Document management has been an important task since the invention of writing, as the completed documents and files must be stored in a systematic order so the information within can be easily accessed. We started by applying the systematic document processing solution on our own corporate document storage system – including the electronic version of all the documents that had been created since the founding of our company, and the complete documentation of our projects are stored in our DMS /ECM system that is customized by us and is used on a daily basis by our coworkers.
The requirement for systematic document processing is a valid necessity for both small and large enterprises, or even educational and administrative bodies – documents produced during day-to-day operation should preferably be stored in automated, transparent and searchable electronic archives. When we design a document storage solution, we tell the client that this tool will not be in operation only for months, but rather for several years, thus design and implementation should be ready to stay up to date for 5-10 years and it still should provide the expected results: transparent, operable solution for document management. All functionality must be guaranteed for hundreds of thousands of documents, with a high number of users and several changes in technology over the years.
Our staff has enormous experience in the design and development of electronic document management systems, including simple registry technologies, collaborative work-spaces and document management solutions. In our projects, we only use the market leader Alfresco Content Services based on open-source foundations, for which we apply a complete Hungarian language localization, including manuals, educational materials and presentations.
Besides serving large enterprises with a scope of several million documents, we also create customized installations for small businesses, that include continuous technical and professional support. If needed, we provide Alfresco ECM with Hungarian language support, and presentations are held on user, operator and developer level.
Our field of expertise includes screening of document management processes for companies and organizations, working out strategies for business process optimization and digitization, implementation of IT components, support for the introduction and the appropriate modification of filing policies.
We completed several successful projects with our excellent national development partners, where we implemented complex business solutions with Alfresco ECM backend.
Our customized systems can also be used with free Community Edition and Enterprise licenses.
Some extra modules that we have created for the Alfresco ECM:
- Virus Check Module
- OCR module (searchable PDFs from scanned documents, with a tokenized word index)
- Bar Code or QR Code Module (importing data stored in QR code, sorting based on bar code)
- Automatic document sorting module, automatic file naming rules and folder structure creation
- Meta-data based sorting, process management controlled by regular expressions
- Applying Machine Learning to document classification and metadata extraction
- Share interface extensions, dynamic data content, instance-based metadata value suggestions, etc.
- Optional HTML5 based document management interface developed in-house
- Image Management Module (EXIF-Extra, GPS, Transformations, Geo-Locations, Face Detection)
- PDF Authentication Module
- Segmentation of PDF documents by separator pages, metadata recovery based on regular expressions
- HA Cluster solution for 4.0 Community Edition
- TMDQ (Transactional Metadata Query) / SOLR Hybrid Indexing Solution for Real-Time System Connection
- SOLR HA cluster design (ZooKeeper, SOLRCloud)
- Creating replication solutions in multiple site environments
- CMIS Migration, Integration (WebService, SOAP, RestFUL, BrowserBinding)
- Database based migration (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
- Replication-based migration between Alfresco versions
- xHTML based reporting module for documents, processes, and audit reports
- Report server – Bulk and timed report generation with office templates, even from external data sources
- Full access-audit management and reporting system
- Customized business management system integration
- ERP system alignment, eg SAP, Odoo
- Filing module and registry system fitting
- Mass media scanning solution (PDF, OCR, separator pages management, metadata)
- Customizable, unique Alfresco WEB interface, embeddable module (ERP, invoice management, integration of other systems)
- Extra SSO solutions (eg Microsoft WS-Federation, Shibboleth)
- Hungarian Share and Alfresco Explorer interfaces
- User and administrative manuals in Hungarian
- Adapting office MFPs (Xerox, Canon, Epson, HP, etc.) to WebDAV, FTP, CIFS – Direct Scanning to Alfresco
We are delighted to participate in system migration tasks where we convert existing, even disordered document libraries – by providing models, rules and documents in a transparent, sustainable format for users. We have extensive experience in establishing CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) interfaces between document management systems.
During the development of the document management system, in order to adhere to the most efficient time frame, our colleagues provide consultation services by sharing their experience in similar projects and “best practice” solutions for the customer, to develop the system that is the best suited for them.
