Surviving a Global Pandemic as a StartUp in Electronic Assembly. Have we moved towards Industry 4.0?

Our September 2020 product development update and our experiences of the UK lockdown.
00:00 Stay tuned.
00:12 Bournemouth and Weymouth lockdown images.
00:30 Welcome.
01:41 SMEMA Hermes Adaptor Mk2 Testing at Pulse Eight.
02:20 Going Dual Lane and the DEK RTC legacy product challenge.
07:10 Test Video 1 - Normal board movement with the Hermes Standard (IPC-HERMES-9852).
09:52 Test Video 2 - Injecting a PCB into a SMT assembly line with MultiPlug user prompt.
13:44 Doing business during lockdown.
14:57 Avoiding Snowball delay and Project Management.
17:33 SMEMA Hermes Adaptor Progress update.
18:14 Push towards Disruptive Technology. Government and Investor Rant.
19:05 Industry Challenge bucket? idea. Problems of the Industry that need fixing.
20:41 Working from Home and the emotional side of lockdown.
22:15 Creating a SMEMA to Hermes Standard interface using Brainboxes ED-038 I/O hardware and the MultiPlug Edge Computing Platform.
24:35 The SMEMA Hermes Adaptor Mk3 will feature a serial port.
25:47 Scoop TV Interviews.
27:56 ASM AS online Impact day featuring new ASM DEK TQ Printer.
28:55 How do the software industry such as Apple and Google demonstrate their new products?
29:12 The trade show salesman 'club' is now disbanded?
30:25 Software integrators will become the customer of the future. An ecosystem will be created similar to Apple's and Google's.
32:09 Scoop TV Interview Digital Disruptors - CEOs of Instrumental and Clip Automation.
34:01 Commentary on the Digital Disruptors interview. Where is the incentive of working lean? Stay small and bootstrap or Go big and dream?
41:22 Hardware Vs Software - Robin Saxby of ARM and Steve Jobs of Apple.
42:27 Robin Saxby - Listen to the Voice of Customer.
43:20 Steve Jobs - Sales and Marketing people who listen to Voice of Customer drive out innovation by running the companies.
44:48 Summary of our lockdown experience. Bootstrapping and a financial runway helps!
45:31 Lots of consolidation which has pros and cons. Drive to create line solutions.
46:20 We are always happy to give feedback for equipment manufactures.
46:57 Always seeking collaboration partnerships within the Electronic Assembly SMT and other industries.
47:15 Seeking SMEMA Hermes Adaptor beta testers.
47:45 Public funding is available from government and targeted funding pots. Always much easier to bid for when multiple companies are involved. Get in contact with us.
49:29 Other Start-up businesses, lets collaborate!
50:28 Industry 4.0, the Forth Industrial Revolution, is a People Revolution - We are trying to connect the digital economy with manufacturing. People, not Technology is our focus.
52:08 Thank you for watching.

More Information:
SMEMA Hermes Adaptor: https://www.4ir.uk/products/smema-hermes-adaptor/
Brainboxes ED-038: http://www.brainboxes.com/product/ed-038/ethernet-to-3-relay-3-digital-in
MultiPlug Edge Computing Platform: https://www.multiplug.app
Scoop TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzfiQYhqvxKU3hwojy4onA
ASM DEK TQ Impact Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH4X6I2FPlo
Robin Saxby Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO5PsAY5aaI
Steve Jobs Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thxg1-iLRT8
Public Funding Opportunities: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/649/overview