Industrial and commercial control products usually combine processing, sensor integration, some form of user interface, networking, and algorithm development, all in a package that needs to operate in a challenging environment.

  • UV lamp air handling system for air purification
  • Internet interface for a legacy fire alarm panel
  • Liquid level gauging system for barges and tankers
  • Charge monitor for electric vehicles
  • High voltage utility line power monitor

Featured Work

  Ultrasonic bolt torque measuring system    Client: Norbar   Odic helped Norbar update the bolt torque (and length) measuring system by porting the firmware to a new processor on a new board.  Critical timing ran rampant through the original code, making this porting effort anything but straightforward.

Ultrasonic bolt torque measuring system

Client: Norbar

Odic helped Norbar update the bolt torque (and length) measuring system by porting the firmware to a new processor on a new board.  Critical timing ran rampant through the original code, making this porting effort anything but straightforward.

  Portable restaurant point of sale tablet for restaurants    Client: Leaf   Another start-up company with a great idea, Leaf wished to integrate an off-the-shelf tablet into a custom enclosure and breathe new functionality into the design.  Odic designed for Leaf a small circuit board that allows the tablet electronics to communicate securely with a mag stripe reader.

Portable restaurant point of sale tablet for restaurants

Client: Leaf

Another start-up company with a great idea, Leaf wished to integrate an off-the-shelf tablet into a custom enclosure and breathe new functionality into the design.  Odic designed for Leaf a small circuit board that allows the tablet electronics to communicate securely with a mag stripe reader.

  ChangePoint laundry room point of sale device    Client: Mac-Gray   As an example of full turnkey product development, Odic brought together mechanical/industrial engineering and manufacturing to develop and build the ChangePoint point of sale terminal for Mac-Gray.  We used embedded Linux to drive the custom-designed circuit board since we needed drivers for the display, Ethernet, USB, and other interfaces.  Odic also implemented a secure interface with a magnetic stripe reader.  As a second part of this design, Odic designed and built an interface and control board that is installed into individual washers and dryers, allowing those machines to be controlled by the wall mounted point-of-sale terminal via existing AC power wiring. Firmware was developed for both the POS terminal and washer/dryer controllers, including databases, touchscreen and user interface control, display graphics, custom protocols, and http and SFTP communications.

ChangePoint laundry room point of sale device

Client: Mac-Gray

As an example of full turnkey product development, Odic brought together mechanical/industrial engineering and manufacturing to develop and build the ChangePoint point of sale terminal for Mac-Gray.  We used embedded Linux to drive the custom-designed circuit board since we needed drivers for the display, Ethernet, USB, and other interfaces.  Odic also implemented a secure interface with a magnetic stripe reader.  As a second part of this design, Odic designed and built an interface and control board that is installed into individual washers and dryers, allowing those machines to be controlled by the wall mounted point-of-sale terminal via existing AC power wiring. Firmware was developed for both the POS terminal and washer/dryer controllers, including databases, touchscreen and user interface control, display graphics, custom protocols, and http and SFTP communications.