The internet of things…

I'm quite interested in the 'Internet of Things' especially where this will personally save me money on my utilities and other things. The current issue, as I see it, is that there are many manufactures producing clever bits of kit but none of this kit talks to each other. For example we have clever heating systems that will control individual room temperatures, at present these have to be manually set as the heating system doesn't know if you are home or not. A burglar alarm knows when you are home (by the fact it is disabled), why not get the alarm to talk to the heating system to say when the heating is required. Over time a pattern will emerge and the system would 'learn' when you get home and make sure the house is pre-warmed.

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What is getWaiter!

getWaiter! is a project we have been working on for the last few months for a company called GeniusIn based in Olney, Buckinghamshire in the UK. The concept behind it is to use technology to improve your bar, restaurant or hotel experience, an idea conceived by pair of entrepreneurs around ten years ago that has been waiting for the right time.

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Central heating timer inspection system

Central heating timer inspection


Notable features... vcl-inv-sfrontThis is another system I was very pleased with. It ran fast very efficiently and fulfilled the customers requirements. All of the software was written in visual 'C' and used multi-threading for various sub sections of the application notably the PLC, image processing and user interface.   The company was Invensys.

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Fuse inspection system

Notable features...

vcl-fuse-main-1024x715This is another system I was very pleased with. It ran fast very efficiently (not without it's teething problems!), the customer was so pleased with it he ordered several more. All of the software was written in visual 'C' and used multi-threading for various sub sections of the application notably the PLC, image processing and user interface.   The company was Pico electronics.

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