The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized Printed Circuit Board that is actually a stand alone computer. The Pi enables enthusiasts to quickly develop a prototype product running code that they have written. Although the Raspberry Pi is a fantastic product, it is intended to be an educational tool, and not part of a commercial product. Many of these prototypes could be commercially viable products, however entrepreneurs soon discover a couple of problems when trying start manufacturing. 
Circad Design Ltd, which is based on the town's Farthing Road and employs 38 staff, expects to take on new staff next year as demand for its products and services grows. 
The Business Excellence Forum and Awards is an annual 2-day global event for business leaders to share their secrets of success and compete for business excellence awards across a number of keenly challenged categories. Finalist in the 'Most Innovative Company' awards category was Circad Design! 
Leading vermouth brand Martini’s latest positioning centres on the idea that time spent with friends is time well spent. They wanted to support this in a noticeable and practical way. The result was an ice cube-shaped device that anticipates when a drink is finished, uses Bluetooth to communicate with the bar in real time and allows staff to prepare drinks in advance. 
 
CIRCAD were selected to design and manufacture the SmartCubes because of their proven design track record of medical devices, and their ability to manufacture in the UK within an extremely short timescale. 
The Business Excellence Forum and Awards is an annual 2-day global event for business leaders to share their secrets of success and compete for business excellence awards across a number of keenly challenged categories. Finalist in the 'Most Innovative Company' awards category was Circad Design! 
Fixate's supplier failed to provide a working prototye for a competitive pitch so Circad were contacted at 6pm on a Friday evening and briefed on the technical issues. Circad resolved the hardware and software faults over the weekend & provided a working prototype for a meeting in Switzerland at 9am on the following Monday. 
A referred customer was suffering continuing problems with power supply failure and an inability to pass the Electrostatic Discharge tests (ESD tests) within Electromagnetic Compliance, compounded by supplier interface issues. 
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