Consulting and product development
GÉLOGIC, which stands for Génie Électronique et LOGICiel (Electronic and Software Engineering) was formed in November 1990 to answer to the specific needs of electronic and computer equipments users.
Services offered by GÉLOGIC include system design, software development and electronic design (both analog and digital).
GÉLOGIC's achievements include the following:
GÉLOGIC brings to each problem a pragmatic, simple and effective solution. The company's
design approach emphasizes productivity and reliability.
- Alarm management system for cement works (Lafarge Corp. Alpena, MI): Real time access to over 14000
alarm points coming from programmable automates on a DH+ network from Allen Bradley; monitoring from several
stations on a Novell network. The system has now been updated three times.
- Real time multitasker for microcontrollers: Intel 8085 (MTK-85), 68HC11 (MTK-11), Embedded PC (MTK-PC), Intel 188
(MTK-88), Hitachi SH (MTK-SH), Hitachi H8 (MTK-H8), Siemens C16x (MTK-166). The PC version (MTK-PC) can also be used for development purpose.
- Time code converter (Vidéotron); this processor reads LTC or VITC time code, displays, converts to LTC, sends time code or user bits on a serial port.
- Conversion of a legacy man-machine interface for a cement plant (Lafarge Canada, Exshaw, Alberta) and an iron
ore treatment plant (Guelbs, Mauritania). This interface has been further updated twice, with among other things the addition of a graphics editor and a symbol editor.
- Drafting of an invitation to tender document for the automation system of a sewage treatment plant's pumping
- Development of SCADA system (Hydro-Québec).
- Real time controller of a lottery ticket printer (BABN).
- Development of a breaker control system (with STR, for SNEMO).
This device optimizes switching time in order to increase the breakers' life spans.
- Data acquisition, signal processing and monitoring system for cement plant (Lafarge Corp. Alpena, MI).
This system implements data acquisition, digital filtering, triggering and allows monitoring of the data on a spreadsheet (e. g. Excel) through DDE.
- Electrical energy metering system (Energy Sentry, for Siemens).
- Bar code reading and label printing system (Print and Apply, for Astral Tech). The real time control module
interfaces with 4GL software (Magic�Software).
- Automated file exchange programs, modem and TCP/IP versions (BIZWARE).
- Magic Software extension module: serial communication, DDE server for accessing ActiveX modules.
- Debugging and enhancement of an injectable RF tag reader software (Destron, Boulder, CO.).
- Design of a new generation of injectable RF tag reader (With STR for Destron).
- Micro TC family of SMPTE time code (VITC/LTC) reader/encoder/converter.
- Multilingual subtitling system (TV5). This system allows for subtitle data to be transmitted by TV5 from Montreal
in four languages and then subtitles to be inserted by the cable distributor (South America) in the appropriate language.
This development involved the design of low cost decoder/character generator units, encoder and supporting software.