“Integration” is an often misused term which can mean all things to all people. When we embark on an integration discussion we set out to explore its full context - whether this is within a client conversation, a manufacturer’s data sheet or a consultant’s specification.
Our experience in delivering integrated solutions has taught us how to avoid many of the errors that are likely to be encountered and from this we have a number of methods for minimising any risk and to increase system performance for multi-technology systems.
The approach we take to technology selection extends to our own training and accreditation strategy. We will always attain the highest level of accreditation with our major supply partners, allowing us in-depth product knowledge that better supports the integration requests from our customers.
Here’s a quick summary of some of the considerations we make in our technology selection:
- Physical connectivity
- Software integration tools
- Feature transparency through systems interfaces
- Manufacturer support of open/industry standards
- Manufacturer approach to hardware/firmware/software modifications, notifications and release
- Product life cycle services, particularly end-of-life considerations