Automotive competences and publications:
- Towards Manoeuver Negotiation: AutoNet2030 Project from a Car Maker Perspective – Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (also known as V2X) can augment vehicle perception, which is a key factor in Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) as well as in the future scenario of Automated Driving. The European project AutoNet2030 demonstrates how the combination of V2X and on-board sensors makes vehicle control, manoeuvring negotiations and interaction between vehicles more efficient and reliable. The target driving scenario involves a group of vehicles moving in a coordinated way, thanks to vehicle-to-vehicle communication. This requires a novel set of messages, to transmit vehicle status, trajectories and manoeuver intentions, such as lane change, within the group. Another research topic is the interaction between the on-board system and the driver (Human Machine Interaction, HMI), considering both the novel manoeuvre coordination concepts, and the gradual introduction of automated functions from an end user perspective. These concepts are integrated into prototype vehicles, which are going to be experimented in the next future to understand the full system potential.
- Enhancements of V2X communication in support of cooperative autonomous driving – Two emerging technologies in the automotive domain are autonomous vehicles and V2X communication. Even though these technologies are usually considered separately, their combination enables two key cooperative features: sensing and maneuvering. Cooperative sensing allows vehicles to exchange information gathered from local sensors. Cooperative maneuvering permits inter-vehicle coordination of maneuvers. These features enable the creation of cooperative autonomous vehicles, which may greatly improve traffic safety, efficiency, and driver comfort. The first generation V2X communication systems with the corresponding standards, such as Release 1 from ETSI, have been designed mainly for driver warning applications in the context of road safety and traffic efficiency, and do not target use cases for autonomous driving. This article presents the design of core functionalities for cooperative autonomous driving and addresses the required evolution of communication standards in order to support a selected number of autonomous driving use cases. The article describes the targeted use cases, identifies their communication requirements, and analyzes the current V2X communication standards from ETSI for missing features. The result is a set of specifications for the amendment and extension of the standards in support of cooperative autonomous driving.
- Integrating EVs into the Smart-Grid – Standardization efforts are currently underway to realize the Europe-wide deployment of Smart-Grids. Numerous protocols have already been standardized; each tailored to a distinct application domains. Amongst these, Smart Metering and EV charging have only recently started to converge, and the goal of the PowerUp project has been to advance such convergence. This paper presents the major results from the project. The PowerUp consortium has specified and developed an end-to-end EV to Grid communication system, respecting the applicable communications standards. After introducing the underlying system architecture for the end-to-end integration of the Vehicle- to-Grid (ISO 15118, V2G) communications interface, we describe critical Smart-Grid integration aspects for each protocol layer within the V2G communications protocol stack. Finally, prototype test observations are presented. The outlined end-to-end integration of the V2G interface demonstrates the technological solution for ensuring that even mass-deployment of EVs would not interfere with the stability of the electric grid.
- Resource sharing principles for V2X vehicular communications – This paper proposes a suitable scalability principle for each major vehicular communication scenario: periodic safety broadcasts, event-driven safety broadcasts, and unicast message forwarding. Each scenario section investigates an appropriate design of individual congestion control tools for the implementation of related scalability principle.
- Channel utilization at the edge of V2X packet reception – Estimating channel utilization at beaconing edge is important, so that power control feedback can be based on comparing this utilization rate to a target level. The beaconing edge channel utilization estimate presented in the ‘Resource Sharing Principles for Vehicular Communications’ paper is revised with the following aspects; taking an estimate of link asymmetry into account, interpolating on link attenuation metric instead of distance metric.
- Geo-mapped Broadcast Timing – This paper proposes a timing algorithm for assignment of beacon transmissions. The proposed geographically derived beacon timer solves the problem of ‘hidden-terminal’ packet collisions for periodic broadcasts and certain unicast messages, regardless of particular road network topology details.
- Business Scenarios and Data Flow in NeMo Hyper-Network – The number of electric vehicles running in the European Union is growing rapidly. However, due to the lack of coordination and cooperation finding and using public charging stations or inter-roaming charging is challenging. These issues are huge limitations of the electromobility. The objective of NeMo Hyper-Network is to overcome these drawbacks by providing a pan-European seamless interoperability of e-mobility services. The paper introduces the main motivations and goals of NeMo Hyper-Network. Furthermore, the potential business scenarios identified in NeMo are presented.