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Restaurant Apps with The Table Tap

Cyber Sprocket Labs started a fun and exciting relationship that is the perfect cross section of two of our favorite things, programming and beer.    While we’ve worked on many exciting projects over the years, this is definitely in the top two.  None of our esteemed programmers ever thought they’d be working on an application that facilitates the delivery of beer directly to the consumer.  Yet, that is exactly what they are doing.

The Table Tap provides a unique and innovate new service to bars and restaurants anywhere in the world.   This service puts full service beer taps within the consumer’s reach, literally.    A computer controlled interface with up to 4 beer taps is installed directly in the table.    A quick swipe of an RFID card activates the taps and allows the customer to pour their own beer, as much or as little as they’d like.

Cyber Sprocket has been instrumental in the helping Jeff Libby bring his concept to the next level.  By providing technical support both during and after the installation he has been able to speed up his deployment cycle, increasing revenue.   We have also provided extensive programming services to update the business manager, hostess, and system administrator interfaces.    During our first few months working on the project we’ve also been tasked with several new additions to the software, the newest of which is enabling direct table-to-table chat using the system’s built in color LCD displays.

Like we said, a very fun and exciting project that has taken our technology services to places we never expected.   Thanks Jeff, we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship as your one-of-a-kind solution takes off!

Technical Overview

Services Provided

  • Web Application Programming
  • Database Design
  • Database Maintenance
  • Network Support
  • Device Interface Programming
  • System Configuration and Installation
  • Technical Support
  • Customer Support

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Logistics & Inventory Management with Alutiiq

Alutiiq recently award Cyber Sprocket a 1-year teaming agreement, making this our 4th year of working with Alutiiq on developing, supporting, & maintaining their military logistics & inventory management application.  We are very excited to be working with Alutiiq for another year.  The upcoming year will bring some exciting new possibilities for follow on projects that augment the system already in place.  We’re looking forward to being part of the design & development team and supporting our clients and our country both at home and abroad.

Technical Overview

Services Provided

  • Web Application Programming
  • Database Design
  • Database Maintenance
  • System Architecture
  • Network Support

Platform Details

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Device Interfaces with Simma Software

Simma Software needed solutions QUICK and Cyber Sprocket rose to the occasion.   In one of our fastest turnarounds from new-client to completed solution, Cyber Sprocket was able to work with an expert in the field of CAN and J1939 software.  If you are unfamiliar with those terms from a technical standpoint, we are certain you are familiar with the devices that run on those standards – vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

While Cyber Sprocket Labs had a small role, it was a great experience for us.   We learned a lot of new things in just 48 hours and even got to play with some new toys that Simma Software sent us while working on their software updates.   Our C# experts go to work and knocked out some system upgrades with time to spare.  Quite a feat considering the 48 hour turnaround that was required.

It is always a pleasure working with an experienced client such as JR at Simma Software.  We look forward to doing business with them again whenever they need a helping hand.  Thanks JR!

Technical Overview

Services Provided

  • Desktop application programming
  • Rapid response & turnaround time

Platform Details

  • C#
  • USB device control interface
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Portal Architecture with Share Memories

Cyber Sprocket Labs would like to extend a big thank you to Share Memories, LLC for selecting our firm to manage their web portal revitalization.  Share Memories has performed extensive due diligence, having spent several months and a few dozen hours both on conference calls and visiting our new corporate headquarters in Mount Pleasant, to ensure they were selecting the right company for the job.

Our initial engagement is to assist Toni and Blake in evaluating where they are and more importantly “what do you want your site to be when it grows up” so that we can architect the right framework or application platform on which to build their site.  From there we will architect an implementation plan that will select the right mix of commercial off-the-shelf applications combined with custom elements that will give them the competitive advantage they need to seize an opportunity in an under served market.

We look forward to working with our new partners at Share Memories and are certain this will turn out to be a long and prosperous relationship for everyone involved.

Thanks Share Memories, we’re happy to be at your service!

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Consumer Web Apps with Abundatrade

When Abundatrade decided to take their project to the next level they chose Cyber Sprocket Labs to help them get there.   They brought their existing website to us and asked us to help.  They were looking for a more fluid, more enjoyable web experience for their users.   They needed an updated easy-to-use web calculator & they needed it fast.

Cyber Sprocket did the job quickly & did it right.   More than a year after that first quick “help us fix our site” project we are still helping them push their technology further.   We are now not only helping them slowly morph their consumer services into something bigger & better, we are also helping them run their operations more efficiently by integrating the web technologies with their daily operations & services that run the business.

