Our Projects

These are a fraction of the projects we have completed. They encompass hardware to software and from industrial control to desktop management.



Technical Manager at Philips

Technical Manager Philips

In Charge of 6 developers, Testing Department and Production Floor. Designed most of the Hardware and the Software Basics.

Projects Engineers used these to implement Industrial Control Systems. They were also used for Scada Systems for Power Stations, Pumping Stations and Flood Warning Systems for Catchment Boards.

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Technical Manager at Philips

Technical Manager Philips

In Charge of 6 developers, Testing Department and Production Floor. Designed most of the Hardware and the Software Basics.

Projects Engineers used these to implement Industrial Control Systems. They were also used for Scada Systems for Power Stations, Pumping Stations and Flood Warning Systems for Catchment Boards.

Designed a supervisory system for SECWA (Queensland Railways) including acustom modem. This monitored their own "unreliable telemetry system".

After hours, wrote software to interface Medical instruments to CP/M Computer.

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Technical Manager at CFL

Technical Manager CFL

We started the company with two directors in our garages with a joint phone line. When we started to build a customer base, we then had two employees for quite some time.

Designed and Created Pharmacy Dispensing System (Software). This was sold for a fraction of the price as the systems in the market at that time.

Designed the Hardware and Software for Elsie, Bonus Bonds Winner Selector. We won the tender for this to replace a British designed system called Ernie. It utilised eight, single bit hardware custom random generators to ensure that no one could doubt the randomness.

That did not prevent a Mathematics Teacher from arguing that statistically he should won by that time. He obviously had no understanding of randomness and statistics.

Elsie was also the only project ever to have no back doors for security and for the integrity of the draws.

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Technical Manager at CFL

Technical Manager CFL

At this point, we had about six employees and we purchased a building to be our permanent Head quarters.

We created a DOS based Veterinary Management System called VETLINK and a Hairdressing and Salon Management System called HAIRLINK.

They were completely integrated products with features such as client records, patient records, history management, lab results, emails, sms, appointment diary, accounts, radiology, drug interactions and point of sale. We had the worlds first integration to email, sms (texting) and Medical Testing Laboratories. In fact the protocol used by New Zealand Testing labs was our design.

We also designed an in-house system called Business to track customers, prospects, sales, support tickets, incidents and bugs.

Elsie, the Bonus Bonds Winner Selector was redesigned to operate on the current hardware and to run faster. This involved completely redesigning the algorithm used in the firmware. The UI was also brought up to date.

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Technical Manager at CFL

Technical Manager CFL

We had about a dozen employees at this stage.

Created Windows version of the Veterinary Management System (VETLINK) and Hairdressing and Salon Management System (HAIRLINK).

We had numerous Web-services and Mobile Apps and Integrations to third parties. We were supplying fully integrated management systems that included features such as emails, sms, client records, animal records, general ledger, stock control, radiology, prescriptions, charts, history and report.

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Datran Scada System Graphics

Datran Graphics

Graphics System designed on 320X200 with 16 colours. Used to draw mimics for pumping stations, batching system etc.

The system was sold world-wide as point-to-point telemetry and for SCADA.

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PSC IDE for Fisher & Paykel

An IDE, designed and written in Modula-2. IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment.

The brief from Derek Ward was to use the most efficient language possible. After looking at the assembly output of the languages around at that time, Modula-2 was selected. Modula-2 was a superior language and successor to Pascal, but did not become as popular. They were both invented by Niklaus Wirth.

The IDE could be used to create, edit and debug the code for the Programmable State Controller. This could be done either in Ladder Logic or a State Diagram. Both views were coded to use character graphics. The IDE would automatically convert between the two.

The PSC (Programmable State Controller) was Fisher & Paykel's souped up version of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).

The system was used extensively within F&P's factories.

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