Inform Systems Group took part in a business mission to Azerbaijan
The business mission was organized by the Export Support Center of the Krasnodar Territory from September 13 to 16. Among the Azerbaijani companies with which, following the results of the trip, Inform Systems Group began to cooperate are the STP industrial park and Expressbank.
A new group logo was designed
A new logo reveals the motto of the Group – “Innovations for life”. We work to move to a qualitatively new living standard of the population. We want to make cities and countries convenient and safe: reduce queues, traffic jams, make identification and financial calculations less complex, and break down barriers for free life, travel and creativity.
Additional bonuses for employees from profits were introduced
The Group introduced additional employee bonuses according to the results of the company’s performance. Now every employee, investing their energy in the development of the company, receives additional income from the company profit.
Postamats or lockers with ALLVEND software started to work
The work of postamats with ALLVEND SOFTWARE was presented. You can get previously ordered goods, purchase available items, receive and send correspondence, purchase goods on order and buy lottery tickets there.
Universal kiosks for collecting donations have been launched on the basis of ALLVEND software
Kiosks with ALLVEND software are located in cathedrals and temples for collection of donations. To donate funds to the church it is enough to enter the sum on the screen and hold the card a few centimeters to the card reader.
Group’s public ftp server is running on from the date
Group central FTP server is in operation now. Server’s address is ftp.isg.dev. All working files for all Group projects are hosted on this FTP. Now any new or modified Group file is automatically uploaded to the FTP first, making it easy to provide materials to colleagues and partners.
ALLVEND software was brought into commercial production
Testing and commercialization of the universal ALLVEND software was completed, therefore the development of P5 was terminated.
The Group was accredited as the IT company in Belarus
Now the Group acts as the IT-company on the territory of Belarus
Universal version of FastSYS OS for 32 and 64-bit motherboards was developed
The new version of FastSYS OS allows you to run kiosks with both new 64-bit motherboards and old 32-bit motherboards. Two cores were added to FastSYS OS boot section: 32 and 64 bits, the loader automatically detects the motherboard type and loads the necessary kernel.
FastSYS OS was accomplished with automatic loading of working modules of connected devices
FastSYS OS is independently loading all the necessary modules based on the hardware/equipment connected and existing on the devices. There is no need to customize software modules for different types of motherboards, which allowed automatic configuration of the operation of all device equipment at initial start-up.
“Outsourcing of software development for self-service devices” conference was held
In the conference, a new scheme of cooperation with the manufacturers of self-service devices was introduced, in which the Group acts as a company providing the service of outsourcing the development of software for kiosks.
The Group was accredited as the IT company in Russia
The group was accredited by the Ministry of Digital Development and included in the Register of Organizations Operating in the Field of Information Technology.
Record number 13860 dated 26.03.2021.
ALLVEND software for fiscal server was developed
The software increases the stability and response speed of the fiscal server and can be used on both modern and outdated hardware.
The Group finally switched to electronic document management
All internal and external documents of the team are now created and stored exclusively in electronic form, which greatly increases the speed of interaction between employees and partners and reduces the risk of loss of important documentation.
The first batch of Beauty kiosks of new generation was produced
Beauty has an ergonomic design, which makes it easy to fit into the interior of any room. Thanks to the versatility of the case, terminals can easily be converted from one type of self-service device into another (infokiosk, goods and products ordering terminal, order and service cashier, payment terminal, etc.).
SkySend system participants started testing of ALLVEND Software
ALLVEND software development based on the new 5th version of FastSYS OS has been completed. ALLVEND allows you to create more than 20 types of self-service devices with full remote control from your personal account on www.allvend.ru
isg.dev domain was bought and the Group started to use it
Now the address of the Group’s site is www.isg.dev, the company’s e-mail addresses end at @isg.dev. .dev domain is designed for developers and IT companies.
“Self-service kiosks in Smart City spheres” video conference was held
The conference was held for the owners of kiosks and manufacturers and organizations serving the population (banks, retail networks, network stores, etc.). ALLVEND technology was presented at the conference. It was told how to quickly transfer terminals to the Smart City sphere with income from 10 to 200 000 RUB from per kiosk, reduce the cost of production for kiosks manufacturers, solve business tasks of organizations serving the population.
