OCC were involved with an important radio-based temperature monitoring and alarm system in food storage installations on behalf of Woodley Electronics (now AAW Control Systems). The software developed by OCC for this project is an enhancement to a previous existing refrigerated transport temperature recorder.
We drew on our expertise in embedded systems and microcontroller software for this Windows-based data scanning and display system for this food temperature monitoring system for retail outlets for Woodley Electronics (now AAWCS). The system constantly monitors and displays the temperature status on supermarket food storage systems.
OCC's challenge for the Health Promotion Wales (HPW) project was to extract information from knowledge with a non-regular and non-hierarchical structure which is a feature of our expertise. We 'ported' HPW's UNIX database system to Idealist, running under Microsoft Windows. The functionality of the system was unchanged, but the interface is adapted to reflect Microsoft Windows user interface guidelines.
OCC designed, developed and tested software to calculate the changing temperatures and electrical capacity of critical components in the high-voltage electricity transmission system in England and Wales. National Grid engineers have to balance the electrical load of components to ensure no component in the network overheats. Our solution was developed in a manner compatible with the National Control Centre infrastructure.
Sensor equipment is installed at points which monitors and records variables such as the temperature of the machinery, the condition of the track, position and timing of the shift - each time the point performs a switch between different tracks. The data is collected and transported back to central offices via a GSM datalink. The software written by OCC undertakes stringent analysis of the data, generating graphs and alarms for the prediction of "points failure" situations.