Welcome to Softstuf.com

Softstuf, founded in 1991, is a Philadelphia based corporation that specializes in the design of advanced analysis systems for measuring performance of large electrical power systems during fault and disturbance conditions. Softstuf is the home of the Wavewin software and the Sniffer data acquisition tools.



Purpose:   Electric power utilities spend amazing amounts of manpower and financial resources on protection and maintenance. Our aim is to provide enhancements in these areas that are extra ordinary by reporting failures upon occurrence or, better yet, by catching potential failures before they occur. Such reporting helps utilities increase system reliability, reduce engineering time, reduce maintenance cost, restore services faster, and extend the service-life of their critical assets.

Reason:   There are too many types and vintages of devices needed to protect and maintain electrical power systems. Such devices include, but are not limited to, numerical and electromechanical relays, digital fault and sequence of events recorders, transformer and breaker monitors, etc. To that extent, there is a need for a universal computing system that can interface with all of these various types of devices (non-intrusively) and consolidate their data into informative event reports and load summaries.

History:   Softstuf was founded in 1991 by Amir Makki and Maria Rothweiler. They started in a small office in Philadelphia with two computers and a fax machine. Their main trademark is the Wavewin software. Today, Wavewin is the premier software for collection and analysis of protection data. Wavewin is widely used throughout North America and has a growing international base especially in Europe. In addition, their COMTRADE viewer, a subset of the Wavewin software, is now being distributed globally by a number of major manufacturers including, but not limited to, ABB, AREVA, Bitronics and S&C. Over two hundred thousand hours have been expended developing Wavewin and there are no foreseeable limits to its potential growth.

Officers:   The officers are Amir Makki and Maria Rothweiler Makki. Amir holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tennessee Tech University (1981-1986) and pursued a PhD degree in software engineering at Temple University (1986-1991). Maria holds a BA degree in computer science from Temple University (1986-1991) and pursued an associate degree in mathematics at Bucks County Community College (1984-1986). Amir and Maria's professional contributions so far include over 50 publications, patents and trademarks.

Special thanks to all of the contributors who have been a factor in the development and testing of the Wavewin software.


Softstuf, Inc.  P.O Box 40245  Philadelphia, PA 19106-0245    Wavewin is a registered Trademark of Softstuf Inc. 

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Wavewin 2016 User
Group Meeting

(September  2016)
Thank you to everyone who attended
the 2014 Wavewin User Group Meeting.

The 2016 User Group Meeting
will be held in Philadelphia
at the end of September.

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to everyone who renewed
their annual Wavewin
maintenance license for 2016.

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