i2a is a French company specialized in microbiological diagnosis since it was founded in 1988. As an historical partner, Westline assisted i2a for several of their laboratory instruments:
- Design and manufacturing of custom electronic boards.
- Custom embedded software development: motor control, PID regulators, sensors etc.
- Low-level PC software libraries and tools.
The SIRscan is an expert system performing incubation, reading and automatic interpretation of AST in discs diffusion. From its inception in 1994 Westline was essential to every incarnation of this system by designing the motor control boards, the communication infrastructure, the camera lightning and the thermal regulation of the incubator.
- 2020: SIRscan ORION
- 2020: SIRscan LYNX
- 2016: SIRscan micro
- 2003: SIRscan 2000 Automatic
- 1999: SIRscan 2000
- 1994: SIRscan
The PreLUD machines are plate streaking and AST preparation automated systems for microbiology labs. Westline designed the distributed hardware and software infrastructure for controlling the large number of motors (more than 30) required by this machines.