DevOps Tool Selection: How We Choose the Right Tools for Us

Introduction There are many moving parts when developing software but luckily we can outsource a lot of those to 3rd party tools generally, such as Continuous Integration and security tools. But how do you pick the right one of many different options to use? First we start off by finding tools that support or integrate […]

Hardware Selection and Software Optimizations

Introduction As the world moves ever forward to smaller embedded systems, the difficulty of selecting the right hardware for the job becomes increasingly difficult. Our RAPID software is built to run on Mini PCs within a towing or trucking vehicle. As a result, they need to be ruggedized to handle the extremes possible within this […]

Live GPS and Vehicle Tracking

Overview RAPID provides live GPS tracking and it is potentially one of the most useful tools a fleet monitoring service can provide. It allows you to visualize where each one of your vehicles is on a map alongside how fast they are going and other vehicle status information-very useful for making sure your trucks are […]

Remote Video Streaming and Management

Video Streaming RAPID can fully manage live streams remotely from the vehicle including the ability to start and stop streams on a camera-by-camera basis. We utilize Wowza’s video streaming service to stream our local camera feeds from the device to each user interface. Once the Wowza has received our live stream we’re able to display […]

Sensor Driven Events

Overview One of RAPID’s use cases is to allow for configuration of sensor-driven events or alerts. We want to provide our customers with the ability to know if something has gone wrong as soon as it has, or even provide them with information about if something COULD HAVE gone wrong based on sensor data such […]

Meeting Deadlines with Django

We’re consistently engineering to a deadline when working in the connected car and IoT sectors. Teams bring us in to do everything from prototyping solutions to support requirement definitions, to building scalable production platforms that support thousands of transactions a minute. We have a large toolbox of technologies and frameworks that enable us to meet […]

Supporting Django REST Framework

Almost every backend application we build for our customers has some RESTful API component to it. Whether it’s exposing data to internal systems or making insights available to external applications Django REST Framework (DRF) allows us to build out scalable, secure APIs rapidly. Django REST Framework enables a lot of “Don’t Repeat Yourself” (DRY) development, […]

Fleet Communications

There has been stiff competition in the fleet management world where having an edge in the market could mean acquiring significant market proportions. The best way to get an edge is by making quick decisions based on real-time data. Many fleet owners have been converting their fleets into smart fleet networks that continuously pump diagnostic […]

ECAD MCAD Integration

Electronic CAD and Mechanical CAD integration plays a vital role in the modern world design. It is also the most important part of the complete design cycle. The Mechanical CAD helps to create the concept in the 3 dimensional object while the Electronics CAD provides the logical information of electrical connectivity. For example in a […]