nFocal Inc. is a design services company headquartered in Rochester, New York. nFocal concentrates on system development for highly-complex products with embedded processing units. We work with your development team to bring these products to market. Think industrial automation, imaging systems, controls, IoT and communications, real-time operating systems, embedded Linux. That is where our clients work, and that is what we do. Our projects do not fail – we deliver on time, on budget, and under control – and have been successfully completing projects for 17 years.
Our focus is embedded systems, and the devices, apps, and enterprise backends that they communicate with. Our workflows involve systems engineering, project management, software/hardware/FPGA development, and testing fixtures and infrastructure. We’ve worked in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, Internet of Things, imaging, medical devices, and public safety.
Our Mission & Vision
The mission of nFocal is to become the world’s preeminent design services company. We have the opportunity, and the obligation, to help shape the destiny of our clients’ projects, and thereby the destiny of their companies. With each client engagement, we must drive that project towards a successful outcome. Why do we do this? The answer is simple – we hate failure and everything failure leads to. Instead our focus is always to drive towards success. These pathways may be difficult, but it can be surprisingly easy to find a way when we keep in mind our baseline principles.
- Relentlessly interrogate reality
- Provide leadership
- Do what you say
- Focus on achievements
- Never give up
Following these principles will lead to the best possible service for our clients, personal success for our staff, and corporate success for nFocal due to a growing and satisfied client base.
Achieve your project milestones by partnering with a team that has reliably delivered from the same trenches. Talk with us to understand how to set up your project to achieve its targets.
Keep your project on budget by properly scoping the work and the dependencies. In the long run, proper scoping requires a shorter engagement and saves you time, money, and stress.
Managing and controlling your projects is an attainable goal. Effective project control
is possible. Partner with us and use our successful experience coordinating large global teams.
At all times, each employee must be an exemplary steward of the following tenets while supporting the nFocal mission. In addition, we agree to use IEEE Code of Ethics, as shown here, as the basis for our standard of conduct both individually and as an organization. (We would like to thank the IEEE for their gracious permission to link to their Code of Ethics).
Steve Kapp is the founder of nFocal and the Chief Innovation Officer. His experience ranges over thirty years of software and systems development. Much of that experience has been with IoT, imaging systems, and networking. Before founding nFocal, Mr. Kapp was the CTO for EMRT Consultants where he fulfilled a variety of roles, including project manager and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to EMRT, Mr. Kapp was a Practice Lead in the Multimedia and Imaging group at Questra Consulting and a Principal Engineer with Picker International (now Philips Medical Systems).
Mr. Kapp’s main focus is development of complex systems and bringing those systems to market. He has been a frequent speaker at various industry forums. Mr. Kapp holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University.