Gage Applied Technologies, established in
1987, is a customer-oriented worldwide industry leader in
Advanced Instrumentation based on the personal computer
platform. Gage designs and develops hardware and software for
the Test and Measurement, Embedded Data Acquisition and
Automated Test market segments. Our product offering includes
PCI and CompactPCI digitizers, modular instruments, turnkey
measurement systems, and supporting software.
Our products are used worldwide across diverse
industries in Communications, Computers, Semiconductor,
Aerospace, Research Laboratories and Education. Major
applications served are Manufacturing Test, Advanced Research,
Ultrasonics, Lasers and Embedded DAQ.
Gage has recently joined forces with
KineticSystems Company, LLC of
Lockport (Illinois) to form a family of companies
dedicated to providing the best solutions in test and
measurement. Together, Gage and KineticSystems bring almost
50 years of excellence and world-class technology. We are
now even better able to design and build systems and modules
that fit your requirements, be they for the PCI, cPCI/PXI,
VXI, or even the CAMAC platform. This new partnership
only reinforces our commitment to provide an ever-broader
family of products to meet your most demanding applications.
While we are located in Montreal, Canada, Gage sells its
products through an independent sales organization in
North America, and internationally through an extensive
network of qualified distributors.
As a worldwide industry leader in performance digitizers,
Gage's CompuScope and CompuGen products are world renowned for
high speed, high data throughput,
high resolution, low noise, deep on-board
acquisition memory, and much more.
Gage's motivated employees, exciting new products,
diversified customer base and a growing international presence
have positioned Gage for continued growth and success.
The use and development of technology requires test and
measurement instruments. From research and development of new
technologies, to ensuring quality in the manufacturing of
various products, instruments are essential. For example, when
the Space Shuttle is launched, many different instruments
are used to conduct thousands of electrical, temperature,
chemical and other measurements to monitor the status of the
craft and its crew. Instruments are essential to our high
For decades, engineers have used analog instruments to
observe results on a CRT screen. These instruments are
useful only if the signal is periodic and the engineer is
present to witness telltale signals. To observe transient
phenomena, or a non-periodic behavior, engineers require
instruments that can be set up to capture transients and store
them. This became possible with digital oscilloscopes.
Computer-based instruments, introduced during the 1980's,
provide instrument capabilities integrated with a computer.
This development opened the doors to instruments that can not
only provide measurements and automation, but also analysis
and computer results from the measurements. This is a powerful
combination of measurement, analysis and remote connectivity.
Gage is positioned at the high end of the
PC Data acquisition market, where quality and
performance are more important than price. We were the first
company to ship a high-speed PCI bus instrument (1995)
and Gage has continued its leadership in this important market
segment with the introduction of several more PCI bus and
now CompactPCI bus products. Gage is a member of the
PCI SIG consortium and the
PXI Systems Alliance.
Gage's extensive line of products include ultra high speed
data acquisition cards, digital oscilloscope cards, analog and
digital signal generation cards, arbitrary waveform generator
cards, digital pattern generation cards, digital input cards
and software packages to create a user-friendly human
interface. Any and all of these modules can be used in a PC or
in a CompactPCI/PXI system as standalone instruments, or
in combinations for the creation of powerful
Gage makes the most advanced computer-based instruments in
the world. They are the fastest, of the highest quality, and
most versatile. Gage sells more than 20 different
hardware cards and numerous software packages to operate them
or to help integrate them in a test system.
We provide our customers with the industry's most extensive
array of software. All CompuScope digitizer cards are equipped
with ready-to-use application software (GageScope) as well as
optional software development kits which let customers write
their own programs.
Gage's signal generation products are among the best on the
market. Through easy-to-use software, signals can be generated
based on mathematical or graphical descriptions, or directly
from a previously recorded signal file acquired with a
digitizer or a digital input card.
