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2020

Coach and Equipment First Review of Weight Analysis Program

January 22, 2020

Today DSD Web Works presented a functional weight analysis prototype for review to administrative and engineering personnel of Coach and Equipment. DSD Web Works was charged with designing and developing an online tool that would allow individuals to dynamically create bus configuration layouts and in real-time analyze weight distribution within a given configuration.


The presented interface included a dynamic graphical interface of the bus floor-plan layout and location of all option / option value selections that makeup the design of the bus. Each individual entity has a weight and appropriate x and y coordiante that allows for potential placement within the floor-plan layout and the associated weight distribution of that particular placement. Using a simple two-dimensional grid that easily converts from inches to pixels allows for the salesman or engineer to be assured of a properly configured bus. Reporting consists of specific location of all options within the bus and the weights on all four corners (front-right, front-left, rear-right, rear-left), weight on the front axle, weight on the rear axle and the overall weight of the vehicle. The coding for the live interactive reporting of all these weights is such that it is executed across the entire bus configuration (every single item with weight) in approximately 1/1000 of a sec.  


All present were impressed with the prototype presentation and look forward to the production version of the web based weight analysis interface which will seamlessly integrate with the custom designed sales configurator previously developed by DSD Web Works.


Keuka Lake Data Logger Security Upgrade

January 27, 2020

Today DSD Web Works assisted in the added security for the Keuka Lake data logger's configuration. The upstream addition of a secure router that employs both a firewall and port forwarding will assure non-authorized access to the logging device. 


The device, a Sutron 8310, has been integral in supplying residence, town and village officials with accurate data on the lake including lake level and lake temperature. The recordings and various reporting tools created by DSD Web Works for Keuka Lake Association are instrumental in determining appropriate gate settings (the discharge of water) as determined by the Keuka Lake Outlet Compact (KLOC) who is charged with managing lake level. The water level readings are taken at the Penn Yan Water Plant, and updated every two hours on the KLA's website and displayed on informative graphs that include guide curves. DSD Web Works is encouraged by the proactive stance of making the overall configuration within the Penn Yan Water Plant in regard to collecting this valuable data more secure thus preventing any possible disruption of data collection and reporting.


DSD Web Works Server Upgrades

February 1, 2020

Today all of DSD Web Works co-located servers received full resize upgrades. Our new standard server configuration include 8 Intel Xeon CPU cores and 16 GB of RAM. The new resources gives each server ample overhead to respond to predicted or unusual spikes in traffic to our popular clients web sites and applications.


As always, DSD Web Works looks forward to continuing giving all our clients the best service, support and server infrastructure for everyone's continued success.


Coach & Equipment Review new Wt. Analysis Application

February 10, 2020

Today DSD Web Works presented a working prototype of the weight analysis application they were charged to design and develop. The web based application allows for the proper weight distribution on a given bus chassis. All options that are selected are analyzed in a coordinated fashion and mathematical models are used to determine the weight distribution on each axle, wheel and overall structure. The interface designed is intuitive, flexible (allowing drag and drop, nudging, etc.) and fast! Speeds for the analysis were reduced substantially (minutes to milliseconds) from the legacy program currently used. 

Engineers will now have time to test and expand the new applications capabilities.


Cornell University Renews New Contract with DSD Web Works

February 11, 2020

Today Cornell University renewed it's annual contract with DSD Web Works for continued design and development support for eleven different web assets originally developed by DSD Web Works. We look forward to our continued partnerships with Cornell University and all members of the eleven different teams.


Hitachi Metals Server Upgrade

February 13, 2020

Today DSD Web Works worked along side HAL to assure smooth transition of web assets to new production server. Upgraded server software required updates to various scripts associated with Hitachi's web site presentation and applications. The transition went smooth and all hardware and software is up to date.


Town of Wayne New York New Contract

February 15, 2020

The Town of Wayne New York has contracted with DSD Web Works to build a document library for the town. The application will allow for the easy management and manipulation of various town documents. The web based application will seamlessly tie in with the town's website and allow for easy mapping (document inclusion) of documents to specific section, people or pages within the site.

Once again we look forward to working with the town's personnel on this new project.


DSD Web Works to Create Stock Platform

March 2, 2020

Today DSD Web Works was contracted to develop a complete stock platform. The application will include an array of live financial data and proprietary algorithms to allow for the tracking, analyzing and managing various security assets including over 95,000 securites, full US market coverage, over 20 exchanges and over 100 currency pairs.

Various charts and analytical tables will be created based on criteria supplied by the client. We look forward to working with our new client and building a tool that will exceed all their expectations.


Town of Barrington New York

March 16, 2020

Town of Barrington New York migrated from an old server to DSD Web Works co-located semi-dedicated server. In addition, DSD Web Works upgraded a number of scripts that was required with the new server configuration.


The site migration went smoothly and is now up to date.


