Synapse to realize their advanced in-flight entertainment concepts for over six years. High density wireless streaming of multiple content channels of HD content in aircraft cabins allows for first run feature films without piracy worries.