When Suntech Medical needed a new blood-pressure monitor they knew just who to contact. The new device was required to match an existing product line, and to incorporate many new features.
As the project got underway, it became clear that this was not a single product; it was a family of closely related, but physically distinct products.
Porticos engineers figured out how to rethink the architecture so that most subassemblies were common across the set, and could be configured into a specific model late in assembly. Furthermore, we found a way to use a single injection-molded housing for all SKUs, with several snap-in adapters to accommodate the different models.
The SunTech Blood Pressure Monitor was launched several years ago and is still in production.