Cornell University Event Upgrade

March 18, 2020

Cornell University's Dairy Teams received a major update today to allow for online registration but payments to be received at the door. This was a direct requirement resulting from the fluid situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of charging registration online and then crediting charges back to registrants if a event is canceled do to COVID-19, they can simply cancel events and bypass the financial requirements crediting registration fees.


Famous Brands Website Gets Update

March 29, 2020

Today DSD Web Works released an updated e-commerce site for Famous Brands that now allows for curb-side pickup. The store has been limited because of the COVID-19 pickup but now they are able to still service their regional customer base with an easy online interface for ordering and picking up outside their Watkins Glen storefront.


Coach & Equipment Bus Configuration Rewrtie

April 11, 2020

Today DSD Web Works began a major rewrite for the much used Bus Configuration application that was originally written back in 2013. The new design will address a number of issues and add features which are not with the current system. The focus will be on application speed allowing for a better interface for salesman to create the bus configurations they desire. In addition, we will seamlessly incorporate the weight analysis application (web based) for a smoother transaction from concept to a placed sales order.


ZOOM Meeting integration for Village of Watkins Glen

April 16, 2020

The Village of Watkins Glen now has Zoom recordings of various board meetings easily accessible on their website. A result of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in virtual meetings for local municipalities and DSD Web Works was happy to help with the logistics of such measures.   


Town of Barrington New York - COVID-19 Communication

April 17, 2020

Various updates to the Town of Barrington website have been performed by DSD Web Works to help the town communicate with their residents on COVID-19 news as it directly impacts the town. Emergency declarations, changes to how the town will conduct business and other pertinent information is now easily communicated.


Town of Gorham - Pandemic History

May 8, 2020

Today DSD Web Works worked with the Town of Gorham on helping the town's history group to document the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The site now hosts a questionnaire for the town's residents to document various aspects of their changed lives resulting from the pandemic. 

“We are living in a historic moment in time! The COVID-19 crisis is reshaping our daily lives and our
communities. In the future, others will look back and learn from our experiences. This is why it is so
important to begin recording the history of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on New York State’s
people and communities.”


Keuka Lake Temperature Charts - Mobile Version

May 8, 2020

Today DSD Web Works completed a number of enhancements to the very popular lake temperature charts that are hosted on the Keuka Lake Association's web site. We now have historical reference and a quick view of current data.


Hitachi Metals Server Upgrade

May 10, 2020

Today another server upgrade was performed by HAL for Hitachi Metals. DSD Web Works worked along with HAL in performing a site wide audit of all scripts to determine update requirements resulting from server software upgrades. Appropriate changes were made and all functionality was successfully tested.


Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative Site Released

May 19, 2020

Today Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC) released their newly developed web site. The site is based on a custom built content managed system that allows for KWIC management to easily control and update site content.  The primary purpose of the site is for communication and education to enhance the purpose of the cooperative in protecting and improving the purity of waters in the Keuka Lake Watershed by planning for uniform regulation of wastewater management regulations and pursue appropriate action to resolve potential threats to Keuka Lake.


Included in the design is a events application, document library and resource application. This will allow authorized individuals to disseminate useful, updated information to all residents within the watershed. In addition, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were incorporated to make content more accessible to people with disabilities. DSD Web Works enjoyed working with the KWIC individuals involved in creating the modern, clean and responsive design.


DSD Web Works New Servers

August 15, 2020

Today DSD Web Works finished implementation and configuration of their new servers. The new servers run on Intel Xeon E5-2620 processors, have 8 Cores and 32 GB of RAM. We installed 1 TB SSD Disks as well to increase speed across all applications. We will begin migrating all clients to our new servers in the coming days.

We look forward to these new enhancements which will have a positive affect for all our clients.


New Event Platform Beta Testing for All Cornell Dairy Teams

August 21, 2020

Today DSD Web Works released and authorized access to all Cornell University Dairy Teams to review and test the newly designed Events Platform. The platform offers an array of flexibility to the team allowing for an array of event configurations including single events and event series. It allows for unlimited cost categories that are fully customizable and also unlimited options associated with each cost field that can have optional additional costs and quantity if so selected. All administrative reporting is presented in clean concise and informative manner for easy management of all event registrants.

The team's involved in the review will include Cornell University Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops, Cornell University North Country Regional Ag Team, Cornell University Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops, Cornell University South Central New York Dairy & Field Crops and Cornell University Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program. We look forward to the feedback and future production release.


Village & Town Software Platform Upgrade

September 24, 2020

Today DSD Web Works released a new update to their Village and Town Software Platform. The new update includes an enhancement that allows for Town and Village governments to easily create recurring events (e.g. board meetings). The new interface utilizes a simple multi-pick calendar allowing for an unlimited number of dates to be selected that are associated with the single event. This allows for simple and expedited management of all recurring events.




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