ISAAC Instruments’ innovative character was once again acknowledged at the 24th edition of the Innovation Awards presented by the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ). Indeed, ISAAC was ranked finalist in two of the nine categories: Innovative SME and Product Innovation. Each year the ADRIQ contributes to the recognition and development of companies and builders that grant a prominent role to industrial research and technological innovation.
Trans-West has received an award of excellence from the United States Environment Protection Agency as a leader in environmental protection and energy efficiency. Thanks to its various strategies, the company saved 570,000 gallons of fuel last year, which amounts to a 13 % savings. Following the deployment of ISAAC InMetrics throughout its 110 tractor fleet, Denis Paquet, CFO of Trans-West group stated: "The collected data has allowed us to provide our drivers with a performance report at the end of each trip. One of our trainers is responsible for following up with our drivers and manages this operation. Thanks to these new procedures, we were able to improve our gas mileage by over 1 MPG (U.S.). We made a quick return on our investment and by continuing to mentor our drivers, we maintain the positive effect on our profits."
Camions Excellence Peterbilt inc., which offers the possibility to test a truck running on liquefied natural gas, has equipped its demonstrator vehicle with ISAAC’s telemetry. Carriers who rent the vehicle can benefit from the accuracy of irrefutable data collected by ISAAC’s solution to quantify the performance of the vehicle and its driver.
In his presentation to the Regroupement des Professionnels en Sécurité Routière du Québec (RPSRQ), Benoit Vincent, engineer from PIT Group at FPInnovation, unveiled the results of their study on eco-driving, conducted with the financial support of Camo-route. In the report, PIT Group concluded that training drivers in eco-driving is not sufficient to maximize and maintain long-term fuel economy - the detailed and frequent monitoring of driver performance is the key to success. The study was conducted among three driver groups: a control group, a group trained in eco-driving and a final group who received training and periodic monitoring. Periodic monitoring of the last group was performed using ISAAC InMetrics performance reports, based on more than 40 distinct parameters sampled ten times per second and allowing for a unique degree of accuracy. It turned out that drivers who received periodic performance monitoring saved more fuel than those without feedback. In addition, they were the only ones who maintained eco-driving techniques during the three months following the training. This allowed them to maintain, for the duration of the study, substantial fuel savings totaling 8% to 15%, as shown in the chart below. Without the feedback ISAAC’s telemetry allows for, other drivers quickly returned to their old habits, thus losing all the effects of the training received a few months earlier. "Moreover, good driving habits not only affect fuel consumption, but also have a positive impact on safety." observed Benoît Vincent, "For some drivers, we observed a reduction in hard braking of nearly 80%. Overall, the study revealed a significant improvement in certain driving habits such as lower engine speeds and a reduction in aggressive acceleration and hard braking as previously mentioned."
The Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques has studied the effects of eco-driving on fuel consumption. Results were compelling as one month after training, drivers reduced average fuel consumption in the order of 9.5% on the highway and 11% in the city. The pilot project also demonstrated that without driver feedback, old habits return within 6 months after training, whereas feedback helps maintain the gains and thereby fuel economy.
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Objects connected to the Internet via WiFi, software processing data in real time and actions automatically triggered based on set parameters, requiring no human intervention. The applications are endless: a parent receiving a text message when his child comes home from school thanks to an RFID transmitter in his backpack; a mechanic being dispatched to replace a part on a truck after an alarm has been triggered by a diagnostic trouble code (DTC); a customer receiving an invoice by email minutes after signing the electronic delivery slip on the carrier’s tablet; a technician recovering an expensive tool forgotten on the road during his work shift thanks to automated monitoring of equipment inventory aboard his utility vehicle. The solution ISAAC InControl is in line with the Internet of Things trend by providing real-time connectivity to improve communication and productivity for vehicle fleets. Managers can access information crucial to operational decision making. " ISAAC solutions enable fleet operators to achieve unmatched levels of performance and productivity in terms of fuel economy, safety, compliance and operational optimization. ISAAC can really make a difference for these organizations’ profitablility."says Jacques DeLarochellière, president of ISAAC Instruments. In his article published in Le Soleil, Yves Therrien quotes Tony Olvet, Vice President of the research domains team at IDC Canada, who states that "Entrepreneurs seeking competitive advantages must join the parade for reorganizing certain activities. Otherwise, their organizations will lag behind world innovators already using new applications ."