Applications often require more than one card; Gage
products can be synchronized via proprietary bridging
circuitry to provide true multi-channel solutions. Independent
cards can also be operated together to form complex
impulse-response as well as mixed-mode test systems.
Gage has gathered a highly motivated and talented team of
hardware and software engineers committed to excellence and
imbued with a great sense of pride in their achievements. Gage
has acquired core expertise in the design of high-speed
broadband analog electronics, analog to digital conversion, PC
and PCI bus integration and software.
Gage’s product offering includes a family of multi-MHz to
GHz digitizers and PCbased oscilloscope cards, analog signal
generator cards, digital input and digital output cards, as
well as the programming-free GageScope® oscilloscope software
and a vast array of powerful Software Development Kits
Gage's prime focus is to understand the applications that
drive the need for advanced instrumentation. One of our main
marketing activities consists therefore in learning from our
customers and following the development of various
technologies and scientific disciplines. In Gage our customers
find eager listeners; people genuinely interested in helping
find solutions to the problems engineers and scientists face
on a daily basis.
Advertising, public relations and product information
activities are the result of Gage's marketing efforts. Besides
having excellent products, Gage has developed a powerful
message delivered through diversified means ranging from ads
in trade publications, to printed and electronic newsletters,
and of course our critical presence on the Web.
Gage has thousands of customers around the world in such
diverse fields as: electronics design; RF telecom,
medical, OEM, military & aerospace, manufacturing;
metallurgy, scientific research; and education. Gage
customers include such high-profile industry leaders as: the
US Navy, Lockheed-Martin, NASA; Sony; Raytheon, IBM;
Seagate; General Motors; Siemens; and all the major
research centers in the world.
Gage's customers, whether they are helping design products
for the Space Shuttle or doing highly complex
neurological research, are very demanding in their instrument
Gage exports over 85% of its products to more than
20 countries around the world, with 60% going to the
In the United States, Gage sells directly to
end-users. Gage has developed a national independent sales
representative organization throughout the United States
in order to provide a more extensive presence in this
important market. Outside of the United States, Gage
sells through exclusive national distributors.
Our personnel frequently visit distributors and are also
available to meet directly with end-users. We hold frequent
training sessions at Gage in Montreal in order to keep the
distributors and representatives fully informed about Gage
Gage has a team of dedicated customer support specialists
and applications engineers who answer the questions of current
and prospective customers. These specialists, with the help of
Gage's Automated Contact Tracking Facility, answer the initial
inquiries of new customers and assure that questions are
Gage also provides a toll free telephone and fax line to
facilitate communications with customers. Customers may also
contact Gage via e-mail at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
at our web site at http://www.gage-applied.com/.
Our prompt attention to customer needs has resulted in a
high rate of customer satisfaction and this has helped us gain
the advantageous reputation we enjoy today.
Strategic Relationships and OEMs
(Original Equipment Manufacturers)
OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) represent
a major market for Gage. Over the years, we have forged
strategic relationships with major customers by either
customizing Gage instruments to the customer's demanding
technical specification and/or by providing the added support
required by these accounts.
OEMs work with Gage on a long-term basis because they need
a reliable, long-term strategic supplier who will provide the
required product and support. We have come to be recognized as
the company that will make sure projects are completed on
time, often going the extra distance to assist with system
integration and software development.
Customer service is of fundamental importance to Gage.
Customers make an investment in trust as well as product when
they buy from Gage, and it is that trust that we strive to
Gage begins its customer service when it designs and
manufactures each of its products. Gage designs its products
with quality and serviceability as basic parameters. Rigid
tolerances are used throughout the process, from conception,
to parts selection, to manufacturing, and on to final testing.
Thanks to our ultra-modern facilities in
Lockport (Illinois), we are able to carefully monitor the
assembly of our boards, thereby guaranteeing the highest
possible level of quality, leading directly to benefits to our
Gage headquarters are located in a 55,000 square foot
leased facility in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Gage also has sales offices and manufacturing capabilities
in Lockport, Illinois.