The Team

The Deviceworx Team

Deviceworx Engineering Inc. is comprised of a team of elite device development professionals with over 150 years of collective professional experience in building devices. Each team member brings a unique skill set to the group, allowing us to offer a wide range of design capability. To complement our team members and increase the services that we provide, we maintain relationships with many outside technology experts for industrial design, wireless design, Linux OS development and Android development. Our head office is based in Vancouver, BC, with a satellite office in Surabaya, Indonesia. Contact Deviceworx for more information on how we can help.

Mark Janke - CEO (P. Eng., B. Sc. Electrical Engineering)

Mark Janke

Mark began his career working in the oil industry after getting a diploma in Instrumentation from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.), obtaining trade certification and then graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mark continued to work in the field of industrial automation for over a decade until the year 2000 as a consultant and full time engineer with Universal Dynamics

During the late 90's Mark managed a development team with a budget of over 1,000,000 building a cutting edge model-based control solution called Brainwave. Brainwave helped lime kiln operators, brewers and others save millions of dollars in energy costs. In 2000, Mark joined the team at Intrinsyc Software managing the Field Application Engineering (FAE) team.

The Intrinsyc FAE team helped top tier tech companies such as Motorola and Intel develop cutting edge mobile phone technologies. In 2005 Mark formed Deviceworx - a consulting firm that focused primarily on development of FDA certified biomedical devices including remote cardiac monitors. After completing a CardioNet biomedical project in 2007, Mark began working with a GPS assistance provider and handset developers to integrate assistance solutions within handsets for reduction of position fix times from over 1 minute to a few seconds.

In 2009, Mark began working with mobile marketing technology developer iSIGN Media. Mark managed technology development at iSIGN until the end of 2012 and produced both hardware and software solutions supporting mobile device discovery and messaging via their built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. All solutions leveraged a cloud-based back end for device configuration and monitoring.

Mark is the Deviceworx founder and manages the technical team and business development. Duties include managing hardware, device and server software development, supporting sales and customers.

Inderjit Bains - CTO (B. A.Sc. Electrical Engineering)

After graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1989, Inderjit was involved in independent contract and development work before joining MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) in 1992. At MDA, Inderjit first worked as a software engineer (detailed design, coding, testing) on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and ground station projects before taking on a more senior role as a Systems Engineer in which he wrote systems documents, ran acceptance tests, and performed on-site installation and testing of custom multi-million dollar systems for customers such as the European Space Agency and Raytheon.

Inderjit joined Intrinsyc in 1999 as a hardware/project engineer. In addition to working on customer-specific projects, Inderjit designed several of Intrinsyc's best-selling hardware reference designs, including embedded reference designs CerfBoard SA-1110, CerfPod SA-1110, CerfBoard 255, and Intel Carbonado, one the world's first smartphones. Inderjit left Intrinsyc in 2007 to start NPI Systems, a provider of hardware reference designs and custom hardware solutions based on the TI Davinci and OMAP series of SOCs.

All hardware development at Deviceworx is managed by Inderjit.

Inderjit Bains

Chris Losari - Wireless Development Lead
(B. A.Sc. Electrical Engineering)

Chris Losari

Chris graduated from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia (BC) with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. Chris went to work for Research In Motion (RIM) in Waterloo, Ontario building automated test utilities for mobile phone base-band certifications. Chris continued to grow his mobile phone technical experience when he transitioned from RIM to Polycom Canada, based in Vancouver BC. At Polycom, Chris worked on IP phone software and tools. After graduating, Chris came to work for iSIGN in it's fledgling years.

Chris developed the very first version of iSIGN's Interactive Marketing Solution or IMS for mobile phone discovery and messaging using Bluetooth. In addition, Chris co-authored the iSIGN patent that covers iSIGN's unique use of Bluetooth. Chris has over 7 years experience in development of marketing solutions that leverage the Bluetooth Object Push Profile (OPP) and Object Exchange (OBEX) protocol. His experience places him in the top echelon of developers within this field - worldwide.

Chris oversees all device resident software development at Deviceworx.

Benj Fayle - Server Development Lead
(Systems Design Engineering)

Benj has over 25 years of Software Development experience engineering enterprise business applications in Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States. Benj is an expert in Java EE technologies and web application development with extensive experience in setting up and maintaining IT infrastructures including those using virtualization, re-use of Java open-source projects and understanding and upgrading legacy technologies.

At Deviceworx, Benj manages all server or back end development supporting remote device configuration and statistical monitoring.

Benj Fayle

James Janke - Hardware Developer
(Electronics Engineering Technologist)

James Janke

After graduating from the Electronics Engineering Technology program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.), James went to work for Sherrex Systems Limited. He worked at Sherrex for 23 years as it went through acquisitions by Milltronics Ltd. and Titan Logix Corp.

James was responsible for every aspect of product development. Job functions include assembly, production testing, Hardware development with non-CAD and CAD packages including PADS. James also developed software for smaller MCU chips in the 8 to 16 bit range. Processor development experience includes Microchip, 8051 derivatives, and Atmel AVR series.

James is responsible for development of low-cost System-On-Chip (SOC) style hardware solutions at Deviceworx.