Engine Room Projects

These are some of the projects that display our innovative architecture and solutions across industries with mission critical environments. Our clients present to us their challenges and we do the research and provide the answer with innovative technology solutions.

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GEMS

GEMS is a software suite designed for monitoring flows and historical data across the electrical grid in real time. It allows viewing of statistics and instantaneous control over the grid particularly in case of emergencies.

The GEMS suite consists of 3 components:

iX-RMS Remote Metering System

This is a data acquisition system which reads meters through a variety of protocols and transmission methods and presents this information after processing to Control Engineers and Operators through an HMI. All information is also archived to a SQL Database for reporting and auditing.

The real time and historical information is made available to iX-ELD for optimal dispatch, forecasting and simulation. Events and system information is also sent to iX-Shift Log for reporting and auditing.

RMS can use multiple servers to break up meter polling and processing and each server can poll multiple meters simultaneously.

Key features and benefits

  • Desktop and mobile versions.
  • Multiple protocols: DNP3, QDIP, MODBUS.
  • Multiple communication methods: Serial, Ethernet over optical, microwave or 3G.
  • Monitoring and alerts to maintain itself and your utility system.
  • Real-time and historical views.
  • Reports and auditing.
  • Multiple-server flexibility.
  • Multi-threaded/simultaneous polling of meters.

Configurable Software Architecture

RMS Topology for one of at least eight active regions in Trinidad and Tobago. Meter hubs can be added and removed with ease. Tap image for full-view.

Available Stations

"Generation" management web UI displaying scan results and stats for available or selected power stations. Tap image for full-view.

Showing Trends

"Generation" management web UI displaying trends, i.e., output histories per hour and by hundreds of megawatts. Tap image for full-view.

iX-ELD Economic Load Dispatch

This is a Decision Support System that provides forecasts and optimal dispatch in real time as well as simulation information. Multiple algorithms for dispatch are available such as Lagrange and Incremental methods. The system will take natural and artificial constraints in to consideration such as those from Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) or user-defined restrictions.

Historical and forecast information is provided on a GUI with a 3D chart which can be manipulated for optimum visibility of relevant information.

Key features and benefits

  • Monitoring and alerts to maintain itself and your utility system.
  • Real-time and historical views.
  • Reports and auditing.
  • Simulation and test scenarios.
  • Decision Support System.
  • 3D GUI.
  • Forecasting.
  • Multiple Algorithms: Lagrange and Incremental.
  • Configurable Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and user restrictions.
  • Web portals for each station.
Analytics
Architecture

iX-Shift Log

This is an Event and Activity Management System to track utility events through automatic input from the Customers SCADA’s, iX-RMS and manual operator entry.

Shift Log provides an interface for the recording of events that happen on a 24 hour shift basis implemented for an entire Electrical Generation and Distribution system. Reports can be later run to gather what has occurred in a given time period, which is a Regulatory and Safety requirement. The software has capabilities to include embedded intelligence and will allow for complete system visual modeling.

Information is also automatically imported from SCADA and iX-RMS.

Key features and benefits

  • Web Application Interface.
  • Users logged and linked to their events and activity.
  • Engineers verify events.
  • Remote reservations can be made and then verified by Shift Staff.
  • Automatic events from SCADA and iX-RMS.
  • Monitoring and Alerts to maintain itself and your utility system.
  • Reports and auditing.
User Panel

GeoZone

Geozone Marketplace™ is a web based advertisers cloud platform provided with a paired mobile customer application and the passport to discounts, Free4Me™. It was designed to connect sellers and buyers in a localized marketplace via a mobile service. In other words, it links people who want to buy something from their favourite store with those who want to offer it using geospatial technology.

It allows sellers to reach new customers through targeted marketing, and monitor its impact through real-time analytic tools and dashboards. Meanwhile, buyers will have the benefit of receiving real-time updates on offers, specials or giveaways from their favourite store nearby.

Key Features and Benefits

To Sellers

  • Promote in real-time with geographic targeting.
  • Create specialized customer profiles.
  • Marketing Intelligence in real-time.
  • Easily leverage smart-device ubiquity and the popularity of involved brand.

To Buyers

  • Location aware graphical discount promotions with matched participating vendors.
  • Real-time notification upon entering proximity of an offer's location.
  • Barcoded discount offers storable and displayable on smart device.
  • Easily share offers with friends via SMS and social media networks.