Statistics x3 work on ALLVEND software was launched
The company’s statistics x3 are configured in ALLVEND software configuration, so that its work does not require large computer resources.
Greater protection of SkySend System Members’ online cabinets
Due to increased incidents of attempted hackers attacks by guessing simple passwords, SkySend added additional requirements to the complexity of the password, mandatory periodic change of passwords and improved protection against DDoS-attacks.
Launch of “SmartCity” project
Within “Smart City” project, delivery and installation of self-service kiosks in various spheres of SmartCity is expected. At first, it is planned to place kiosks in the offices of management companies and Housing and communal services on the territory of Krasnodar.
Representative Contract with Russian Export Center was concluded
Export Center, which provides free of charge services for bringing products of Russian companies to the international market – transfers, negotiations, search of buyers, assistance in processing transactions and other – became the Group’s partner on technology development in foreign countries.
A contract was signed with Dimcoffee to place kiosks at the public transport stops in Krasnodar
Kiosks contain many features to increase the usability and popularity of public transport, its internationalization and the growth of tourist attraction of cities. The front side of the kiosk is equipped with a touch-sensitive interactive screen, devices for accepting cash and bank cards, a fingerprint scanner and a video surveillance camera; as for the back side – it has a multimedia advertising monitor with increased brightness.
ALLVEND software was integrated with coffee machines
The information transfer to vending machines via audio decoder was added to ALLVEND software. This modification will make it possible to connect coffee and vending machines to self-service kiosks and to order drinks and other goods using sensor monitors.
Optimization of the Group’s IT system
The Group’s IT system has been updated. The new servers will be used for reservation of SkySend system, public and internal company’s FTP, video surveillance for remote offices, IPSEC VPN and communications; IP telephony was also transferred to the servers, messenger and video communication were launched.
Representative Contract with Information Systems and Outsourcing Integrator was Concluded
The system integrator, which is doing huge deals and has access to long-term development programs of various Russian organizations, is interested in the development of our Group projects. To date, it is leading one of RZD (Russian Railways) projects.
The Group starts using a new version of EGroupWare teamwork system
A new version works much faster and contains many new features; it has the ability to upload the PGP key into the account, which can be used for digital signature. Use of new teamwork system version is expected to increase team productivity.
Installation of smart Housing and communal services kiosks in service departments of GUK-Krasnodar was approved
22 departments for servicing apartment houses in Krasnodar will be equipped with Housing and utilities kiosks, which will bring the Group a turnover of about 10 million RUB monthly.
Development of Beauty II kiosk case test sample was completed
Due to the versatility of the case, terminals can easily be converted from one type of self-service device into another (infokiosk, goods and products ordering terminal, order and service cashier, payment terminal)
Our Group participated in “Smart City Region” conference
The theme of the conference was «Digital technologies on the way to the smart country» in Sochi.
The principle of exclusivity of self-service segment was introduced
The principle of exclusivity will allow the participants of SkySend self-service system to develop new directions of self-service sphere.
The first batch of ALLVEND units is ready for sale
ALLVEND units are universal control units for advertising panels, infokiosks and self-service devices, which will significantly reduce the cost of kiosks’ production.
Financial estimates with “Ernst & Young” company were confirmed in 3 directions of “Smart City” project
A foreign International analytical outsourcing company, which assesses the risks and profitability of projects, was interested in the decisions of our group and confirmed the profitability and feasibility of such projects as “Smart public transport stops”, “Housing and utilities”, “Payments by fingerprints at school cafeterias”. These projects were planned for implementation in Krasnodar region.
The strategic session on “Smart City” project took place in Novorossiysk
The strategic session on “Smart City” project was held in Novorossiysk. Our company was represented by Ignatiev A.N. who presented the decision to create a unified information system called “Smart City”.
The presentation of the new version of FastSYS 5 OS
The system has become faster and more scalable; it supports all computer equipment developed for 2019. You needn’t flash it in the firmware system any more, there is a possibility to flash new storages from working devices; there is no risk of data interception from the device’s databases.
Demonstration of ALLVEND software at the IT exhibition in Amsterdam
From the 4th to the 8th of February there was an IT exhibition in Amsterdam, where SWEDX – our representative from Sweden presented ALLVEND universal units to potential customers. In the near future it is planned to start sales to foreign customers that are using our technology.
