All Simon Fraser University (SFU) Engineering Science students conclude their degrees with a Capstone Project. This practical, engaging and often highly entrepreneurial development project provides students with a forum to tackle engineering problems of their own choosing in a dynamic and innovative way.

Six students developing gamma-prototypes were invited to tour Dorigo Systems to learn more about what's involved in the process of prototyping electronics. Instead of learning through lectures, they had the opportunity to see how Dorigo's customers contract their prototype development. During the tour, they discovered that Mark Pillon, founder and President, started Dorigo Systems from his parent’s home in 1988 armed with an Engineering Science degree from Simon Fraser University. He built Dorigo Systems on the values his parents instilled in him – perseverance, teamwork, adaptability and – above all – hard work.

Dorigo has grown significantly since those early days and now occupies over 45,000 sq. feet of manufacturing space and employs nearly 100 people. The SFU students were able to view Dorigo's team - in action - as an inspiration to fuelling ideas for their current capstone projects.

Recent SFU Capstone projects have included voice-operated bicycle lights, an ATV automatic protection system, a motion-sensing cat toy and a musical rehabilitation assistance device. The only limits to these students' projects are their imagination and application. We were delighted to host them at our headquarters in Burnaby. 

Learn more about SFU's Capstone progam.

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Paul Vasvary and Ken Pauls represented Dorigo Systems at this year’s annual Electronic Charity Open on Sept. 7th. It was great to connect with clients and the tech community throughout the event while raising money for the MS Society of Canada.

Teams of four took part in an 18-hole competition at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley, BC. Pictured below are Paul with Shain Bhulji of Enigma Interconnect and Ken with his golf team. 

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From companies specializing in wireless communication devices and RF transmission systems to security and marine electronic products, our clients come to Dorigo Systems because we have the expertise to deliver the quality, workmanship and customer service they demand. 

By maintaining close and productive working relationships with our customers, we have successfully assisted them in: 

- Providing accurate and timely quotes 
- Fast prototyping 
- Collaborating up front in Design for Manufacturability (DFM) 
- Streamlining production 
- Finding new ways of meeting challenging production deadlines.

We are proud to be a partner in the production process and thank our dedicated customers for choosing Dorigo Systems as their EMS provider. 

"It's not often you can find a manufacturing partner that delivers both a high level of control and quality in their services," says Ron Iacobelli, P.Eng and COO at Streamline Transportation Technologies Inc. "We always trust Dorigo Systems to build what we've designed and specified. It's an ongoing relationship that makes us agile in delivering our fleet automation controller to market quickly and effectively."

Richard LaLau, President, Quadrant Electronics Inc, states, "Dorigo interprets and rapidly prototypes our designs to the highest level of quality - by closely coupling design and manufacturing we can quickly resolve product quality and production efficiency problems."

We're here to assist you with your next project. To get started, obtain a copy of our Helpful Guidelines for Quote and Build here or call Business Development at 604-294-4600. 



We're participating in the Electronic Charity Open 2017 on Sept. 7, 2017 in Langley, BC which raises funds for the MS Society of Canada. Last year, over 100 golfers were in attendance and over $7,000 raised for Multiple Sclerosis research.

If you're part of the Vancouver electronics community - we hope to see you golfing at the event! Dorigo Systems is proud to be sponsoring the golf carts.

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Disrupting Fleet Management with Made-in-Canada IoT Innovation

Burnaby, BC, Canada – July 12, 2017 – Knowing where fleet vehicles and drivers are at all times identifies potential problems sooner and mitigates risks before they become larger issues that can impact driver safety or increase operating costs. This vision is what has propelled the design of NaviLink, an IoT transportation controller which is disrupting today’s fleet management. Manufactured by Dorigo Systems, this controller is a critical component of the Navistream onboard intelligence solution offered by Streamline Transportation Technologies Inc (STTI).

Burnaby-based Dorigo Systems was chosen as the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider to create the first Navilink prototype. “Dorigo was willing to invest time and manufacturing support to help bring NaviLink to market early in our design stage,” says Ron Iacobelli, P.Eng and COO at STTI. “Together, we designed and manufactured a controller that is used in our vehicle control system.”

“We were able to provide Design for Manufacturability suggestions after the prototypes so the NaviLink controller could be seamlessly launched into production,” states Paul Vasvary, Business Development Manager, Dorigo Systems. “Our mission is to manufacture the highest quality electronics using our fast turnaround and dedicated service capabilities to cost-effectively take our customer’s product from prototype to full production.” 

The NaviLink design team wanted to deliver a Canadian product sourced through local manufacturing channels. In their opinion, the ability to oversee production locally, and to evolve prototype builds quickly, was critical to successfully bringing NaviLink to market. 

“The nature of our product is to be safety critical,” says Iacobelli, “so we needed to work with a local EMS supplier where we could oversee product builds and ensure our controller was designed the way it was specified.” STTI works with Dorigo Systems, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading EMS providers, due to the company’s high quality standards, its solid reputation and for being well connected with components suppliers.

“We don’t just assemble circuit boards – we become partners in the production process,” says Ken Pauls, Business Operations Manager, Dorigo Systems, “Our team handles everything from procuring components, handling metalwork and final assembly to testing, labeling and shipping of the end product to customers. In STTI’s case, they have benefitted from our highly leveraged purchasing power to reduce component costs.”

STTI provides complete connectivity for Fleet Management by providing the data and visibility to manage not only performance, location, compliance and fuel economy but also insight into the safety and reliability of fleet drivers with Navistream. Their comprehensive transportation logistics solution is securely delivered by the Canadian designed and manufactured NaviLink controller. 

“It’s not often that you can find a manufacturing partner that delivers both a high level of control and quality in their services,” says Iacobelli, “We always trust Dorigo Systems to build what we’ve designed and specified. It’s an ongoing relationship that makes us agile in delivering our NaviLink controller to market quickly and effectively.”

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