DIGIPAS TECHNOLOGIES INC. is a California based company specializes in research, design and global distribution of Digi-Pas® intelligent 2-axis inclinometers, scientific levelling instruments, high-precision angular measuring, industrial-grade tilt-sensing devices, eGeeTouch® smart security locking devices and eGeePro® Personal Protective Equipment.
We are a world-leading manufacturer of digital levelling instruments/tools, 2-axis precision electronic tilt-angle sensor modules and surface flatness measuring instruments as well as 2D alignment-diagnostic straightness instruments built with analytical software and apps, specifically engineered for research scientists, industrial professionals, specialists, tradesmen & DIY users. We pioneer the world with patented eGeeTouch® smartlocks, smart luggage locks and their generic variants built with leading-edge mobile app and cloud-based intelligent access management software, which found many applications in consumer, commercial, industrial and governmental facilities. In early 2020, we make available millions of QUALITY N95-Grade Reusable FACEMASKS in a small way contributing to global efforts to alleviate the spread of covid-19 virus during this pandemic.
Digipas Technologies Inc. is affiliated with Digipas Group having a history of over 20 years with offices located in US, Japan, UK, Germany and Singapore. As a maturing group of companies, we are organized into three main business units covering a broad customer base in various industries at a global scale to ensure stable growth yet mitigating the effects of sectorial market cyclical changes. Digipas group is led by Dr Jim Li who attained a PhD from Cambridge University, UK and holds over 40 patents in the field of advanced technology deployment to electronic devices and manufacturing processes. His team comprises highly specialized professionals focusing on the development of core capabilities within the niched domain expertise of advanced MEMS-driven precision 2D levelling and IoT-enabled remote authorized access security (smart locking devices) technologies.
With over two decades of research, development and manufacturing expertise, our products, services and technologies are utilized in precision engineering, instrumentation/metrology, security and consumer industries all over the world.
Digipas division specializes in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of HIGH PERFORMANCE, QUALITY yet AFFORDABLE digital levels and DUAL-AXIS smart inclinometers to replace the use of traditional spirit 'bubble' levels and conventional single-axis inclinometers. These proven industrial and scientific-grade instruments are built with advanced 2-Axis & 3-Axis Thermocompensated Super-MEMS Technology and precisely compensated for nonlinearity and temperature variation to effectively withstand stringent operating environments. The superiority of high-precision 2-axis MEMS Sensor compounded with digital embedded technologies offer 2-dimentional (planar) tilt-angle and leveling measurements with graphic-animated Smart 2D Bubble® bull's eye, wireless and remote real-time logging unique capabilities. Essentially, these radically differentiated features transform into PRECISE, ACCURATE, FAST, RUGGED & RELIABLE
leveling, wide-range angle measurement/tracking /monitoring (0° ~ 360°) at resolutions of 0.1°, 0.05°, 0.01°, 0.001°, 0.00027° or 1 arcsec & 1.0µm/m or 0.2 arcsec as well as having small footprint and high shock/impact resistant (3,000g). These unique features with no mechanical moving parts of its sensor (thus no maintenance required) offer unparalleled performance and benefits to field engineers, application designers and scientists unmatched by any traditional spirit 'bubble' levels or conventional single-axis pendulum/servo/optical-based inclinometers.
As leveling and angular measurements are vital functions for precision equipment installation, machine alignments and metrology in many industries within the precision engineering cluster. Imprecise leveling a machine affects its structural stability thus severely reduces the accuracy, functional and quality performances of the machine.
In 2009, DIGIPAS pioneered the world's-first Dual-Axis MEMS-driven intelligent precision digital level with built-in vibrometer, and in 2011, we further pioneered the world's-first dual-axis digital machinist level that had greatly simplified any high precision levelling and planar angle measurement tasks. In 2012, we sustained our innovation by presenting the world-first Digi-Pas® 2-axis ultra-precision inclinometer at JIMTOS, Tokyo. These intelligent diagnostic instruments and technologies have been evidently used by some of the world’s most technologically advanced companies and government institutions such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, US Navy, US Air Force, Boeing, EADS (Airbus), Intel, Makino, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, MAZAK, BMW, Hyundai etc.
Another business division focuses on the development and distribution of eGeeTouch® IoT-enabled smart locking devices and Cloud-based Access Management Software that replace conventional keyed and combination-digits-dial locks. It utilizes state-of-art Wireless Proximity-access and Cloud-enabled Remote-authorized Security Technologies, world's first of its kind, granted with over a dozen patents in this field of invention and received numerous innovation awards in world-leading tradeshows. These smartlocks resolve major security vulnerabilities of ‘Lock-picking’ and ‘Key-bumping’ inherent in conventional mechanical keyed locks. Its highly useful new features unmatched by any conventional padlock include:
HIGH-SECURITY NFC TECHNOLOGY: NFC is well-known for its high security used for wireless Cash-card and Credit card payments in Banks and Shopping Point-of-Sales
TRACEABILITY, with unlocking records on WHO, WHEN & WHERE each access made with an audit trail (audit log) and
Remote Authorization to ASIGN, REVOKE, NOTIFY & TRACK users by Administrator(s) via Mobile App or Web-based Intelligent Access Management Software.
The third business division specializes on flexible flat cable (FFC) and interconnects. This business unit was formerly acquired from SONY Chemical & Information Device, Japan in 2008/9. Since, we have positioned this business in the forefront as one of the global leading FFC manufacturer, produced and distributed over half a billion pieces of FFCs to our worldwide customers.
