SETAAC assisted a a DNV-certified ISO-9001:2008 contract manufacturer of optical quality injection molded domes from Georgia. Their injection molding services include design and development, prototyping, low and high volume production, turn-key assembly, laser and ultrasonic welding as well as custom surface finishes.This company has been an industry leader in optical camera domes for the security industry for over 25 years. Their optical dome covers are designed for areas such as airports, casinos and retail shops. Their optical domes come in a variety of custom surface finishes using durable polycarbonate, acrylic, and optical nylon and are used in technical applications including high definition camera domes and underwater ROV domes.
The firm utilizes advanced technologies and automation to improve their product quality. Therefore, finding cost-cutting ways to keep up with technology, while faced with import competition, has been a challenge.
SETAAC helped the firm to create a recovery strategy to upgrade their motion control dome testing platform. The firm used their awarded $25,000 to complete a software development project with Image Quality Labs, a company with 15 years of experience with selecting, evaluating, and integrating digital camera modules into multiple existing and emerging markets.
Image Quality Labs successfully reverse engineered the serial commands of their control box; control tested three camera divers; built in a modular way to support other cameras; automated the ROI selection; automated the sharpness analysis; and trained the firm’s staff after the installation of new software.
The firm was also awarded $22,700 for website development, marketing consulting, and employee training.