Mobile Displays

Display-case image for Free4Me and GeoZone™.

GeoZone™ Dashboard

A view of the advertiser's preliminary stats.

Geo-selection

Tap & drag location selection during campaign creation in GeoZone™. Multiple locations can be set.

Free4Me

Logo and login page.

Offers Nearby

Campaigns in progress. The list updates as the consumer moves. The view toggled between nearby, all active, and owned coupons.

Coupon Details

Opened coupon shows locations where it can be used.

Coupon Options

Tapping on the details box below the map while open.

Redeem/Use Coupon

Hitting OK will reveal its barcode for the cashier to use. Once the barcode display is closed, the coupon is deleted.


NQMS

The mobile application provides a suite of applications for capturing and analysing the quality of voice and data connections directly from a mobile device. It includes a mobile app for capturing performance metrics, complemented by a data analytics and reporting system to derive useful information.

It provides the closed loop for correlating traditional mobile network performance metrics with the customer's perceived service quality. NQMS QOE can provide a measurable increase in customer satisfaction while enabling new revenue channels.

Benefits:

  • Capture Key Quality Indices (KQIs) related to network quality from the perspective of the customer.
  • Enable your team to optimize performance with complete network visibility and analysis using geospatial visualizations and intelligent fault identification.
  • Develop new revenue centres by understanding customer usage patterns.
  • Customers can issue trouble tickets through the mobile application, enabling faster problem resolution.
  • Understand the performance impact of mobile handsets by model.

True Customer Experience

Capture the true quality of voice and data connections to customers' mobile devices using an Android app which traps anomalies such as dropped/blocked calls.

Edge-Core Correlations

View network quality via management-friendly dashboards displaying aggregated user Key Quality Indicators (KQIs) correlated with your internal network Key Process Indicators (KPIs).

Revenue Channels

Incentivize customers with targeted products and services.

Customer Support

Provide a direct support link between technical staff and your customers through automated and user generated trouble tickets and surveys.



NQMS Wireless Performance management for mobile network operations

NQMS Wireless provides a complete solution for monitoring and managing the performance of a mobile wireless network. It probes raw performance metrics from core devices, compiles them into meaningful KPIs using industry standards and then pulls it all together with intuitive dashboards. It covers your team from technicians to managers allowing both high level analysis and low level troubleshooting.

Benefits:

  • Gain access to reports from Base Station Controllers (BSC) 100% faster with auto-generated Key Process Indicators (KPIs) based on Industry Standards.
  • Use geospatial analysis to visually locate and identify Base Transmitting Stations (BTS) that have breached performance thresholds for key performance indicators.
  • Support mission critical decisions with detailed charts and KPI reports with interactive drill-downs for detailed performance analysis.

Dashboards and Reports

Delegate tasks and validate decisions using relevant up to date information that can be accessed via any web enabled device.

Geospatial Analysis

Visually locate and identify performance problems via interactive maps to easily target hotspots for emergency troubleshooting.

Trending

Create a central repository of network information and leverage historical data to highlight performance trends.



NQMS Wireline Performance management for PSTN

NQMS Wireline is a performance optimization and decision support tool for managing PSTN switches. It handles both legacy and next generation switches:

  • Active probes provide a machine-to-machine interface to extract operational metrics from legacy switches.
  • Intelligent data analysis tools transform data from next generation switches.

The structured data that is produced can be analyzed via built in reports or the Wireline Real-time Display (RTD) These provide support for management decisions and can direct technical efforts. The data can also be exported to various formats and accessed via external tools such as Microsoft® Office Excel or Tableau® Software.

True customer experience with pre-configured report templates, targeted at differently concerned departments and external regulatory organizations.

Auto-generated alerts for breached Key Process Indicator thresholds.

Automate repetitive tasks such as recognizing new trunk groups, overseas indices and offices.

Improve response times using a real-time display of operational metrics pulled directly from network switches.

TDMS Topology Diagram

TDMS Topology Diagram

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Casing of an NQMS SBC Single-board computer

Primary view

Featuring two ethernet ports and a 9-pin D-sub for reporting.

Secondary view

 

Inside view

Demonstrating just how small the PCB inside can be.


