Things have been busy!

We've been busy with lots of custom development work over the last few months. Working with Eonic Gaming on their server for the Turf Battles Triumphus 3D MMORPG. Working with one of our security company clients on their video streaming server, adding RTP over TCP and HLS streams to the RTP over UDP of the original design. Improving the performance and functionality of the pluggable server that we wrote for one of our other gaming clients as they scale out into the cloud. And doing some consultancy for existing clients who want to expand their understanding and usage of The Server Framework.

The video streaming work was fun and went well and it was nice to have a well specified project using internet standards that we could really get our teeth into.

The work for Eonic Gaming has been especially interesting as we've worked closely with them to address their initial scalability issues and switch from a single server solution to a more traditional MMORPG style multiple server design.

We've also been working on several new releases of The Server Framework, one in the 6.6.x tree, a new, slimmed down 6.7 and some investigation into what could become massively modernised 7.0 release. But we'll see...

Now that things are finally becoming a little bit calmer our focus is on getting the 6.6.5 and 6.7 releases finalised and out the door.

New IoT fixed-price development project

We're pleased to be working with one of our secretive security company clients again to provide a custom video streaming server for them. The server will enable them to record and stream live video from their network of "internet of things" connected devices.

As with all M2M and IoT projects this system needs to be able to scale to many thousands of concurrently connected devices and we're pleased to be able to use The Server Framework's new Streaming Media Option pack to be able to provide a complete solution quickly and cost effectively for our client.

Eonic Gaming - Turf Battles Triumphus - Server development

We're pleased to be working with Eonic Gaming in the development of the server for their Turf Battles Triumphus 3D MMORPG.

Eonic have selected us to replace their existing networking code with The Server Framework to improve the stability and performance of their server.

New fixed-price development project

We're pleased to be working with VEXIS Systems Inc. again to extend the high performance pluggable server platform that we built for them back in 2008 using The Server Framework. Later, we extended the server to support the hosting of managed plugins with our CLR Hosting Option Pack and some custom development.

This time around we're adding more new functionality to make it easier for them to integrate with external systems.
We're pleased to be extending the M2M server that we developed for this client back in February last year.

They're adding lots of interesting new functionality. Should be fun!

Happy New Year!

2014 already. Where does the time go?

We're still 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...

Our work for online gaming clients is diversifying a bit as the project we've been working on for our secretive Online Gaming Company matures into a solid cloud-based SAS gaming server and we start to work more with the recent influx of Korean games companies that are now using The Server Framework.

All of our clients are always great for driving changes into The Server Framework and now that we have the big release from 2013 bedded in we're expecting to put out several smaller releases this year. The focus is still on adding functionality and improving performance so that it's easier than ever to build high performance clients and servers.

And, of course, we're still very interested in getting involved with new client projects and building even more high performance server systems.

Fixed price M2M server development for a Security company

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.

More of the same in 2013!

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!

Consultancy position with HTI Labs

We've been retained by HTI Labs to provide ongoing technical consultancy, mentoring, and assistance for their consultants.

Security Clearance granted

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.