Hardware Integration

Custom integrated software with input devices

Integrating an input device, such as a weighbridge indicator, PDA, or bar code reader, with your back office administration system will save time, improve accuracy, and provide you with more comprehensive information.

Activities could include stock taking, auditing or surveying. A wide range of hardware can be integrated such as data collection tools (bar code reader, PDA, OCR, scanner, etc), together with measuring, counting or weighing equipment.

Follow the links for more information about integrating with CNC machinery or weighbridge integration. In addition, the following links show case studies for integrating a database with a PDA and a bluetooth printer and automatically sending sms text messages.

We can integrate these, as well as other hardware, into your existing Microsoft Access, SQL Server or other database software.


Project Examples...

Integrate Weighbridge Hardware with Billing database

We integrated weighbridges across multiple sites with a central billing and stock monitoring system for this grain storage and warehousing company. The analysis and treatment of commodities is also managed within the system, for consistency and accuracy throughout.

Project example for Hardware Integration Weighbridge + Billing


PDA Hardware Integration with Access database

A business which supplies retail outlets with farm produce was finding it difficult to keep pace with increasing demand for their products as well as the greater flexibility required by their clients. Moving from a manual rounds system to a computerised one, using a ruggadized PDA integrating with an order processing system, has significantly reduced the administrative work load, and made it far easier to handle ad hoc changes to deliveries.

Project example for Integrate PDA with Access + Invoicing


Invoicing with Sage integration, Job Management with SMS messaging application

inRode is a custom built Job Management System, handling the allocation of deliveries to drivers. It incorporates a bespoke invoicing system to help them manage industry specific billing requirements, with electronic transfer of information for integration with Sage. The most recent addition was an integrated CMS application for automatically sending text messages to drivers with delivery information.

Project example for Auto Text Messaging and Job Management


CNC Auto Job Sequencing

A specialist engineering company was finding it difficult to update software developed in-house. They had a job sequence program to manage their CNC machinery, but altering this to control new machines with different characteristics was problematic.

Project example for CNC Auto Job Sequencing


Real-time Excel integration with Weighbridge

A potato storage business required real-time Excel integration with a Leon Engineering weighbridge. We developed a Real Time Interface (RTI) system to integrate with the legacy serial communications interface.

Project example for Real-time Hardware Integrating with Excel


Weighbridge Integration, Invoice Generation and Grain Storage

With an expanding business, our client needed to reduce the time his staff were spending entering weight information manually. With information now automatically transferred from his Avery weighbridge indicator to his core database, considerable time has been saved.

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Above are some live action pictures of our grain storage database in use. Note the lack of clean desktop environment!

Project example for Hardware Integration for Grain Storage