Multilanguage was added to ALLVEND cabinet
The ability to select the language was added to ALVEND cabinet as well as the English translation of the cabinet, so that the system could be used abroad.
Presentation of report at forum “Complex Development of Modern Russia”
A. N. Ignatiev prepared a report and presented it at the forum. Among the participants were representatives of the administration and large Regional Companies. The report was about “Self-service and biometric identification systems in “Smart Cities”.
A demonstration of ALLVEND software at the forum “Complex development of modern Russia”
The demonstration of software for self-service kiosks was organized at forum “Complex Development of Modern Russia: Problems and Solutions” in Krasnodar Exhibition Center Expograd Yug. A demo version of the software was presented on an interactive table with a collage of solutions for various self-service spheres.
A universal flat design for self-service kiosks was developed
A new universal flat software design has been developed, which can be introduced into any self-service system with minimal changes; its design is modern and convenient.
Meeting with representatives of “Magnit” trade network and preparing a request for cooperation
A series of meetings was held in Krasnodar and Moscow with CJSC Tander project manager on IT-development. Possible ways of cooperation in the sphere of self-service were found and a request for cooperation was prepared.
The start of the development of universal ALLVEND software
It was decided to start the development of universal ALLVEND software on the basis of the new 5th generation of FastSYS OS. Let us remind that ALLVEND is a universal software for advertising panels, infokiosks and self-service devices.
New Agent Cabinet of SkySend System was developed
All functionality in the new cabinet has a common logic, contains tooltips, unified tables. All functions of the system related to the work of agent (creation of sales points, private providers, design management, etc.) are available for self-management and are visible. In addition to the functional development, the functional structure and design were completely changed in the new cabinet. Now the cabinet is intuitive and has a nice interactive interface.
Self-service kiosks with group technologies were placed in passport and visa centers
Passport and visa centers of Volgograd region started the project of self-service terminals implementation for the automation of payment for services. To pay the state fee, customers need to enter only their personal data, while the recipient data and the sum of payment are filled in automatically. In case if the amount deposited by the client exceeds the sum to be paid, the remaining balance is transferred to the mobile phone account or electronic wallet at the client’s choice.
Kiosks with group technologies were placed in the migration centers
Nowadays Multifunctional migration centers (MMC) no longer need to open banks cashiers or install expensive ATMs with complex user interfaces. To pay the clients applying for work patents in the Russian Federation, the migration centers staff provides receipts with QR-codes, which already contain all the necessary details. Customers approach one of the MMC’s self-service terminals and scan the QR codes, after which they deposit the funds for payment.
The team’s business trip to Europe
Our team took a trip to Europe to search for foreign partners for the group’s technologies future development. As part of the visit, a series of meetings were held with prospective partners, such fast food networks, manufacturers of self-service devices, car manufacturers.
A new website of the group was launched
Inform Systems Group website was launched after being reconstructed due to the loss of relevance. In the new version of the site we have not only changed the design, made it more modern, but also thoroughly revised the structure of the site for the convenience of searching information about our developments, services, benefits and opportunities of cooperation, as well as prices for all our developments and services.
A universal scheme of cooperation with Representatives was developed
According to the scheme, the representative may have three working statuses: «Representative», «Certified Representative» and «Official Representative». The remuneration is calculated as % of the net income from the development of SkySend System directions, sales of services, researches, products and group works depending on the status of the Representative. This compensation scheme addresses all concerns that the Representative meets while expanding the areas of such activity.
A new generation of self-service kiosks was included in the register of Russian software
Universal software for ALLVEND self-service systems was included in the «Unified Register of Russian Software for Electronic Computers and Databases» of the RF Ministry of Communications. The development was classified as follows: Embedded software of telecommunication equipment, utilities and drivers, server and binder software, information systems for solving specific industry tasks, operating systems.
CREATION OF THE PROJECT “INTEGRATED AUTOMATION OF MFC (MULTIFUNCTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICES CENTER)”
The project “Integrated automation of MFC” has been developed. Its implementation allowed to reduce the waiting time in the queue to 3 minutes, reduce the branches costs by 20% and increase their profitability
CREATION OF THE PROJECT “INFORMATION KIOSKS FOR MILITARY REGISTRATION AND ENLISTMENT OFFICES”
The Ministry of Defense of Russia presented the project “Self-service devices for military registration and enlistment offices”. Its implementation allowed to popularize military service and make the process of employment to Russian Armed Forces more convenient.
