Codify turns prototype into a polished product
Software solutions company Codify has recently completed a five
figure project for Internet For Business Ltd (IFB). Codify was
retained to turn IFB's InteracKT software from a prototype to a
fully fledged interactive online knowledge distribution tool.
Graeme Gordon, Operations Director of IFB explains, "We had
developed a working prototype of InteracKT in house but it needed
further work in order to turn it into a high quality, polished
product ready for the marketplace. Having recognised this we
decided to bring in the experts and got in touch with Codify."
"InteracKT represents an exciting development in blended,
distance technology and is designed to enable the flow of
information from any organisation with a remote or large workforce,
student campuses or client base and create a truly interactive
Graeme adds, "The software has been developed in such a way that
it is possible for the audience to communicate with the person
doing the presentation. For example, someone studying for a
qualification via a long distance course could, via InteracKT, hear
and participate in the same lecture as someone actually sitting in
the lecture hall. The software also allows users to send messages
to the presenter meaning that they can ask or respond to
Graeme points out that the software has many applications. "It
is easy to see how InteracKT could easily be applied in the
academic world. However there are many more uses; we foresee it
being used in both the public and the private sector. It has been
used by a police force to communicate internally and could
potentially be used to interview suspects in other regions or
countries. InteracKT also provides an environmentally friendly yet
cost effective alternative to travelling to business meetings."
Mark Griffiths, managing director of Codify adds, "InteracKT was
an exciting project for Codify to be involved in. Several of our
developers were keen to work on it as it was the first time that we
had been asked to develop something with audio visual capabilities.
This made the work more interesting than normal as those involved
in the project had to get up to speed on new technologies extremely
quickly in order to meet the client's requirements.
"This didn't phase us as software technologies are continually
changing and updating so keeping up to date with these and learning
new working methods is part of the very nature of our work."
According to Graeme an additional benefit to InteracKT is that
is has minimum impact on the broadcaster's IT system. "A PC and
standard web camera are all that is required to begin broadcasting
with InteracKT. As well as supplying the user with the software we
also provide the necessary server-side components. This includes an
encoding platform, hosting the content and the required
He concludes, "This means that any potential broadcasters don't
have to worry about installing the sophisticated server-side
components, and those viewing the presentation just need to access
the internet via a standard web browser - it really couldn't be