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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

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Intranet Production Tracking / Reporting

STS performed all re-engineering tasks to convert this international manufacturer's in-house software from its form as a series of separate Visual Basic / Access applications, into an integrated web application.

We completely redesigned the database, using modern CASE tools (ERwin) and SQL Server 2000 and Internet Information Sever 5 for Windows 2000.  Formerly, this client needed to install numerous separate software applications with poorly or non-integrated databases, on a large number of workstations.  The lack of data integration resulted in similar or same data being entered many times, each in its separate application.  

Centralized role-based security was implemented across all applications, to control user access to only those applications or application functions for which the user is authorized.  The newly engineered database and applications reduced significantly the amount of duplicate data entry and potential for data errors. By architecting this as a web application, users at multiple locations now need only their standard internet browser and a URL to access the applications, eliminating update installation support.

STS used Visual Interdev, VBScript, JavaScript, XML, cascading style sheets, HTML and DHTML for Internet Explorer 5, to create the code that implements application functionality, including data entry, search and view, and print functionality for reports.

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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

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Production Scheduling

STS is the primary designer and developer for an internet venture that will provide extensive services to the automotive repair and insurance industries.  In addition to general technical oversight and architectural guidance, STS is designing and building a new and proprietary production scheduling system.

Taking into consideration personnel and equipment capabilities and availability, an automobile repair plan has every step scheduled, with the appropriate resources assigned.  In a busy shop, this will make the difference between on-time delivery (and customer satisfaction), or a chaotic, emergency-filled production environment. 

The system can provide instant feedback for repair managers as to vehicle status, backlogs, and can aid  managers to optimally schedule vehicles for maximum profitability and throughput. This will also fit into a broader workflow system of the larger insurance process, which STS is also helping to design.

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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

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STS was a key systems architect and software designer and developer for InnTechnology, Inc. STS designed and, in many cases, built and tested software to interface with property management system, assign hotel guests unique phone numbers for voice and fax calls, correctly route and bill calls, and provide reports. This included specification of interfaces, coding practices, language and development system selection, and so on.

The product is currently installed at several hotels in downtown Los Angeles, and has been selected by Hilton Corporate as their new in-room fax service. Installations are ongoing throughout late 1998 and into 1999.  Recently the product was selected by the new Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, with over 3,000 rooms to be serviced by the product.

The product runs on Windows NT, and used Visual Basic and Visual C++, along with an ODBC-based database for the majority of the software development.

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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

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STS redeveloped a unique film subtitling system for Golden Era Productions. Golden Era produces, among other things, public information and training films for the Church Of Scientology.   Because of the international scope of the Church, Golden Era's films have to be translated into numerous languages.  Holding extremely high audio-visual standards, these films are distributed on 16mm film, and delivered on customized, state-of-the-art 16mm film projectors.  Each film had to be subtitled in the traditional fashion into many languages, and distributed world wide.

Wishing to reduce this production time, Golden Era developed a unique electronic subtitling system, in which an LED screen is mounted below the film screen.   Translated text is sent to this screen, synchronized to the film's playback, in whatever language is needed, from an electronic source.  Thus a single copy of the film could be produced, with electronic forms of subtitling being distributed with the film as needed.

This system worked well, but after a couple years needed revision to improve the quality for films with more dialog. STS performed this revision, using object-oriented design principles and Borland C++, as well as reviewing code used in the embedded controller for the display itself.  This involved specialized timing constraints for synchronization, serial I/O, and special compression techniques.  The system is now in production and use across the world.

Your can read the client's testimonial on our work.

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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

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PE01799A.gif (1627 bytes) International Corporate Communications

STS performed system architecture and design, as well as object-oriented design and core technology development and, for an international organization's telecommunications systems.  This included all aspects of messaging, delivery, tracking and accountability of electronic messages.  The system included a prototype of a complete package identification and tracking system as well.

Using modern operating systems and development techniques and environments, this system has been deployed world wide to between 150 and 250 locations, and was designed with many advanced features providing a custom fit to for organization's communications and security needs.

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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

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PE03327A.gif (2805 bytes) Document Workflow And Knowledge Capture

STS performed system architecture and design, and developed core object-oriented technologies for an extensive document handling and knowledge capture system.  This included the ability the introduce thousands of scanned pages per day into the system, as well as electronic documents.  The workflow provided for entry of documents, indexing to capture knowledge, and an extensive research capability for coordinating data and finding information within the system.

This system is currently in use, collecting documents from hundreds of sources and providing valuable information to the knowledge workers in that organization.   The system used modern operating systems, databases and programming languages and techniques in its realization.

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Intranet Production Tracking And Reporting

Advanced Production Scheduling

In-Room Hotel Faxing

Electronic Film Subtitling

International Corporate Communications

Document Workflow & Knowledge Capture

Project Coordination & Management

Contact STS

Input Control Design, Project Coordination And Management

STS performed needs analysis, resource procurement and project management for S.G. Hauser Associates, Inc., industrial design consultants well known for their designs of medical equipment.  Their client wanted several different types of input controller prototyped and demonstrated.  This involved a simulation of the actual medical device, and several specialized controllers that had never been built before. 

STS wrote up all delivery plans and project management documents, and acquired the personnel for this production, running the project and its personnel and assuring complete and exact performance of all parts of the project.

The demonstration had to show the actual working controller in the simulated environment, including a stacked double knob, sliding buttons that responded to slide position and to pressure, and several others.  STS handled the development, determining exact specifications for the devices, and getting these fabricated, both mechanically and electronically as needed.  The demonstration of all devices was done, and their client was satisfied, providing S.G. Hauser the contract for full development.

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