We are building a server for a security company who would prefer to remain nameless. The server will manage communication for networks of tens of thousands of smart alarm panels using The Server Framework. In addition to the M2M communication aspect, the server also manages the management control connections that are used to send data to and from the devices.
Once again the new year has started with us very busy with work for our Industrial Control Client but since they needed to get us SC level security clearance for this project if we told you any more we'd have to kill you...
We're also looking forward to doing lots more work with our secretive Online Gaming Company. Their cloud-based SAS gaming server is doing well for them and their clients and we're continuing to be closely involved with the ongoing development.
These clients are great for driving changes into The Server Framework and we have a big new release due this year with lots of performance enhancing changes so that The Server Framework works even better on large multi-processor systems; this release brings together lots of small optimisations which, when put together, massively reduce context switches, contention and CPU usage within the framework.
Of course, we're still very interested in getting involved with new client projects and building even more high performance server systems.
Watch this space and Happy New Year!
As we mentioned back in January, one of our clients has sponsored Len for SC level Security Clearance for one of the projects that we're bidding for with them.
We're pleased to announce that this has been granted and that Len now has SC level Security Clearance.
Whilst this clearance was obtained for work with our sponsoring client that work may or may not materialise, it's currently very early in the bidding process, so if you require the services of an Security Cleared C++ network specialist please get in touch.
The year has kicked off to a very busy start for us with lots of work from our secretive Online Gaming Company. They're doing a lot of work to enhance the product that we've helped them build so that it can run well in cloud environments for their clients and also form the core of their cloud-based service. Much of our current work for them is to do with server to server communications so that they can build a scalable system that can use resources in the cloud to grow on demand. We've been working with them on aspects of this for some time now and it's all starting to come together nicely. Additionally we've recently added WebSockets support to their server so that they can easily support a new breed of browser based clients.
We're also excited about working more closely with our Industrial Control Client who are sponsoring us for SC level security clearance so that we can get more involved with their systems; if we told you any more we'd have to kill you...
We've had more fixed price work for our Custom Electronics Manufacturer, adding SChannel based SSL support to their server. This server allows thousands of embedded devices to connect to their central servers to upload logs and download firmware.
We've still been too busy to do much work on the LockExplorer website but there's an update to the tools scheduled for the end of the month to include all of the recent changes and fixes that have been applied whilst we've been 'dog fooding' them with our clients and on The Server Framework's build machines.
We've spent much of the time since the last Company News update working with our super secretive Online Gaming company to make their product even better.
We've also been updating The Server Framework's WebSocket support for a couple of new Server Framework clients and generally improving performance for the 6.5 release of The Server Framework which is due real soon now.
In addition we've launched the LockExplorer website, but, to be honest, we've been too busy with The Server Framework to do all the writing and evangelising that we have planned for the existing LockExplorer tools, let alone finish the more advanced tools. Still, things are starting to calm down a little, so watch this space!
We are building a server for a custom electronics manufacturer who would prefer to remain nameless. The server will manage communication and firmware updates for networks of thousands of smart devices using The Server Framework.
As you can see, we've updated the JetByte web site and integrated it into our product site for The Server Framework and Len's, Rambling Comments, programming blog. We've also got a new logo which we had developed for us as part of a logo design competition that we ran on 99designs.com.
The site is now managed using Movable Type rather than the custom content management system that we had written for us in 2001. The new site should be much more flexible and easier to manage.
Once again, our Online Gaming Client has engaged us to continue developing the C++ side of their server system for them on an ongoing basis.
This is to support new functionality and to aggressively improve existing performance.