Pixieware Software, PICK database and Web extractions

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Pixieware Software specialising in the following Products and Services:

PixieWare Software has Solutions and Services to design and develop user friendly, efficient websites, which are responsive to all screen sizes.
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PixieWare Software has Solutions and Services that will connect you easily, quickly, and reliably to PICK databases, and also to the Internet resource where data is allowed to be shared and reused. The solutions offered are inexpensive to set-up and easy to use.

* Website design and development


Creation of website (maximum 6 pages). Price: CDN$400 per website, CDN$100 of fee is due up-front as a commitment down payment, and CDN$300 of fee is due on project completion.

Creation of website (maximum 5 pages). Price: CDN$400 per website, CDN$100 of fee is due as an up-front down payment, and CDN$300 of fee is due on project completion.

This "Website Development Package" offer does not include any additional external fees related to the project (e.g.):
⚫ Domain-name registration fee (annual fee)
⚫ Website hosting fee (monthly or annual fee)
⚫ Email-accounts processing fee (if relevant, a monthly or annual fee)
⚫ Any other fee related to domain name re-location or change of name server

website design, data extractions from PICK and The WEB Turn your WEB vision into reality.

* WWW data extractions (scraping)


Our programmable software utility (PixieRobot), is used to perform routine web-scraping tasks on command. PixieRobot operates automatically in an unattended mode with precision, against most forms of targeted websites.

PixieRobot is an automated web robot, a program that visits websites, reads the pages, inspects the HTML, processes instructions or coded rules, extracts data, and saves the data in another more structured format (e.g. Excel). PixieRobot only visits the pages needed, making the extraction process more efficient and productive, as only the targeted data is collected.

* PICK database Extractions


PixieWeb is our toolkit for moving data in and out of telnet server data stores (e.g. PICK databases). The core of the product is our COM connectivity object making this a "socket with attitude". It connects to the main telnet TCP/IP port(s) of an PICK Server in a way similar to terminal emulators. So you get the reliability, speed and familiarity of that rock-solid time-honored connection method, enhanced by a command set specifically designed to process and manipulate PICK-style commands (TCL, English) and PICK data.

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* Website design and development


In addition to our normal website development process, we are currently offering the following special "Website Development Package" for small-sized, uncomplicated starter websites.

Creation of website (maximum 6 pages). Price: CDN$400 per website, CDN$100 of fee is due up-front as a commitment down payment, and CDN$300 of fee is due on project completion.

This "Website Development Package" offer does not include any additional external fees related to the project (e.g.):
⚫ Domain-name registration fee (annual fee)
⚫ Website hosting fee (monthly or annual fee)
⚫ Email-accounts processing fee (if relevant, a monthly or annual fee)
⚫ Any other fee related to domain name re-location or change of name server

website design, data extractions from PICK and The WEB Turn your WEB vision into reality.

We will develop a hand-coded (editor written) website, which is not template based. It will be inexpensive to create and set-up, and will be a good looking, professionally developed, user-friendly website. With a flexible page layout and construction, the customer is in control of the project from start to finish. The website is not tied to any particular web-host or template design it will be tailored to your own unique requirements. The latest HTML, CSS, Bootstrap codings and Java-scripts are employed to the greatest effect.

PixieWare Software's "Website Development Package" Features
⚫ Hand-coded (editor written) web-sites, not template based; tailored exactly to your needs
⚫ Inexpensive to create and set-up
⚫ Good looking, professionally developed, user-friendly, web sites
⚫ Flexible page layout and construction, manually controlled from start to finish
⚫ Latest HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, used (including jScript and jQuery)
⚫ Meta Tag Creation for all Pages
⚫ Web-site is search engine ready
⚫ Will work in most popular browsers
⚫ Fast to load
⚫ Efficient in use of server disk space
⚫ Assistance with domain registration
⚫ Assistance with web-host (ISP) selection
⚫ Assistance with Email generation and email server/client set-up
⚫ Assistance with FTP site generation and maintenance
⚫ Friendly service that will explain all steps from inception, through development, to implementation
⚫ No compromise on quality