CREATION OF THE PROJECT “INFORMATION KIOSKS FOR CONVICTS”
The project has been developed to reduce the level of recidivism in the country. It was presented by the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. Now the project is at the stage of launching a pilot project.
CREATION OF THE PROJECT “NEURON TECHNOPARK “
The purpose of the developed project was to create business environment for implementing innovations and commercializing advanced technologies
RALLY AROUND THE CITIES OF RUSSIA
The rally was organized in such a way that the route covered 12 regional cities. In every city a conference on the topic “Inform Systems Group technologies and innovations” was held.
STARTING PRODUCTION OF FINGER PAYMENT UNITS
Production of FINGER payment units (analogue of POS-terminal) with a built-in fingerprint scanner and LCD display has been established. The unit integrates with Finger cash register software and provides customers with the opportunity to pay for goods and services with a fingerprint
CREATION OF THE SYSTEM “ONLINE STATISTICS X3”
A new system has been developed, which allows to increase the efficiency of the company’s work by 3 times due to displaying all the results, indicators and events achieved in online mode
EQUIPPING THE COMPANY’S OFFICES WITH APPLE IMAC COMPUTERS
Office workstations were equipped with Apple iMac computers, which allowed for the convenience of work of employees
INTRODUCTION OF PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE TECHNOLOGIES IN BANK OF TURKMENISTAN
A software complex has been introduced, which ensured the operation of the bank’s own network of payment acceptance terminals in Turkmenistan
TRAINING OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM MOSCOW
SkySend system representatives were trained in Moscow in main development trends and ways of developing the payment acceptance market
TRAINING OF REPRESENTATIVES OF BELGOROD REGION
Training was conducted for SkySend system representatives in Belgorod region in main development trends and ways of developing the payment acceptance market
LAUNCH OF TELEMEDICINE PROJECT “MY DOCTOR”
The project for “My Doctor” system has been developed, which allows the patient to receive consultations of specialists online, buy medicines, book an appointment to laboratories, transfer data from various medical devices
DEVELOPMENT OF FINGER SOFTWARE FOR CASH REGISTERS
Developed FINGER software for cash registers integrates with the FINGER payment unit (analogue of POS-terminal) and allows customers to pay for goods and services with a fingerprint
DEVELOPMENT OF FINGER MOBILE APPLICATION
A mobile application of FINGER online wallet for iOS and Android platforms has been developed, which allows you to use the FINGER wallet without using the web-interface
CREATING FINGER ONLINE WALLET
A commission-free FINGER online wallet (www.fingerps.com) has been launched. The funds of users are stored on their personal accounts opened in a credit organization and are available for use online at any time
DEVELOPMENT OF FINGER PAYMENT SYSTEM BY FINGERPRINT
A biometric FINGER payment system has been developed, which allows you to make usual everyday payments in stores, cafes, gas stations with a fingerprint, without having payment cards and a mobile phone with you
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
The SkySend system Representative’s office appeared in the Republic of Belarus. The Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing payment acceptance market in the Republic of Belarus.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE 5TH GENERATION TERMINALS
Software5 for terminals has been developed, which implements the functions of automatic grouping of providers, selection of the number of buttons on the main screen, changing the design and functionality without releasing binary updates
FISCAL SERVER SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Fiscal server software has been developed that allows you to connect several payment terminals to one Fiscal device, which reduces the cost of fiscalization of payment acceptance points
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE CHECHEN REPUBLIC
An office of SkySend System Representative was opened in the Chechen Republic, the Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing the payment acceptance market in the region.
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE REPUBLIC OF ADYGEA
An office of SkySend system Representative was opened in the Republic of Adygea. The Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing the payment acceptance market in the region
INTRODUCTION OF COMPLEX ADVERTISING PLATFORM
The terminal software is equipped with an advertising platform module that allows you to broadcast videos on the screen, print advertising texts on fiscal receipts and carry out SMS mailings to payers’ phone numbers
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE REPUBLIC OF DAGESTAN
An office of SkySend system Representative was opened in the Republic of Dagestan. The Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing the payment acceptance market in the region.
