- GIRO is founded by Jean-Yves Blais and Jean-Marc Rousseau. Its HASTUS software for public transport scheduling stems from their research at the Université de Montréal. First HASTUS clients include Montréal's STM and Québec City's RTC.
- The GIRO/ACCES product is launched to manage demand-responsive (paratransit) services for people with disabilities. The TTC in Toronto adopts the software, followed in 1984 by the STM.
- GIRO wins its first postal-sector contract from Canada Post for PostCards – a software solution to optimize mail delivery that is a precursor to GeoRoute.
- GIRO offers its HASTUS software solutions in a Windows® environment, transitioning to a more configurable, generic approach.
- The company introduces daily operations modules in HASTUS.
- Deutsche Post becomes the first postal client to use GeoRoute to optimize daily parcel delivery.
- GIRO receives an excellence award from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) for the new Windows-based GIRO/ACCES implementation at the STM.
- Paul Hamelin is named GIRO’s President.
- GIRO begins a major expansion into the rail sector with HASTUS-Rail. Installations of the software are purchased by Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro Trains Melbourne, and the Belgian national railway, NMBS/SNCB.
- GIRO receives an Innovation Award from CUTA for its HASTUS-BidWeb technology which allows operators to make their work and vacation selections via the Web.
- GIRO introduces its first tablet application, YardAssistant, to manage vehicle location and assignment in depots, soon followed by CheckerAssistant to assist with ride or point checks.
- GIRO wins the Western Quebec and Ontario regional round of the Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards in the International Commerce category.
- Jean Aubin is named GIRO’s President.
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