Treon and Radientum are joining the IOT Solutions World Congress in October 3-5, 2017 in Barcelona to introduce their service and product offerings.
Treon and Radientum are experts in designing wireless, intelligent hardware products and solutions. With Treon’s full range of product design competences and Radientum’s in-depth know-how in antenna design, the companies are the perfect partners to bring the most ambitious product visions alive.
“We like to think that if our customers can dream it, then we can build it. So far, we have not been proven wrong,” Joni Korppi, the CEO of Treon, smiles. “Together with Radientum, we are able to tackle even the most challenging wireless product designs.”
“We share the same product making heritage and work seamlessly together. Both companies are built on decades of experience in developing highly integrated consumer electronics in fast moving mobile devices industry. The engineering challenges that need to be solved are much the same the across all wireless, connected devices,” Jukka Sjöstedt, the CEO of Radientum, tells.
“We’re thrilled to share to the industrial IoT industry what we can do, meet new customers and partners to build great things with.” Joni and Jukka agree.
Over 220 exhibiting companies, 250 speakers and 10000 professional visitors from more than 70 countries make the IoT Solutions World one of the leading business platforms for manufacturers, distributors & service providers within the industrial IoT industry.
Visit Treon and Radientum on stand E591 or contact us directly to schedule a meeting at your convenience:
Mr. Joni Korppi, CEO @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Jukka Sjöstedt, CEO @ email@example.com
Can you change the CEO without drama? Yes, at least Treon can. The new CEO Joni Korppi started in the role in the beginning of August, and interim CEO Jari Toivanen is now able to fully focus on leading the product development and solving engineering challenges as the Chief Engineer. They both are founding members of Treon, and now they can dedicate their time to what they love the most.
“This is as we have planned from the beginning,” Toivanen comments. “During the first year, the role of CEO was not yet too demanding and I was able to manage those duties and be involved in engineering at the same time. Joni managed the sales and finance. Now, the company is growing and CEO role grows as well, and this is the perfect timing for Joni to take over and lead and grow the business further. “
Joni Korppi had two roles until the end of July. He was working for Microsoft as a coach and mentor for start-up companies, and couldn’t take the CEO role in his own company before August. “The support from Microsoft has been valuable and important for Treon,” Korppi tells. Besides providing consultation and assistance, Microsoft has also been a former employer for many Treon experts. “We have highly skilled and passionate professionals at Treon. It wouldn’t have been possible to come this far in less than a year if we didn’t have the expertise we have,” Korppi says proudly.
Established only a year ago, Treon is now where it wants to be. The first year suggests a prosperous future for the product development company. The team of seven employees has grown to 17 persons, with competence to design and deliver demanding hardware products and solutions. The team recently moved into larger premises in Tampere Technology hub Hermia, with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The prospects for the two primary business areas, custom product designs for B2B customers and Treon’s own IoT products and solutions, are looking good. There are new products coming to market during autumn, and Korppi and Toivanen are positive about the future.
“If the demand stays as high and customer-driven as it has done so far, we have nothing to worry about,” Toivanen says. “We need to keep the bar high and think big,” Korppi continues and adds that the goal for Treon is to double the revenue every year. “Within the next year, Treon reaches for the international markets,” Korppi concludes.
The internet of things (IoT) and Industrial Internet (IIoT) have been hot topics across many industries for the past years. Recent developments in pervasiveness of connectivity, advances in data science and machine learning as well as reductions in the cost and power consumption of hardware are now making it possible for companies to deploy IoT-solutions more effortlessly and cost-efficiently than ever before. While there are many examples of IoT-solutions generating tremendous value and cost savings for companies, many are still waiting to get started.
Understanding what information need to be collected and processed to deliver business value, keeping deployment and maintenance of IoT infrastructure cost efficient and ensuring high levels of security to maintain trust are some of the most crucial parts for any company to make the best out of investments into IoT.
Treon and Intopalo, both companies with strong Nokia and Microsoft backgrounds, have joined forces in collaborative partnership to offer a one stop shop for creating complete IoT solutions, designed to deliver on the IoT- fundamentals – business value, efficiency and security.
