Axcess, which develops custom accounting and executive information systems, has expanded its custom database software design base to include satellite Internet services that are fully compatible with Mac and PC systems. Wireless networked users can now have complete office productivity in remote locations.
“Many of our clients have a need for Internet services in remote situations,” said Gordon Driver, president of Axcess. “We have CEOs with private aircraft and film directors who are shooting scenes at remote locations. In aircraft, we are installing a new satellite technology that delivers ISDN speeds globally. Recently Gulfstream Corp. has approved 802.11b for wireless networks inside the cabin.”
Combined with an on-board server, Axcess now provides an “Office in the Sky” complete with printer, fax, file sharing and custom client/server database solutions, he said. On the film set, directors are sometimes making decisions by downloading images from special effects houses. The crew is constantly e-mailing and communicating, especially on the subjective changes that occur.
“Our technology is ideal because we can provide wireless T1 speeds on the ground and not just for film sets, but for sports, concerts and other events as well,” Driver said.
Axcess makes iAccounting, custom accounting and e-commerce client/server software that’s Mac OS X compatible. The software is based on the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment.
iAccounting can be customized to duplicate forms, reports, and paper trail of a business so that employees will already be familiar with the software, Driver told MacCentral. Plus, e-commerce services have now been integrated to simplify Web-based order entry and accounting.