If telematics is simply a black box to you, then you are probably not racing cars or managing a commercial vehicle fleet.
During the most recent NAFA conference, three fleet managers and users of vehicle telemetry came to demonstrate its potential through their experiences.
The Quebec Department of Transportation (MTQ) launched in February 2014 the Écocamionnage Program. This program provides financial support to freight businesses that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
ISAAC Instruments’ new solutions have been evaluated, approved, certified and are now on the list of eligible technologies of the MTQ’s program. The subsidy covers 30% of the acquisition and installation costs of an ISAAC solution, up to $900 per vehicle.
Located at the 240 Fréchette in Chambly since September 2012, the ISAAC team is experiencing continuous growth. That is why the first sod for the construction of its premises expansion was held on July 2nd. Construction should be completed by November 1st 2014.
«As race car, trucking is a highly competitive environment. In race car, we need to fetch milliseconds. In fleet management, we must get every fraction of a dollar of economy». Read the article published in the June 2014 issue of the Transport Routier magazine (in French).
After telematics, the trucking industry is heading straight for telemetry. This is the technology of the future. Why? Read the article by Bernard Gauthier in the June 2014 issue of Transport Magazine to find out (in French).
As Alain Castonguay reported in the June issue of Transport Magazine, drivers can now communicate with the outside environment through ISAAC’s new solutions (in French).
On Friday May 2, ISAAC Instruments launched its new vehicle telemetry solutions at the Chateau Frontenac. For the event, ISAAC’s team invited carriers to a cocktail.
ISAAC Instruments launched on Thursday, April 24 its new solutions ISAAC InMetrics and ISAAC InControl designed to push the limits of performance and productivity of organizations operating a fleet.
The event took place at the Panoramic Hall of the Science Centre in Old Port of Montreal.
The ministère des Transports du Québec is offering a subsidy that can be used for the purchase and installation of an ISAAC Instruments telemetry system. The subsidy amounts to 30% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $900 per vehicle. This funding program is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the road freight transport industry.
In Transport Magazine’s March editorial, chief editor Steve Bouchard reminds readers how ISAAC Instruments’ systems have allowed transporter Groupe Robert to pinpoint the factors that lead to fuel economy. In the magazine’s same edition, journalist Nicolas Trépanier’s feature article describes the measures taken by Groupe Trans-West to get the most out of every litre of gasoline, and describes how ISAAC Instruments telemetry is the driving force behind this initiative.
A proposed amendment to the electronic logbook regulations in the U.S. was published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 28th, 2014. The 256 page proposal includes the requirement for drivers traveling across different states to be equipped with an electronic logbook that connects to the vehicle’s on-board computer (ECM). This requirement also applies to Canadian drivers travelling to the U.S.
The public hearings are to take place over a two month period, after which comments will be reviewed and final regulations will be published towards the end of 2014. Once regulations are adopted, transporters using paper logbooks will need to conform within two years, and those using electronic logbooks will have four years to update their systems for compliance.
This month, ISAAC Instruments is launching a new range of solutions that comply with the new U.S. regulations, as well as Canadian standards.
The entire team at ISAAC Instruments is excited about the upcoming unveiling of its new product line, set to take place on May 2nd 2014 at the ACQ’s (Association du Camionnage du Québec) annual convention at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City. Developed to meet the growing demands of todays’ transport industry, this new product line is the fruit of our R&D team’s commitment to providing fleet managers and drivers with more functionality than ever. The countdown is underway – be there for the takeoff!
ISAAC Instruments is celebrating its anniversary, as this month marks the 15th year since its incorporation. Since its beginnings, the organization has experienced a steady growth both in terms of business and its workforce. The vehicle telemetry solution ISAAC Instruments offers, its client base, as well as the facilities from which it operates, are all good indicators of the company’s evolution over the years. What began as a trio of engineers set in modest facilities to produce innovative equipment for local businesses has become a sizable team working from modern custom-built offices and production facilities to develop advanced vehicle telemetry solutions for clients both at home and abroad. The current day systems offered by ISAAC Instruments not only allow clients to measure performance, but also to monitor and improve driver behaviour and reduce operation costs.
