OCTONUS - Our company creates computer aided tools which allow people to be more effective in building up their competencies and developing their abilities. Our mission is to become the leading voice in maintaining up-to-date knowledge databases and place them at the service of other people. We are not just at the edge of the forefront technologies and prepared to changes, we actively create them.
The technology of the jewelry diamond processing is our current main area of expertise. Diamond is a comprehensive object, which is very relevant for the application of the expert systems on the basis of CAP*/ CAD/ CAM/ technologies. And it is a perfect area which fits our expertise and mentality.
While organizing our work we consider the experience of other people reflected in the following laws and principles:
Parkinson’s Law: "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion".
Peter’s Principle: "In every hierarchy, each employee tends to rise to the level of his incompetence".
"Nothing is as easy as it looks."
"Everything will take longer than you think."
"If anything can go wrong, it will."
The double translation of one of the Murphy’s laws from English into Russian and back from Russian into English: We think that in this edition the law has the additional charm.
Assessing our work we always remember that:
"Half effort doesn't produce half results, it produces no results."
However, it seems that 90% of efforts produce 100% success.
Project name: Stereo Movie Viewer
Description: Software for playing movies and stereo movies in FLM format or series of photos in JPG or BMP formats.
Project name: MBox
Description: 5 Axis – Microscopic Inclusion mapping system.
Project name: Helium Rough
Description: System for rough scanning and optimization of diamonds cutting.
Project name: Helium Polish
Description: Cut grading system.
Project name: Oxygen
Description: System for optimization of rough diamonds cutting.
Tools: Visual C++ 6.0 (for Win9x, NT, XP)
Project name: Diamond Calculator
Description: Software for precise calculation of the diamond weight and determination of the proportions.
Customers: More than 400 customers.
Description: System for information support of polished diamonds certification.
Tools: Delphi 3.0, Windows 95/NT, Microsoft SQL Server.
Customers: Used by Assay Office of Russian Federation.
Project name: Pacor
Description: Advanced Computer Technologies for Processing of Rough diamonds.
Tools: DOS-extender, C++, i386 Assembly i386.
Project name: Diamond 3DBook. Joint project with MSU Gemological Center.
Description: Interactive learning tool on diamonds.
Project name: Joint project with SkyScan (Belgium).
Description: Software for reconstruction, visualization and analysis of 3D models based on tomographical sections. Used model in not a voxel one.
Tools: MFC, OpenGL.
Project name: Software support for digital telephony mini-switch (ISDN).
Description: Multi-processor system based on SHARC DSPs.
Tools: Windows NT, AIX, C, C++, ADSP-21000 family Assembly, LabView.
Customers: Super PC International (USA).
Project name: Joint project with Tora-Centre and Sekvester.
Description: BackOffice software for stock market.
Tools: Delphi 3.0, Windows 95/NT, Microsoft SQL.
Project name: RORC
Description: Software for market studies through WWW – IIS.
Tools: IIS, Microsoft SQL Server, ODBC, NeXTSTEP.
Customers: Neuralog (US).
Description: Demo version of space flight planning system.
Tools: NeXTSTEP, Oracle 7.0.
Customers: Space Flight Control Center.
Partners : Gemological Center at Moscow State Uni. and Lexus Group (INDIA)