Scientific Solutions ® Inc.

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Scientific Solutions Inc.

Scientific Solutions Logo
Type Private Corporation
Founded 1972
HQ Mentor, Ohio USA
Industries served Automotive
Industrial automation
Process control
Product design & test
R & D
Products Data Acquisition
Laboratory Equipment
Digital I/O
Counter / Timers
Claim to Fame First company to make add-on products for the IBM PC (1981)
Company Slogan Solving Problems for Problem Solvers
Accrediations ISO Logo

ISO 9001:2008
Compliant, Certified

Scientific Solutions Incorporated ( also known as SSI ) is a privately held American corporation founded in 1972 and is headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio.

The company produces data acquisition and control products.

LabMaster PRO

LabMaster PRO card

Products and Services

The products made by the company include circuit boards that are installed into general purpose computers to provide the data acqusition functionality, stand alone instruments that acquire data or provide some specific test or control function, and software that controls the companies products. The company provides both off-the-shelf, semi-custom and full-custom software and hardware products.

Data Acquisition....what is it?

Data Acquisition is the name for products that transform real world continuous “analog” waveforms into discrete “digital” signals that can be measured and manipulated by a computer. Computers represent information digitally, in terms of 1 and 0. To allow computers to make measurements of real-world analog signals these "analog" signals are converted to a "digital" representation. This transformation is accomplished by sensors that convert physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, vibration, acceleration, heart beats, etc into electrical waveforms. These continuous electrical waveforms are then converted into digital signals with Analog-to-Digital conversion, the basis of data acquisition equipment. These digital signals are then stored and manipulated, analyzed, tabulated and often displayed on the computer screen by software programs.

Control Products allow a computer to manage a process. Products such as the companies GPIB family of cards provides computers with the ability to control other laboratory equipment and perform complex control functions such as running an experiment, controlling factory automation equipment, or performing a task in response to a measured signal

All of Scientific Solutions' products are designed, manufactuered, sold and supported totally from in-house resources and engineering talent from the companies USA facilities. The company does not out-source any part of the product nor does it out-source its customer support. The company maintains strict in-house control of its products and services to provide a high standard of quality in the design and manufacturing of its products and to the support provided to its customers. The companies products and support are truely "Made In the USA" and the company is proud to serve customers worldwide.

LabMaster DPCI

SSI Laboratory Instrument


Scientific Solutions provides products directly to end-users; to developers and consultants who create products for their customers; and to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) who incoporate SSI technology into their products for resale.

Scientific Solutions products are used for a variety of diverse industries including laboratory testing, industrial automation, medical research, product development, production testing, quality assurance and university teaching and research. Scientific Solutions products are also highly regarded and used in process control; energy management; measurement, monitoring and control of a variety of functions, equipment and processes.

Scientific Solutions provides products for may diverse projects and industries including:

Scientific Solutions is also a proud supplier to the global medical, health, pharmaceutical and nutrition community and major diagnostic and research laboratories around the world, such as:

Scientific Solutions' has a well established worldwide presence and relies upon their strong in-house engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, marketing and technical expertise to serve and support their many customers around the globe. Here is a short list of some of the companies customers:

Abbott Labs
Allergan Pharmaceutical
Baxter Medical
Boston University
Brigham Young University
Chattanooga Medical
Columbia University
Cornell University
Cray Research
Cutler Hammer
Dagan Corporation
Duke University Medical Center
Eastman Kodak
Falex Corporation
Fluke Biomedical
FMC Food Tech
Ford Motor
General Electric Nuclear Energy
General Motors
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Harvard University
Hewlett Packard
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
IBM Corporation
Indiana University
Institute of Neuroinformatics, Switzerland
Iowa State University
Jaco Electronics
Jarvis Surgical
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
Keio Univ. School of Medicine, Japan
Kemet Electronics
Keystone Steel and Wire
Lawrence Livermore Weapons Lab
Lexmark Corporation
Litton Guidance & Control
Lockheed Martin
Mass General Hospital
Mass. Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mayo Clinic
Medical Systems Corp

