IoT Product Design & M2M Devices

Meeting All of Your Internet of Things & Machine to Machine Design Needs


Find out how ByteSnap can help with your IoT product design

Broad IoT Platform Experience

From ultra low power wireless through to high performance embedded-Linux platforms

Electronics and Software Under One Roof

Designing end-end IoT systems for our customers

Simple Business Model

No long-term licensing, complex royalties, opaque IP ownership. We design an IP for you to own and use


IoT (Internet of Things) are a network of devices that are connected with systems, people and other applications.


M2M (Machine to Machine) are a pair of machines that are working together, without any human interaction between them.


The M2M and IoT technology markets present the most exciting opportunities for product designers today. Whether you are targeting the logistics, telecare, energy, smart home and smart devices or the automotive industry, we have expertise in a wide variety of relevant design areas and can help to bring your product to market quickly and on budget.


We have built up experience across a large array of M2M projects, where our specialist embedded software development, hardware integration and technology expertise have ensured successful product roll-out. From expert design troubleshooting, to early EMC testing, we provide a range of flexible consultancy services to suit your needs.


Our strong expertise as IoT consultants in smart home device development has been recognised by the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2016 for our work with innovative smart home security device Cocoon. We have also delivered devices for smart heating and voice control as part of our work to support companies looking to gain early mover status in the growing smart home sector. More recently we have been recognised as ‘Design Team of the Year’ in the prestigious 2019 Elektra Awards.


ByteSnap has a breadth of IoT connected device and technology experience, including:

· Zigbee heating and control systems & custom modules
· LoRa based solutions for long range
· GSM products for worldwide use
· Bluetooth & Bluetooth Low Energy
· Wifi Products
· Narrow band-RF products



At ByteSnap Design, our extensive experience, knowledge and skills in electronic prototype design and IoT software development. This means we’re able to rapidly design and build innovative electronic products. We also provide support when selecting medical device manufacturers that implement design controls practices for medical devices. We have close partner relationships that ensure prototypes and products are designed to the requirements of both our clients and those of notified bodies.


Communications for IoT Connected Device

IoT Technology

Example Applications

Data Rate



Wired Short range or high power ******
  • Simple design
  • Power problems negated
  • Simple compliance testing
  • High reliability
  • High data rates possible
  • Expensive when range increases
  • High installation cost
Bluetooth Health and medical sensors ****
  • Low power
  • Common standard
  • Supported by mobile phones and tablets
  • Short range (better with BT 5)
Zigbee Smart home ***
  • Mesh networking creates large networks with low power
  • Mesh networks are complex to manage and develop for a large numbers of nodes
LoRa Remote sensors **
  • 10km range possible
  • Higher power than BT/Zigbee
LoRa WAN City wide water metering *
  • A standard
  • Gateways are relatively cheap
  • Very low power system operation
  • Inflexible usage model
  • Ultra low data rate
SigFox National water metering *
  • A standard
  • Gateways are relatively cheap
  • Very low power system operation
  • Single vendor for ICs
  • Lots of installed infrastructure that can be used
  • Cheaper node and data costs than GSM
  • Inflexible usage model
  • Ultra low data rate
  • Contracts currently required
  • Coverage is still patchy compared to GSM
GSM Nationwide/international IoT systems ****
  • The only real solution for national deployment without deploying gateways
  • High data rates possible
  • Well understood and developed technology
  • High power
  • SIM contracts required meaning on-going costs beyond deployment
  • Differing international standards


We offer experience and reliable support throughout the medical device life cycle, with both software and electronics engineers working side-by-side on projects to identify the best solution for each client.


We’re Not Just Electronics Engineers

We are experts in electronics with an integrated hardware and software team. However, we also have the know-how to communicate with all design engineers including mechanical engineers and system suppliers.

Complete Solution or Team Integration

We are flexible in our approach. If you have your own team, we can support your existing employees. If you have a great idea and need end-to-end design, we cover all stages of the embedded design process.

We Focus a Solution to Your Problem

From using off the shelf electronics to fully bespoke designs, we choose the best course of development for you. Most importantly, we are not tied to franchises and offer the full freedom of today’s technology.

Experience the Security of Consistency

You will be assigned your own experienced project manager and engineer. They will then stay with you throughout the full design process.

Technical Spec for New Product

We work with existing customer specifications, or can generate a complete technical spec for a new product.

Designing for Longevity

We design long term products and work to solve obsolescence.


For over 10 years, clients have engaged ByteSnap Design to deliver exceptional electronic design projects. We are trusted by medical device and healthcare companies across the UK and beyond, providing them with business and deep technical expertise under one roof. Easily integrating into your team, our outsourced support is available throughout the medical device project life cycle.


From start-ups to blue chips, ByteSnap’s electronic design engineers and software developers are enabling companies to stay a step ahead by providing them with bespoke solutions. Maintain your competitive edge by working with ByteSnap Design.

Take a look at the testimonials and case studies from our happy clients!



“No Doubts About Using ByteSnap Again”

“We are very pleased with ByteSnap Design. Their expertise helped us bring our product to market in a short time frame, and we have no doubts about using them again.”

Dan Conlon – COO, Cocoon

Hark - IoT Device

“ByteSnap’s Knowledge of Analogue Systems was Second to None”

“ByteSnap really excelled on this project. The responsive team proved to be a true extension of our business. The consultancy’s radio communications expertise, especially within the ZigBee field, has enabled us to replace legacy systems with digital technology in the pharmaceutical sector.

Accompanying us through the electronics project, ByteSnap’s knowledge of analogue systems was second to none. Friendly, always on the ball, and a safe pair of hands, ByteSnap has been instrumental in helping us deliver an innovative product to meet the needs of a variety of industries. I look forward to working with the team again”

Jordan Appleson, CEO of Hark Systems Ltd

white horse IoT device

“Delivered at the Right Time and Price”

“We felt that ByteSnap had the experience in the Bluetooth field and we were confident with the discussions that they knew what we wanted and could deliver it at basically the right time and at the right price. We’ve had good communication at all points during the process.

We were happy with the way everything was put into practice from a contract point of view, and we were very happy that everything was delivered on time and that it worked first time.

If it’s your first foray into device manufacturing or even if you’ve done this before, ByteSnap would be the right company to come and talk to, to get advice, for them to lead you in the right direction and basically make it happen.

     Ian Morris – Managing Director, White Horse Scientific


How can ByteSnap help you today?

ByteSnap’s design teams are enabling companies to stay a step ahead by providing them with bespoke solutions. Maintain your competitive edge – contact us today and let your business be among them!

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