Beyond the Box: The Redesign Story of Fluxion’s Gateway

For the SynerNet Gateway project for Fluxion, we embarked on a challenge to not just meet but surpass our client’s specifications for a more intuitive and visually appealing device. The original product was a simple, unmarked box, limiting user interaction and functionality due to its nondescript nature and outdated socket configuration. Our mission was to introduce a transformative design update that would make the device not only more user-friendly but also more informative at first glance.

Project Overview

Dimensions: The revamped gateway boasts dimensions of 210x240mm, offering a compact yet versatile structure.

Floma Designs Approach

Front Plate Enhancements:

Connectivity and Interface: The front plate now hosts a variety of essential ports including HDMI, USB, LAN, and WIFI, facilitating a broad spectrum of connections.

Back Plate Upgrades:

  • Display and Outputs: A 4” LED display features crucial control elements (“+”, “-”, “NC”), alongside a 4-20 mA output with clearly marked polarities and an RS485 interface for enhanced data communication. Additionally, a 230V AC input ensures reliable power supply.
  • Safety Instructions: A dedicated section for safety guidelines has been thoughtfully integrated into the back plate’s corner, prioritizing user security.

Top Plate and Side Enhancements:

  • Guidance and Accessibility: The top plate now contains user instructions directly from the client, while the sides are adorned with contact information stickers, significantly improving user assistance and support accessibility.

Design Highlights

  • Innovative Connectivity: Integration of HDMI, USB, LAN, and WIFI on the front plate for versatile connections.
  • Enhanced User Interface: The back plate features a 4” LED display and clearly marked outputs, ensuring ease of use.
  • Safety and Instructional Guidance: Safety instructions and usage guidelines are strategically placed for optimal user engagement.
  • Aesthetic and Functional Design: Purple and white stickers with precise cutouts improve visual appeal and operational clarity.

Client’s Appreciation Note

In his words, “Working with the Floma team on the redesign of our SynerNet Gateway was a standout experience. Their attention to detail, responsiveness to our needs, and creative solutions transformed our product. The enhanced design not only reflects our brand’s ethos but also significantly improves usability for our customers. Their professionalism and commitment to excellence were evident in every interaction. It’s refreshing to work with a team that truly understands and delivers on customer expectations. Highly recommend them for their exceptional service and innovative approach.”

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