Monitor & Control Systems

Track people, things & activities by making them visible


Indy using the Map Room in the movie

Building machines since the 1940s, Computer systems since the 1960s,

I now mainly build software that tracks and controls things -

factories, warehouses, scientific instrument systems

contact: Gareth Harris, 505-358-6668,

Lessons I have learned:

  1. Simpler is better.

  2. Use the simplest solution - not the most complex.

  3. Do the minimum to get the job done - not the maximum.

  4. If a feature is not absolutely necessary - eliminate it.

  5. The most profitable feature of any product is quality. 


ANNOUNCEMENT 2016-08-05 - My 75th birthday - Ouch  !!

Begin Project = DMACS - The process control system I promised, summing up what I know about systems and control after 50+ years of systems programming.

DMACS - the Distributed Monitor And Control System - [dee max] is a process control system coordinating multiple tasks spread across multiple computers and devices connected by networking.

It is intended for Factories, Warehouses and complex Scientific Instruments.

See: DMACS Control System


FYI - systems programming, is different from the apps - single user programs you may be used to. Originally applied to the OS - operating systems - programs inside the computer that make hardware useable in a single computer, the term systems programming now applies to coordinating many processes spread across many computers and devices by networking.


Examples of activity made visible - on the floor AND in the front office:



CONTACT: Gareth Harris, 505-358-6668,

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