What challenges we faced:
The customer was using a separate monitor and computer for their vision testing equipment. That former setup resulted in lagging communication between the monitor and computer as well as a larger footprint than was desired. As a technically-oriented company with a know-how that was spun out of some major universities like Harvard Medical School, the client required advanced technologies such as Ultra-HD resolution, excellent contrast and color representation characteristics, as well as high computer processing capabilities to handle the customer’s application software that registered different contrast sensitivity of patients.
We customized an all-in-one unit for the customer by combining a powerful computer system and 4K-resolution display under the same sheet metal. This resulted in faster processing speed and a streamlined product that required less space. The design for the entire all-in-one was based on a long Mass Production Lifecycle roadmap for all parts involved supported in mass production without discontinuation for many years. And Impact's recommended computer system offered high reliability (fanless construction without any moving parts and based on a German-made motherboard with MTBF of 173.8 years at 45C & 24/7 use), and was up for a task to handle demanding algorithms for precise estimates of a patient’s contrast sensitivity.
A customized All-in-One with a Mini-STX motherboard D3714, and a 27" display of 4K resolution, AMD Ryzen processor, and featuring convenient VESA mounting. A touch screen is available for upgrading of features in the future.