In 2012, Gaz Metro, wishing to improve its fleet’s performance, called on FPInnovation, a research and development institute whose specialization includes fleet management, to help with this process. FPInnovation’s mandate included evaluating the different solutions available on the market to optimize fleet operations of the organization, specialized in natural gas distribution. FPInnovation experts evaluated a broad spectrum of systems ranging from the simplest to the most elaborate. Following this exhaustive study, it was demonstrated that ISAAC Instruments’ technology allowed for the best return on investment.
The finalists of the prestigious 2013 Mercuriades contest, organized by the Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec, were unveiled Thursday February 21st at the Hyatt Hotel in Montreal. ISAAC Instruments was nominated in the Innovation category. David Brillon, Vice President, R&D at ISAAC Instruments, accepted a plaque highlighting this nomination. It was given to him by Ms. Marie-Huguette Cormier, Executive Vice-President Communications at Mouvement Desjardins and Chair of the contest and Mr. Daniel Laporte, Senior Vice President - Investments and special mandates, Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
ISAAC Instruments surveyed its customers’ satisfaction last December. To thank the participants, a $ 500 corporate rebate was drawn and the winner is Jean-Philippe Lessard of Groupe Orléans. Congratulations!
More than a hundred people joined ISAAC Instruments’ team to celebrate and visit the new facilities at 240 boulevard Fréchette in Chambly. The mayor of Chambly, Denis Lavoie, addressed the crowd and proceeded to the ribbon cutting with ISAAC Instruments’ four shareholders. His speech related the company’s evolution on the territory of the city of Chambly. Jacques DeLarochellière, president of ISAAC Instruments, presented the story of his company. He stressed the exceptional work of ISAAC Instruments’ team and that of all its partners. "Their efforts have helped sustain a continuous and steady pace and to reach challenging goals."
ISAAC Instruments was awarded the prize Desjardins Entrepreneur for Innovation and productivity 2012. This award recognizes the innovative achievements that have allowed a company to increase its productivity significantly and steadily over the years. From left to right : Jean Brosseau, Vice-president mid-size businesses at Mouvement Desjardins; Nathalie Daviau, Account manager at Centre financier aux entreprises Desjardins du Haut-Richelieu–Yamaska; Jacques De Larochellière, President of ISAAC Instruments; David Brillon, Vice-president Research and development at ISAAC Instruments; and Stéphane Lavallée, Vice-president of business solutions at Transcontinental Média and Editor of Groupe Les Affaires.
Ground breaking for ISAAC Instruments’ new facilities has taken place, Thursday May 31 2012. The company has experienced steady growth since its foundation and has now outgrown its current premises. Construction of the new building located at 240 Fréchette in Chambly should be completed by September 1st 2012.
The MTQ (Ministère des Transports du Québec) subsidy program has been extended until December 31st, 2012. The governmental contribution can reach up to 50% of the acquisition costs of an ISAAC Instruments Vehicle Telemetry system.
ISAAC Instruments is launching its new Web site! WWW.ISAAC.CA will be more resourceful than ever with its brand new look, the same user-friendliness and a mine of information on the products and vehicle telemetry solutions which make up the foundation of ISAAC Instruments’ reputation.
The collaboration of ISAAC Instruments with Newtrax Technologies has enabled ISAAC Instruments to engage in fleet management of mining vehicles as it applies to improved monitoring and optimization of underground mining operations.
Newtrax, a Canadian-based company, specializes in the development of battery-powered wireless networks. These solutions facilitate operations in environments where the installation of wires for power and communications is problematic.
ISAAC Instruments products have been recognized by the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec (MTQ) as facilitating solutions which can improve people transportation. Such vehicle telemetry systems can now be acquired with the help of a subsidy program put forward by the MTQ whereby the governmental contribution can reach up to 50% of the acquisition costs.
