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McObject Professional Services

"With its emphasis on hands-on, relevant experience, the training course from McObject jump-started our use of the eXtremeDB™ embedded database and paid for itself many times over through increased productivity." --STM A.S.


McObject Professional Services (MPS) is your partner in planning, designing, deploying and supporting embedded systems applications, with a comprehensive portfolio of professional services—including software engineering, consulting and support—that spans the system’s lifecycle. At its core, McObject's services team is comprised of senior developers who live and breathe to find new and effective ways to leverage embedded data management for clients. A consulting engagement is a great way to take advantage of McObject’s knowledge. And don't forget training: The MPS engineers who develop and consult, also teach, which ensures that our seminar students receive real-world practical insights when it comes to writing data management code



Implementation Services


The team helps McObject customers maximize the return on their investment in eXtremeDB embedded database or Perst embedded database software by providing the following integration and implementation services:


Benchmarking/proof-of-concept. Before you commit to licensing McObject technology, MPS helps you ensure that our database products meet your embedded system project’s requirements. Our engineers will create necessary benchmarks based on your target architecture, data layout and data access pattern, and put together a pilot project that proves the feasibility of the chosen approach

Database architecture and design. Nobody understands McObject technology better than MPS, and nobody understands your product requirements better than you. McObject will assist in creating the detailed data management design that closely matches your application needs

Embedded database and application integration

Performance tuning

Porting to new software and hardware platforms

Migration from third-party databases

Integration with third-party products

Training Courses


MPS are, first and foremost, practicing embedded systems developers. McObject design our seminars and training courses with knowledge gained through experience, not just theory. From developing numerous commercial solutions and working in database development for more than fifteen years, McObject instructors know McObject databases' internals, as well as the broad principles of data management in embedded application development. McObject knowledge is experience-based: we don't teach "guesses," or just what it says in the manual. We're developers, and we teach you how our database systems work in the real world. You'll use what you learn in our seminars, every day. Because of McObject knowledge and development experience, McObject provide unique benefits. You can expect to:


Save time and frustration by avoiding common pitfalls (we've been there, so you don't have to go there)

Learn precisely the right information that you'll need to do the job. We know what you'll need to know a year from now

Learn the way things work the first time, avoiding costly dead-ends and redesigns

Get your project-specific questions answered while you're at the seminar

Other Services


In addition to offering database technology-related services, our consultants possess expert knowledge about a large variety of embedded platforms and toolsets. This enables MPS to deliver cost-effective software solutions to customers in many embedded domains such as automotive and mobile solutions, industrial control, navigation systems and others. In their work, McObject use a variety of programming languages and tools for different host and target environments. Examples include:


C/C++, Java, C#
Embedded databases and embedded SQL, XML, Java, C# and .NET
Linux, Windows, QNX, LynxOS, Symbian OS, VxWorks, INTEGRITY OS, eCos, and others
Various compilers, tool chains and embedded IDEs

McObject Projects


McObject engineers have successfully completed numerous projects. These range from custom device drivers on Windows, Linux and embedded platforms to complex hardware emulators, to tools development. Some examples include:


Porting. Migrated custom applications from Open VMS to Digital UNIX, and to Windows NT 4.0; implemented custom communication protocols over serial lines (communication to Allen Bradley S5 PLCs)

Driver development for Windows platforms. Developed custom drivers for QLOGIC ISP1040 SCSI HBA on Windows NT

Emulators. Designed and developed the general infrastructure for emulators, storage controllers' emulation and serial line multiplexors' emulation

Custom Linux distributions, driver development for Linux
. MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) custom distributions for MIPS/MIPS64, PPC/PPC65, x86/x86_64, and ARM targets. Included debugging and fast reboot capabilities (kexec/crash/kdump/LKCD/FSAD), live system state monitoring (RMON/MSA), network/storage capabilities (bonding/open file by inode) and boards/chassis HW management (IPMI)

MontaVista Mobilinux (MontaVista Embedded Linux Solution) development. Implemented low level drivers, including support for low power state safe enter/exit (for example, LCD/Camera/audio for OMAP1710, PXA27xx)

Graphics acceleration. Hardware Graphics acceleration (graphics middleware) for Linux

Lab automation software, all aspects. Automatic microscope for fiber endpoint quality tests for x86 platform communicating with PIC16xx micro-controller over RS-232. Managed the microscope mechanics (focal plane, phase shift)

Software development tools, various host and target platforms. Developed a distributed (Java API, proxy, target server) multi-platform developers' tool used to run and debug applications on remote target, inspect remote file system, inspect system state, interact with kernel debugger, etc. Supported operating systems including Linux, Solaris, Windows, BlueCat Linux, and LynxOS; developed debugging and profiling tools for LynxOS

Industrial Automation projects. Developed industrial automated control system for the ER-Soft distributed Process Control (dPC) environment; included drivers for the Fieldbus NIC for real-time extension (RTX) on Windows CE and other Windows platforms

Symbian-based development. UIQ Framework (Symbian OS-based SDK) application development


Why choose McObject Professional Services?


McObject actually do what we consult on and teach. So McObject know the pitfalls that commonly threaten projects, especially involving embedded systems data management. Development activities at McObject feed directly into McObject consulting and teaching. In turn, consulting and teaching feed back into McObject development ability. What does this mean for you? Getting the job done on time, within budget, with a technically superior deliverable regardless of your definition of superior: smaller, faster, more portable, or other criteria.


For more information McObject professional services, please contact Phaedrus Systems .