Information Automation Services

COTS/Custom Development

Whether it’s a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) application or custom VB.Net development our team can provide the data integration services and applications to meet your needs. Our team has experience applying COTS software from vendors such as Rockwell Automation and Wonderware. Our team can also produce custom solutions to meet your every need, because lets face it not all problems can be solved with COTS software. We can provide windows scripting, VB/C# .Net development, Oracle and MS SQL server technologies to solve any data collection or integration problem.


DCS engineers have solved data collection and integration problems since our companies founding. If fact that’s why we named the company Data Centric Solutions because we know your data is central to each application solution we provide. We have provided RFID systems, custom user interfaces, testing systems, simulation systems, MES interface systems, equipment recipe systems and many others.


At DCS we use the latest programming tools available. We take a structured approach to programming with the goal of designing reusable code. We break the logic up into functional sections. By designing the code in this way our customers can typically maintain the code themselves for many years. We also believe in writing self-documenting code. This approach costs a little more in development time but will save our customers considerable time supporting the equipment over its usable life.


Whether you’re modifying your equipment by adding or removing functionality or you’re just not happy with your equipment performance, we can help you with your application. We will come in and discuss your needs and supply a quote which defines the scope of work to be performed. By consulting with your engineering and production staff, we can produce a Functional Specification. When we agree that all issues are covered by the document, we can provide a very accurate timeline for performing the modifications to your equipment.


DCS has many years experience troubleshooting data interfaces to PLC controlled machinery. This experience allows us to solve difficult problems quickly. We will work with your maintenance and engineering personnel during the troubleshooting process and spend time explaining what we are looking at and our methodology. By involving your technicians, they will learn our techniques and become more efficient at resolving your problems without the need for outside assistance.