Trifold Monitor

Trifold Monitor

Imagine a monitor that is really three monitors; that can be instantly configured for a video game, a face-to-face meeting, or a huddle-room presentation.  Porticos was tasked with turning this vision into a working prototype.

Project Includes:

  • Electronics Packaging
  • Appearance Design
  • Displays
  • Kinematics
  • Machine Design
  • Sheet Metal
  • Injection Molding
  • Simulation and Analysis
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Porticos Contribution

Smooth and Elegant Prototype

All mechanical engineering was left to Porticos.  Our lead engineer made multiple trips to Singapore to work with the client team and with OEM display manufacturers.  Then he travelled to China to oversee the fabrication and testing of the first prototype.  There were certainly challenges and surprises, but the prototype ended up a smooth and elegant success.

This is also an example of a product that never reached the market.  The prototype facilitated focus groups, which revealed that the product would never command a high enough price to warrant continuation.  A technical success doesn’t guarantee a product success.