Medical University of So. Carolina
Michigan Neurology Associates
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Naval Research Laboratory
Neuro Scan Inc.
Neuorcare Inc.
Nielsen Media Research (Nielsen Ratings)
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Northern Illinois University
Northrup Grumman
Northwestern University
Nova Scotia Power
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Ontario Hydro
Ontario Power Generation
Optonics Inc.
Oregon Health Sciences
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Oxford University
Oxy Homecare
Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical
Penn Sleep Center
Perks Leisure-Land Fun-World
Photon Technology Inc.
Polaroid Corporation
Processing Equipment Solutions
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Purdue University
Raytheon Corporation
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler
Research Foundation of SUNY
RGP Computers
Rockwell Automation
Sandia National Laboratories
Scripps Research Institute
Siemens Corporation

Six Flags Theme Parks
Solar Light Corp.
SPX Corporation
Stanford University
Stillwagon Technologies
Target Electronics
Thomson Consumer Electronics
Tyco Healthcare Corporation
University of California
Univ. of Cincinnati
Univ. of Colorado
Univ. of Illinois
Univ. of Kansas Medical Center
Univ. of Mass. Medical School
Univ. of Nevada
Univ. of North Carolina
Univ of Pennsylvania
Univ. of Texas
Univ. of Chicago
Univ. of Florida
Univ. of Georgia
Univ. of Michigan
U.S. Army
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Weapons Arsenal
VA Medical Center
Valmet Automation
Vanderbilt University
Varian Chromatography
Vision Pharmaceuticals
Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine
Warner Instruments
White Plains Missile Range
World Precision Instruments
and even The White House.

A Brief History

Scientific Solutions was founded in 1972 to design and manufacture pulmonary medical equipment. As part of the development of the medical product, the company created certain components that weren't available for microcomputers, specifically Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters. These A/D and D/A products were developed in a general sense so they could be used in the medical product and also offered to the general market. These general purpose scientific data acquisition products turned out to have very large mass appeal to multiple diverse industries and started the growth of the company.

The company incorporated in 1974, and in 1975 marketed the world's first multi-functional data acquisition boards and GPIB boards for the S-100 microcomputer bus which was followed in 1977 by the world's first multi-functional data acquisition cards for the Apple II platform.

Scientific Solutions created the PC based data acquisition market in 1981 by introducing the world's first data acquisition, GPIB and control products for the then newly introduced IBM Personal Computer (the PC), and is considered a pioneer in the PC based data acquisition industry. In fact these products were also the world's first add-on cards of any type for the PC. In recognition of this pioneering contribution, Scientific Solutions was awarded "Best In Test" and "Product of the Decade 1981-1991" in 1991 by the reader's and editor's of Test and Measurement World, and again recognized in the 2001 (20th anniversary) issue.

Scientific Solutions was also a major player in the start of the computer multimedia revolution by creating the first 16-bit CD quality sound record/playback cards for computers, high-definition image capture cards, and products to produce full-motion video playback on the computer screen. Today, many of these types of products and the technology used are commonplace, but many of the ideas, technology and designs were first created at Scientific Solutions.

Scientific Solutions has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing PC based data acquisition products and computer peripherals longer than any other company in the world.

Scientific Solution products have been strong in the traditional laboratory market. The scientists in universities and engineers in R&D have been the innovators and experimenters with new technology and new products. Scientific Solutions position of being first with the LabMaster and IEEE products for the PC has provided strength in this market.

As a testament to the quality, reliability, and features of its designs, many of the original 1981 products an even a few products from the late 1970s) have provided continuous operation over the years and are still in use today. Scientific Solutions LabMaster for the pc has been continuosly available and supported since 1981 - setting a new standard in providing real value in their customers technology investments.

Throughout the years, the company has introduced many features and technologies to the pc-based data acquisition industry including software programmable gain amplifiers, high resolution counters/timers, virtual channel/gain array sequencers, analog multiplexing, unipolar/bipolar and SE/DI analog inputs, installable data acquisition device drivers, and acquisition software development kits

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