Printing Kiosk Locator
The purpose of this project is to develop a kiosk locator that could be used to help consumers find Kodak kiosks. It will consist of server and client side software. The server will serve up information about the kiosks, including their locations and directions which will guide the consumer to a nearby kiosk. The server will use GPS coordinates supplied by the client to determine the user's location. The client will be used by the customer to inquire against the location server. It will supply GPS coordinates and will allow the customer to select one of a few nearby kiosks before requesting directions. Ideally, the client will run on a handheld device using cellular internet capabilities but it may be necessary to develop this on a laptop using Wi-Fi to scope the project accordingly.
Secure Applications Using Hardware Security Modules
The goal of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of developing a web service to interact with a Luna SA hardware security module (HSM). The web service will act as a secure generic point of communication to access secure information guarded by the HSM. The web service will manage secure keys held by the HSM to encrypt/decrypt sensitive data held in a database for authenticated users. In order to accomplish the aforementioned goal, Secured Ease will follow an iterative process by delivering multiple releases. The feature set of each release will build off of the previous one to eventually create an application that makes use of a robust web service. The deliverables of the project will include an evaluation of the security and usability of the product when interfaced with a web service. This project will be seen as a proof of concept to explore the attainability of creating such a project.
Special Effects for Digital Cameras
The purpose of this project is to implement special effects filters for the Kodak Easy Share V530 digital camera. Instead of having to use software on a computer to apply special effects, the user will be able to immediately apply them to pictures they take with the camera. The filters will be able to be loaded on to the camera via an SD memory card. Any filters located in the proper folder on the SD card will automatically be applied to any pictures taken while the card is in the camera. To discontinue use of the filter, or to use another filter, the card will have to be removed.
Text Extraction Tool
The solution will be implemented primarily in VB.NET with a small chance of other .NET technologies being used. A Windows Server (2000/2003) environment is the target platform. The solution is meant to be comprehensible, maintainable and primarily extendable to other formats. The standard 20 week period is allotted to work on the solution.
PAETEC Communications currently has a large number of disparate data sources that employees utilize on a daily basis. Employees access various applications to view the data they need. This is confusing and time-consuming for users and reduces employee productivity and quality of work. The goal of this project is to make all the data accessible through one user interface an intranet portal. Deliverables include a Portlet Development Kit (PDK), demonstration portlets for different types of data sources, and associated documentation. The PDK will contain common components to facilitate development of portlets for all of the data sources at PAETEC. WSRP and JSR 168 standards will allow PAETEC to plug the portlets into any compliant portal environment.
Bluetooth Basic Printing Profile
The goal of this project is to enable Kodak Picture Maker kiosks to print from mobile devices that utilize the Basic Printing Profile, by implementing the upper layers of the BPP stack. At minimum, the delivered solution must handle all mandatory message types indicated by the BPP specification and be capable of retrieving an image file from a BPP device. If feasible, given the time and resource constraints, XHTML page layout functionality will be implemented.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Directory
This year, Team Pinch-Hitters will be responsible for getting the system to go live, implementing the printable format, and allowing future expandability to a more national level. Although last years team created the system for the Monroe and Livingston counties, it never went live. The goal this year is to have three alpha regions begin entering their data into the system and to be able to create a printable directory from this data. The system should be able to accommodate additional regions, but this will be out of scope for this project.
Kodak Health Imaging is currently a premier supplier of picture archive communication systems (PACS) that provide hospitals the ability to capture, manage, and display/print images from various medical devices, a.k.a. modalities (such as x-ray and MRI machines). A critical element in designing these systems is the ability to gauge their behavior and performance prior to their release into the field. The goal of this project is to develop new modality simulators that more accurately simulate field conditions and are more easily configurable and maintainable than the current implementation. The modality simulators are distributed across a network and managed by a central console. An agile development approach will be used to allow for high amounts of customer feedback and interaction, as well as high flexibility and response to changes.