System Studies

21340 E Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz CA 95062

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System Studies History:: Begin Wrapper Begin Separator 2 1996-2010 System Studies Incorporated, All Rights ReservedSystem Studies Incorporated is a privately owned and operated company serving telephone companies in the field of cable pressurization. Originally formed in 1979 as a Partnership between Robert A. Simpkins and William D. Simpkins, the company became incorporated in 1980. Diane Simpkins Bordoni joined her brothers in the family owned and operated company in 1983 and now serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Currently, there are approximately 40 employees working in two Santa Cruz, California facilities. We also employ four regional field engineers serving customers directly in various parts of the United States. Although the bulk of our business is in the United States, several years ago we began marketing our products and services internationally. We now serve customers in both North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Scandinavia.The first System Studies assignment back in the early 1980s was the development of the Cable Pressurization Engineering Guidelines for Wisconsin Bell. The acceptance of these guidelines eventually led to the engineering of eight offices in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. Shortly afterward, System Studies was contracted to provide statewide engineering services for Wisconsin Bell and for South Central Bell in Kentucky. These efforts firmly established System Studies as a successful provider of design and engineering-related technical services. During this time, System Studies also began writing the first comprehensive Cable Pressurization Theory and Practice manual, which would provide the reference material for subsequent Cable Pressurization Engineering, Maintenance and Management Seminars. The completion of the first edition of the Theory and Practice book was followed by a request from Illinois Bell for our first Cable Pressurization Maintenance Training class. In relatively short time, System Studies was contracted to write the engineering guidelines for Illinois Bell and teach the first Cable Pressurization Engineering classes.Software Development With engineering, training, and writing services comprising the bulk of our early business, System Studies soon began work on what has now become the industry's most successful cable pressurization analysis, dispatching and alarming software. Called PressureMAP', this software BackMore program has evolved over the past 25-plus years from a single user, localized monitoring system to a powerful multitasking, multi-user, system capable of being run in a centralized monitoring operation over a local ( or wide ) area network. The newest release of PressureMAP has the ability to run on either an SCO UNIX 5.0.5 operating system or the Linux operating system ( Red Hat Enterprise 4.2 or CentOS 5.2 ). Each system has the capability of monitoring up to 1250 individual offices and providing concurrent alarm distribution to 25 alarm centers.To simplify access to data, System Studies recently developed an application that enables users to view important PressureMAP information via a standard web browser. This html/javascript application, called PressureWEB', provides Device Status information in a variety of sorting options and even makes it possible to set up a user-defined group of offices for regular viewing. For a visual sampling of the type of information offered by PressureWEB, you may wish to view some of the Sample Screens.