WSI and THINGS partner to take more IoT product ideas to volume production

THINGS is a 2,000 square meter hardware hub in Stockholm with some 30 startups and Main Partners like ABB, Assa Abloy, Husqvarna, NCC, SP and KTH. THINGS is focusing on collaboration between startups and established large companies in the areas of IoT, wearables, 3D scanning and printing, sensors, automation and robotics.

WSI – Wireless System Integration – has supported companies in developing and industrializing their products within Internet of Things and advanced radio since 2002. Their long experience from delivering complex projects and mobile products makes WSI an ideal partner from product ideas to volume production.

“Our long track record of industrializing high tech IoT products will benefit the startups and entrepreneurs of THINGS, so they can focus more on the core of their idea. High quality and introduction to mass production is solved by WSI.”, says Jan-Åke Lindqvist, CEO at WSI.

“Our partnership with WSI brings proven and important IoT product development excellence closer to our members and partners”, says Linda Krondahl, CEO at THINGS.

The new partnership between WSI and THINGS is in effect immediately and will strengthen THINGS’s position as the leading hardware hub in Sweden.

THINGS is a 2000 m2 co-working space at KTH Campus down-town Stockholm for selected start-ups with hardware as part of their solution and global ambitions. They work in areas like Internet of Things, wearables, 3D scanning/printing, sensors, automation and robotics. What makes THINGS unique is that we are independent from investors and manufacturers, our members have access to unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities and last but not least, our partnerships with a number of the most successful and innovative export companies in Sweden. We have established THINGS® as the number one hub for hardware oriented people and companies in Sweden and the obvious place to keep an eye on and visit while in Stockholm if you are interested in hardware related solutions. For more information please visit thingstockholm.com

Wireless System Integration – WSI – supports companies in developing and industrializing their products within Internet of Things and advanced radio.
Since 2002 we have been making things Wireless by WSI™. The WSI team has long experience from delivering complex projects and mobile products. We provide a flexible resource that takes a product from idea to volume production. Our experienced in-house team ensures quality in every step of the way. WSI is a privately held company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Please visit www.wsisweden.com for further information and news.

Step inside WSI’s spectacular test lab

WSI_Staff_Jonas500x500Jonas Strandell is Co-founder, COO and R&D Manager of WSI. He has many years of experience in antenna design. Jonas is also your guide into WSI’s test lab.

– Here at WSI we have a strong team of highly experienced antenna designers and we have all kinds of test equipment and measurement chambers needed to do the job. We work with simulation tools as well as cutting copper tape with a scalpel based on many years of experience, to find the optimal solution for our customers!

Equipment and chambers

To characterize the antenna performance in full a set of test equipment and measurement chambers are required. WSI has everything required within our own facilities.

Anechoic chamber

Anechoic_chamberWe measure Radiation Patterns in both two and three dimensions as well as Antenna Gain in the Anechoic chamber. This type of testing is done to determine radiation in different directions. At WSI we use the Anechoic chamber to test and develop any kind of wireless devices.

Learn more!
Read the case about how we developed the VR gaming headset from Game FaceLabs. The headset prototypes have been tested in the Anechoic Chamber.

 
 

Scattered Field Chamber

scatteredfieldIn the scattered field chamber we perform Antenna Efficiency measurements as well as TRP (total radiated power) and TIS (total isotropic sensitivity) measurements. These parameters are of great importance to be able to launch 2G, 3G and 4G products in carrier networks worldwide

The Flic button is an example of a product that has been tested in the very beginning of the production phase in the Scattered Field Chamber.
Read more about the case here

 
 
 
 
 

SAR (specific absorption ratio) measurements

Imagine a bath tub formed as the human body. ”The human body bath tub” is filled with a special liquid to simulate human tissue. A robot is used to measure the electro-magnetic field in the bath tub while being exposed to the radiation of the device under test. WSI is one of very few companies in Scandinavia who has this kind of equipment. Jonas Strandell and his team are experts in making the tests.

Watch this film to see the Robot in action:

Welcome back to WSI, Jens Barkvall!

WSI are pleased to welcome our new and former employee Jens Barkvall back. Jens will primarily manage customer projects with focus on consumer electronics and IoT.

– I look forward to working in the fantastic WSI team again. There is a lovely attitude as well as a sense of responsibility when it comes to delivering to costumers. To lead and coordinate future projects with WSI is an exciting challenge, says Jens Barkvall who previously had the position of project manager at the company H & D Wireless.

Jens has extensive experience as a senior project manager in projects mainly regarding IoT and electronics. He is a mechatronics engineer and has a passion for linking innovation projects from initiation to the final product.

