As an AWS Advanced Tier Partner with skills in hardware development, embedded software, cloud and mobile applications, we are the experts in AWS IoT Consulting and product engineering services. We solve difficult problems at every stage to bring innovations to market quickly. Our AWS partner services bring together senior-level development, testing and support professionals on a single team – ensuring your project has the right pieces in the right places, from end to end.
Ensure smooth operation across your complete solution with our end-to-end product development team, extensive QA and post-launch support. We are an AWS Services Partner with capabilities in electronic and digital product development including hardware design, embedded software development, cloud and user apps.
We develop cloud applications that realize the value of the Internet of Things (IoT), and we design the things. Whether you need ML/AI in the cloud or at the edge, we have you covered — from embedded development to over-the-air updates, fleet management systems and more.
From Fortune 500 leaders to innovative startup organizations, Cardinal Peak has successfully collaborated with scores of companies on hundreds of products requiring the highest levels of AWS IoT engineering and support expertise. The projects below showcase our product design services leveraging AWS, AWS IoT Core, AWS Kinesis Video and Alexa Voice Services.
A leading provider of advanced laboratory instruments was experiencing downtime and delays due to maintenance and support challenges. Leveraging the AWS cloud, Cardinal Peak designed and built a multi-tenant instrument management system. Lab instruments are securely connected via AWS IoT Core and remotely managed via a web application deployed on CloudFront, Lambda and API Gateway. This includes remote software updates, configuration, system logs (CloudWatch) and debugging (IoT Secure Tunneling). Usage and performance data is consolidated in the cloud and analyzed for continuous improvement opportunities. The project resulted in more efficient labs, improved access to data for decision making, and significantly reduced on-site support calls. Ultimately, it freed up scientists from doing tech support.
Our client offers unified smart home systems and wanted to add Alexa voice capabilities to their control tablet for improved user experience. As an Alexa Voice Services (AVS) design partner and Voice Interoperability Initiative member, Cardinal Peak provided services focused on the system’s audio path, embedded software and AVS integration. Our engineers provided the deep audio and DSP expertise to ensure the product performs well in the real world, from anywhere in the house and accounting for background noise.
Dr. Randall W. Porter, a neurosurgeon in Phoenix, AZ, created Medical Memory, after his father was diagnosed with cancer. His father lived in Chicago and Dr. Porter experienced the challenges and frustrations of having to rely on family members to accurately recite complex information about his father’s condition and treatment. The experience had a profound effect on Dr. Porter’s approach to patient communication in his own practice and ultimately would change patient engagement across health care.
Yonder is a music streaming service like Spotify but instead of a subscription it comes bundled with mobile devices and plans. They wanted a social-first app based around activity feeds, followers and recommendations. Cardinal Peak developed a custom solution for both Android and iOS that kept music data encrypted and secure when stored locally for offline playback. In the AWS cloud, we used S3 encryption at rest, token-based authentication and HTTPS streaming to deliver music to the devices. The system scaled with AWS EC2 auto scaling, AWS S3 and a distributed noSQL database cluster. Yonder Music was launched in Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and at peak times, handled traffic for many thousands of simultaneous users, streaming music from a database of over 10 million songs.
It used to be that storing and retrieving vast amounts of video data was quite challenging, but today tools enable the easy collection, processing and analysis of video and data streams in real time. Amazon Kinesis is a cost-effective way to simplify video and audio data storage with scalability and flexibility for unique applications. Our engineer tells of an early project involving thousands of video cameras that required 10 engineers and encountered significant challenges due to the large file size and difficult playback and retrieval. Then recently he developed a similar solution, managing streams for 14,000 cameras. With Kinesis, he was able to deliver the solution easily, as a one-person team. With Kinesis, every camera was able to run the software and send the stream to Kinesis, with 100% availability, 100% storage and no issues.
Ayla Networks offers an IoT platform built on AWS with components like Wi-Fi radios and cloud APIs that allow manufacturers to launch IoT products with limited in-house experience. Cardinal Peak provides embedded product design, end-user app development and testing for Ayla customers.
Connected Product Design Examples
A laboratory instrument manufacturer wanted to offload image analysis and storage to AWS to reduce costs and provide their customers with faster results. Cardinal Peak developed a multi-tenant cloud data storage and processing system in AWS cloud. Lab instruments stream data to S3. Access is through a web application deployed on CloudFront, Lambda and API Gateway. Processing jobs are executed on autoscaling EC2 clusters. The system stores its data on RDS and S3. By implementing the API in a serverless fashion and separating it from the processing backend, the computationally intensive portion can scale on EC2 without limits. The project accelerates customers’ ability to process their data, while reducing IT burden. The client continues to partner with Cardinal Peak to deliver more advanced image analysis by implementing AI and machine learning in the processing pipeline.
For a first in its category, this earbud platform works with any virtual assistance (Alexa, ok Google, Siri) and allows brands to customize their wake-words. Cardinal Peak is providing complete end-to-end design services from advanced research for things that have never been done before through all aspects of product design including hardware, embedded software and mobile application development. The major challenge of the project is having always-listening earbuds that are listening for many potential wake-up words while minimizing the battery usage. Being an Alexa Voice Services design partner allows us to combine the most innovative components available for this new product category.
