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Temporary Solution for a Lifetime

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Transaction processing, interpretation, translation, cleansing and disambiguation middle ware.

There are many situations where data translation/interpretation need to be made on-the-fly to integrate disparate corporate systems. Some transactions are clean and others can be ambiguous and complex that require sophisticated adaptive and self structuring tools to perform high quality translation and interpretation where otherwise expensive human labour would be required.

One such example involved the communication and data translation/interpretation for a multinational with 4 corporate entities. After 6 months of works between our clients and their partners – in their attempts to inter-operate – we were invited to take over the transaction translation operation. Within two weeks the entities were able to transact cleanly in their own custom dialects and protocols. Aeye middleware did the translation work on the fly. The benefit was to enable automated transactions to begin flowing as soon as possible within the speed of the various partners to agree to the connects and provide authorisation and protocol information. Our clients were very happy, although it could have been viewed as a temporary solution (by the client) to bridge the gap between the various partners giving them valuable time to solve their technical hurdles. Our clients found it simpler, safer and more cost effective to continue to use our adaptive, responsive services as a buffer between them and the other parties they wish to connect to, freeing them to focus on their core value generation.

Engineering the Unseen

We were hired by a multi-national transportation company with 3 months to deliver on a project as a result of their project R&D team leaving the company and two previous consulting companies having attempted a solution.

The task was a safety-critical control system for a world-first technique. The time frame included the commissioning in an off-shore location.

Our job consisted of developing a bespoke control system (including operating system) and control software to fuse data from a set of unreliable sensors to result in reliable, safety critical control of key heavy machinery. The physical equipment to be used was under final stages of manufacture, thus there was little leeway for improvement.

We produced the solution on time for a system we had never physically seen and for a design we argued required significant changes to improve the quality and simplify the task. However, without the requested modifications, we still delivered a successful solution and commissioned it on-site in sub zero temperatures within the target week. The management on all sides were impressed. The project was a success and further solutions were provided downstream to other projects. It was a world first in-the-bag for our client, on-time.

What special did we do?

We modelled the physics of the system to an appropriate level of accuracy
which enabled us to test our solution before arriving on site.
It required only minor tuning to adapt it to the target machinery and was able to further adapt to the physical system once it was in-place. The software was able to handle the statistically noisy sensor data in a stable manner.