Company begins business under the name Multitrol. Initial product is a non-proprietary front-end software platform for major vendor building automation systems, operating on a Digital Equipment mini-computer.
JUNE
1978
JUNE
1980
large-scale installations at ESSO Plaza and University of Windsor.
Introduction of the first ever networked, stand-alone Direct-Digital Controls (DDC) controller, capable of communicating with other similar controllers

  • Initial 10 Micromux units are installed at the Durham
    Schoolboard
SEPTEMBER
1981
APRIL
1986
Multitrol becomes Dimax Controls, coinciding with the transition of the Multitrol technology to Bell South in largest BAS contract of the largest Wide-Area Network (WAN) of the time.
Dimax introduces the MLC line of BAS products.

  • Dimax patents the Universal Input Output design in
    Canada, the USA and 6 European countries
SEPTEMBER
1988
JUNE
1990
Introduction of the MLC-g286 graphics workstation as an upgrade to the existing graphics offering, with the ability to tie in remotely to buildings via peer-to-peer (P2P) modem
Dimax introduces the MLC-32, GI-56, and GI-20 controller products to enhance its DDC product line.
APRIL
1994
OCTOBER
1996
Dimax is awarded a contract to integrate Dimax Controllers in remote telco buildings with a universal graphics front-end workstation operating over service bandwidth on the telephone companys internal network.
Dimax introduces Visual Control ++, a graphic workstation operating with remote buildings over the Internet.
NOVEMBER
1997
MAY
1998
Deploy Visual Control ++ central workstations to work over the Internet with Dimax controllers installed in 22 data centers in Canada, the US, the UK and the Far East.
Develop a pilot level M2M system to operate over the Internet using a variety of standard protocols for capturing data from smart devices on a continuous basis without human intervention.
SEPTEMBER
2003
JUNE
2006
Introduce the iDimax M2M suite of applications as a SaaS offering available over the Internet.
Initiate Performance Monitoring as a full service offering for improving HVAC & Utility performance of buildings connected to the iDimax service
NOVEMBER
2008
SEPTEMBER
2010
Dimax divests the Building Controls business in favor of pursuing Performance Monitoring business full-time, changing from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to converting data from the Internet of Things (IoT) in to actionable information & measures
Backend database growing in excess of 1 Billion records a year
JUNE
2013
NOVEMBER
2013
Dimax and MCW CES partner to exploit the Dimax Building Performance business through MCW Dimax.
Reporting Server is launched that tracks utility improvement, operational status and existing issues & measures
OCTOBER
2014
MARCH
2015
Dimax implements virtualized gateways at select sites
Dimax introduces a flexible and customizable Dashboard service capable of displaying relevant data from various sources
JUNE
2015
JANUARY
2016
Database records per year exceeds 2 Billion per year which resulting in an upgrade to the Apache Cassandra database management system capable of handling 20x the throughput
Dimax introduces new Raspberry Pi gateways
May
2016