The two companies’ expertise covers everything from hardware to software and cloud services. Because of this the customer can trust their partner’s ability to think through the complete solution and even map out new business opportunities related to IoT. “At Treon we have the skills needed in wireless connectivity, mechanics and electronics design and Intopalo has the best expertise in cloud-based software, data analysis and security. Our partnership offers a complete solution to all mission critical IoT product design and development needs” comments Chief Technology Officer Ismo Manninen from Treon.
Intopalo started off as a software company but has since broadened its services to include market analysis and consulting in digital transformation processes. “The product development process should always be based on solid understanding of the business needs. Careful business and market analysis drive the overall design and experience so that the IoT solutions are secure, pleasant to use and deliver genuine business value,” comments Cyber Security Lead Henry Haverinen from Intopalo.
Many of the industries that can benefit from IoT solutions have a high capital intensity. Treon’s and Intopalo’s experience and intelligence in business design make sure that the customer benefits from IoT in a financially sensible manner. “When building a solution for our customers we analyse the situation and find a way to utilise the current structures and processes as much as possible. Just as an example, special attention must be paid to designing the in-built product maintenance processes. There’s no way you can keep a hundred men on stand-by to update thousands of wireless sensors if a security threat or other issue pops up. Security and effortless maintenance are an integral part of the IoT design process,” Manninen points out.
Good security design covers management as well as all the preceding steps from development to acceptance testing and staff training. “Security is built on the awareness of the people in charge of R&D, on having the right methods for acknowledging threats and planning how to tackle them, and on applying the right technical controls. Security is never completely done. The landscape is changing with the new, simpler and smaller connected devices used everywhere. New technologies such as machine learning are making headway and they can be applied by attackers and defenders alike” notes Haverinen.
System security is usually in order if you do not have to think about it at all. A good flow and the feel of ease is the essence of Treon’s and Intopalo’s partnership as well. “Our product development processes and partnerships are always based on mutual trust. Just like the products that end up in the hands of our customers,” sums up Manninen.
Product development company Treon and design agency Omuus have a special relationship that makes a world of difference to their customers in the most demanding areas of product development for intelligent and connected devices. The teams at the two companies started collaborating when working for Nokia and Microsoft, and been part of creating dozens of mobile phones, sold in hundreds of millions. Now they’ve joined forces as partners to create more success stories. One of them could be yours!
What makes the collaborative partnership between Treon and Omuus special? A product’s design process is always exponentially more demanding when electronics and wireless connectivity are included. And nowhere in the world has there ever been a higher set of demands for both design and performance than in the mobile industry.
The years of experience in working together guarantee an efficient flow of communication between Treon and Omuus: to the benefit of the customer and the final product. “Building a solid foundation for the design process cannot be emphasized enough. It’s vital to find the critical drivers early in the process. They dictate how the design process goes forward and make sure that no time and effort is wasted,” says Pasi Hyttinen, the Mechanics Design Lead at Treon.
The two companies’ background in the mobile industry means that both Treon and Omuus are used to pushing boundaries and finding solutions to problems that can at first glance seem impossible.
“One of the many strengths of Treon’s and Omuus’ partnership is that we know we can trust each other’s expertise. We know for sure that Omuus has the best insight in market trends and the best and most innovative design professionals on hand and Omuus knows that we in turn have the skills and ambition to develop the technical aspects of the product per the very highest standards,” adds Hyttinen.
Trust makes it possible to achieve things that are otherwise out of reach. The goal is to create the best product possible and exceed client expectations by the value the two companies bring to a brand. “Our ambitious and innovative developers and designers will want to push the product forward and make it as beautiful, functional and enticing as possible. Omuus’ and Treon’s long experience ensures that the product development has risk management in the right places,” says Hyttinen.
