EASi helps mattress manufacturer evolve its products for the twenty first century with an onshore and offshore solution to keep the company at the forefront of the industry.
A major mattress and bed frame manufacturer, which has seized the opportunity to transform its traditional product line, enhanced their brand image, expands their customer base and increases sales.
Once the most low-tech product imaginable, mattresses have now evolved significantly in recent years. Adjustable beds, standard in hospitals and once seen as the purview of the elderly when used at home, have been transformed into “lifestyle beds,” luxury products targeted to a wide range of demographics and acknowledging that beds today need to accommodate many more activities than just sleeping.
As a traditional mattress design company, our client was new to the electronic systems necessary for their new designs, which included features like heating, cooling and massage options, as well as adjustable zones for head, foot and lumbar support, all controlled via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi based remote controls and smart phone apps.
The company lacked formal specifications and system-level documentation, a situation made more challenging by budget constraints that restricted the size of the on-site team. Using multiple suppliers for electronic components created issues with project management and integration. The client needed an experienced engineering partner to develop, design, test, automate, redesign, integrate and validate all of the components for their remote control and mobile application engine. In addition, they were looking for a team that could develop the solution locally and then potentially move it offshore when ready.The EASi Solution