Biometric Services, Inc. (BSI) is a computer consulting firm specializing in
custom programming, installation and support for multi-user microcomputer systems
and networking. BSI's experienced staff features knowledge in the Unix, Linux,
Windows, NetWare and Theos operating systems with application development
capabilities in several programming languages.
BSI was founded in September, 1976, and incorporated in March, 1977. Our
original field of emphasis was in environmental database statistical processing
(thus the name ‘biometrics’, which is the quantitative analysis of biological
data). We developed several useful programs in our early years on a Cyber
(Control Data Corp.) computer. With the advent of the early 8-bit personal
computers some of these programs were ported to 8-bit microcomputer operating
systems. As our reputation grew for the environmental analysis programs which
we had developed, we began branching out into custom software development for
a few local businesses. These businesses, in turn, recommended us to others
and our software business burgeoned.
Our OASIS/THEOS experience dates back to some of the earliest versions of the
operating system, which ran on Digital Group and Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II
microcomputers. As the computer industry matured, we evolved through the
Altos and IBC multi-user environments, into today’s Intel Pentium
based computers, adding experience in XENIX and UNIX as 16 – and 32 – bit
Personal Computers came to market.
We write customized database software applications for businesses in many
different fields, including insurance company and agency packages, computerized
process control systems, general accounting packages, wholesale and retail
inventory and billing systems, and specialized services billing packages. We
support businesses running mixed environments of UNIX, Linux, Windows, NetWare
and Theos with various numbers of users. We provide support for operating system
installation, security, upgrades and training; hardware installation, upgrade
and repairs; programming (4GL, Basic, C, Batch/Exec, Shell, and other databases);
word processing and spreadsheets; inter-platform communications; email and
automated fax systems; and data translation services. Much of this support
(except of course hardware installation) is provided via the internet, modem
or telephone to reduce on-site travel costs to our clients.
Some of our newer products include process control programs and hardware, lab
data automation, as well as improved versions of many of our original
software packages. And for those businesses which need no custom programming
we provide hardware, software, operating system support, upgrades and
installation, as well as networking and training.
Typically, our custom software clients have specialized programming
requirements which cannot be met with vertical market (shrink-wrapped)
software solutions for their business environment. Many of our customers
were formerly supported by other employees or subcontractors who have since
retired or moved on to other markets. Our expertise allows us to pick up
where these other consultants left off and to continue to provide the support
these customers want and need in order to run their businesses efficiently.
We often enhance existing packages with new reports and features so that their
information may be entered and retrieved in a format which is more useful.
We look forward to using evolving technologies to provide a broad spectrum
of solutions to meet the needs of business and industry.