INTRODUCTION OF PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE TECHNOLOGIES IN TURKMENISTAN
Together with SAZ HYZMAT company, the first payment acceptance system in Turkmenistan was created. On the basis of software complex for accepting payments, a network of more than 800 payment terminals was launched
DEVELOPMENT OF THE 4TH GENERATION KIOSKS
The 4th generation software based on FastSYS OS has been developed: information and news blocks have been added to the main screen, the capacity of frequently used Providers block has been increased, the section for ordering and paying for goods has been added
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM FOR ORDERING GOODS
A system for ordering and paying for goods has been developed, which allows to form a single shopping cart of goods from various suppliers through payment terminals
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN PENZA REGION
An office of SkySend System Representative was opened in Penza region. The Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing the payment acceptance market in the region
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN VORONEZH REGION
An office of SkySend System Representative was opened in Voronezh region. The Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing the payment acceptance market in the region
START OF THE WORK OF A REPRESENTATIVE IN STAVROPOL REGION
An office of SkySend System Representative was opened in Stavropol region. The Representative’s employees were trained, examined and began developing the payment acceptance market in the region.
CREATION OF THE COMPANY’S DECENTRALIZED IT-SYSTEM
The company’s IT system with a centralized file storage and a teamwork system was built. Access to the system is provided by using personal certificates of employees from anywhere in the world
IMPLEMENTATION OF EGROUPWARE SYSTEM
The EGroupWare teamwork system has been implemented, which includes the function of registering tasks, a timesheet, and a knowledge base. The system allows you to increase the efficiency of employees’ work
IMPLEMENTATION OF OPEN ХCHANGE SYSTEM
The Open Xchange platform has been implemented, which contains a built-in e-mail client, calendar, and project manager. The system allowed to optimize the work and interaction of employees
PRODUCTION OF SLIMSTATION THIN CLIENTS
Based on the FastSYS OS, a SlimStation client computer has been developed that works from a Flash drive and has a minimal hardware configuration without sacrificing performance
PRODUCTION OF FASTPAY BEAUTY TERMINALS
Production of FastPay Beauty terminals with ergonomic design and built-in fingerprint scanner was organized
CREATION OF THE 3RD GENERATION TERMINALS
Software for terminals of the 3rd generation has been developed, which implements the authorization function in the personal account of the payer using fingerprint
CREATION OF LIVE IDENTIFY TECHNOLOGY
Live Identify technology of customer identification by fingerprint has been developed, which allows you to make payments on payment terminals in just 10 seconds and eliminate errors when entering details
PRODUCTION OF FASTPAY BEST TERMINALS
Production of FastPay Best terminals with electronic locks of cash acceptor and printer, which are controlled from the service menu of the software
THE 2ND GENERATION SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
The 2nd generation software has been developed, which implements the function of controlling the electronic locks of cash acceptor and printer in the service menu module.
FOUNDATION OF SKYSEND SYSTEM
SkySend cluster system for accepting payments based on FreeBSD OS has been created. A pair of cluster servers processes over 10,000 operations per second, payments are sent through the gateway of the E-port System
IMPLEMENTATION OF BINARY UPDATE SYSTEM
FastSYS OS is supplemented with the system of binary updates, which allows you to install updates on devices in stages gradually and save Internet traffic
PRODUCTION OF FASTPAY TERMINALS
Production of payment terminals has been organized, which work under the control of FastSYS OS and FastPay software and interact with the E-port Payment Acceptance System
DEVELOPMENT OF FASTSYS OPERATING SYSTEM
Embedded OS was developed, which has 5 degrees of cryptographic protection, compact size, works on any flash drive, and the system booting is carried out in 10 seconds
DEVELOPMENT OF THE 1ST GENERATION FASTPAY OS
Developed software for payment terminals is based on FastSYS OS, which is immune to viruses, does not require the purchase of licenses and ensures stable operation of devices
FOUNDATION OF THE COMPANY
Inform Systems Group company specializing in the creation of developments in the field of UNIX-systems, automated and financial systems, the construction of IT-systems of high reliability was founded.