Codegate is a software developer and system integrator specialising in mobile computing and track & trace. Most of our business involves capturing data in the real world, converting it to useful information in the digital world, then integrating with downstream enterprise systems. Where integration isn’t required we will deliver a complete end-to-end solution.
To collect data we use mobile computers, barcodes, RFID, cameras, GPS and so on - whatever means is most appropriate to the customer requirement. We have long-established relationships with all major rugged mobile and auto-id manufacturers. This allows us to competitively supply hardware and maintenance too if required. If hardware doesn’t exist for a particular requirement we’ll have it designed, tested, certified and built using our network of carefully selected partners.
All of Codegate’s software is developed using our own staff in the UK. We argue that’s the right approach to deliver user friendly, intuitive software that works in harmony with each client’s processes. It also keeps development time down to a minimum.
Codegate builds its applications from a set of software modules called ‘Catalyst’. Highly configurable, tried and tested building blocks that can be assembled quickly into solutions directly matching each client’s needs. We write for Windows, Android and IOS platforms. Sitting in between ‘off the shelf’ software and ‘fully bespoke’ this approach delivers the best overall value to organisations with 30 or more mobile workers.
We develop software for every stage of the data collection process. Starting from apps running on mobile computers, RFID readers or embedded computers, to gateways managing information over data networks, to middleware, server applications and databases, big data analytics and web portals with multi-level access. We use remote device management to maintain all parts of our systems however remote.
Solution to track vehicles carrying tunnel spoil across London to a waste transfer site. This required a web based booking and tracking system collecting data via rugged mobile computers, ANPR camera and a weighbridge, together with barrier access control.
The ePod is an unmanned, self-contained, self-service tool hire portal that can be inserted inside a standard shipping container. In partnership with Speedy Services Codegate developed both hardware and software and continues to maintain all units out in the field. Two different types of RFID are used to identify users and assets. The ePod’s brain (a control unit also developed by Codegate) handles inputs and outputs from various sensors, camera and speakers and communicates data to the Cloud via a cellular network. The solution operates 24/7/365.
The Environment Agency chose Codegate to develop a proof of concept system for replacing paper waste transfer notes with a greener electronic equivalent. Rugged mobile computers and an on line data collection portal were provided with private views for each participating waste transfer company. Aggregated results were provided in real time for the Agency itself. The trial was successful and the Agency went on to develop and deploy an ‘Electronic Duty of Care’ system nationwide.
This was one of the first electronic tool tracking solutions used by Airbus, who have continued to expand the use of auto-id within their business. Codegate’s tracking solution delivered tool accountability to engineers, who each had unique access to a personal tool cabinet, also developed by Codegate.
With tens of thousands of votes cast over different media categories Cannes Lions, the company behind the International Advertising Festival, needed to replace paper voting with systems capable of collecting votes in real time. Codegate developed several solutions, one to suit each category, including the world’s first WiFi / PDA based voting system. The initial solutions proved so successful they have been expanded and refined each year since. Codegate now supplies additional software and support at the events, including onsite registration.
Vodafone’s iconic sign in Piccadilly Circus was the first in the world to display interactive content submitted by the general public via their mobile phones. Users could text messages to appear on the sign at a set time, especially popular with marriage proposals. Codegate’s software received the text messages, queued them for mediation and then directly drove the sign. Codegate designed and developed, installed and maintained both the software and the hardware interface to the sign.
Environmental product of the year
Best use of technology
Best use of RFID to enhance a product or service
Access control product of the year
Most innovative mobility solution