This is a portal where various companies, small businesses, organisations and individuals ("the provider") can offer their clients/customers/members/subscribers/etc ("the client") the ability to make online bookings for their facilities/services/events/etc ("the service"). The bookings can be validated directly against the provider`s database and the booking can be confirmed immediately to the client or alternatively the bookings can be downloaded by the provider in a variety of different file formats for subsequent in-house validation and confirmation by the provider. If the provider does not have its own client and services database, the provider has the option to use our central client and services database for this purpose. Additional facilities provided by the website include the ability for the client to maintain certain of his/her information and the ability for the client to query his/her balance (if applicable). A scaled-down version of the website is available for browsing via mobile phones. An app for Android and Windows Phone devices has recently been released and is available on the relevant app store. The cost to the provider of using this website will be per usage but will be subject to a (low) minimum monthly fee.
This Windows application allows you to control certain lights, devices and
appliances around your home by switching them on or off or by dimming them at
selected times as determined by a schedule maintained by the application. The
application also accepts inputs of environmental conditions from automated
weather stations, which provides an additional level of control when
deciding whether a device must be switched on or not. Currently, the application provides for
control of devices using both X10 and Z-Wave technologies. X10 technology uses the electrical
wiring in your home to send commands to devices via a controller which is
attached to your desktop/notebook/laptop computer via the serial or USB ports. Z-Wave uses wireless transmission to communicate between the controller "dongle" and the controlled devices.
In future, however, it is forecast that household appliances will become more "intelligent"
and will be capable of communicating wirelessly with one another or with a
central computer. As these new technologies are introduced, our application will
be enhanced to talk to these devices so that they may be controlled in a similar
fashion to that which is done presently. The application also makes
provision for control of devices remotely via the Internet.
Partners willing to help us with the hardware components of the application are welcome to contact us.