Company History

A Strong Foundation Leads to a Bright Future

Pixus Technologies is built upon a foundation of a modular line of embedded system and enclosure products incorporating virtually limitless configurations of Rittal brand components.   With superior cooling, advanced backplane design, and strong signal integrity, Pixus leverages a wide range of highly successful OpenVPX, MicroTCA, and AdvancedTCA based solutions chosen by leading companies worldwide. With a highly experienced team of industry experts, Pixus is taking these solutions to the next generation and is actively involved in the continuous development of leading solutions that surpass all data transfer and cooling challenges.

The Pixus instrument cases and embedded solutions serve the energy, communications, military, aerospace, medical, industrial, transportation, and test & measurement industries. 


1996Pixstream is founded
1999 – Pixstream spins off Kaparel
2001 – Kaparel acquires Jardon Engineering
2002 – Rittal Corp acquires Kaparel
2010 – Rittal closes N. American operation, Pixus founded by core employees
2010 – Pixus becomes exclusive supplier of Rittal products in N. America
2012 – Pixus offers customized chassis platform and backplane solutions, expands Mil/Aero offering
2015 – Pixus expands from Level 3 to Level 4 integration

Tech-centric Location

Pixus Technologies is located in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. Waterloo is the Heart of Canada's Technology Corridor:

  • 10% of TSE IPOs are based in Waterloo
  • Waterloo was named 'Most Intelligent Community in the World' in 2007
  • Close proximity to 60% of the North American Market

Waterloo has an ecosystem of more than 600 technology companies. Partnerships with local universities, research and development government programs and Communitech have been the key to the success of technology in Waterloo Region. Pixus products are manufactured in North America, Europe, and Asia; depending on product, volume, and application requirement.