Systems was incorporated in 1987 in Severna Park, Maryland
by former employees and students of Johns Hopkins University
to provide assistance to researchers in academia who could
not afford a full-time engineering staff.
In the 1990s biotechnology and the entire biomedical industry
began to surge with commercial promise and our efforts shifted
to assisting customers in these industries. In 1988 the company
moved to Landsdown, Maryland and in 1997 to it's current facility
in the Canton area of Baltimore City.
Systems managing principal is Mark
company beliefs include:
it doesn't make sense to the bottom line, it doesn't make
bottom line for a researcher is the productivity of his or
her laboratory. For a biotech start-up company the goal is
often to get to production with the dollars available. For
established companies the bottom line may mean cost reduction
while increasing employee satisfaction through the automation
of mundane tasks. We know that the success of our systems
is not solely justified by the fact that they work and are
reliable. Their cost must make sense for your budget and your
reinvent if a good commercial solution already exists. This
may seem obvious. You can often search the Internet to find
the principle component of a solution yourself. However, we
know through experience that a successful system usually requires
the integration of several components. We will always recommend
commercially available solutions whenever it fits your needs.
But whether you need an ad hoc solution for and experiment
or a system to archive your data for decades, you can also
count on us to identify the parameters of your task that may
not be best fulfilled by off-the-shelf solutions. Nevertheless
our systems will always use available components when they
provide the best cost-benefit.
is significant value to our clients in education. You
are intimately familiar with the core techniques available
for your science. But often the best solution requires tools
and components in electronics, computing and information science
that that are unfamiliar to you. We believe that you need
to concentrate on the science and production and need a working
knowledge of how the information tools relate to your process.
We can give you this working knowledge in terms that are familiar
to you. You can do what you do best with the appropriate level
of understanding for the system we help you create.
customers result from systems that work reliably and can be
easily maintained. Many
times we can design and recommend a range of solutions to
our customers, each with a different cost. However, we will
not provide any solution that does not meet our standards
for reliability and maintainability.
best path to a successful system is up-front consideration
and documentation. Our clients are
often impressed by the effort we put into system definition.
This will include in depth interviews with the people with
whom the system will interact and documentation that defines
the solution we recommend or provide.
shine the backs of your shoes.... because its the last thing
people will see. It
is no secret that constructing the systems we provide is fun
for us. On the other hand, the documentation is much less
fun. But we feel it is absolutely essential when providing
a product that is expected to last. Many of our systems and
even programs are fifteen years old and are used daily. This
would not be possible without the excellent documentation
we provide. We believe that's value.