- Ben Seaman
2nd / 30th Anniversary at Convergence
It's officially our 2nd anniversary at Convergence design services (30th of formally Blue Systems) and we are growing leaps and bounds. Our core business still remains high fidelity loudspeaker design but we have recently expanded our team in some exciting new areas of product design. (Robotics, Electric Vehicles and Vision Systems)
I took over Convergence 2 years ago, right before the pandemic hit us and it's been a rollercoaster of a entrepreneurship ride since. Here are some critical lessons from the last couple years of leading/growing a business. Hiring A+ employee's is critical to your business growth and prosperity. Creating an engaging, fun and respectful workplace is critical for the high performing engineers to succeed. No internal politics, egos, micromanagement allowed here! We focus on what maters, which is designing great products for our customers. Our small team of design engineers are have over 200+ years of experience in mechanical, hardware/software and acoustic design.
We have also partnered with the industries best (Studio63, Arcane Four, STL Engineering, Oak Defense and Gibson Product Design) as sometimes projects require addition firepower/complementary skills. Convergence aligns with other companies that have a similar mindset when it comes to the way we do business. Customer is always first and we will treat them like we would if we are designing the product for ourselves.
What's new and cool at Convergence?
Robotics Design and Integration has allowed us to develop an integrated robot with Clear Path platform that run on ROS (Robot Operating System) and NVIDIA / FILR vision detection systems. By partnering with Pleora Technologies to utilize their AI (Artificial Intelligence) application software we can detect a pass / fail condition using camera/video images. Think about all the possibilities of applications of this sector. Did you know that Vision AI CAGR expected growth is to be 39.6% as companies are using the power of robotics/AI to reduce operating cost and improve quality?
Electric Vehicle Design Project. We are currently designing a complete 4WD off road electric vehicle from the ground up. One of our recent hires is Senior Mechanical Engineer Abe whom has over 20 years experience in leading vehicle design for Sportscar, Indycar and NASCAR teams such as Team Penske, BMW and Porsche. Our electric vehicle team is currently expanding since demand in this space is showing explosive growth.
High Fidelity Audio projects are always a key element to our core teams skills. We have recently wrapped up the GoldenEar HTR 8000 inwall speaker and finalizing 3 more models for early 2022.
DumAudio Indiegogo Campaign is LIVE. Working with the talented Industrial Designers at Gibson Product Design, we helped guide the client from concept to prototype of the complete electrical and acoustics solution. He currently is fully funded in his campaign, so be sure to check out the retro inspired systems.
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