Projects...

From start to finish, here are some customer cases.

Timed Webcam Capture x4

  • GOAL: Determine battery runtime of up to 4 products at once by taking timed snapshots for many weeks, for rendering into video files with a timestamp watermark.
  • TECHNOLOGIES: Linux udev rules, Video4Linux2, USB video, motion, ffmpeg, PHP5, Apache2, Twitter Bootstrap
  • USER INTERFACE: Web application
  • TIME TO DEPLOYMENT: 3 weeks

Linux Terminal Server

  • GOAL: Provide functional, performant desktop environment on $50 PCs, with centralized authentication, access to web apps and Windows apps through remote desktop (RDP).
  • TECHNOLOGIES: LTSP, Ubuntu,Linux KVM, RDP, PXE, dnsmasq
  • USER INTERFACE: Login screen and desktop environment of Ubuntu 10.04LTS
  • TIME TO DEPLOYMENT: 6 weeks

On-line PST backup tool

  • GOAL: Back up all local PSTs of users without having to close MS Outlook.
  • TECHNOLOGIES: Windows Shadow Volumes, rsync, batch scripting, psexec
  • USER INTERFACE: Transparent to user, process runs in the background daily.
  • TIME TO DEPLOYMENT: 5 weeks

Disk-to-disk replacement of tape

  • GOAL: Provide client with offsite backup for Windows 2008 x64 server that is faster, less expensive, and easier to use than tape. Convince client that tape is not worth the trouble, and that off-site backup for
  • TECHNOLOGIES: High-Rely disk replicator, Windows Server Backup
  • USER INTERFACE: High-Rely appliance with easy keyed hot swapping of drives. LCD and LED indicators let the client know what the status of the backup is.
  • TIME TO DEPLOYMENT: 2 weeks

Replace failed Windows server with NAS

  • GOAL: Recover data from failed server drives, implement filesharing, offsite backup with NAS, implement folder redirection for My Docs, etc for all users to prevent future data loss from failed PCs.
  • TECHNOLOGIES: QNAP NAS, Embedded Linux, rsync, Windows Shadow Volumes, Windows Folder Redirection.
  • USER INTERFACE: Link on desktop to storage device. All files and settings saved to NAS without user being aware. Client can retrieve data themselves using FTP, HTTP, or WebDAV folders.
  • TIME TO DEPLOYMENT: 2 weeks