For over a decade, our innovation strategy is based on the concept of Transformative Innovation (a paper publised in Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2017) through which emerging technologies are relentlessly identified, developed and deployed with existing established technologies to create radically distinctive new products and services with unparalleled performances and values greatly benefiting our clients. These new, intelligent products replace their traditional counterparts/products while simultaneously creating new categories of applications and services in various industries unavailable previously (such as:
Driverless car for providing chassis real-time planar angle orientation,
AI-assisted surgical and diagnostic medical equipment for providing a highly precise 2-dimension angular position reference plane,
IoT-enabled remote access authorization & tracing to enhance access security devices for logistic, storage and guest lodging platform services etc.).
Leveling and angular measurements are vital functions for precision equipment development, installation, machine alignments and metrology in many industries within the precision engineering cluster. Imprecise leveling or alignment of a machine by using outdated measuring tools affects its structural stability thus severely reduces dimensional accuracy, functional and quality performances of the machine including reduction in yield of its output machined parts/objects. Conventional spirit bubble machinist levels and pendulum based inlicnometers are designed for SINGLE-AXIS. In fact, modern precision levelling, angle measurement and alignment tasks essentially involve a 2-DIMENTIONAL PLANE (X&Y axis) rather than conventionally known as two independent single-axis orthogonal lines, reading an angle of a plane one-axis at a time. DUAL-AXIS simultaneous angles display and real-time continuous tracking of tilted-plane angular readings are required to guide field engineers/technicians in aligning precision object/machine to a required level (any angle) position accurately, speedily and effectively.
In 2009, Digipas pioneered the world's-first Digi-Pas® Dual-Axis MEMS-driven intelligent precision digital levels to replace the conventional 'bubble' levels, and it was in 2010 first introduced at IMTS, Chicago. In 2011, we further pioneered the world's-first Digi-Pas® dual-axis digital machinist level that had greatly simplified any high precision levelling and planar angle measurement tasks. In 2012, we sustained our innovation by presenting the world-first Digi-Pas® 2-axis ultra-precision inclinometer at JIMTOF, Tokyo. These intelligent-diagnostic instruments and technologies have been evidently used by some of the world’s most technologically advanced companies, research laboratories and government institutions such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, US Navy, US Air Force, Raytheon, IHI Corp., Boeing, Airbus, Space X, Intel, Hurco, Makino, DMG Mori, Mazak, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, BMW, Audi, Hyundai, US Naval Research Laboratory, Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory etc.
In 2014, we further pioneered the world-1st IoT-enabled smart locking devices which found many applications in commercial, industrial, governmental security and consumer markets. These devices utilize advance Encrypted Wireless Proximity-access and Cloud-enabled Remote Authorization Security technologies and subsequently the smart locks have been adopted and sold in major global markets such as U.S., Japan, U.K, E.U. and Asia.
For over two decades, we consistently gain high credibility to successfully innovate, develop and SCALE-UP volume on our world-pioneering patented new products and services. These technology-enabled new product and services have successfully won global market adoptions, "Crossing the Charm" from Early Adopters to Early Majory users within several years after initial launch.
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & MEDIA COVERAGE
In 2014, our eGeeTouch® business division launched the award-winning IoT-enabled Smart Locks, for applications such as on luggage and padlocks which provide hassle free and enhanced security in safeguarding personal belongings for the increasingly mobile worldwide travelers. These smartlocks, serve an enduring needs for securing physical assets, strategically seek to displace those old-fashioned key/dials-locks. Upon launching in Tokyo, eGeeTouch® NFC-driven smart padlock and its generic models won the New Product Award at Japan's largest DIY Homecenter Tradeshow for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The radically-distinct eGeeTouch® smart luggage lock contested among world's best innovation further won the highly prestigious Innovation Award at the world's largest US Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 and also consecutively in CES 2016. These world-first innovative products were featured by leading international media such as CNN, USA Today, Fox News, CBC News, Nikkei, CNet, Engaget, Mashable, UK's Daily Mail etc.
Patents, Trademarks and proprietary technologies of our intellectual properties are obvious manifestation of our R&D team novel ideas and capabilities resulting from relentless and sustained research and development activities over a decade. Our IP portfolio contents over 40 granted patents and trademarks by USPTO, WIPO, JPO, CNIPA covering world's major markets jurisdictions including US, Europe, Japan, China, India, Singapore and numerous countries in both advanced and emerging economies. This comprehensive IP portfolio serves as a solid foundation to provide distributorships and licensing to our worldwide business partners. In addition to patents, trademarks and proprietary technologies in specialized domains, we obtain world-leading Calibration Certifications for our instrumention product line by U.S., Japan and Germany's accredited calibration bodies traceable to NIST, JIS and DIN standards to form our intangible assets which significantly raising entry barriers and risks to new entrants within these market segments.
ACCREDITATION & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
The unique products under the brands of Digi-Pas®, eGeeTouch® and Ventura V-Flex® are patented, and certified by UL, TÜV SÜD, SGS to comply with CE, FCC, UL, ASTM, C-Tick, RoHS etc. Our measurement product's ACCURACY performance to specification has been externally verified by accredited third party calibration & test bodies in USA, Japan, UK and Germany in accordance to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard, providing Calibration Certificates traceable to NIST, JIS, UKAS & DIN standards under the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY
Our factories are ISO9001, ISO14001, & TS16949 certified and periodically audited by world's leading SGS certification body for traceability, environmental conformance, and work safety & health management. We continue to forge a strong in-house product development and engineering capabilities, own advanced manufacturing facilities that are seamlessly integrated into our international supply chain and worldwide sales distribution channels, employing approx. 550 people (continuously streamlining through outsourcing of non-core activities) for developing, producing and distributing world-class quality electronic components, intelligent locking devices and precision angular measuring instruments to our global customers and business partners.