Just like Treon is a world-class expert in product development, Omuus, based in Finland with offices in Shanghai and London, is an expert in all things related to design, in both B2C and B2B markets. The company has unique knowledge and experience in CMF design (Color, Material Technology and Finish) and has in recent years crossed over to industrial design by hiring some of the best professionals in the field. People like Heikki. “A good design product is approachable and easy to use. All its aspects please the eye, are of good quality and in balance. Of course the essence is finding the sweet spot between cost, material, design and functionality. Both Omuus and Treon emphasize efficiency and keep the feasibility of the production in mind at all design stages,” says Design Manager and Industrial Design specialist Heikki Kangasmaa from Omuus.
Good design is always based on comprehensive research and understanding the needs of both customer and end customer.
“Together with Treon we are able to cover the whole product development process from market studies to production. Omuus has the latest knowledge and insight of current and future market trends and the best knowhow in CMF and ID and Treon in mechanics, electronics and connectivity,” concludes Heikki.
The end result? An exceptional, beautiful, functional and enticing product ready to hit the market.
In the era of the Internet of Things, where everything is looking to connect with everything else, you can really use someone who has successfully been connecting people for decades already. Jari Toivanen, CEO of the newly founded product development company Treon, joined a small product development team at Nokia in 1993 and left the company, then Microsoft, in the summer of 2016. The 23 years were spent in an endless pursuit of the best possible technological solution, user experience and product design. Toivanen is the driving force behind many iconic Nokia phone concepts, from the first smart-phone ever (Nokia N9000) to a range of Eseries business focused smartphones and many of the high volume affordable Lumia devices. Jari has undeniably left his fingerprint to the history of smartphones through tens of millions sold phones.
Now Toivanen and his team are bringing the legendary Nokia product making expertise to life with Treon. The company’s expertise is applicable well beyond smartphones to any industry.
According to Toivanen good product development is founded on solid expertise and driven by a clear vision.
”You have to understand the product from the mechanics to the electronics, software and the industrial design to integrate it all into an efficient and user friendly product. The key is to know what you’re looking to achieve so that you can optimize every single element towards those goals. Are you optimizing for cost, design, product size or performance? This in turn comes down to vision and leadership. Decisions must be made. Some of them may be controversial. You have to be able to listen to your team of experts and then make decisions that carry out the vision, perhaps discarding some of those opinions you’ve just heard,” he says.
There is currently huge demand for the competence and technological knowledge related to connectivity, compact product integration, implementing multi radio-systems and optimizing antennas and product performance.
“At Nokia we succeeded in creating so many amazing and innovative products because we had vision, purpose, ambition and creative freedom combined with the best engineering expertise. It was a happy union of industrial design, usability and clever engineering. The technological solutions, product functionality and concepts we worked so hard in the mobile industry to create, develop and advance in the past 25 years are now making their way to the everyday items we all use in our daily lives and of course to industrial equipment and processes,” says Toivanen.
There is a clear pattern: bigger screens, haptics, rich user interfaces, wireless connectivity and cloud-based services can soon be found in anything from coffee machines to cars. Treon is ready to take on the most challenging cases in every industry.
“This is exactly where Treon’s experience and expertise is worth its weight in gold. We are looking to solve the impossible cases,” states Toivanen.
Treon’s focus is on hardware product development. The passion for creating great products is what inspires the company’s owners and employees who all have a background at Nokia and Microsoft.
“There are a million ways one can ruin a user experience and much fewer solutions to make it great. The experience and talent at Treon will be of use to many companies in the coming years. As a partner, we are agile and help our clients focus on the right issues early in the process.”
Toivanen and his team at Treon work with both start-ups and industry giants. The team has global experience from working in every kind of product development projects – big and small.
“During my career, the biggest reward has been to see the finished products out there: in the hands of satisfied customers everywhere in the world. This is what we are always looking to achieve in Treon as well. Our clients’ focus is on their products and services. Our expertise in connectivity, usability and hardware concept design connects the product and the data it produces safely and efficiently to the world around the product. It’s something to be excited about, just like all the other projects and missions I’ve been a part of so far,“ Toivanen says with a smile.