Intelligent Product Solutions

IPS acquired by Florida firm, but the love stays here

By GREGORY ZELLER // One of Long Island’s brightest innovators has been acquired by a Florida-based manufacturer with ties to Switzerland, the United Kingdom and eastern Asia. But Intelligent Product Solutions isn’t leaving Long Island, promises Chief Executive Mitch Maiman – and in fact, the merger could prove a boon for the Island economy. Now operating under the banner of global designer/distributor Forward Industries, the product-design specialist is “absolutely” maintaining operations at its Hauppauge headquarters…


No. 268: The New Year (kinda) dawns, Darwin sails again, John Kanas won’t stop and the Islanders are riding the ponies (or vice versa)

Welcome to … wait, what day is it? It’s that haziest week of the year when long weekends, vacations and holiday parties have our bellies full and our minds slightly befuddled. The Innovate Long Island team is taking a few more days to clean up this wrapping paper and prepare for the New Year, so watch for your next regularly scheduled newsletter on Jan. 3. While we’re getting ready, tell us all about it at…


Mobile, VR will top ‘smart’ 2018 tech trends

By MITCH MAIMAN // Technology has become such a pervasive part of our home and work life that for many of us, it’s hard to sort out the fads from the tech with lasting value. This will help: A few tech trends that defined 2017 – and will be developed even further in the coming year. Artificial intelligence and machine learning This area has been greatly hyped and has continued to get more advanced, with…


No. 262: Mission is a go, Topspin buys some spin … and climate change in New Jersey?

TGI December: Let’s not mince words – this week was a slog, after the stuffed-belly, four-day respite of the Thanksgiving holiday. But Friday is upon us again, as is December, which in addition to the holidays you know boasts National Pie Day (today), World Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) and, believe it or not, Monkey Day (Dec. 14), which as of 2000 is actually a thing. Please use this information responsibly. And tell us about…


It’s lights, cameras, innovation for IPS

By GREGORY ZELLER // Overture, curtains, lights: This is it for IPS – a bona fide Hollywood closeup – and, oh, what heights they’ll hit. And the best part is, Intelligent Product Solutions will hit them from ground level, thanks to the Juicer App – an IPS-designed digital tool that allows lighting technicians on motion picture and television sound stages and location shoots to adjust set lighting remotely. For chief lighting technicians – you may…


With Fly Sense, the bullied need not suffer in silence

By GREGORY ZELLER // A high-tech Long Island manufacturer has unveiled a next-level sensor system that can remotely detect bullying situations in schools and alert officials in real time. Digital Fly, a 2015 startup spun out of Hauppauge product-design ace Intelligent Product Solutions, has added the Fly Sense sensor system to its growing list of school-safety solutions. The cloud-based, Internet of Things-synched system is billed by the company as an “anti-bullying and vaping detector/sensor,” equipped…


Northwell strategy cuts to the heart of $4.5B industry

By GREGORY ZELLER // Northwell Health is trying on a little wearable technology. Make that a big wearable technology – as in, the Peerbridge Cor, a portable electrocardiogram monitor produced by Peerbridge Heath Inc. The device itself is small, but the “strategic partnership” with the New York City-based health-tech maker, announced Tuesday by the New Hyde Park-based health system, is anything but, with the Peerbridge Cor leading the way for other “medical-grade wearables” currently in…


To keep tradeshows on track, IPS eyes RFID

By GREGORY ZELLER // A new radio-frequency identification tool is looking to simplify life on the tradeshow circuit. That’s no simple task: With hundreds and often thousands (and sometimes hundreds of thousands) of deliveries made to arenas and other event venues, tradeshow logistics can be a nightmare. Enter the T3 Tracker, brainchild of Massachusetts-based general contractor T3 Expo. As the muscle behind numerous national tradeshows and conventions – they’re the folks who set it all…


International design honor for IPS ‘smart bottle’

A “smart pill bottle” designed on Long Island and marketed by a New York City “medication adherence company” has snagged a high-profile international honor. The Internet of Things-enabled AdhereTech Smart Pill Bottle, designed by Hauppauge-based Intelligent Product Solutions and NYC-based AdhereTech, has earned a 2016 Good Design Award from Athens, Greece-based Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Self-billed as “the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest design awards…


IPS has designs on $155 billion medical market

BY GREGORY ZELLER // Hauppauge maker Intelligent Product Solutions is making its way into a projected $155 billion industry. Just two months after cutting the ribbon on a satellite office in the heart of Minnesota’s busy digital-medicine R&D ecosystem, IPS has launched a new consulting practice focused exclusively on medical product design. Led by Vice President Tim O’Brien, a 25-year medical-product veteran hired in 2016 to head up the Minnesota office, the Minneapolis-based Medical Product…


Big plans in Minneapolis, but IPS still loves LI

By GREGORY ZELLER // With a three-year-old Seattle office growing steadily and a new shingle hanging in the middle of Minnesota’s red-hot digital-medicine ecosystem, Intelligent Product Solutions is in full-on expansion mode. And there’s more to come, promises President Mitch Maiman, who references several “geographies” – the Southwest, perhaps, or maybe near one of Canada’s emerging industrial regions – as potential worlds to conquer. But fret not, champions of Long Island’s innovation economy: The Ronkonkoma-based…


IPS-designed smart safe enters the war on drugs

By GREGORY ZELLER // Perpetual monitoring of your prescription medications is now an app away. A Westchester distributor has taken to Indiegogo with humanity’s “first Internet of Things-integrated personal safe,” and while there’s no reason you couldn’t use it to secure a passport, diamond or wad of Benjamins, the iKeyp is specifically “designed to disrupt the cycle of prescription drug theft and abuse,” according to Solo Technology Holdings LLC. Aiming for $50,000 in 45 days,…


Arrow’s ACES strengthens IPS’s hand

By GREGORY ZELLER // Holding several ACES, it’s fair to say Intelligent Product Solutions likes the hand it’s been dealt. In the six months since Arrow Electronics named the Hauppauge-based product-design specialist an Arrow Consulting Engineering Services partner, IPS has received 36 product-development leads from 17 different Arrow sales offices in the United States and Canada, and has already been awarded nine new development projects. The nine projects – ranging from design of a tiny…


Gonna FLI now: Power pad charges up

By GREGORY ZELLER // A New York City tech firm that got a big assist from a Hauppauge innovator has launched its flagship wireless charging system. FLI Charge, a subsidiary of IP commercialization specialist and alleged patent troll Form Holdings Corp. (formerly Vringo), has officially raised the curtain on its self-titled charging pad. The company on Wednesday launched an Indiegogo campaign offering its products in various-sized bundles and is poised to annihilate its one-month goal…


Arrow and IPS in partnership deal

Hauppauge innovator Intelligent Product Solutions has come up ACES. The product-design specialist has been selected as an Arrow Consulting Engineering Services partner and will offer its design and consulting expertise to Arrow Electronics customers throughout the Northeast and beyond. Formerly headquartered in Melville, Colorado-based Arrow Electronics – which maintains several Long Island facilities – is a global provider of electronic components and computing solutions. Arrow developed the ACES program over a decade ago to quickly…