Design to Order: OEM/ODM Embedded Product Design and Development Services

Design to Order

BVM’s Embedded ‘Design to Order’ services are there to take your ideas from concept to initial designs and prototyping – culminating in manufacturable products.

Our OEM Design to Order processes are adaptable so they can be applied to products suitable for a variety of industrial application purposes  – or even harsh environments, specialist use – where operation and maximum up-time in wide & diverse temperature and environmental extremes are unavoidable. Our designs can be made to be shock resistant, dust and waterproof (IP certified)  – and optimised for 24/7 running for both hardware and operating system software.


The right choice of Industrial PC Components provide for long production availabilities of your product, typically between 5 and 7 years. We can also extend designs for longer availabilities allowing your product to be manufactured for the years beyond those typically expected for an industrial design; BVM materials management services, ensures the whole process of a design’s constituent components reaching end of life and the process of selection and adoption of the next generation of component is seamless as it transfers into the production environment.

The Design Process

At BVM, we pride ourselves in our ability to gather a clear understanding of our clients product’s needs, right from the start.  We immediately derive a ‘Requirement Specification’ – which is our memorandum of understanding (‘MOR’) in making sure we’re of the prior knowledge of:-

  • How you want your product to function?
  • The features and services it needs to provide in order for it to compete in intended markets.
  • Products aesthetics; it’s looks and feel
  • Time to market and budgetary considerations
Design to Order - OEM Product Design Services

Because we’ve honed our skills over the 30 years plus that we’ve existed, our ‘Design to Order’ team know what makes a successful design (and just as importantly, what doesn’t) around the requirements of an embedded system.

These are just a selection of the areas where we’ll apply our skills to during the Embedded Product Design to Order process :-

Considerations needed for the power budget of the system

  • Thermal management – heat dissipation
  • Design for Manufacturability and Test
  • Component selection for extension of lifetime availability for your product
  • Obsolescence; management of End of Life (EOL) and Last Time Procurement processes

Not until your sign off of the Requirement Specification does the detailed design work begin – resulting in concepts, the follow on of initial designs – all resulting in the production of a “proof of concept” (PoC) – a working unit to verify your application software’s functionality, aesthetics (the all-round look & feel of your product) and, of course, budget.

We can follow the proof of concept by further producing pre-production/field trial prototypes to further verify the design for manufacturability and testability. From start to finish, the whole process is defined by BVM’s Quality Management System which is audited and certified to comply with ISO-9001 -2015.

Design to Order - ODM Product Design Services

“A successful product not only requires a competent functional design……
….it also needs to be designed for manufacture.”

Industrial Computer Design

Design to Order Custom Industrial PC

At BVM, we specialize in design and manufacturing of industrial PCs tailored to meet the specific needs of various industries. With over 35 years of experience, our expertise lies in transforming innovative ideas into reliable, high-performance products.

Our comprehensive Design to Order services take your concept from initial design and prototyping to a fully manufacturable solution.

Chassis and Cooling Design

Custom Chassis and Cooling Design

Not everything ‘off the shelf’ will fit your application. Our CAD design team, using the latest 3D modelling software, will custom design solutions tailored to your heat dissipation and ingress protection needs.

This typically involves considering the housing of the motherboard, TFT displays with integrated touch, peripheral cabling for data communication (LVDS) and backlighting, and any other embedded support devices necessary for your application.

Carrier Board and PCB Design

Custom Carrier Board and Custom PCB Design

At BVM, we have a rich history in designing and manufacturing embedded computer boards, starting from the early days of VMEbus board design through to Compact PCI and PMC Module design.

BVM often designs custom carrier boards tailored for specific needs, including System On Module (SOM) applications utilizing Computer on Modules (COM) like COM Express (Types 6, 7, and 10) and Qseven.

Custom Cable Design and Manufacturing Service

Custom Cable Design

BVM has an experienced team of operatives with the ability to manufacture and build the most complex cable harnesses, wiring looms – and provide ‘box build – from simple control boxes, power & distribution boxes to more complex systems. From the initial design, prototyping, production & test – through to delivery, every member of our team is committed to getting it right first time – produced to exacting standards, time after time.

Raspberry Pi Prototype Design to a Manufacturable Product

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BVM are often approached by customers who have prototyped a system using a Raspberry Pi but have been unable to take the next step in turning their prototypes into manufacturable products.  BVM can take prototypes on this basis and work with you to make the conversion towards the achieving of a commercial product which can be reproduced on a repeatable basis.

Touch Screen Integration and Display Enhancement Services

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At BVM we have the ability to integrate the touch screen solution that’s benefit your application, so whether you need single point of touch or full ’10 point’ interactivity with on screen gesturing (‘flick, zoom, pinch’) – we’ll integrate the touch solution that provides functionality you need.  In addition, we also provide other display enhancement services, ensuring your product can always be seen and read within their surrounding environment lighting conditions.

BVM Products are Designed for Manufacture

Design for Manufacture (Design for Manufacturability or DFM) is the engineering process of designing products to ensure they’re efficient to manufacture.

Our design team plan a level of detail during both the initial concept and prototype phases – well before any level of product volume is reached. During the initial design processes, the design will be refined and honed along the way to make it suitable for repeatable production.

Our designs will always consider:

  • Set up and tooling costs
  • Volume production costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Environmental effects

BVM’s Design for Manufacture processes will always allow every commercial (and technical) consideration to be identified within design phase, the most cost-effective place to catch & address everything.

Our industrial and embedded product design-to-order projects have included:

Contact Us

If you would like more information about our Design to Order service, please fill in the contact form below or email and a member of our technical sales team will be in touch as soon as possible.


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    BVM supply a wide and diverse range of Industrial and Embedded Systems.
    From Industrial Motherboards, SBCs and Box PCs, to Rack Mount computers and Industrial Panel PCs.

    Our technical & commercial team members will always provide you with valuable but impartial advice around the products and services that BVM provide. With their collective backgrounds, they’ll provide you with the benefit of their knowledge and experiences when & where you need it. We’ll always help you in the first instance and get back to you when additional information is required.

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    BVM Design and Manufacturing Services: The manufacturer behind the solutions you know

    When a standard embedded design won’t suffice for what you need, you can always turn to BVM for help and use our custom design and manufacturing services.