Josiane Lorange has been working with ISAAC Instruments for a number of years in the capacity of coach and corporate advisor. Josiane recently joined ISAAC Instruments as General Manager. ISAAC Instruments’ team wishes her the best and welcomes her within the organisation.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master’s degree in environmental engineering from McGill University as well as an MBA from École des Hautes études commerciales, Josiane has been working for close to 15 years in managerial roles in the high-technology industry, namely with Geo-3D Inc. and Trimble Navigation Ltd, companies specializing in the development and commercialization of geospatial solutions.
ISAAC Instruments solutions help Robert Transport in reducing their fuel consumption by improving driving behaviors and providing close monitoring tools. Read the article published in Today’s trucking magazine.
ISAAC Instruments is mentioned as an industry reference in this special report on telematics. (in French)
ISAAC Instruments won the prestigious Prix Génie Innovation 2010. The prize was handed out last June at the Gala d’excellence de l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). The prize was presented by the OIQ and OSIsoft Canada inc.
Vehicle Telemetry, a tool for driver training, caught the jury’s attention and ISAAC Instruments was declared winner of the grand prize. This novel solution allows transportation companies to optimize the work of new drivers and improve the skills of experienced ones, undeniably a competitive advantage.
Everybody was talking about ISAAC Instruments over the last few weeks: La Presse, Le Soleil, Le Journal des Affaires, L’Écho du Transport, Transport Magazine, Transport Routier, Route & Transport, Le Journal de Chambly, Le Canada Français, Direction Informatique, Le Billet du Bus and more.
Following ISAAC Instruments’ award at the last OIQ gala for most novel technology in 2010, PLAN, OIQ’s magazine dedicated its cover page and feature article to the work of the company’s engineering team. The article strains the importance of better training drivers using Vehicle Telemetry. Click here to read more (in French)
The September 2010 issue of L'Écho du Transport magazine is out. You will find a report (in French) on ISAAC Instruments' Vehicle Telemetry applied to public works. Click here to read more (pp.6-11)
Look for October’s issue of Transport Routier magazine. It features a substantial article on the contribution of ISAAC Instruments Vehicle Telemetry to Transport Robert’s driver training. Results are discussed in detail as part of this very interesting interview.
It only takes a short period of time to deploy ISAAC Instruments vehicular telemetry on public works vehicles. This new technology meets municipal requirements in a fast and efficient way. Because it can easily be adapted and configured for specific needs, ISAAC Instruments system can be rapidly integrated to snow removal operations.
Transport Hervé Lemieux and Les Services logistiques Trans-West have decided to integrate ISAAC Instruments Vehicle Telemetry to their operations. Transport Hervé Lemieux, a company of 400 employees founded in 1947, is one of Quebec's most important transportation companies. Its operations encompass both general and specialized transportation services as well as private fleet management. ISAAC Instruments integrated its Vehicle Telemetry with Transport Hervé Lemieux’s billing system. Since 1989, les Services logistiques Trans-West is recognised as a leader in Quebec for perishable food and general goods transportation across North America. The organisation employs more than 310 drivers and implemented ISAAC Instruments Vehicle Telemetry to a fuel consumption tracking system.
Last month, a delegation of the most important vehicle manufacturer in China, First Automotive Works (FAW), visited ISAAC Instruments’ offices in Chambly. As a long-time client, FAW adopted the “made in Quebec” vehicle telemetry solutions to perform durability tests on Chinese roadways.
ISAAC Instruments is one of the few companies referred to in this article as offering one of the solutions that can contribute to improve energy efficiency, namely in relation to fuel savings that may be achieved by monitoring truck driver behaviours. (in French)
ISAAC Instruments responded to an invitation to tender for the Centre de Gestion de l’Équipement Roulant du Québec (CGER). The project, estimated to 12 millions $, consists of integrating Vehicle Telemetry to the CGER vehicle fleet in order to reduce fuel consumption. The fleet of 4000 motorized vehicles is deployed throughout Quebec.
ISAAC Instruments demonstrated its product compliance with CGER RFP requirements during a complete bench test on CGER vehicles. ISAAC Instruments and its partners are ready to deploy the technology in 2010.
