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The Uniforce Saga

Published: July 19, 2010

Chapter 1 A Dark and Stormy Night

People always ask me how I started Uniforce. Well we need to jump into the time machine way back to July of 1986 I just became unemployed and was feeling very low. I had no job and no prospects. So one dark and stormy night (I have always wanted to start a story like this) I was having a Jack Daniels, actually I believe consumption, at that point it was almost a full bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey when something magical happened. My Welsh Pembroke Corgi, Auggie the dog, spoke to me. He advised me that I should stop feeling sorry for myself, get out of my jammies and off the couch and start a company. This company should be in image processing business. I nearly fell off my chair, wow a talking dog!

After I got my composure back I then had a couple more Jack Daniels. Things became much clearer, maybe my dog had something. So the very next day I started making some phone calls. I found three benefactors that were willing for me to be their reps hence the beginning of Uniforce Sales and Engineering.

You could say I was the “Uni” in the Uniforce. Prior to becoming unemployed I had put money in the bank for a rainy day. I knew that the company would not be solvent for a period of three years. Well, to make a long story short, our first year in business we made $19.00. Twenty four years later we are a multi-million dollar company with multiple offices in multiple states.

We are recognized as one of the pioneers of image processing. Our products and services are shipped worldwide. Our cameras have been to the bottom of the ocean, taking images of the Titanic, and literally out of this world. They are on the space station, mars rovers and in deep space. We will go where no man has gone before such is the voyage of the starship Uniforce. I love that line.

Image processing projects can be as simple as counting how many sausages are in a TV dinner to as complicated as robotic surgery on tumors within the brain. We supply cameras, frame grabbers, lighting, lenses and image processing products and expertise to over 400 companies worldwide.

Uniforce sales and engineering gets involved in projects in many different areas from Archaeology to Zoology (i.e. A to Z).

It has always been Uniforce’s policy place the customer first. We try to walk in your shoes before walking in ours. That is why we are successful.

We are constantly striving to keep up with today’s technology. This allows us to give the customer, state-of-the-art solutions at affordable costs. Due to the recession that now plagues our country many companies do not have the resources to carry out image processing projects. The cost of someone specializing in image processing is well over $150,000 per year, not to mention all the risk of potentially fatal project. We can help solve those issues cost effectively.

– Ben

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