In May of 2017, Portsmith Technologies assets were acquired by new owners. The first goal of the new owners was to continue delivering the same products that the market relies on from Portsmith. For users across the enterprise and industrial handheld market, Portsmith charging cradles and Ethernet-connected docks have a long history of providing missing —yet critical — functionality.
New Ownership Brings New Capabilities
In addition to continuing what Portsmith has been known for, the new owners bring new capabilities. Portsmith Technologies now has a sister company: SGW Designworks. The founders of this nationally recognized product development company are the new owners of Portsmith Technologies. The two businesses will remain separate entities, but are now co-located in Boise, Idaho.
Deep collaboration and resource sharing between the businesses has already brought new capabilities to the market. Portsmith’s heritage in USB to Ethernet adapters, Ethernet-connected docks, and charging cradles for industrial handheld computers — plus the world class product development and product engineering experience from the SGW Designworks team — means that Portsmith is now positioned to quickly develop new solutions for just about any use case. In fact, six new product initiatives are currently underway at Portsmith, with three nearly ready to launch.
The new broader team applies new philosophies like Lean Development to the development of Portsmith products. Portsmith now essentially has an in-house product design company, and a product prototype development group, enabling full development from pre-concept through design iteration, engineering, testing, design for manufacture, and into Portsmith’s existing manufacturing system.
Get in touch with Portsmith today to see how we can develop a solution for your unique use case.