Consulting Services -
In addition to the products SSC has developed in house, we've
been instrumental in bringing our client's products to market.
Below is a list of just some of the products we've participated
Meade Instruments Corporation
SSC has automated the astronomy world. With Meade
Telescopes, SSC has developed smart telescopes that are programmed
to find and track tens of thousands of stars, planets, nebulae, and
satellites. Shown are the LX200GPS telescope and
AutoStar II controller. The telescope contains a
precision GPS and level allowing it to automatically locate itself
and find all the objects in the heavens automatically. The
controller allows the user to easily select objects he/she wishes to
view. SSC developed virtually all the firmware and software
for these products.
SSC designed and developed the hardware, firmware and software
for FoneCam. FoneCam is a camera that connects to an ordinary
telephone line that can transmit images to a computer anywhere in
the world. The software is flexible so you can schedule
pictures for time lapse and replay them as an animation or generate
an .avi file from them. SSC designed the hardware, and implemented
the firmware and software for the device. The software includes a
Windows application, providing a complete, turnkey solution.
SSC developed the software to control the only commercially
available Scanning Kerr Effect Microscope (SKEM). The
SKEM software controlled piezo-electric stages to scan recording
heads and thin films in order to map the micro-magnetic domain
patterns in the device. SSC developed all the acquisition and
analysis software to allow imaging and mapping of the domain
SSC developed the software for the first dynamic fly-height
tester to measure in the sub micro-inch fly height regime. The
tester used a multi-wavelength interferometer approach to accurately
measure flying heights down to contact. SSC developed all of
the motion control, acquisition and analysis software for the
SSC worked with Hutchinson Technologies and Phase Metrics to productize the
Head Resonance Tester. This tester performs a modal analysis of the recording head
while it is flying on the disk. It uses a laser interferometer to acquire the signal
and custom hardware & software to analyze it. SSC redesigned and redeveloped the
software to increase throughput and conform to the disk industry standards.
SSC worked with Stratagene to enhance their Eagle Eye II product used for gel
documentation and chemiluminescence analysis.
SSC assisted Stratagene in developing a new image acquisition module which
supported a variety of high performance scientific digital cameras including a
-20C cooled camera.
SSC has been involved in developing the software for MRW series
products since their inception. These testers measure the
magneto-resistive response of a device while it is still on the
wafer. Exact motion control and positioning is required as
well as efficient processing since there are tens of thousands of
heads on a single wafer. SSC developed the motion control,
vision, and acquisition/analysis software for these
Via Medical (now MetraCor Technologies)
SSC was instrumental in developing the control software as well
as the low level firmware for the Via Blood Gas and Chemistry
Monitor. This device continuously draws, analyzes, and
monitors the patient's blood in real-time.
Berkeley Process Controls, Inc.
SSC worked with Berkeley Process Controls to design and developed
a completely new integrated development environment for their new
generation multi-axis controllers. The environment allows
rapid development of complex motion control projects through an
innovative "syntax free" programming language.
HP, Cannon, Okidata, Lexmark, Genicom
If you've ever used any of the printers from leading
manufacturers, you've probably used print drivers developed by
Pacific Data Products
SSC worked with Pacific Data Products to develop new memory and
font cartridges for the LaserJet series of printers from
Hewlett-Packard. In addition to font cartridges, SSC pioneered
the work of putting logic into font cartridges. This allowed
the development of cartridges that could emulate a PostScript engine
or other printers.
Page Technology Marketing, Inc.
SSC has been working with PageTech for many years developing
innovative applications for document imaging and data merging.
SSC's intimate knowledge of the HP PCL printing language has allowed
rapid development new print engine based applications.
Document Sciences Corporation
SSC developed Visual C++/MFC applications for use in Document
Sciences content management products for high-speed/high-volume
printers. These applications were developed to Document Sciences
specifications, using an interface similar to Windows Explorer.
Satellite Technologies Management, Inc.
SSC developed software and firmware to support facsimile, voice,
and data transmissions over STM's proprietary satellite
hardware. SSC also implemented the INMARSAT protocol for STM's
line of satellite products.
Tax Processing Software.
SSC was a pioneer in the automated tax processing software
arena. SSC developed complete tax processing software
targeting the small to mid size accounting houses. SSC was
the first company in the United States to receive approval
for filing personal returns electronically with the IRS with