We are providers of solutions
to technical problems, whether these be hardware,
software or a combination of the two.
Our unique set of skills could be invaluable to you
in solving your problems. If you have a problem that
cannot be solved by buying off the shelf hardware /
software then you should be talking to us.
Our particular specialisation is
in solving problems encountered in money handling systems
such as retail, kiosk, vending and AWP / SWP markets. In some of
these industries, directed as they are towards stand-alone machines,
expertise centres around handling and analysing coins and bills and
providing physical security for them. As such, it may not attract
staff who are naturally at home dealing with concepts
such as Windows applications, telecommunications and
Conversely, the PC game and IT industries
may have many staff who are used to dealing with higher level software,
but who may not be "at home" using the concepts involved in embedded
machinery, such as communications protocol development.
We at Aardvark Embedded Solutions
are a unique combination of sophisticated systems /
software professionals who understand both the complexities
of a modern PC and the requirements involved in programming
embedded micro-processors in combination with modern
coin handling equipment. We are equally at home writing
the code for a COM object to run under Windows XP, a POS for .NET
service object and in designing the hardware and software to link a magnetic
card reader to a vending machine.
A new problem.
If you have a problem to which you need a solution,
we would love to hear from you. We are open to offers
from anyone who feels that we are in a position to aid
them in their business.
Our standard mode of operation is
to talk with you about your problem, to try to ascertain
how general the problem is and approximately how large
the market is. We, typically, will then undertake to
produce working prototype electronics and software,
to which we will retain all IPR, that clearly demonstrate
the functionality of our solution. Depending upon what
we understand about the market, this will either be
free of charge or we will seek a nominal sum to subsidise
the cost of development.
Once we have produced prototype
equipment, we would then seek to make a return on each
unit sold, either through a licence fee, where marketing
and manufacture are handled by a partner or at a unit
sale price where we undertake volume production on our
Having said all that, we do undertake straight
development consultancy, both on a "fixed rate" or "time and materials" basis.
If you think you may be interested
in this, please dont hesitate to contact us. Either
or ring Andy Graham on +44 (0) 161 285 6877.