Avensys was founded in 1995 under the name SCI Informatique, whose main mission was to develop and distribute 2-factor audio authentication smart cards.
In May 2002, the company completed the acquisition of two other companies, Omnitronix and Nortech GSI. These acquisitions enabled it to connect a number of environmental sensors to various channels of communication and varied network infrastructures. They also provided the products and resources necessary for the distribution and services of environmental measuring equipment and sensors throughout all of Canada.
In early 2003, the company changed its name to Avensys and completed the acquisition of two other companies, Scientech R&D and Bragg Photonics. The acquisition of Scientech R&D gave Avensys the added expertise of a dedicated and disciplined Research and Development team as well as a control platform for several of its sensors based on the BACnet standard, an emerging standard for the monitoring of the internal environment. Bragg Photonics was a world leader in the field of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology which made it possible for Avensys to develop a new generation of fiber optic sensors.
On April 5, 2006 Avensys acquired the majority of shares in ITF Technologies Inc. (ITF), a designer and manufacturer of advanced photonic solutions based on the patented "All-Fiber" technology. ITF brings Avensys products in addition to the products currently offered and provides access to potential new customers. ITF specializes in high-level solutions for specialized photonic applications such as underwater transmission and manufacturing systems. These additions to the Avensys product line bring additional technological competencies and also increase the company's production capacity in a significant way.
On March 28, 2008, Avensys Solutions, a division of Avensys Inc., completed the purchase of the operations of Willer Engineering Limited. The two entities operate under the name Avensys Solutions, combining their employees as well as their additional lines of products and solutions. This acquisition thus makes it possible for Avensys Solutions to expand and to diversify its offering of products and services which reaffirms its leading position in the Canadian market. We represent manufacturers of world-renowned instruments and have a service and integration team made up of engineers and certified technicians. We provide a personalized service throughout Canada including installation and repair, implementation, preventive maintenance and calibration services.
On October 2014, O-NET Communications acquired Avensys Inc. from 3SPGROUP with the mission of expanding the manufacturing and distribution of high reliability optical components and modules for the telecom market as well as high power devices and sub-assemblies for the industrial market.