This system, composed of an electronic circuit and embedded software,
continuously analyzes the electrical characteristics of a telephone
line. If there is a disruption, the system directs the voice or data
communication to a cellular device, respecting a precise protocol.
Certain automatic teller machines and alarm systems are equipped
with this system.
Wide Area Public Address System (Decision Support)
This remote public address system is used by Hydro-Québec.
It is a system composed of plug-in electronic cards that allow
Hydro-Québec to communicate with all points of its emergency
network during electrical outages. When not in use, this new system
constantly verifies the status of the emergency communication system.
It also uses the latest digital technologies.
This call-branching device allows Hydro-Québec to reduce
by half the number of telephone lines required for its communications
throughout Quebec (see Wide Area Public Address System). The electronic
cards making up the device intelligently route calls based on demand.
System for Broadcasting Telephone Calls
Specially designed for broadcasters, this system automates the
entire process of putting telephone calls on the air. It allows
full-duplex conferencing with up to 10 lines without degradation
of audio quality. It can sort calls, send voice messages to callers,
tell them when they are about to go on the air, give audio priority
to certain lines, detect hang-ups, filter background noise, etc.
The product includes nine specialized electronic cards, which
are inserted into a purpose-built 19-inch case. A master board
allows telephone voice and data signals to share a line without
affecting each other.
Innovox’s expertise made it possible to integrate a switched-mode
power supply into an environment where audio signals need to be
excellent at all times. The development of this product resulted
from a major research effort.
Programming Library and Peripherals for Integrated Circuit Cards
Design and development of a programming library allowing programmers
to easily include an integrated circuit card into current applications;
design of a video-signal capture device and twin-chip card reader.
These tools make it possible for multimedia elements to be stored
in the card’s memory (photos, signatures, fingerprints,
sounds, data, etc.). All information is encrypted and compressed.
Computer Supported Telephony
Design of an electronic interface and a software application making
it possible to operate the entire Hydro-Québec communication
network from the computer terminals of the network’s operators
The electronic interface monitors communication-system activity
and converts the data into a multimedia format. It is also capable
of interacting with the communication system by sending it precise
Smart-card Reader for e-Commerce
We have developed an economical smart-card reader for home use
and a secure communication protocol for the Internet.
The product was created in partnership with the Netscape Development
Group. It enables commercial transactions over the Internet that
are completely secure and confidential for both the customer and
the merchant. With this system, a consumer can reserve theatre
tickets, read a magazine, order an item or rent a movie from the
comfort of home.
Home Automation Phone Module
This module provides functionality allowing a user to control four
devices remotely by means of a series of menus accessible by
It is a user-friendly system designed to prevent abuse by unauthorized
persons. After answering a call, it indicates the different menu
commands using a series of distinct tones. It ends the call at
the first sign of unauthorized use.
Runway Emergency System
This device allows the coordination of ground movements by airport
emergency services while accounting for all traffic. It is currently
used by air-traffic control at Montreal International airport
RF Audio Injector and Public Address System
electronic module allows various multimedia devices to be integrated
into a vehicle’s existing audio network (bus,
boat, mobile home, etc.) without having to modify the vehicle and/or
add audio cables or other audio equipment. It also integrates a
public address system.