“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we knew we had to accelerate our product development and get our unique wearable technology to market fast and enable better healthcare through real-time patient monitoring. We called on Cardinal Peak to join our team and provide the thousands of development hours needed to get the product deployed for trials and ready for FDA submittal. The hard work and technical expertise provided by the engineers and developers at Cardinal Peak has helped Alio deliver better healthcare to patients.”
– David Kuraguntla
Founder and CEO, Alio
“Cardinal Peak demonstrated the expertise and engineering knowledge to help us develop the FGLair application. From wireless connectivity to our mobile application, they provided excellent engineering guidance and followed through with diligent implementation of our specifications.”
– Todaka Yuichiro
Dept. Manager, Air Conditioner System Development, Fujitsu
“Cardinal Peak was a key contributor in turning our vision for Spire Studio into a physical product. The industrial design of Spire Studio is unique and introduced hardware challenges that the Cardinal Peak hardware engineering team had to navigate and adjust to quickly. With their help, we were able to maintain the integrity of the user experience while balancing cost and functionality.”
– Mark Ethier
Co-founder and CEO, iZotope
“We’re excited to welcome Cardinal Peak to our collection of AVS solutions providers. Device makers now have another easy solution for integrating voice into their devices.”
– Priya Abani
Director, Alexa Voice Service
“Our frontline workers in the hospital, in city government and at the corner market are facing unprecedented dangers every day. CovidWatcher is a way for the rest of us to give back by providing data to help guide resources to the most important challenges facing our city.”
– Nicholas Tatonetti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
“Cardinal Peak provided us world-class IoT expertise for our first connected home product, Culligan Connect. Their experience in UX design and app development allowed us to create a unique and high-quality product that was very responsive to our specific business needs.”
– Zach Schroeck
Product Manager, Culligan International
“Cardinal Peak has been an excellent extension to our team that has enabled us to reduce our cycle time to market.”
– Michael Conaboy
CTO & Cofounder, ETA Vision
“Cardinal Peak has been an extension of our engineering capabilities for three generations of our products. They are knowledgeable and great to work with. They have been a long term solution for us.”
– Pete Temple
Production Manager, E.I. Medical Imaging
“We asked Cardinal Peak to help us address a number of open items related to programming our systems in production. Their engineers have a wealth of experience in IoT and embedded fields, and they helped us quickly and diligently. I’d definitely work with their team again.”
– Ryan Margoles
Founder and CTO, notion
“We rely on Cardinal Peak for their ability to bolster our patent licensing efforts with in-depth technical guidance. They have deep expertise and they’re easy to work with.”
– Diego deGarrido
Sr. Manager, LSI
“Cardinal Peak has a strong technology portfolio that has complemented our own expertise well. They are communicative, drive toward results quickly, and understand the appropriate level of documentation it takes to effectively convey their work. In addition, they have demonstrated adaptability by ramping up quickly and scaling their resources to our needs with little notice. Everyone there, from the partners to the staff engineers, is a pleasure to work with.”
– Jason Damori
Director of Engineering, Biamp Systems
“We asked Cardinal Peak to take ownership for an important subsystem, and they completed a very high-quality deliverable on time.”
– Matt Cowan
Chief Scientific Officer, RealD
“Cardinal Peak’s personnel worked side-by-side with our own engineers and engineers from other companies on several of our key projects. The Cardinal Peak staff has consistently provided a level of professionalism and technical expertise that we can rely on.”
– Sherisse Hawkins
VP Software Development, Time Warner Cable
“Cardinal Peak was a natural choice for us. They were able to develop a high-quality product, based in part on open source, and in part on intellectual property they had already developed, all for a very effective price.”
– Bruce Webber
VP Engineering, VBrick
“We completely trust Cardinal Peak to advise us on technology strategy, as well as to implement it. They are a dependable partner that ultimately makes us more competitive in the marketplace.”
– Brian Brown
President and CEO, Decatur Electronics
“We found Cardinal Peak’s team to be very knowledgeable about embedded video delivery systems. Their ability to deliver working solutions on time – combined with excellent project management skills – helped bring success not only to the product they worked on directly, but also to other projects that were outside of their scope.”
– Ralph Schmitt
VP, Product Marketing and Engineering, Kustom Signals
“Cardinal Peak has provided deep technical insights, and they’ve allowed us to complete some really hard projects quickly. We are big fans of their team.”
– Scott Garlington
VP Engineering, xG Technology
“We’ve used Cardinal Peak on several projects. They have a very capable engineering team. They’re a great resource.”
– Greg Read
Senior Program Manager, Symmetricom
“Cardinal Peak has proven to be a trusted and flexible partner who has helped Harmonic to deliver reliably on our commitments to our own customers. The team at Cardinal Peak was responsive to our needs and delivered high-quality results.”
– Alex Derecho
VP Professional Services, Harmonic
“Yonder Music was an excellent collaboration with Cardinal Peak. Combining our experience with the music industry and target music market, with Cardinal Peak’s technical expertise, the product has made the mobile experience of Yonder as powerful as the desktop experience of other music services.”
– Adam Kidron
Founder and CEO, Yonder Music
“The Cardinal Peak team played an invaluable role in helping us get our first Internet of Things product to market quickly. They were up to speed in no time and provided all of the technical expertise we lacked. They interfaced seamlessly with our internal team and delivered the high-quality result we were aiming for.”
– Kevin Leadford
Vice President of Innovation, Acuity Brands Lighting