Category: History

History – Selling excess inventory

Back in the late 90s, major companies had a real issue with getting rid of excess inventory. They would manufacture way too much inventory at unbelievable levels and then, come out with newer models that deem the original inventory useless. We were not in the inventory reduction business at that time but a few opportunities arose that caused us to seriously consider it. Our first experience with selling excess inventory was with Hewlett-Packard and then with Sony. We started working with HP late in the 1990s and still work with them today. Though we are no longer working to provide inventory sales services, we still do supply software development services. Compudigital started working with Sony and 2001 and sold their excess inventory through 2012. Through that process we were able to sell many million dollars worth of inventory successfully while getting some great deals for people who needed their equipment.

Today, Compudigital still sells excess inventory through different websites and direct. We have developed tools that notify us what the current market pricing is for specific items that keep us up to date on a daily basis. Our 50-50 program has been a huge success and away for major manufacturers to get out from underneath their inventory quickly and easily and still get a return as the inventory is sold. Please contact us if you have an interest in any of our excess inventory management programs.

We have an amazing history–Fighter jet battery chargers!

Compudigital was also involved in providing research and development services to interspace battery Company of Los Angeles. One of the issues that they had was providing a reasonable charging system for their batteries that are used in fighter jets. We discovered back in those days the batteries had a really interesting and unique charging process. As with all batteries today, they stay the same temperature as they are charging but when they reach the full charge level, most batteries increase in temperature. We discovered this and created a battery charger that uses the temperature of the battery as an indicator of charge. It really worked well and tended not to over charge the batteries. When the battery is overcharged and overheats, it damages the battery to the point of not being able to be used. Our battery charging system resolve this issue by making sure that we monitored the post temperature of the battery at all times. When the battery temperature started to rise, we knew that the charge had reached the limit. At that point, we would automatically turn down the charge level to a trickle charge.

History – The Otis Talking Elevator

Compudigital developed the first talking elevator system and installed it in San Francisco in the late 1980s. The product called the DT8100 “Digitalker” was created by Compudigital and used by Otis to let people know that the elevator was “Going Up”, “Going down”, “Please Exit” and other messages. Later, Country Coach in Oregon used the DT8100 to make their motorhomes also talk. The system monitored tank levels, speed, and other functions to let the driver know that status of systems within the Coach.

History – The 1st Table Seating Computer

Compudigital created the first Table Seating Computer in 1992 called the IntelliHost System. The Intelli-Host was first introduced through Hilton Hotels in San Francisco. In the first part of 1992,

History – Work in Genetics

The history of Compudigital is pretty amazing. Starting with our research and development efforts involving Genetics in the early 80s. Compudigital designed one of the first Genetic Fusion Systems called the Progenetor. Distributed by Hoefer Scientific Instruments in San Francisco, California, the Progenetor was an innovative and cutting edge product that allowed Researchers to perform Genetic Fusion on plant cells. For example, you could cross Watermelon and Tomato seeds to product a 3rd plant. This resultant plat had the characteristics of the two you started with. So by continuing to cross these plants, you could successfully cause plants to take on the characteristics of the plants you started with. This is how the seedless watermelon was created, using Tomato and Watermelon Genes. The Progenetor was the device of choice to make this happen!

Eventually, we were issued a patent from United States patent office for our part in this technology. US patent office patent number 4,882,281 was issued on November 21, 1989 and listed as a probe for electrofusion, electroporation, or like procedure. We also received an additional patent for this technology for a single probe for electric fusion as well.