Public Safety

Windows form application for Safety System

Client Profile

East Penn have been selected for 14 years as one of the “Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania” by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, The Central Pennsylvania Business Journal and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry.

Business Situation

The new system largely represents a re-write of the existing system, providing all of the features of the current system that are currently utilized by East Penn Manufacturing. However, the design of the new system has some significant differences that are necessary to provide certain features that are now required, as well as flexibility in use of the system to meet future needs. There are two main differences in the design which make it significantly different than the current design: the layout of the database tables, and the user interface.

Solution

VATSA and client jointly worked on this product. Both the companies formed a joint team to understand the product scope, defining priorities and roadmap. Development was done by us.

The new system that is envisioned to take the place of the existing system, will provide:

  • A more modern database platform (MS SQL Server) which will be scale well as the system grows in size.
  • A normalized database design which will allow more flexibility as the system may be
  • A modern and commonly used development platform which will allow East Penn to maintain the applications in house with programming resources that are easily found in the marketplace.

Benefits

Following are the General features

  • The Administrator can manage the users.
  • The user interface design is attractive and user-friendly.
  • Users have a unique username and strong password for system login.
  • The system will work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Technology and Tools used

.Net , VB, SQL 2008 R2

Windows form application for Law Enforcement

Client Profile

Code Blue Designs has been a leader in the K9 Software industry since 2000. They currently service more than 1500 customer agencies throughout the US and in a handful of other countries.

Business Situation

As this application is web base data storage and local data storage, so data synchronization was big challenge. Data conversion from old application to this new application is one of the big challenge. Implement DB Updater utility.

Solution

VATSA and client jointly worked on this product. Both the companies formed a joint team to understand the product scope, defining priorities and roadmap. Development was done by us.

This application has been helping K9 handlers everywhere track all of the K9 data necessary for training and court needs. KANINE Software is built on innovation and customer input and has grown with each new version.

KANINE Visual Pro Software is the latest version of KANINE software and allows for both INTERNET connected, web based data storage and local non-INTERNET connected data storage. Unlike completely web based systems, this solution is geared towards ensuring that users can work with their records whether an INTERNET connection is available or not.

Benefits

Employing a front end that is built using .Net, Visual Pro now offers the flexibility offered by SQL Server. This allows our customers to connect to their records from virtually anywhere. Couple that with a reliable, install free local SQL Compact database and you have a hybrid K9 Record keeping system that allows users to do more than ever when an Internet connection is present. But, at the same time, still work with their records when an Internet connection is unavailable. The new KANINE Visual pro offers many new features that make record keeping easier and give the user, and supervisors, instant access to completed records. Application provides flexible storage options (Community DB, Agency specific DB, Agency Hosted DB.).

KANINE Visual Pro allows users the flexibility to work from multiple computers, while at the same time allowing supervision to review records as soon as they are completed. KANINE Visual Pro is built to handle the largest of agencies and has many features that assist the agency in managing larger K9 Units. Any size units, small or large, will find that KANINE Visual Pro gives, both the handlers and supervision, un- paralleled access to the unit’s K9 records.

Technology and Tools used: .Net , C#, SQL 2008 R2, SQL Compact, RDLC, Teleric Controls