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What is CAD? A Guide From Definition to Application

CAD stands for Computer Aided Design and encompasses a variety of systems to help manufacturers, designers, engineers, architects, and countless other professionals as they strive for efficiency and expansion. 

How Do Cell Phones Work? 

Cell phones are everywhere. We all have them, but most of us haven't the vaguest idea of how they actually work.

What Is WiFi?

What is WiFi? Wi-Fi is a system that allows computers, smartphones, and other devices to communicate wirelessly through a wireless connection within a given area or to connect to the internet.

What Is Bluetooth: The Ultimate Guide

Most of us have heard of Bluetooth, but if asked, what is Bluetooth, would be completely unable to answer the question.

LoRa: Long Range Connectivity Explained

LoRa (short for Long Range) devices and networks enable smart IoT applications, solving some of our biggest challenges

What’s the Difference Between Proof of Concept, Prototype, and MVP?

POCs, prototypes, and MVPs are all early versions of a product made for similar purposes. They each test the viability and appeal your potential product might bring to the market and the target users.

What Is Firmware?

A simple firmware definition is that firmware is low-level code that runs on the hardware. In other words, it's the software on your hardware.

Design Sprints: Prototyping Your Idea At Light Speed

Is someone in your business thinking about implementing a Design Sprint? Or has one of your employees asked what you think of the design print process? Maybe you want to learn more about design sprint methodology? Whatever your reasons for landing on this page, we hope that you learn a lot more about design sprints.

Functional Prototype Manufacturing: The Ultimate Guide

With a well-made functional prototype, your new design team moves beyond your initial stage to use prototype manufacturing to achieve a three-dimensional physical object that can be held and touched: a manifestation and example of your future product design ideas.

Ovyl Recognized Among Top Custom Software Development Companies

Now that we’ve been recognized on DesignRush, we’ve also been included in the Top Custom Software Development Companies in December 2021 according to DR list.

Ovyl Earns Its First Five-Star Clutch Review

Our cross-disciplinary team allows us to combine early insights in strategy and extensive expertise in execution to address a variety of issues in product development

IoT Security: Understanding Risks and Threats

Wireless Technologies: BLE vs LoRa vs WiFi vs Cellular

Wireless communication is a category of technology that can send or receive digitized messages without a direct connection. Combining computer processing with the basic principle allows more complex messages between the systems at faster speeds.

What is Bluetooth LE Audio? How It Might Become The New Standard

Bluetooth LE Audio is the next generation that will enhance the performance of Bluetooth audio and add to existing support for hearing aids. Bluetooth LE will also introduce Auracast™ broadcast audio, a new Bluetooth ability with the potential to again change the world of audio and how we connect with the world. LE Audio will bring a new level of quality to wireless technology and the Bluetooth standard. Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth LE Audio aren't the same thing either. LE Audio brings a new streaming feature to audio on Bluetooth. LE Audio is the latest Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) standard.

Wi-Fi HaLow Technology: Definition, Explanation, & So Much More

Wireless connectivity continues to run the IoT and the modern world. In 2017, Wi-Fi HaLow was approved and released. It is supported by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-fi today continues to develop and expand, offering consumers more flexibility and usability. Wi-Fi HaLow meets the special needs of the IoT for industrial, agricultural, and smart environments for lower power connectivity offered by the newly certified technology.

What is 5G Capable Of? Discover Everything This Technology Has To Offer

5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks. It is the new worldwide wireless standard following its predecessors, the 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. With 5G, a new form of wireless network has been developed that will connect virtually everyone and everything together, including machines, objects, and devices. 

What are The Standards for Wireless Networks?

A wireless network standard refers to the services and protocols that define how a network and other transmission networks function. There are several different wireless standards, but the most common is IEEE.802.11 Wireless LAN (WLAN) & Mesh. It is updated every few years by the IEEE with 802.10ax currently being rolled out.

An Introduction to Onshape: Is It the Best CAD Tool for beginners?

The future is movement, to be exact, the future lies in the ability to keep pace with the next best innovation. Everyone from design to manufacturing is looking for the tools to shape their businesses and streamline efforts. So much so that the word “hybrid,” in terms of location and work, has become so commonplace in everyday vernacular. Companies are looking to cloud software to better collaborate and create more efficient products. Onshape presents a unique offering to designers, engineers, and manufacturers as they all work to create products for mass appeal. ‍

IoT Devices: Everything You Need To Know

IoT devices are becoming increasingly popular as we enter the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) But what exactly are IoT devices?

What is the Product Development Life Cycle? Definition & Overview

We love bringing product ideas to life. To do this, we need well-defined processes. Furthermore, we need to break those processes down for you. 

Product Design and Development: Differences and Similarities

Product design and product development are both terms used in the creation of new products and rebranding/upgrading of existing products.

Manufacturing Process: History, Importance, and Evolution

With the nation recovering from a manufacturing freeze the number of new goods produced in the country has steadily been on the incline

IoT Certificates and Securities: Everything You Need to Know

Internet of Things (IoT) is among the most prominent innovations in recent times that has enhanced automation in many industries. According to Gartner, IoT has great potential for data generation across the roughly 20 billion endpoints expected to be in use in 2020

How You Can Benefit From Rapid Prototyping Services

You may even want to consider the use of a rapid prototyping service. This is a prototyping service built around speed and easy replication. As such, we’ve outlined the benefits of rapid prototyping services and any related points to consider before choosing something that works for your company. 

Who Invented Bluetooth? How Does it Work?

As with all things in technology, Bluetooth exists to solve a specific problem. While people found additional uses for it over the years, this original purpose remains relevant, driving the technology forward. Therefore, by reading further, you will learn:

HomeKit: What Is It And How Does It Work?

The concept of the smart home used to be rooted only in science fiction. Now, it's a reality. But do you ever feel like you're really struggling to get the most out of your smart home? Are you having trouble becoming well-versed in the brand of smart home products that you've chosen and how they connect with each other? If you're an Apple smart home user, for example, are you finding it difficult to use HomeKit?

What Is The Range Of Bluetooth And How Can It Be Extended?

while Bluetooth is a great technology overall, it's not always as reliable as you'd like. That's why it's important to learn how to extend the Bluetooth range.

Classic Bluetooth & Bluetooth Low Energy: What's The Difference?

One of the most notable revisions that hit the market in 2011 is Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) or Bluetooth 4.0. But, how is Bluetooth 4.0 different from Bluetooth Classic? Why do two partly incompatible protocols share a name?