A Radio-Canada’s program, Découverte, presented a report called “Plug-in Hybrid” in which Laval University’s staff and participants of the PHEV’09 were interviewed. Images of some ISAAC Instruments’ products and staff could be seen during the broadcast, showing how ISAAC Instruments is involved in different studies on hybrid vehicles. Click here to watch the coverage in french
ISAAC Instruments is always striving to be compliant with mandatory standards that may apply to a particular market. As far as ambulance manufacturing is concerned, the BNQ standard NQ 1013-110/1999 concerning vehicle characteristics was required and ISAAC Instruments made sure it could be compliant.
Article 7.10 of this standard applies more specifically to the « controlograph », which definition applies to ISAAC Instruments’ Vehicle Telemetry, the solution offered to ambulance fleet managers.
ISAAC Instruments just won the prestigious title of SMB of the Year handed out by l’Association des Manufacturiers d’Équipements de Transport et de Véhicules Spéciaux (AMETVS).
The award was presented during the Améthyste Gala which took place in Sherbrooke on October 28th. ISAAC Instruments was also a finalist for the Rio Tinto Alcan Innovation Grand Prize.
This award honours ISAAC Instruments for its outstanding achievements during the past year, through its investments, its growth, its industrial impact and the quality of its business practices.
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More than 500 units of the new 900 recorder series have already been sold. The 900, 908, 908s and 916 Data Recorder Units (DRU) are in demand by vehicle and component manufacturers as well as companies exploiting vehicle fleets. ISAAC Instruments will present its new 900 series Data Recorder Unit to the Detroit car manufacturers during the Automotive Testing Expo – North America 2009, in Novi, Michigan.
The Chinese version of the Vehicle Telemetry 3 was presented last month in Shanghai during the Automotive Testing Expo China 2009.
ISAAC Instruments won the Agence d’Efficacité Énergétique du Québec’ invitation to tender during the second phase of its pilot project on fuel-efficient driving of light vehicles in the transportation sector.
ISAAC Instruments will partner in this project with FPInnovations-FERIC. ISAAC Instruments will also relies on the collaboration of Virage Simulation, successful bidder on the first phase of the project.
In real world situations, the project will test the principles and techniques that the AEEQ developed over the last two years, and will measure their impacts upon energy usage during a given period. Ecodriving is one of these techniques. It is defined as the use of specific driving techniques combined with information feedback which can help in reducing fuel consumption for the same vehicle use.
Here is the helping hand some transport companies were waiting for to adopt ISAAC Instruments’ vehicle telemetry solutions, i.e. a subsidy program put forward by the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec to improve energy efficiency within the trucking industry.
The latter can access up to 27 000 000 $ in subsidy which represents 60% of the total budget for this program. This provincial program provides a 30% reimbursement of eligible expenses.
The Association du Camionage Québécois (Québec's trucking association - ACQ) who used to claim for such measures, invites its members to take advantage of this program, one which truly helps the trucking industry in its economic and environmental efforts.
Click here to get procedures and forms to apply for this program on MTQ's web site
Journalist Annie Hudon-Friceau of Radio-Canada’s Téléjournal team, used ISAAC Instruments vehicle telemetry for a news report on photo-radars. This new device was installed on several Quebec roads a few weeks ago. (go to the 9th minute).
Click here to watch the original French version
Alex Levasseur, journalist for Radio-Canada, presented a news report on Transport Robert. The second largest transport company in the province uses ISAAC Instruments’ vehicle telemetry for training its drivers. Doing so, the company is helping its staff to considerably reduce its fleet’s fuel consumption. (go to the 3rd of 4 segments) Click here to watch the original French version
The day following this broadcast, Le Soleil, Québec city’s daily newspaper, printed the following article on the same subject: Click here to read the article in French
Découverte' presents the scientific world through popular subjects. The weekly magazine is presented on Radio-Canada French Television Network. The TV program team chose to focus on a hybrid bus project undertaken by Société de Transport de Montréal (STM). The study reveals that hybrid buses (diesel/electric) reduce fuel consumption by at least 30% in the inner city where stops are frequent. The study also shows that these vehicles are not as efficient on suburban routes. To everyone’s surprise, the study also identified means to reduce fuel consumption of conventional diesel buses.
