All the things we set out to do, we achieved: SCAN 3 has virtually eliminated collection error. It allowed us to improve our data security. We’ve added new clients, and our current clients are testing more. Athletes appreciate and understand the system better. SCAN 3 exceeds our expectations—and we had high expectations.
Chris Guinty, COO
In addition to team members Grand Rapids and Atomic Object, this project brought together lots of different groups. Having this many cooks in the kitchen required a lot of coordination and a complex project schedule that balanced several timelines and sets of constraints.
Recycling data from the GR Public Services Department
Dozens of vendors with rewards of various sizes, types, and durations — recruited and coordinated by Local First
The myGRcitypoints information website, created by The Image Shoppe
Atomic designed the system architecture and wrote software and firmware for:
Reduces required bandwidth and handle collisions, allowing reliable transfer of a high volume of information through RF and cellular communications back to the data collection service.
Each is a Technologic TS 7800 single-board computer with a custom RF receiver. They run a combination of C and Ruby on an embedded Linux system.
A JRuby on Rails application using an Oracle database that deploys to IBM Websphere.
- DFS has strengthened their position as industry leaders, and their competition is trying to copy the features and advantages of SCAN 3.
- SCAN3 has been free of critical system failures. During the first year using the application, DFS never reverted to their backup process due to an application fault.
- Training has shown that people can learn the SCAN3 system easily and quickly use it in real scenarios.
- SCAN3 allows DFS to collect data faster, get samples to laboratories faster, and provide their customers with faster, more comprehensive results.
Atomic took the time to understand our business—how we operate, our clients’ needs, the language of our industry—which is huge for us. We started calling Atomic Object ‘Drug Free Sport North.’ I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and with the relationship we have.
Chris Guinty, COO