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Business Review for Year 2015-2016

The financial year 2015-2016 was full of challenges.

We made a critical technological breakthrough in upgrading our Location-Based Services (LBS) System to support LTE mobile network, and successfully delivered the solution to two local mobile network carriers. In moving from 3G to LTE, the LBS System has to handle a lot more signalling messages and this in turn generates a lot more location events. Now the LBS System captures location information from not just circuit switched voice calls and short messages, but also mobile data requests and VoIP calls. It also extracts roaming location information from Diameter messages. The LBS System is suitable for informational, advertising, workforce management and network planning purposes. It also provides an important information stream for feeding and adding value to data-hungry Big Data applications.

In the past, we had sold a number of circuit-switching and signalling solutions based on the Excel programmable voice switch. Unfortunately this product has gone end-of-life and we’ve been looking around for a replacement product. Earlier last year we decided to go for the Aculab’s Prosody X which is a 1U compact programmable switch with E1 interfaces and it supports SS7, SIGTRAN and SIP signalling. With just a few months’ time we were able to migrate our application software from the Excel switch to Prosody X. Thanks to the ease of use of the Aculab APIs. All previous applications developed with our Service Creation Environment (SCE) for the Excel switch, which is an integrated development environment (IDE), can be re-used on the Prosody X without the need to make any changes to nor recompile the applications. The first application to be deployed will be an application to hide the true MSISDN of mobile subscribers from content providers. This year, we have started developing a multi-layer (SCCP, TCAP, MAP, SMS TPDU) MO-SMS and MT-SMS routing application to make the Prosody X a candidate for replacing Cisco’s IP Transfer Point (ITP) which have gone end-of-life a few years ago.

Datacenter technologies have been moving in a fast pace. We have developed customized applications for managing various resources within datacenters, including power, cooling and space. We were able to integrate Aimetis Symphony Video Management System into our datacenter management solution (DCMS) to enable users of the datacenter facilities to visually monitor their own racks and servers in the datacenter through live and historical video streaming via an in-house developed RTSP proxy server. We have also completed integration work with Commscope’s Imvision iPatch intelligent patching panels to alert users of the datacenter facilities of any unplanned optical and RJ45 cable disconnections. We’ve been working closely with Commscope on potential projects based on their 3D Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) application and Redwood. The DCIM enables users to manage their datacenter infrastructure systems, assets and workflows to optimize capacity, availability and efficiency. Redwood is a cost-effective intelligent lighting solution, using which datacenters can gain immediate energy savings and improve operational efficiency around building performance.

I always treasure every individual of the team as a valuable asset to the company. To cope with business growth, it is important to provide them with on-the-job training with proper guidance. Three of our staff had taken a two day’s Scrum Master Certification training which provides them with knowledge on an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development. Throughout the year, our software team has acquired solid and valuable experience in various programming languages and frameworks. They have also picked up extensive knowledge in various domains including mobile network protocols, cloud-computing technologies and datacenter facilities.

It’s really amazing that we can do so much last year and we will continue to strive to provide quality software solutions to our customers to their satisfaction at reasonable prices. Based on the unaudited accounts for the financial year 2015-2016, we broke our profits record again. The business outlook of the company for this year is positive although the global economic condition is deteriorating. We will continue to recruit more human resources to cater for our ever-expanding businesses and stay abreast of new emerging technologies in the information and communication arena.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for their dedication and contribution to the company.

KW Pong
Teamup Technology Limited.

22 April, 2016.