The telemetry systems used on transit buses are ISAAC Instruments’ products. Click here to watch the video (in French)
Robert Transport Vehicle Fleet consists of almost 1000 tractors and 4000 trailers. Its managers know the fleet management and vehicle tracking market inside-out and they have always been among early adopters to seek a competitive edge or ways of reducing their carbon footprint. When they found out about the possibilities offered by ISAAC Instruments’ technology, they rapidly proceeded with a pilot-study to quantitatively evaluate the driving methods and habits of their staff. Managers identified new ways to optimize operations. Transport Robert is now deploying ISAAC Instruments’ vehicle telemetry on 250 trucks in order to turn every trip into a training session. The Information Technologies (IT) team of Transport Robert leverages ISAAC Instruments collaboration to tie in the precious additional data to its existing Microsoft SQL server database.
ISAAC Instruments is proud to provide one of Quebec’s leading trucking company with tools that can allow its staff to improve methods, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
ISAAC Instruments has been helping ski resorts with the supervision of their snow grooming activities. ISAAC Instruments’ systems contribute to the continuous improvement of operations, allowing ski resort managers to better oversee the work and equipment dedicated to slope maintenance. Safety on slopes and corporate image are improved while environmental impacts are reduced.
The benefits are such that PRINOTH, the leader in snow grooming vehicles manufacturing, rapidly became the exclusive distributor of ISAAC Instruments products for ski resorts.
In order to improve winter road conditions, the city of Chambly, Québec, has requested ISAAC Instruments to equip its fleet of vehicles dedicated to winter services. As a Chambly based company, ISAAC Instruments has been selling its products around the world and, at last, shows its know-how where its products are designed and fabricated.
The system helps city managers in overseeing fleet operations. The information acquired contributes to reduce costs and improve road safety. Cost reductions are achieved through fuel and abrasive savings as well as optimization of vehicle selection and routing . Another advantage is the reduction of the environmental impact of municipal activities.
Télé-Québec’s « La Vie en vert » presented a report by Ève Beaudin entitled « Une automobiliste teste la conduite à 100 km/h ». The program offers existing solutions to change everyday habits for environment’s sake. This report dealt with what has been called “ecological driving” and presented the results of a study for which ISAAC Instruments system was used. Its president was interviewed regarding the results analysis. Click here to watch the video (in French)
ISAAC Instruments was incorporated ten years ago and is still managed by the founders, owners and old friends, Jacques DeLarochellière and David Brillon. The company evolved from being active in the motor racing business towards the vehicle testing and fleet management industries. ISAAC Instruments is represented by 11 Value-Added Resellers on four continents, and deals with the biggest names in vehicle manufacturing.
FAW (First Automotive Works)(hyperlien http://www.faw.com/) is an institution in China. Founded in 1956, the company surpassed the one million unit annual sales figure in 2005.The Chinese company engaged in durability testing and analysis data acquired during tests and transmitted in real-time to base using ISAAC Instruments’ “Real-Time Vehicle Monitor” at the Changchun test facility. To learn more about the “Real-Time Vehicle Monitor”, please refer to the above article. Jean-Sébastien Bouchard, Application Engineer at ISAAC Instruments inc., was in China to take part in the 2008 Automotive Testing Expo in Shanghai. Mr.Bouchard can be seen here (right) with Mr.Han, Team Leader at FAW’s technology center and Harry An of Guangzhou Zeer Electro-Mechanical Science and Technology, who were very satisfied about ISAAC Instruments’ application at FAW.
ENERGOTEST is organized by FPInnovations – FERIC, an independent and not-for-profit research organization. The activity evaluates the impact of different devices on the fuel efficiency of heavy trucks.
ENERGOTEST 2008 was held in Blainville, Québec, Canada, from September 2 to 12, and was a great success. ISAAC Instruments systems were embarked on several vehicles for real-time tracking and to gather critical parameters during track tests.
The article published in Transport Routier in January 2009 further describes this activity
Structural Solutions Private Limited headquartered in Hyderabad, India, now represents ISAAC Instruments. Counting six satellite offices ; Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai, the Value Added Reseller promotes and supports the Complete Vehicle Testing Solutions of ISAAC.
