Case.

JULY 2021

splaire
"The digital screens that we control all have different sizes, brands and underlying techniques with their own programming languages. That quite limits your choice in the market. In this you are unique, in terms of scale you can be personal but are suitable for us due to the knowledge of many programming languages.
Ivo van Persie
CEO

About Splaire

Splaire supplies software for digital signing, which are digital screens that you encounter in buildings and public spaces. Splaire arranges the management for these digital screens.
– Increase the value of your digital screen estate by making them accessible to the world –

PROJECT DETAILS

Client

Deutsche Telekom

Name

Afzal Mangal
DT Internet of Things

"This is Support and This is Development have all the hard requirements that I believe an organization must meet. What i didn't know before, but now I do, is the enormous effort you put into our collaboration and project."
Ivo van Persie
CEO

The business challenge

The contact started several years ago and went through our developers. We knew Patrick, one of the founders, through T-Mobile. Our developers were good at building things but actually didn’t want to be busy at all and/or had less expertise in managing and maintaining applications. You are very good at that and that was the start of our collaboration. By outsourcing that part, we have more brainspace and facilities to focus more on developments. Initially we were This is Support customers, but now we also work together with This is Development. You’ve crawled through our code and that’s why we wanted to give this over to you. We have the entire full service package.

Why we choose Th[is] is Support & Th[is] is Development

The favor factor played an important role. It is very valuable that you master and understand a wide spectrum of programming languages. The digital screens that we control all have different sizes, brands and underlying techniques with their own programming languages. That quite limits your choice in the market. You can knock on the door of a large party because they have all those different disciplines in house. With the result that you’re just a number for them and it feels less personal. The alternative is that you partly do it yourself and put the other part with another company. With the result that you still lose time and money yourself, while it is better to have this in your company. In this you are unique, in terms of scale you can be personal but are suitable for us due to the knowledge of many programming languages.

The milestones and successes

When we started working with you, at first you only did the monitoring for us. In the end, we moved to your new project, the Th[is] is Control platform. The milestone is that we have migrated everything and we are completely over to the platform.

Don't stop till it's fixed

Th[is] is Support and Th[is] is Development have all the hard requirements that I believe an organization must meet. What I didn’t know before, but now I do, is the enormous effort you put into our collaboration and projects. For example, a developer inhouse sees something and doesn’t stop until it is fixed, and so do you and that is what we need. That makes you really feel like an extension of us and makes you really unique as a company. Also in terms of mentality, you sink your teeth in a project and won’t be satisfied till it is successful. Some of our screens are very dated and not user-friendly anymore, but you managed to figure it out.

The personal fit

When we started working with you, at first you only did the monitoring for us. In the end, we moved to your new project, the Th[is] is Control platform. The milestone is that we have migrated everything and we are completely over to the platform.
"This is Control is a platform that combines high availability and redundancy through the power of containers. It's a completely managed hosting platform for applications and websites that doesn't require expertise in managing or supporting a complete infrastructure."

The narrowcasting specialist

Splaire is a supplier of narrowcasting solutions. They have a network of digital signage screens in supermarkets, snack bars, gyms and more. Splaire facilitates the information provision to the various screens and advertisement management. Customers manage their own monitors at Splaire.

Th[is] is Control

Th[is] is Control is a platform that combines high availability and redundancy through the power of containers. It’s a complete managed hosting platform for applications and websites that doesn’t require expertise in managing or supporting a complete infrastructure. The idea for the platform was derived from years of experience creating and managing hosting platforms for enterprise clients. Our team saw the benefit of automating the DevOps working style and created something simple, affordable and accessible. By combining our expertise with practical implementation, we created a system to give our clients peace of mind – relieving them of responsibilities not related to their core business.

The narrowcasting specialist

Splaire migrated in the first month of 2021 to This is Control. Our vision is similar to theirs, “split the cost and share the benefits”. We facilitated the migration from their server to our platform and This is Development optimized the code. Splaire now runs on our platform and we do the maintenance for them. If they continued to run on their own server, we would only be responsible for the servers but not for what runs on them. Now we can also manage what is running on the servers so we can make adjustments when necessary. That is not the main focus of This is Control, it is about the independence of the developers.

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