PixieWare Software's "Website Development Package" includes:
⚫ Email and phone consultations to ensure clients needs are understood in relation to web-page layout and design (e.g. colour schemes, page links, graphics, and text-formatting)
⚫ Creation of web pages
⚫ Image processing is restricted to: retouching, resizing, cropping, reformatting, adding text, and other simple image editing tasks
⚫ Domain-name registration
⚫ ISP Host selection
⚫ Web-hosting co-ordination, including FTP set-up, and site publication on the web.
⚫ Email account set-up and guidance on email collection
⚫ Web-site testing prior to publishing
⚫ Customer sign-off
Give us a SHOUT. We may be able to provide an extra special quote for NON-PROFIT and CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (yes, special price apart from external fees).

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* WWW data extractions (scraping)


Our programmable software utility (PixieRobot), is used to perform routine web-scraping tasks on command. PixieRobot operates automatically in an unattended mode with precision, against most forms of targeted websites.

PixieRobot is an automated web robot, a program that visits websites, reads the pages, inspects the HTML, processes instructions or coded rules, extracts data, and saves the data in another more structured format (e.g. Excel). PixieRobot only visits the pages needed, making the extraction process more efficient and productive, as only the targeted data is collected.

* PICK database Extractions


PixieWeb is our toolkit for moving data in and out of telnet server data stores (e.g. PICK databases). The core of the product is our COM connectivity object making this a "socket with attitude". It connects to the main telnet TCP/IP port(s) of a PICK Server in a way similar to terminal emulators. So you get the reliability, speed and familiarity of that rock-solid time-honored connection method, enhanced by a command set specifically designed to process and manipulate PICK-style commands (TCL, English) and PICK data.

PixieWeb is an end-user friendly middleware connection tool, that transmits source data from PICK in a format that can be used by all common Windows tools. PixieWeb can be used for extracting data from, or inserting data into, most PICK databases. But since it is not possible to directly execute its DLL (it requires an EXE for the operating system to load it through its entry point). If there is not a host application to run PixieWeb, then we use PixieRobot as the host.

PixieWeb is a general purpose connectivity device operating between Windows and many text-based systems. It is an ActiveX .dll providing access to the text-system via Telnet and is a general connectivity alternative for ODBC. Clients can be browsers, VB (or other COM aware languages), as well as Windows desk-top applications (through VBA). PixieWeb includes a special command-set to extract formatted data from a text-style application (e.g. PICK) to the user-agent. The commands understand the PICK database multi-value structure.

Benefits include:
⚫ Output of simple and consistent data from terminal-style PICK/DMS programs by screen-scraping.
⚫ A tool-kit for PICK data access, which can be used to solve a wide variety of common data access problems.
⚫ A low-cost, reliable and high-performance universal socket-based data connection component.
⚫ Get's more from your data by feeding: reports, spreadsheets, and data analysis produced by the best tools available.

If you need a copy of PixieRobot or PixieWeb to try for a 30-day trial period, please send us an email. Full documentation, and applicable prices to purchase, will be provided.


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PixieWare Software Outsourcing Services for Data extractions from the Web or PICK

We can perform all outsourcing services to support your data extraction projects. For example:
⚫ The data will be extracted from the web or from PICK.
⚫ The data may be required to be manipulated or refined.
⚫ The data will be stored in a permanent storage of your choosing: SQL-type database, Excel, XML, text-file.
⚫ The extracts may need to be scheduled to run on a regular basis.
⚫ Some data may even need to be sent to PICK for storage.
⚫ You may run the extraction process or it can be run on our site.

We can develop all of the above using the PixieWare software tool-kit. Not only do we have the technology but we'll also focus on your needs. We can provide a quote for outsourced work, or do a project on a time and materials basis if required. Check with us for our current casual contract programming rates. We have experience with VB, VBScript, JScript, Java, MV-Basic (several flavours), HTML 5.0, CSS, and XML to complete your project.

Contact Us:

Phone:
519-577-8878

Email:

Address:
Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.