Jacques DeLarochellière, President of ISAAC Instruments inc., visited customers in India with SSPL representatives. Mr. DeLarochelliere was very enthusiastic about SSPL’s expertise and professionalism at his return from India.
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The first edition of the Auto Testing Expo was held in Shanghai two weeks ago. ISAAC was exhibiting at the show and received an enthusiastic response from China's major automakers. ISAAC also took advantage of this opportunity to develop its nationwide sales and support network.
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ISAAC and its Value-Added Resellers work with the same price list. VARs extend technical support and training with their local presence and shorthen lead time by keeping stock.
The Automotive Testing Expo North America 2005 opened in Novi, Michigan, USA last October, boasting a record number of exhibitors. The Expo featured more than 350 international exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and novel technologies.
ISAAC Instruments used the automotive testing expo as a launch venue for its latest data acquisition solution. ISAAC Instruments’ new recorder sets the standard for the next generation of stand-alone data recorders. Designed for enduring harsh testing conditions, this recorder is small, rugged, powerful and completely sealed.
Ideal for all kinds of mission profiling, durability, and field testing operations, the system can endure temperatures ranging between -40 and 85 degrees Celsius. Its “no compromise approach” has allowed ISAAC Instruments to equip this extremely robust recorder with digital and analog channels, vehicle network (CAN, OBDII, J1587/J1708 and more) capabilities, three integrated accelerometers, and up to 512 MB of storage space at an affordable price. Bluetooth or RF wireless transmitters can also be integrated, allowing customers to communicate with their system from anywhere in the world.
Its success is unarguable; this year's production is already sold out! The response was immediate during the Testing Expo where ISAAC introduced its newcomer. Automotive testing engineers from around the world were already seeing uses for ISAAC's recorder under hoods, on jetskis, snowmobiles and motorbikes, making it a perfect fit for any kind of testing due to its small size and ruggedness.
Once again, ISAAC Instruments demonstrated to the vehicle testing world its ability to innovate , adding yet another tool to ISAAC’s complete vehicle testing solutions.
A new connectivity uses a base station to communicate with any wireless recorder in a range of up to 30 km. The Ethernet interface of the base station allows you to extend the communication via Internet or a local area network. Distance is no longer a barrier.
ISAAC Instruments participated in a 3-year study to identify means of optimizing fuel consumption of vehicle fleets and more specifically, with regards to food transportation. The paper published in the Fleet Maintenance magazine describes the main phases and conclusions of this study.
ISAAC Instruments reinforced its position as a leader in the fleet testing market during the 2004 Testing Expo in Novi. The show generated new fleet testing customers and international distributor agreements. Look for us in the upcoming show review of the Testing Technology magazine.
The 2004 racing season ended with the Mont-Tremblant Fall Classic for two major series in Eastern Canada. Both championships, the Formula Ford 1600 Series and the Hankook Touring Series saw top honours go to ISAAC users. In fact, 4 of the first 5 places in the open wheel series were using ISAAC's data recorders and electronic steering wheels. Congratulations to the drivers and their teams, and thanks for demonstrating once again that the right tools do the right things !
No more do you need to connect a cable to your black box to download or display data ! The new BlueTooth communications module is the latest addition to ISAAC's list of wireless products. Transfer all your data into a Palm PDA : quick and effortless!
DO-160-D aircraft qualification testing is a rigorous set of standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment. It applies to the entire spectrum of aircrafts, from light general aviation aircraft to helicopters and jumbo jets. It was developed by the Radio Technical Commission of Aeronautics (RTCA). Some examples of tests include altitude, extreme temperatures, vibrations, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, magnetic effects, lightning and electrostatic discharge.
The successful completion of DO-160-D aircraft qualification testing represents a major milestone for ISAAC’s technology and opens up new commercial opportunities within the aircraft industry.
SMA is ready to begin production after having received the Supplementary Type Certificates for the SR305 engines. SMA inaugurated in Bourges France, its first assembling unit for lightweight airplanes Jet A fuel piston engine, the SR305. SMA will assemble between 80 to 100 engines per month from now until year 2005. ISAAC’s testing tools were used to test the engine behaviour during certification and will continue during extensive projects meant to extend recommended TBO (Time Before Overhaul).
