Alternative surfaces for

high frequency (HF) components



The implementation of a mobile filter by plastic technology and alternative coating (fulfilling the required electrical characteristics) means a technological leap for the entire mobile technology! The innovation of this project is therefore particularly important.


The intention of the project was to assess which alternative materials and material combinations can meet the requirements for electrical quality and passive intermodulation. Therefor, it was necessary to try and qualify a variety of coating materials and processes. The project aim was to develop a very special process to enable the production of a RF filter, hereby abstaining from galvanic plating.


In principle, this initiative project theoretically considered the possibility of alternative coating techniques over conventional copper and silver plating. Like in many research and development projects it is essential to exploit theoretical considerations in the run-up. Yet, in order to utilize the respective market opportunities, these theoretical insights have to be tested and qualified through practical functional models and test series. KATHREIN Austria is currently working on a successor project, which will also draw on the expertise of external partners to be able to test the project in practice.





Project duration

01.03.2011 to 06.30.2011


Neue Regensburger Hütte


The Neue Regensburger Hut (NRH) is one of the most important bases of the Stubai High Trail which is an important economic factor in the Stubai Valley in summer and a central attraction of tourists hiking in the Stubai Valley. Yet, only a few hikers and local regulars visit the huts. This makes an economical survival difficult.


The challenge was accepted by Mr. Eder: A guest that is satisfied with a "dry place to sleep and a hot soup" is long gone and is nowadays rather looking for entertainment and activities before and after the tour, seeking increased comfort and activities. In this project, Mr. Eder, together with the supporting partners, met these trends and new challenges and was able to get through a strategic and very professional approach towards a long-term safety and attractiveness of the business.


The highlight of the project is a comprehensive marketing plan, including

  • Website with online booking
  • Social media integration (especially Facebook, YouTube, Google Earth, etc.
  • Event and Event Calendar
  • seminar program
  • Newsletter Marketing
  • and much more


The successful repositioning of the NRH shows that even very small companies and businesses can profit by existing funding opportunities and by active support from the outside.



Thomas Eder (tenant)

Project duration



Advertising Agency - Ingmar Koehler


webcrossing deepblue

e-DMT - e-Direct-Marketing-Tool


The companies web-crossing and deepblue have succeeded in developping an innovative direct- and interactive marketing tool that meets all requirements of modern, electronic marketing. Defined objectives of the implementation phase were the programming, piloting and evaluation of the e-direct marketing tool (e-DMT) based on the contract specifications formulated in the concept phase.


This tool is an important process innovation in marketing because it was possible to combine existing technologies in a new product for effective e-marketing, a state-of-the-art communication and marketing tool. The overarching goal of being able to implement, by the use of new technologies, the tools of traditional marketing such as market segmentation and target group analysis in e-marketing, has been achieved.


The user is put by the e-DMT tool in a position to deal very effectively and precisely with target groups. Through feedback from the system via click behavior, e-mail open rates, etc. the profile of each person contacted becomes more sharply - the system is learning, so to say. Thus, the information that is sent to the target groups, becomes more accurate and more interesting and increases the acceptance. Major focus will be put not on mass or the most frequent contact as possible but on targeted and - for the respective target group - useful transmission of information. Through the creation of acceptance in the formed target group new functions and options will open up: dialogue marketing, customer loyalty programs, etc.


The following functions could be successfully integrated in the - to be developed - e-DMT tool:

  • SMS and MMS functionality
  • Dialog functionality
  • Segmentation and profile function
  • Template Generator
  • Synch function
  • import filters
  • Report Generator



Web-Crossing Ltd.

Deep Blue Europe Ltd.

Project duration

06.30.2010 to 30.11.2011


HAKOM Dienstleistungsges.m.b.H computer.


sistroReturn system for trays




SISTRO precision engineering GmbH is contract manufacturer in the field of high precision components for the medical technology, sealing technology and precision engineering. In the longer term SISTRO is keen to take the role of contract production back to thereby provide more resources for developing their own products, the expansion of the company's internal project management, process know-how and developing their own innovative capability. The present project, the development of a tray return system, is an important step to prove the role as a single-source provider of complex solutions.


In the self-catering (eg huts), many people have to be employed to clean up food trays from the tables. The staff currently being used for that task, has not got a very attractive job and is often needed only at peak times. By a tray return system those resources shall be reduced - or utilized in a more meaningful way - which would lead in any case to a cost reducing for the restaurant business. From the perspective of the guest, the system should lead to a considerable increase of the comfort factor and to find - even in a self-service restaurant - tables always cleared down.


The challenge of this project was to implement this - actually - simple idea in an efficient and cost effective manner. The key issues that needed to be solved are, on one hand, the tray detection and on the other hand the handling of the deposit return.


The innovation was primarily to adapt and integrate technologies that were originally developed for other applications to a novel, not yet existing application. The specific technical and economic challenges of the project were, in addition to the Precision Mechanics and Mechatronics, a comprehensive knowledge:


  • Product innovation: the creation of "intelligent" food trays.
  • Process Innovation: The project staff and the external partners have been closely involved in the planning of the project. In the long term we shall succeed in such way to expand the own value chain by building up in-house expertise to be able to participate more actively in development projects and to initialize them by our own.
  • Innovation Management: This project can be seen as a kind of pilot project to initiate that process actively. In this context, innovation (for SISTRO): We go "one step back" in the value chain and are willing not only to "make products" but focus more on - in large parts already existing - research and development knowledge.


The project made it possible to find an innovative, yet sustainable structure for SISTRO.

Sistro precision engineering GmbH

Project duration
08.01.2011 - 29.02.2012

Electronic Design AS
Office Winter


In the self-catering (eg huts), many people are employed, the clean up food trays from the tables. The staff is currently being used for, has a not very attractive job and is often needed only at peak times. By a system tray return those resources should be reduced - or used to be meaningful, which would result in each case to a cost savings for the restaurant business. From the perspective of the guest, the system should lead to considerably increase the comfort factor generally found themselves in a self-service restaurant tables always cleared down.

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