Surface Technology Set to Make a Splash at Offshore Europe
Technology usually only seen in films such as Minority Report
and James Bond will be showcased by a North-east IT company during
Offshore Europe next week (8-11 September 2009).
Codify, who recently moved to new premises in North Silver
Street, Aberdeen, is the first company to bring Microsoft's latest
Surface technology to the North east and one of the first in the UK
to own it. The system is a fully interactive touch screen computer
which removes the need for a mouse or keyboard.
The technology offers huge potential for the oil and gas sector
to visualise and interact with data more easily. The arrival of the
next generation computer at the oil and gas exhibition marks the
start by Codify to develop Surface software applications
specifically for the energy industry.
Katherine Rutherford, Sales and Marketing Manager at Codify,
said: "We're hugely passionate about new technology and were keen
to buy Surface as soon as it became available in the UK."
"Ideas like this have appeared in films over the last few years
as the technology of the future. Now, with the recent introduction
of touch screens into phones and mp3 players we have seen a giant
leap in the way people interact with technology and it was only a
matter of time before this progressed to the business arena. These
advancements allow people to interact with information in ways we
have never seen before and we expect this technology to be a growth
area in the coming years."
Surface's interface is highly graphical and allows people to get
the information they need at a glance. The screen allows multiple
users to access information at any one time so users can
collaborate and update information at the same time through the
A number of Codify's existing clients have already shown an
interest in the new technology and the company expects Surface will
prove popular at Offshore Europe.
Codify's development team is already considering practical ways
for the oil and gas industry to benefit from Surface. For the
Offshore Europe exhibition they are creating a proof of concept
application that displays a map of all fields and wells in the
North Sea. Users will then be able to zoom in and out to view
different levels of detail, such as the depth and completion status
of a particular well, all with the brush of their hand.
Codify has almost a decade's experience of designing building
and supporting business software solutions. It works with companies
to automate and improve core business processes through the use of
custom software and actively develops customer service, financial
management and information sharing applications.
The company, which employs 26 people, has seen demand for its
services flourish and earlier this year reported an 85% increase on
the previous year with a turnover in excess of £1.7 million.
To try the new Surface technology at Offshore Europe, visit
Codify at their stand C31.