Productive engineering with high-quality automated measurement systems for research, design and development.
I love working with innovators in science and engineering. My customers are experts in their field but the software required during research and development can seem like a black box. They know what needs to go in and come out, but how do you get it to work?
I can help you by creating custom measurement software that allows you to capture the physical world and bring it into a computer for capture, analysis or automation.
The software we develop provides feedback and hard data to accelerate your R&D through measurement and exploration.
Taking you from concept to delivery.
Engineers and Scientists are continuously creating new concepts or improving old ones.
How do you sort the good from the bad?
How long does that take?
How do you prove that it works?
We get frustrated when good ideas go to waste.
So we help you realise your idea effectively and rapidly with software-based measurement systems for prototyping and V&V.
This could be an idea or concept for a product that has measurement at its heart, for instance, a scientific instrument, process instrumentation or an industrial internet of things (IIoT) device.
I can quickly build a bespoke measurement software system that will gather feedback and measurement data to either prove the idea works, or allow for further development and refining of the concept or prototype.
A bespoke measurment system is ideal where it’s not feasible to build and test a design in the field.
For example, a brand new design may first require a test rig to measure performance and provide feedback for their designers and potential customers.
I can create custom measurement and automation systems which capture accurate data and maximise the productivity of test engineers and designers.
I reduce uncertainty and meet pressing or unusual measurement needs for development and design engineering.
My approach is to use custom software and off-the-shelf hardware to build measurement systems that are trustworthy, productive and flexible.
Trustworthy: I work with off the shelf hardware, which is already vetted and tested by the manufacturer, combined with software developed with care and attention to the best software engineering practices available to ensure once the project is finished, you can rely on it.
Productive: I believe that software is a means to an end. I spend time understanding your problems and create something dedicated to them - not shoe-horning other technologies to what you need. I'm also a big fan of simplicity - removing unecessary complexities and making it hard to do the wrong thing to minimise operator errors.
Flexible: I want to deliver engineering progress, not software. By putting the intelligence in the software and working with off the shelf hardware I can adapt to your needs over time and react to project issues as they arise (and my small size allows me to be reactive without lots of paperwork!). I will work closely with you to own the problems and find fixes.
Initially, I wasn’t sure if Wiresmith would be able to combine the many disciplines required to deliver our complex integrated system, but after a short time of working with James on our project, the breadth and depth of multi-disciplinary skill that Wiresmith brought to it became apparent. We were also pleased that additional expertise could be brought in as required.
James was very professional in handling our requirements and was always on hand when we needed him. An agile method of developing software was adopted. This suited our needs as we were defining our specification as we explored options for building our system. It enabled us to work quickly and to improve our system incrementally. We would recommend Wiresmith Technology’s services as they have delivered what we required to a high quality of workmanship
Communication was a concern when we hired a consultant on our FPGA project however Wiresmith Technology were extremely responsive and supportive. They quickly and fully understood our needs and were flexible when problems arose, finding ways or solutions to get the job done. The deliverable were completed on time which allowed us to demonstrate our technology concept. Even after this James provided technical support until we were happy with the system. We would absolutely recommend them as a reliable, flexible and friendly partner.
We needed to bring our durability test equipment up to date but were concerned about meeting all of the existing and new requirements.
Wiresmith Technology was able to produce a new application with a user interface that is easy to use which means our operators are quicker to set up the tests. James was friendly and willing to discuss all of the options with us to find the best way forward. We would happily recommend them for future work.
We deliberately looked for a small but technically very strong company who we knew would be able to work flexibly with us.
The close and personal relationship was important as it allowed us the agility that a larger company would never have been able to match. Also we loved the can-do attitude. Within 30 seconds of the first call, we knew Wiresmith were exactly what we needed
Wiresmith Technology provided an easy working relationship with good feedback on ideas and prompt turnaround times on development. They tracked the work backlog effectively allowing the correct items to be prioritised without losing sight of additional ideas and features.
The complete hardware and software packages offered by NI in conjunction with Wiresmith Technology has increased test efficiency and accuracy. It has also given Lontra the ability to further develop and optimise data analysis simulation techniques for future product design.
No Obligation, Just Curiosity
Wiresmith Technology is a boutique software design and development company that specialises in developing custom measurement systems on off-the-shelf measurement hardware.
I want to help you improve our world by bringing new innovations and efficiency improvements to market. I have done this in diverse engineering fields including mechanical engineering, automotive, energy and scientific instrumentation.
Wiresmith Technology is a National Instruments Alliance Partner meaning National Instruments have recognised us for our knowledge of their technologies and our ability to deliver projects based on them.
I am James McNally, an expert in applying National Instruments technologies to these problems. I am a Certified LabVIEW Architect, Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer and a LabVIEW Champion.
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