The main part of the consumer interface is a product valuation calculator.  Using a proprietary algorithm the system looks up a bar code on a product that a consumer enters and runs a series of data queries against a variety of popular online stores such as Amazon to determine a fair market valuation on the product.  The system then compares that to current stock levels within the Abundatrade warehouse and generates a real-time trade-in value for the consumer.

During our first year with Abundatrade we have helped them improve the user experience, refined the user interface, and given them some valuable ideas and insight into how technology can make their business more efficient.   We are looking forward to forging an even closer relationship with Abundatrade in the coming year in both a business sense… and a physical sense; Abundatrade is now our closest neighbor – literally just a few hundred yards away from our new Mount Pleasant home!

We are looking forward to another fun-filled and exciting year working with Abundatrade and helping them grow!

Thanks Kent & Clayton, we appreciate working with you!

Technical Overview

Services Provided

  • Web Application Programming
    • PayPal API
    • Amazon API
    • Monsoon API
    • 3rd Party Music DB API
  • Web Interface Design
  • Process Flow Analysis

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Data Translation Service with IDS

Cyber Sprocket Labs first came across Inlet Data Systems (IDS) in January, 2005 via a simple Guru posting asking for assistance “converting data from one proprietary format to another”.   The objective was to created an automated process by which a client could upload a file which would be automatically processed by the system & put it into a customer inbox for later retrieval in their required format.

The System Today

Over the years this system has grown into a fully automated, fully customizable web portal for sharing and translating data between clients. The system now supports over two dozen input & output file formats from a variety of sources.   New file layouts can be created and managed via a 100% web driven interface.  The administrator can select from several base files types such as CSV, XML, printed report layouts, fixed length, and multi-record fixed length formats.   A simple data mapping application allows the administrator to select which fields are relevant and how the input data structure maps to an output file format.

Users of the system have a simple interface for logging into the secured system, uploading files, and monitoring progress of the translation.   The sender of the file simply uploads a file to the proper folder and the system does the rest.  The data recipient can review file that are in the queue to be processed, download translated files, or merge multiple translated files into a single data set.  Behind the scenes the administrator can monitor the entire process, manage users, manage files, and invoke manual processing as requested by the client.

Half A Decade of Service

5 years later Spahr Systems, LLC (parent of IDS) has renewed their commitment tousing Cyber Sprocket Labs as their sole source provider of software development services. We are proud to be working with Doug Spahr at Spahr Systems for the better part of the past decade & are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship moving into the decade to come.  Thanks Doug!

Technical Overview

Services Provided

  • Web Application Programming
  • Interface Design, functionality over flair
  • System Architecture
  • Linux system tuning and configuration

Platform Details

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Custom Site & Store Builder with Energy Inc.

The Energy Detective (TED) is a consumer based product that helps home users track their energy usage on a per-device or cross-household level. When Energy Inc, the makers or TED needed to upgrade their site with an easy-to update content management system (CMS) and the addition of a custom storefront, they came to Cyber Sprocket Labs.

Within months we had ported their old static-page driven site to our new custom site builder. They could now easily update their own content without getting developers involved, and better yet – the system protected them from inadvertently breaking their site design. The staff at Energy Inc. soon became experts at the system and added new content as well as new product models to the site.

The site also started with a simple storefront module. It allowed Energy Inc. to upload new products and track inventory levels to ensure customers knew when an item was put on backorder. The new storefront module allowed Energy Inc. to easily show and sell their wares while automating part of the order process on the back end.

Soon the orders started to roll in and Energy Inc. needed more sophisticated order tracking and management. Updates were made to add automated interfaces with FedEx for real time shipping quotes anywhere in the US and it’s territories. New order search and tracking features where added so that Energy Inc. knew what shipped, what was backordered, and what was being returned under their return merchandise authorization policy.

Energy Inc’s TED product was doing well, and the media started to notice. So did Google. As one of the first partners in Google’s new energy management program, Energy Inc. realized that their shared Linux server was not going to be able to handle the new influx of traffic. Luckily, Cyber Sprocket Labs had already been working on the Amazon Web Services cloud for more than 18 months. We knew our way around the system and helped Energy Inc. navigate the maze of cloud computing and served as a guide to the new platform. Energy Inc. decided to make the move to the nearly infinite scalability and on-demand compute environment of cloud computing.

Cyber Sprocket Labs helped migrate Energy Inc over to the Amazon Cloud in less than a week. No downtime while at the same time providing a significant boost in processing power… just in time for Google’s big announcement.

Congratulations on your success, Dolph! Glad we could be there to help get your web services off the ground!

Technical Overview

Services Provided

  • Custom website builder
  • Custom shopping cart
  • Custom order processing and management system
  • Porting to Amazon Web Services Cloud

Platform Details