OpenInsight 9.3.1 Now Available!


Overnight the OpenInsight 9.3.1 upgrade was posted to the WORKS area for all WORKS members to download.  Please contact me if you are not a WORKS member and wish to find out more about this great release.

This latest version includes O4W Mobile Extensions and a brand new data connector for Ladybridge’s OpenQM Multivalue database.

  • OpenInsight for Web (O4W v1.3) – This latest version of O4W includes additional integration with the new Banded Report Writer, new support routines for RSS feeds and a brand new ‘ad hoc’ report builder.  In addition, the release includes a number of additional mobile enhancements such as a mobile specific menu and report output.  Through O4W’s integration with jQuery Mobile (the companion library to O4W’s jQuery), web pages can be created using “finger friendly” user interface elements and design.
  • OpenInsight for QM Data Connector (OI4QM) – The OI4QM data connector enables MultiValue application developers to fully utilise the QM database from Ladybridge Systems Limited.  Using this dedicated data connector, Windows GUI and Web 2.0 interfaces can be quickly created without any change being required to an existing QM database.

“With this latest release, we’re proving our commitment to our Revelation and MultiValue community”, said Mike Ruane, President/CEO Revelation Software, “They asked us for a connection to QM from Ladybridge, and we listened. Our users also gave us a list of enhancements and suggestions for the Banded Report Writer, and we’ve taken care of them as well.”

Also included in the OI 9.3.1 are a number of patches and enhancements for the Banded Report Writer, Table Builder, and Database manager.

“Mobile computing is an essential requirement for any application development”, said Robert Catalano, Director of Sales, Revelation Software. “We are empowering the MultiValue community with one of the best mobile computing toolkits on the market that is affordable, familiar to MV developers, and connects to their existing database with no change.”

I would like to thank all of the developers involved in this release and also to our army of beta testers who provide their time and invaluable feedback.

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In Development – OpenInsight 9.3.1


OpenInsight 9.3.1 is currently in beta testing and it is planned to be released in early March 2012.  The 9.3.1 release of OpenInsight will provide the following new components:

  1. OpenInsight for Web (O4W v1.3)
    O4W v1.3 includes additional integration with the new Banded Report Writer, support routines for RSS feeds, and a new “ad hoc” report builder, along with a number of additional mobile enhancements such as mobile-specific menu and report output.  Through O4W’s integration with jQuery Mobile (the companion library to O4W’s jQuery), web pages can be built using “finger friendly” user interface elements and design.  For a preview of this interface click here to view some screen images of Megamation Systems DirectLine Mobile application.
  2. OpenInsight for QM Connector
    The OI for QM connector provides the ability to connect with the OpenQM Database from Ladybridge Systems Limited.

Also included in OpenInsight 9.3.1 are a number of patches and enhancements for the Banded Report Writer, Table Builder, Database Manager, SQL Connector and Arev32.

DirectLine Mobile by Megamation Systems


O4W is fast becoming the tool of choice for OpenInsight developers who need to extend their applications to the web.  These solutions consist of full desktop browser based solutions, through to solutions for small handheld devices like smart phones.

Megamation Systems  have used O4w to create a solution for such devices and Revelation have recently published some images of the handheld solution.  This is a great example of how O4w can be used to address a modern business need. You can view the example screens by clicking here.

Maintenance Management Software for Mobile Devices


Megamation Systems Adapts Its Maintenance Management Software for Mobile Devices Using Revelation’s O4W

The DirectLine SaaS app now allows workers to access and transmit information on-the-go, using smartphones and tablets.
By Joyce Wells, DBTA

SMARTPHONES, tablets, and other handhelds are changing the way companies do business.  And when these revolutionary devices can be combined with existing tried-and-true software for evolutionary change, as opposed to ripping and replacing, the results are even better.

Founded in 1984, and based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada with offices in New York State and the U.K., Megamation Systems provides enterprise asset and maintenance management services through its DirectLine brand to help
organizations monitor every aspect of their physical infrastructure.  In particular, Megamation targets its offerings at schools, universities and colleges, as well as the food services, healthcare, and manufacturing industires.  Its software includes customized forms and checklists outlining and documenting procedures for on-demand and preventive maintenance for facilities and equipment. Read on…