VVI, a privately held corporation, is preparing a big push into Mac OS X territory and needs some Mac user input, Ed VanVliet, director of application development, told MacCentral.
For this reason, the company has set up an
e-mail address where users can submit what they want. However, VVI will expand its presence into X territory by expanding its current focus.
VVI’s customers are world-leading companies in the banking, biotechnology, chemical, financial services, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. For these customers, the company has built systems that are, in part, based on VVI’s OpenGraph data reporting solution.
“We’re ready to bend over backwards for the Mac OS X user,” VanVliet said. “Since our field is technical in nature, the feedback would be in technical fields: science, engineering, academic, research, medical, industrial, mathematics, instrumentation, statistics, graphic design (for technical reports), image and mapping transformations, financial modeling, financial service reporting, any type of computer modeling (although I would accept pictures of non-computer models as well), numerical, machine, factory, environmental control, etc.”
During the last half of 2000 sales and earnings exceeded any previous semi-annual result since VVI’s incorporation in 1992,” Chief Technical Officer John Brilhart said. This is good news for the Mac OS X community because VVI has been “an avid supporter of the Mac OS X Server platform,” he told MacCentral.
“Anyone that wants graphing, charting or data visualization for their Mac OS X based systems should contact VVI as we’re definitely known to have exceptional software for that purpose and have excellent expertise with the Mac OS X programming environments,” Brilhart said. “And we’re working very hard on the next release of our software, which will see a substantial revision and addition of features to its software code base.”