E-cigarettes beta testing

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WHY DO A BETA TESTING DEVICE?

An alpha e-device may look like it’s finished, but it’s not a finished version for customers.

The basic principle of the commercialization of electronic devices is that even if an alpha device looks finished – cool design, looks like a device – it is not complete until it passes regulatory testing and is certified to meet the standards.

The development process usually involves a series of steps that ensure a smooth transition from product definition and proof of concept to quality management, test trials, and (finally) regulatory approval. Basically “the alpha that looks like a product” is not a product, it’s a prototype.

In some ways, as alpha looks finished, it is something that can be shown to investors and potential customers to generate interest and demonstrate that milestones are being achieved. So, appearance is important too. A well-developed alpha also allows for more in-depth formative studies, which is important in evaluating any GUI’s (graphical user interface), users’ touchpoints, and other physical user interfaces. 

BETA REFINES

Beta provides the opportunity to address any deficiencies discovered after the  device is put together (alpha). Product development is broken down into Product Development and Product Introduction for good reasons. Before alpha is created, a lot of design goes into just getting the technology to work. Alpha is the first attempt at making a product; prototypes that have been done before  aimed at different things, such as proving that the core technology is sound, or proving that the concept is viable.

Device verification or validation can’t take place until there is an alpha. Alpha is when one learns what is wrong with the actual product. Up to this time, many aspects of usability and human factors could only be assumed and not fully tested. With an alpha device, those assumptions can be challenged. But as it is the first attempt – the result will almost certainly miss some of the initial product requirements. At this stage, a new insight is gained and something innovative can be incorporated. In short, the device needs another spin, and that’s a beta e-device. It’s the opportunity to polish and fine-tune the product so it can become a commercial success.

BETA MITIGATES

If a design is not mature enough when put into the field, you will likely discover deficiencies and need to make design changes. Major design changes may require another submission or even additional testing and research.  Building a beta to address those alpha issues helps mitigate the regulatory risks. You are essentially trading off early market access to avoid field deficiencies that may damage device reputation. The last thing you want is a problematic market introduction causing influencers and early adopters to believe the device is unreliable. Have you heard of the recall?

IF YOUR DESIGN IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH, WE CAN HELP TO CHANGE IT.

By refining the device through a beta version e-device, we can do some formative testing on the alpha e-device, refine issues, and then go into future summative testing with confidence that we won’t have to repeat expensive or lengthy summative testing.

Our Vape-testing.com Laboratory can support your product during all production stages. Also, we can provide the next kinds of testing services for e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and heat-not-burn products:

VAPOR COLLECTION FOR CHEMICAL TESTS
PUFF COUNT TEST
PRESSURE DROP TEST
EMP TEST
E-VAPOR DENSITY TEST
POD/CARTRIDGE LEAKAGE TEST
POD/CARTRIDGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REVIEW
OPERATIONAL TEMPERATURE OF HEATING ELEMENT TEST
INTERNAL COMPONENTS AND DESIGN REVIEW
DEVICE DROP TEST
BUTTON FAILURE TEST
BATTERY TEST
FEEDING SIGNAL FEATURES, POWER PARAMETERS ANALYSIS
PCB REVIEW AND ANALYSIS

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