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Development and Research

1-0. Structural and Material Design

We at Hydrosight are on a constant mission to improve our product design. We want to create new experiences for our customers using the most advanced methods of modelling.

Development and Research

2-0. Submarine Windows for University

Hydrosight is sponsoring Ocean Technology, a student project at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve. This sponsorship is not just financial, it is also technical.

Together with a partner, Hydrosight plans to deliver a curved dome submarine window, for the latest experimental submarine INIA.

Note:
The submarine has been successfully used in the subrace competition held in Great Britain, summer of 2014.

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Submarine Rivershark 2013 – photo curtesy of Ian A. Anderson

3-0. Website

This website is made with with the no database CMS Kirby and <3.

We use the website extensively to show our projects.

  • Our custom made watermark plugin makes sure that images are not misused.
  • Projects can be printed out using a high definition layout using the DomPDF library.
  • A carousel called Slick is organizing project images online.

We try to have all documents in one place, which is the kirby cms. The documents need to be usable also as PDF handouts. This requires some tricky CSS.

Responsiveness. Today, all web sites should look good on a small screen. We also try to make our website look good on a big screen. Many people spend long hours on the computer. They should read even long text easily. Our Kirby can break up content in columns depending on the type and lenth of the content and on the type of user screen size.

Our restricted area enables us to use Kirby also for content shared with a closed user group.

4-0. Yagii Business Intelligence Software

As a company software, Hydrosight relies on a proprietary development called Yagii. The original name for the software was Business Logic, but it sounded to cooperate for our standards. The name Yagii is actually by incidence. Our provider just randomly gave us the URL with this name. Yagi(i) is also a type of antenna to transmit and receive wireless. It links one of our staff to his past, as he actually has a master in electrical engineering.

Yagii covers the classical ERP and Customer Relation Management. Most basic functions are:

  • customer management
  • project management ("leads" in a Yagii context are projects as well)
  • project related task management
  • inventory (merchandise?) management
  • offers: very detailed way to calculate exact offers for Hydrosight products and services.
  • invoices/packing lists
  • cost and profit center (Yagii directly reads transactions from associated bank accounts)

Within the scope of the possibilities of the user and with the help of our own developers, extensions can be implemented so quickly. Its is the like the startup's mantra to release early and see if it works. We do so every day.

Yagii is what is nowadays called a cloud service. You can access Yagii from anywhere using a browser. Yagii is based on PHP and MySQL. We have introduces Git for versioning in 2017. One day we plan to put the source code out there for free use. We don't know if Yagii applies to a more general cooperate environment, but if you are interested let us know.

Yagii has mostly been progammed by a student of the nearby university Hochschule Rhein Waal Kleve. For the last 3 years lots of improvements have been coded by M. Iraqui. He leaves in early 2018. His studies are finished and he will start a full time job.

Development and Research