Thursday
Dec222011

The Automated Signpost Advertising System

First American Bankcard Systems, Inc. (FABS), a division of First American Bankcard, Inc.

FABS, a leader in the management of indoor and outdoor digital signage, needed a solution that was flexible enough to suit the needs of such high profile clients as Disney World, but simple enough for anyone to use.  Interactive worked with American Media Communications, Inc. of Irvine, CA to develop a Visual Basic application utilizing a MS-SQL backend server to run automated advertising in convention centers, casinos, and any other location able to support high profile plasma and LCD video technology.  The system uses the Internet as a means of delivering and scheduling the multimedia content for each location and includes off-the-shelf hardware and software.  This business solution is cost effective and scalable enough to drive a wide variety of video screens located at a variety of national sites.

Thursday
Dec222011

Appellate Court Case Management System

The Court Management System (CMS), 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

In order to comply with a mandate by the Supreme Court of Louisiana (CARRS directive), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Gretna, Louisiana, had to develop a system to provide information about their cases to the State on a weekly basis. Interactive designed a system to pull data from the Court’s SQL databases, convert it to a format specified by the State, and transmit the information with only a button click.  In the process, Interactive developers repaired parts of the Court’s existing web based application that had never worked and added functionality to their system to help ensure data integrity.

Later, Interactive was asked to create the Court Management System whereby much needed additional functionality could be utilized.  Building upon the work it had performed before, Interactive rebuilt where it could, replaced where it had to and created a number of new systems and system components.  The resultant Court Management System has Docket control, Minute Entry capabilities, Calendaring, Scheduling, Report Output capability and Form Generation capabilities through Word and WordPerfect file merging.  In addition, User Search capabilities were improved, backend data processing was made more efficient and security was enhanced.

Thursday
Dec222011

IJJIS-JOIN

The JOIN Component of IJJIS, Louisiana Children’s Cabinet and Louisiana Supreme Court

Interactive Information Systems was selected in late 2004 to develop and deploy the Web Based Juvenile Offender Information Network (JOIN) for the State of Louisiana. This system is part of a much larger Information System referred to as the Integrated Juvenile Justice Information System (IJJIS).

IJJIS-JOIN is a scalable, web-based, case management system for FINS, Delinquency, Traffic and several other Juvenile Justice areas utilizing Microsoft Windows & SQL server.  Interactive is developing this system as a collection of web components through Microsoft Visual Studio and ASP technology.  The application(s) is accessed via XML templates which both define a user’s online experience and handle data transport.  The number of users supported and data to be handled is only limited by the number of servers employed.  Some parts of the system are GJXDM compliant.

The system will improve the management of docketing, calendaring, service of process, conditional release from custody, minute entries, documents, evidence, finances, compliance with orders and judgments, continuances, and case closings.  It will enable juvenile justice entities to assess risks and needs more effectively and to track cases, children, families, orders, judgments, confirmation of warrants, the results of adjudications and dispositions, service of process and notifications more efficiently.  This should enable local juvenile justice agencies to plan and use data more effectively and to improve pre-dispositional and dispositional sanctions and treatment programs.  The JOIN system will also facilitate justice system reporting to federal agencies and allow the State to meet mandates imposed by the Juvenile Justice Reform Acts of 2003 (Act 1225 and House Concurrent Resolution 56).  Lastly, JOIN provides summary statistical information to the public on the performance of the juvenile justice system via a website, thus making the system clearer and more accountable to the public.

Thursday
Dec132007

C.O.B. Enterprises Load Tracking System

C.O.B. Enterprises contracted with Interactive to design and implement a system to track truck loads of material from order entry through invoicing.

Interactive developed a Windows based application using Microsoft Visual Basic DotNet that automates parts of their operation; tracks customers, vendors, trucks, and employees; produces a variety of reports with a click of a button; enhances data security; and interfaces with their central accounting system.

This custom business solution replaced two manual processes and one obsolete software application and is fully integrated with C.O.B.'s Great Plains database.

Wednesday
Nov072007

Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education

The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education (LACDE) is a committee of dentists affiliated with the LSU School of Dentistry and based in New Orleans, LA.  Their mission includes career mentorship, developing and sponsoring continuing education for dental practitioners, and encouraging dental research.

The LACDE contracted with Interactive to develop a Client Server Database application designed to meet the specific course management registration and payment processing requirements of the Academy.  The system maintains continuing education history for each of the students attending courses provided by the Academy, provides facilities to create and maintain future course information, functions as the Academy’s primary accounting system, provides audit reports to the LA State Board of Dentistry (and other licensing boards across the country) to confirm successful completion of courses and credit hours, and includes a web-based course information and registration system for the public.

The original system used by the LACDE was written in FoxPro 2.6 with FoxExpress and was limited to managing student information.  The application was rewritten by Interactive as a DotNet windows application utilizing an MS-SQL backend data store. This move enabled the Academy to take advantage of significant security, data integrity, and resource enhancements available through the DotNet and SQL platforms.