Software Development

Boundless interfacing opportunities

Years of combined IT expertise

Software installations

Software Integration and Engineering

We offer in-house professionally coded software to fully support our storage and kiosk solutions. We can customise any solution for you from ERP-ready WMS packages, kiosk software, or our turnkey mobile & web applications for remote monitoring. All of our software is developed by our expert engineers and specifically for the project at hand, including our support software which is accessible as a standalone software or a mobile webapp.

The IT installation for our physical solutions also includes the setup of all software, as well as the backup schedules for your database and getting your site onto the support VPN (if required) so that future updates can be done remotely or automatically.

Our software team has over 50 years of combined software experience within AI, logistics, and automation and most of our software is being used with one of the worlds largest private retailers for the past 15 years.

We partnered with you on these projects

Stock control software

A multinational furniture and kitchenware store were already using our automated storage towers in their warehouses but wanted to maximise their efficiency and improve their stock management. They realised the importance of understanding purchasing trends and knowing exactly where to store specific items depending on the frequency of picking and volume/popularity of items. We created brand new stock management software for them that was integrated with their existing software system and soon optimised the capacity of the machinery.

Data was reviewed and reports could then be produced on what was best to store higher or lower in the tower (some can be 70 trays high),and taking into account seasonal trends and groupings within trays. This intelligent use of the storage system allowed for faster picking and shorter customer waiting times.

Kiosk dashboard for a bingo hall

A popular British Bingo Hall asked us to come up with a secure way to install kiosks for them, which needed to be friendly, functional and completely safe for everyone over the age of 18. They wanted us to incorporate their Clubcard points and membership schemes and to make sure there was extra security to protect their more vulnerable customers at the point of use and after.

We created an intelligent dashboard function that updated and reported in real time on areas such as balance checks and top ups and could alert the user of any expected fraud. And, if a vulnerable customer accidentally, for example, left their bank details on the screen, the dashboard would tell them straight away. In this industry there are also many global and regional variations on their regulations and we were able to adhere to these and make local up to date adjustments on all their security features.


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Goods flow manager kiosk for logistics operations

“A vast global logistics company needed their goods flow to be paperless so that no time was wasted waiting between collections and deliveries. Drivers however often needed customs paperwork, so we were able to create a print at exit system with our kiosks to speed up their onward journey, and a dashboard that alerted a technician if paper or ink was running low or there were any problems with the barriers. This real time alert kept the lorries moving and significantly decreased expensive on-the-job downtime.

Other developments included QR codes which gave on-site staff access to troubleshooting videos and enabled them to deal with smaller physical problems, such as a paper jam, by themselves. In addition, our custom made reports and 24 hour monitoring systems allowed the company better insight into their day-to-day operations and helped them improve their overall business model.”

Kiosk installation and software development in thai restaurant

An independent chain of fresh and fast Thai restaurants in London needed to speed up their ordering and collection processes. We developed a system that allowed for payment with cash, card, Google Pay and Apple Pay that facilitated several orders to be collected at one time, and as soon as they were ready. The software that was applied to these kiosks also allowed for menus to be set for certain days, special offers/times and were easily adapted by the restaurant as and when they changed.

In addition, a report was run at the start and end of each shift to analyse the funds needed in the machines in real time. We also used data gathered in these reports to predict and analyse peak times so the machines never ran short of change, for example on a busy Friday or Saturday night.

Controls and Automation

Whether you require changes to existing controls equipment or a new integrated / standalone system we can offer our services after a full in depth consultation of your project. Including HMI / Scada, panel design, and installation - we can offer the full package. We work very closely with and specialise in Omron Sysmac control systems, but we can offer programming services for most other controls equipment. Ranging from car park carousels, to high speed logistical machines, our engineers have a wide range of experience with controls and automation.

Our controls systems can also be linked with our in-house software (such as warehouse management software) using SQL, OPC, or other available databases dependent upon the PLC’s capabilities.

IT Consulting

Tornado expert engineers have a sound knowledge and understanding of IT systems and are available for short-term advice as well as long-term guidance to support your business vision. Our team of IT experts and our Lead Software Architect are passionate about problem-solving and are available globally to offer strategic advice specific to your technology and IT infrastructure. We are especially experienced in enabling major business processes through IT enhancements in logistics for industrial and retail businesses, as well as kiosk development for an array of applications (food, retail, industrial...).

Our consulting services have led to development and implementations for various applications, from large-scale WMS software for the world leading furniture retailer to one-off individual restaurant ordering application. No problem is too big, no application is too small.