Case Studies

Turnkey IOT Product Development  by DMC

Turnkey IoT Product Development for Morning Star Technology

Posted in Consumer Goods, Embedded Development & Programming, Internet of Things (IoT), Product Development


Morning Star Technology approached DMC with the idea for an IoT enabled Smart Switch. DMC developed the product from patent to production, handling technical development and managing the project as the product prepared for launch.


The NRF 9160 Smart Switch device is designed for placement behind a user’s stove. An internal microphone allows the device to detect the sound of a smoke alarm. Once an alarm is detected, the Smart Switch will deactivate the user’s stove and send a message to a back-end monitoring company. The company will then alert the fire department or take any other action determined by the user’s account configuration. 

Morning Star Technology initially approached DMC with the patent for this Smart Home device, and DMC worked with them to establish a marketable solution that implemented the features described in patent. We developed the solution using an nRF9160 SiP- Nordic Semiconductor chip.

DMC engineers then coordinated project management between multiple companies including product design firms, manufacturers, certification bodies, and testers to prepare the product to be launched. DMC also handled the full hardware design and firmware implementation and then established a communication protocol to be used for cloud integration.

Engineers then guided the client through the process of taking an IoT product to market while providing guidance on obtaining UL and PTCRB certifications.

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Customer Benefits

  • Project management 
  • Product development assistance
  • Collaboration with certification bodies
  • Certification assistance
  • Effective communication protocol
  • Sustainable and upgradeable design  


  • nRF9160 SiP- Nordic Semiconductor