Consumer Electronics Department

Programming & Design Services

Pleasant Solutions is a full-service, Alberta-based tech company that offers a wide array of services to our clients, including the design and production of hardware and software for consumer electronics. We are the only company in Alberta that can provide this level of support for your project – from inception to launch.

Our Services

We can help you take your consumer electronics project all the way from idea to prototype and beyond.

If there is a consumer electronics product you would like to design and produce, we can help you through every stage of the process, from design to production. After getting the product ready for market, we have an abundance of auxiliary services available, from marketing services to the processing, management, and storage of big data. Need help with only one component of the project? No problem! Our projects are fully customizable to your needs, and scalable if those needs evolve.

Services we offer:

  • Electrical and Mechanical Design
  • Industrial Design
  • 3D Modeling & Printing
  • Embedded Programming
  • Cloud Programming
  • Market Research & Competitor Analysis
  • Packaging Design
  • Consulting for Overseas Manufacturing

Auxiliary services available:

  • IT Services
  • Tech Support
  • Big Data – Data Analytics, Management, & Storage
  • IoT
  • Marketing Services
  • Creative Services from our in-house creative team, Pleasant Studios
  • And much more – just ask!

Our team’s diverse expertise includes:

  • Plastic Injection Molds
  • 3D Modelling & Computer Assisted Design (CAD) – SolidWorks, Catia V5, & UG NX
  • IoT Internet of Things (IoT) Programming & Design Services
  • Touchscreen
  • Add-ons for Existing Devices
  • Biosensor & Fingerprint Technology
  • Machine Learning
  • Voice-Activation
  • Testing and Development of Test Protocols
  • CAM Programming for VMC (Vertical Machining Centre) and Lathe
  • PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) of Team Center Engineering & Enovia

What Makes Us Different

Renowned for world-class security, the products Pleasant Solutions has developed – in its over a decade of experience in the custom software business – are used by many demanding industries including government, aerospace, banking, and many more. Over $1 billion in revenue depends on our software. We are the only company in Alberta that can provide this level of support – from mechanical and electrical engineering, to development, project management, and even marketing support – all in-house.

Many of our first-time clients come to us after a separate firm or an internal hire failed to meet deadlines, deliver receivables, or meet expectations. Hence our slogan: “the experts you wish you called… the first time.” Often, speed, accuracy, and error prevention can be the most crucial factors when it comes to achieving a positive return on investment (ROI) on your product or project.

We are here to help you through that process.

Our Workflow

Pleasant Solutions has developed a very lean workflow, one that cuts down on excess expenditure and eliminates the huge time spend often required by upper and middle management. Our departments all work in parallel under the guidance of our tenured Project Managers – from research, design, hardware construction, and software development, to producing a ready-to-go prototype for pre-manufacturing.

Our in-house engineering team – that includes mechanical, electrical, and electronics engineers – produce the hardware for your product. At the same time, our developers, 3D modellers, embedded programmers, and cloud programmers create the software in parallel. Throughout every stage of the project’s life cycle, we connect with our clients through a secure internal system – ensuring your privacy and security.

Featured Projects

Paranoid™

Our subsidiary company, aptly named Paranoid, offers several newly launched, patented products that give users more control over their privacy. As the passion project and invention of Pleasant Solutions’ CEO, Paranoid Home offers a lineup of small add-on devices that connect to your smart speaker via voice activation, turning its microphone on and off when you need to use it. Paranoid ensures that your smart device is only listening to you when you command it to.

Paranoid Privacy Devices

Paranoid Home Button activates a USB-powered button-pusher that physically pushes a smart speaker's mute button, and then re-engages it after you have finished your voice command.

Paranoid Privacy Devices

Paranoid Home Wave discreetly generates noise and interference in close proximity to the smart speaker's microphones to jam them. When the Paranoid device detects the wake word, it temporarily stops the jamming to allow the smart speaker to hear and respond to voice commands.

Paranoid Privacy Devices

Paranoid Home Max is the line’s more extensive option, an internal configuration. The user takes or ships their smart speaker to service centers, where technicians physically cut the microphone and bypass the signal to go through the Paranoid circuitry. The device is then returned with Paranoid privacy built in.

Nestle Touchscreen Vending Machine

Nestlé (Mentor Group) Touchscreen Vending Machine

Nestlé was seeking an innovative way to market and sell their candy. Mentor Group had the vision of a futuristic candy vending machine. They needed us to fulfill Nestle’s extensive software and branding/graphics needs on a very tight schedule.

Pleasant Solutions built a state-of-the-art vending machine with 40” touchscreens, interactive software, graphics that met Nestle’s strict requirements, and a payment interface with cash, credit, and gift card systems. Under the hood, the software worked with proprietary equipment that controlled the candy and cup dispensing, even doing things like locking and disposing of candy if unclaimed within a few minutes.

Due to client confidentiality, many of our projects are not exhibited publicly. Contact us if you would like to discuss our capabilities in greater detail.

Request a Customized Quote

No project is the same – and your needs can vary and evolve. We ask all the nitty-gritty questions upfront, to make sure we are accurately quoting. Contact us today to find out why our clients call us “the experts you wish you called… the first time.”