Sensor Synergy, Inc. is a U.S. corporation founded in October 1999
to help industry simplify the task of connecting sensors and actuators to the Internet
and local networks. Many manufacturing and commercial enterprises have identified
communication barriers within their organization due to sensors lacking connectivity or
incompatible interfaces. In order to facilitate the process, Sensor Synergy has
developed unique software and hardware tools to implement low-cost sensor-to-Internet
interfaces. These products can be used for
monitoring and control of industrial processes, environmental control or other monitoring
applications, through standard internet-connected Web browsers.
Sensor Synergy headquarters are located in a suite of offices and development labs
on the third floor of this Buffalo Grove, IL building.
Hardware and software development labs along with technical support personnel are housed in our
headquarters facility. Circuit board manufacture and final assembly
operations are completed at a facility a few miles from our headquarters in a nearby Chicago suburb.
The company’s smart transducer interfaces can be
custom configured to customer requirements and thus
simplify the task of connecting sensor and actuator
devices to Ethernet networks. By utilizing existing
sensor and actuator devices, Sensor Synergy interfaces
work “out-of-the-box,” without the need for user
programming or separate custom software.
The Sensor Synergy staff has the experience and
comprehensive understanding necessary to provide
user-friendly solutions to complex network-to-device
interface issues. Company expertise in sensor hardware
technology and custom software solutions has led to the
development of cost-saving answers to long-standing
Drawing on his fifteen years of research and
development in the sensors and automation area, founder
and CEO of Sensor Synergy, Dr. James Wiczer began the
process to create better tools to connect transducers to
automation equipment. Later, the Sensor Synergy team
brought together the combined expertise of several of Dr.
Wiczer’s former colleagues from the National
Laboratories, as well as leading experts from
California, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
Dr. James Wiczer holds five U.S. patents related to
sensors and has published over 35 articles on his
research and development work. After receiving his Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Illinois in 1977, he worked at Sandia National
Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His experiences
at Sandia include management of the Robotics and
Automation Department and, subsequently, management of
the Microsensors R&D Department.