CEO of WSI, Jan-Åke Lindqvist is more than happy of the success in getting Jens back in the company.
– Since Jens has worked with us previously, he feels the company´s soul, thoughts and visions. Processes in our projects will become even more efficient thanks to having Jens Barkevall on our team again.

Jens started at WSI September 1st.

Contact:
Jens Barkvall, project manager jeba@wsi.nu
Tel: +46 70 379 06 87
Follow Jens at LinkedIn and see his progress in WSI´s projects.

Jan-Åke Lindqvist, vd jaln@wsi.nu
Tel: +46 70 555 49 17

Heavy tech-names are taking seats in the advisory board of WSI

Tomas Bennich and Magnus Melander are both well known within the Tech- and IoT world. Tomas works globally with connecting and investing in companies. Magnus is the adviser within IoT with years of experience in start-ups and business development. Now they are both taking a seat in the advisory board of WSI to strategically strengthen the company for the future.

WSI is a magic company, according to Tomas Bennich and Magnus Melander. With sketched innovations as starting point, WSI has repeatedly proven the possibility of building advanced technology products and setting up large-scale production. The strength of WSI is further proven by the recently signed agreement with the global graphics giant NVIDIA. The wide range of competence within WSI alongside with its network makes the company unique. Magnus and Tomas will provide the company advice on the way to become the number one choice for global IOT projects.

”To succeed globally, larger traditional companies need the help from several smaller companies. It is impossible to be big and lonely. Especially when it comes to hardware. For me, WSI is a model for how the new industry might look like. My role will be to link WSI with other entrepreneurial companies internationally to reach even greater heights”, explains Magnus Melander.

”WSI has an amazing record in advanced wireless technology and IoT. I believe in the physical presence of WSI in more countries. The company is a cutting-edge supplier with a unique ability. To succeed with the challenges, smart partnerships and collaborations are required and this is where I want to contribute”, says Tomas Bennich who previously contributed to Sweden’s global presence in large trade shows such as CES in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Swedish start-ups have also found a quicker way out in the world thanks to Tomas.

Tomas Bennich and Magnus Melander with their huge worldwide network will help WSI to take an even bigger step within IoT. CEO of WSI, Jan-Åke Lindqvist, is very satisfied with the new forces on the company’s advisory board.

“I know both Magnus and Tomas from the past. Our paths have crossed in the tech-world through the years. Now we are establishing a closer contact to benefit from each other’s experiences more structured and strategically than before,” says Jan Åke Lindqvist.

WSI builds for the future and strengthens up with analysis and business growth skills

WSI welcomes Mats Eliasson on the board!

– Only imagination sets the limits, says WSI’s new member of the board Mats Eliasson. He is the analyst and reconstruction pro who has been working behind the scenes of small and large listed companies for almost 30 years. The ties between Mats and Jan-Åke initiated back in 2002 in connection with a restructuring task for a company in which both Jan-Åke and Jonas were active. The two founders of WSI, CEO Jan-Åke Lindqvist and COO and Head of development Jonas Strandell, has from the start of WSI collaborated on and off with Mats on various issues.

 

What will be your role in the Board of WSI?

– I will contribute in the analyzing and negotiating side as well as investigate how WSI should be tuned and develop strategically for the future. Today the company has approximately 20 sharp employees with cutting edge expertise in areas such as radio technology. In addition, around 25 partners have been handpicked for the involvement in customer-specific project. What may set the limit is how the company will now continue to develop the organic growth. Should WSI grow based on their own employees whom are extremely hard to find, or continue growing in other ways? This is one of several issues that I want to help straighten out.

 

What is exciting and challenging about WSI to you?

– I have been following the company for a long time. It is fun to be included in a company from the very initiation and into the future. One of the strengths of WSI is to commercialize ideas into prototypes which are further put into production. They are skilled in radio technology, which is still somewhat a black hole for many others competing in the same industry. I think WSI can get huge by starting product lines within radio technology and Internet of Things. Then they can stimulate the interest of the really large costumers.

 

What strengths of WSI today do you want to develop?

– The company is just the size to need to build an organization with managers below the very top management. It is generally a challenging step to take, as it can be hard to let go for the managers previously involved in all parts of the company. If this is done correctly, WSI could be more than twice as large as it is today. The radio expertise of WSI has since its initiation given them an enormous advantage over their competitors.

 

What are your own strengths?

– I am good at seeing solutions in situations regardless of whether they are long-term or acute.

 

Mats Eliasson has been appointed new member of the board as of July 2016. At the moment he is fully testing the Flic-button. Here you can read more about some of the products WSI is proud to have contributed to.