Arlinks

Arlinks is a DICOM Radiology Information System Interface designed to provide the flexibility for communicating with radiology equipment. It automates the transferring of pending patient data with the prescribed X-ray service from the Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) using DICOM protocol and automatically updates it to the NX software work order list upon completion.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Paperless workflow.
  • Automatic display of pending X-ray services with patients from the HIMS.
  • Automatic updating of completed patient orders.

Robotics

Reduce your human resource cost in the future with automated systems which provide new methods and higher standards of performance. Robots have been developed through continuous constant research and are being used across many industries to achieve advantages that are not possible with only human labour.

Ixanos has also been developing robotics for various creative opportunities, such as a Mobile Marketing Robot, and a Moving Target Robotic system for pistol and rifle aim, speed and accuracy practice.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Can work in almost any environment.
  • Eliminate the risk of dangerous jobs for humans.
  • Accessible to areas/environments where humans cannot reach.
  • Increase productivity and profit margins.
  • Can be utilized around the clock.


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Scout

In a 24/7 fast-paced environment tracking inventory movement, location and quantity is much like tracking enemies on a battlefield. Scout is a solution designed by Ixanos to simplify the process of inventory stock taking. It leverages a mobile device with built in barcode scanner which displays to the stock taker a list of inventory that must be counted. Scout interfaces directly with the inventory database from the existing software system to pull item descriptions and store quantities.

Scout consists of two main components:

  1. A web application for managing Inventory Work Orders.
  2. An android application for electronic stock taking.

From the web app, an inventory clerk creates lists of inventory that must be counted. Item descriptions and quantity information are pulled directly from the HIMS.

Key features:

  • Automatic tallying of stock adjustments.
  • Synchronize/interface with existing Inventory Management Systems.
  • Multiple Users can work in parallel on the same work order.
  • Designed to work remotely-without network access.
  • Real-time updates (network connectivity required) with support for offline work for remote locations.

Key benefits:

  • Increase Productivity and Efficiency whilst reducing overhead cost and overtime.
  • Reduce Errors and speed up processing and recording with barcode scanning for accurate data capture.
  • Improve stock accuracy.
  • Reduce inventory cycle counts.
  • Stay informed with real-time updates.

Scout's platforms

Web interface for desktop and laptop browsers, and Palash Stock Manager for Android.

Work order items

Viewing every item in a work order. Sample quantities are 0.

Work order item selection

Searching/selecting an item by its name or barcode.

List of deployed work orders

With progress per catalog item in an order.

Filter by category

Filter by class

MC40 device with Stock Manager

Motorola MC40 barcode reader/Android tablet.

Using an MC40 in a supermarket

Of course, you must be among the staff there.

Scanning a barcode

Posted work order reports

Add quantity to an item

After selecting it from the database or within a work order.

Search by name or barcode

View available items

Scroll(ing) the entire inventory database by item name.


Transact

An automated Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) middleware solution designed and implemented by Ixanos™ for the Automated transmission of accounting data from Hospital Information Management Software (HIMS) to Financial Accounting Package.

It comprises of two main components:

  1. An SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS)

    This provides the accountants with the means to:

    • Validate data on the HIMS

      No data is exported from the HIMS without first being verified by an Accountant. Only if there are no errors or mismatched balances will the accountant submit a day’s transactions for processing by the ixDIS service. Accountants maintain full control before and after the ETL process.

    • Preview the outcome of the transfer

      This is a view of the expected data in the Accounting software system. It provides the necessary cross-referencing information to verify that no errors occurred during the ETL process.

    • Provide traceability

      To understand the root cause of an error in case of incongruencies between the transactions created in the Accounting Software system and what was previously expected from the preview.


  2. A Microsoft Windows® service

    This background application is responsible for the ETL process that runs constantly on the server without requiring user input. It was coded using the C# programming language, and leveraged the .NET platform. The core of the service involves the business logic for handling the ETL process. The main logic is in mapping the HIMS vouchers to appropriate accounting software transaction types and grouping them into 6 batches covering 3 accounting software transaction types: Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Bank Transactions.


Key features and benefits

  • Automated Alerts

    Since TRANSACT works transparently in the background it was important to provide feedback in the event of errors in the ETL process. Currently feedback is provided via automated email to key people at the Hospital where it’s implemented. More technical information is also emailed to Ixanos staff for expedited issue resolution.

  • Automatic extraction, transformation and loading of accounting data.
  • Real-time system alerts.
  • Report previews for data analysis comparison to verify that the result of the transfer conforms to the accountant expectations.