Driver and reporter Bertrand Godin asks ISAAC Instruments' Jacques DeLarochellière a few questions about the role of data acquisition in motorsports.
SMA aircraft engines began an elaborate aeronautical certification flight test program using ISAAC Instruments products. The systems record over 50 critical parameters during performance and endurance tests.
SMA engineers was pleased that the instrumentation could be installed and fully operational only one week from the first contact with ISAAC Instruments.
Former Karting star Chris Green discovered the power of data acquisition with ISAAC Instruments last year, while making the transition from karts to single seaters at the Bridgestone/Firestone Racing Academy. This year, he partnered with Key Motorsport, an ISAAC-equipped professional team, to demonstrate his talent in two F-1600 series. Well supported by crew chief Eric Coté and data specialist Martin Lessard, he took a win at the challenging Mont-Tremblant Circuit in the National Series and he dominated the 2002 Hankook championship with 6 wins in 8 races.
Kevin Lacroix won all of Quebec's karting championships in JICA. The 13 year-old was crowned 2002 Champion of "Coupe de Montréal", "Eastern Championship" and "Quebec Championship". Kevin and his engine preparator (his father) have relied on ISAAC to monitor progress and orient adjustments, and it paid-off
Data was used as an input for simulation to determine the first practice session of the very first Montreal Molson Indy. Player's Forsythe engineers were lacking data since the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit was modified last spring for the June 2002 Formula One Grand Prix. The east hairpin was shortened by some 50 meters to provide better runoff space. ISAAC Instruments is supplier of data acquisition systems to one third of Formula Ford cars which took part in a supporting event for the F1 race. Some of the information gathered was then passed on to the CART team in an effort to support local heroes Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani.
In collaboration with l'Agence d'Efficacité Énergétique du Québec, ISAAC will be instrumenting a number of vehicles with V6 systems and real-time displays. The systems will quantify the effects that driving habits have upon fuel consumption.
Quebec's best ranked F-SAE team used ISAAC V6 for engine development on their home-built engine dynamometer, as well as for chassis development and for instrumentation during competition.
The final report presents the results of a study focusing on the efficiency of various electric vehicles. The project consisted in the instrumentation of 24 Electric Vehicles, which were driven for 2 years in the Greater Montreal region. ISAAC V5 systems recorded every kilometer covered by each vehicle during the whole period.
Partenaire Design's latest high performance homebuilt aircraft, the Mystere S-45, flew for the first time on November 22nd. An ISAAC V6 system was on-board, monitoring key parameters such as propeller speed, main gear wheel speed, airspeed, thrust, G factor, altitude, exhaust gas temperature, cylinder head temperature, outside air temperature and carburator air temperature.
CANMET Experimental Mine, a division of Natural Resources Canada, now uses ISAAC's V6 system to evaluate drilling, loading and carrying equipment in an effort to optimize overall process efficiency.
GM's Global Alternative Propulsion division will use ISAAC V6 systems to monitor the performance of its prototypes.
ISAAC Instruments president Jacques DeLarochellière is interviewed on SportsNet during the 2001 Trois-Rivières Grand Prix.
ISAAC Instruments role in snowmobile racing is discussed on Z-Tele's "Le Grand Test" TV program.
Report produced by CEVEQ under the administration of the steering committee of "Montreal 2000 – Electric Vehicle Project". The report examines the background of the project, its methodology and its impacts. Results are then analyzed and conclusions are drawn.
Information published by Environment Canada for all companies, industries, organizations and individuals interested in new environmental technologies.
First quarterly bulletin published by the steering committee of the "Montreal 2000 - Electric Vehicle Project". EV Express' main purpose is to keep the scientific community, economic and political decision makers, vehicle fleet managers and general public informed on the whereabouts of the project.
Jacques Villeneuve Sr., the 1999 Formula One Snowmobile champion and leader of the current championship, has agreed to participate in development tests with ISAAC Instruments.
Newtech Brake to sponsor a team in the Atlantic Pro series and equip their cars with ISAAC's V5 systems.