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BackgroundBackground

Background

Alan Miles has provided a wide range of computer related products and services as an innovator, developer and IT Manager for small to medium businesses.
Automated WeighingAutomated Weighing

Automated Weighing

Automated Weighing - various applications in dairy and meat industries. Automated milk powder weighing and packaging applications. Convenient weighing, grading and record keeping in meat processing.
BizTermBizTerm

BizTerm

BizTerm™ is a telnet terminal emulator compatible with Windows 7 specifically designed for Pick Systems® D3® multidimensional database.
CrusaderCrusader

Crusader

Crusader is an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and financial management solution.
Dough ConsistencyDough Consistency

Dough Consistency

Dough Consistency Controller that automatically adjusts for water content in bread dough.
EDI ServerEDI Server

EDI Server

Business to business electronic document exchange including e-mailed purchase orders, invoices and statements, and various graphically printed documents.
Email ServicesEmail Services

Email Services

An e-mail services facility that allows e-mails to be scheduled on a regular basis, to deliver a wide range of reports.
Energy ManagementEnergy Management

Energy Management

Automated control of energy usage to reduce cost while maintaining asdequate environmental conditions and production processes.
Energy Management Brochure 1Energy Management Brochure 1

Energy Management Brochure 1

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Energy Management Brochure 2

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Energy Management Brochure 3

Energy Management Brochure Page 3
Energy Management Brochure 4Energy Management Brochure 4

Energy Management Brochure 4

Energy Management Brochure Page 4
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Energy Management Brochure 5

Energy Management Brochure Page 5
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Energy Management Brochure 6

Energy Management Brochure Page 6
Enterprise ExplorerEnterprise Explorer

Enterprise Explorer

Enterprise Explorer™ is a business intelligence tool that is intuitive, flexible, comprehensive, and quick to use.
Environmental MonitorEnvironmental Monitor

Environmental Monitor

Environmental Monitoring used in coolstores and greenhouses.
MVMirrorMVMirror

MVMirror

MVMirror is a real-time bidirectional gateway between D3 and SQL Server databases.
Older ProjectsOlder Projects

Older Projects

Summary of early projects and clients
Production MonitoringProduction Monitoring

Production Monitoring

This system was an early and very successful attempt to automate specific manufacturing business processes and monitoring not just the rate of production, but the reasons for and period of down-time.
Timber TreatmentTimber Treatment

Timber Treatment

Automation of a timber pressure treatment plant for the preservation of timber.

Energy Management

This product was developed to provide consumers of electrical energy with the ability to contain energy costs within pre-defined practical limits.  It enabled the automated control of energy usage required to maintain environmental conditions (for air conditioning and lighting) and production processes.  It combined the advantages of time-switching and load-shedding controls in an easy to install and operate package.  Substantial savings were obtained (with a six-week pay-back at Todd / Mitsubishi Motors in Porirua) through the redistribution of load and reduction in wasted  energy.

The system provided independent control of up to 500 loads to achieve a single integrated power management objective.  The programming incorporated the ability to “learn” from experience (e.g. how much effect “losing” any particular load has, allowing load prediction), which made programming simpler than would otherwise have been required.  The large number of loads controlled was made possible by transmitting all controls over a network supported by a single 3-core electrical cable.  This made installation easier for electricians in the 1980s and at one hospital meant that an existing disused cable in an underground conduit could be used.  I wrote the operating system and all the energy management code using Motorola 6800 Micro-Assembler, which was barely better than writing in hexadecimal machine code.

Further detail can be seen in the original promo sheets we produced for the product;

EMS Brochure Page 1

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The following is a letter of recommendation from Des Hill at Ajax Fasteners;

Letter from Ajax Fasteners

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