On 20 June 1999 the Batronix website went online for the first time. In the beginning there were building instructions and downloads for self-developed microcontroller and EPROM programming devices as well as software. Furthermore there was a forum and know-how articles for electronic developers, which attracted many visitors.
The Batronix programming devices became more and more popular, because they were inexpensive and reliable and the control software was convincing. While the first circuit boards were still etched in a small electronics shop in Kiel with simple equipment, they were produced professionally from spring 2000 onwards. In particular, the elimination of more than 100 manually drilled holes per board was a great relief.
In March 2003, Batronix was at the forefront of technology with the release of the first programming device based on the USB interface. Only one company (Leap from Taiwan) had released its first USB based programmer a few months earlier. All other manufacturers still had devices based on the old parallel port at that time.
With the BX series, a new series of Batronix programming devices has been released that has been very well received by users. The sales figures doubled almost immediately, further catalogue dealers took the Batronix programmers into their product range.
The Batronix product range has now been extended to include measuring technology products from various manufacturers. In particular the oscilloscopes enjoyed a large customer demand.
With the release of the Batronix BX48 Batego programmer, we were able to release the world's fastest and most advanced programmer. It is the first product with an ASIC developed especially for Batronix, the BxPinDriver. In 2009, Batronix introduced the new Rigol brand measuring instruments as the first premium distributor in Germany. Thanks to the particularly good price/performance ratio and the popular entry-level models, Rigol was able to become the largest oscilloscope manufacturer in the world within a few years (in units)!
The first Batronix stand was set up at electronica 2010. The booth was still very compact, but enough to get some attention for the Batronix programmers and the Rigol measurement technology. Since then electronica and since 2013 embedded world have been an essential part of the Batronix annual planning.
After several years of offering measurement technology as a second mainstay alongside programming technology, soldering technology was added to the product range in 2012.
It slowly became crowded in the commercial and technology center. We were still able to rent some new rooms, but they were not really optimal. So we decided to build our own Batronix company building. After some searching we found a nice plot of land in Preetz near Kiel and the construction work started.
With the move into the newly built Batronix company building many things became better. The premises were ideally tailored to our needs and the work was much more fun. The warehouse was given much more space and became really effective for the first time.
After Batronix had been run as a sole proprietorship for 18 years, it was time for further professionalisation. On February 19, the registration of Batronix GmbH & Co. KG was entered in the commercial register.