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rides.ca development

Bignition development

BC Beef Net development

Chatterfox development

Who is Datton?

Datton is a BC based technology company with offices in Richmond and Kamloops. Datton has a wide range of successful experience in numerous capacities. Here is a snapshot of some of the things we've been up to in the last few years:

- develop enterprise software
- invent and develop unique intellectual property
- provide hosting solutions
- build companies from the ground up (successful start up)
- assemble sales forces
- develop sales strategies and processes
- develop CRM tools and software
- assemble customer retention teams
- develop customer service / retention strategies and tools
- create brands and marketing

Datton's primary focus is innovating and developing cutting edge technology and introducing unique intellectual property to the market place through strategic partnerships. Our experience is in assessing where current technology offerings in various industries fall short and create "industry first" solutions that are simple and easy for users to embrace, be more efficient and increase bottom line.

Datton's primary development team is located in Kamloops BC and business development office in Richmond BC. We are always looking for new and unique projects and great people to partner with. Datton is much more than a traditional software development company; our experience in the business, distribution and marketing side of things makes us the perfect choice for your next technology partner.

How can Datton work with you?

Overview

Currently Datton is the technology developer and innovator behind Rides.ca. Rides.ca is a new automotive portal where car buyers can go to shop online for their new or used car. Rides.ca introduces many industry firsts in a global sense. It is the first automotive portal to utilize a natural language based search engine to search and view vehicles for sale. Datton has created a truly unique search experience in the automotive industry giving users unprecedented ease of use and wide reaching methods of finding vehicles that differ greatly from traditional drop down menu searches. Rides.ca enables users to interact with automotive dealers like never before creating an unparalleled car buying experience. Rides.ca makes the automotive industry accessible to vehicle buyers in new ways allowing online users to access the dealer community and engage that community like never before.

Datton has ongoing projects with the Canadian government and the BC Beef Abattoirs Association, prominent BC based mining companies as well as an in house software solution(Chatterfox Technology) designed to service multiple industries. The Chatterfox Technology is scheduled to be released in Q2 of 2014.

Datton is part owner of a Kamloops based 10,000 square foot data centre situated on the North American fibre backbone (see more at www.pgdn.ca).

Datton is also the proud inventors of Industry Cast which was developed with many years of experience and know how behind it. By those who have used it, it proves to be the best industry wide communication tool available today.

Datton can be engaged as a contract software developer or a technology partner who will produce / innovate and develop enterprise software and unique intellectual property.

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Rides.ca

Currently Datton is the technology developer and innovator behind Rides.ca. Rides.ca is a new automotive portal where car buyers can go to shop online for their new or used car. Rides.ca introduces many industry firsts in a global sense. It is the first automotive portal to utilize a natural language based search engine to search and view vehicles for sale. Datton has created a truly unique search experience in the automotive industry giving users unprecedented ease of use and wide reaching methods of finding vehicles that differ greatly from traditional drop down menu searches. Rides.ca enables users to interact with automotive dealers like never before creating an unparalleled car buying experience. Rides.ca makes the automotive industry accessible to vehicle buyers in new ways allowing online users to access the dealer community and engage that community like never before.

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Bignition

Bignition started as an idea in 2005 and it quickly grew from a concept to an international business serving automotive dealers in Canada from BC to Quebec and in 7 states. Everything was developed in house from the ground up, including the product, business strategy, sales and service strategy / tools, sales and service management / tools, CRM software, marketing and business development.

Bignition was a first of its kind in the automotive industry allowing dealers to buy, sell and trade inventory amongst each other with no middle man. Bignition introduced new cutting edge technology that allowed automotive dealers to truly take advantage of a private industry network and stay connected in real time. Bignition was the first service to enable automotive dealers to instantly communicate with each other in a private network on a vehicle, buy list and multi car package basis via an installed desktop client. The desktop client not only facilitated communication but it communicated relevant activity on the network to users in real time through a desktop push notification. Users simply needed to only have their computer turned on and business critical information (such as: new vehicles entering the network, new buyers for their inventory, new multi-car packages, bids on their inventory and more) was delivered directly to the users desktop system tray.

Bignition also introduced the first ever national broadcast room, allowing automotive dealers to communicate their buying and selling needs on a local or national scale. New users instantly inherited a network of over a thousand industry peers with communication only a click away. Bignition enabled users to obtain an audience in a way that had never before been done.

Eventually Bignition was sold to Auto Trader Canada, but not before garnering additional offers from US based companies. The unique IP developed was also licensed to two additional industries who still use the Bignition technology today.

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Chatterfox (Industry Cast)

Chatterfox is the technology behind industry cast. Chatterfox is very flexible in its approach and can be utilized in any industry. The product can be plugged into current platforms, used as a standalone product and be modified to accommodate specific industry needs. Chatterfox will connect you to your industry like never before!

Industry cast (utilizing chatterfox technology) enables its members to communicate with other industry professionals on a large scale, delivering useful information in the most efficient way available today! Industry cast makes it possible for users to communicate with their industry on an international, national or local scale at the push of button. Information is delivered in real time to the desktop, tablet or mobile smartphone.

Social networking sites along with business network sites have attempted to give people a centralized communication forum. However these forums are for the most part clumsy to use and useful information is often hard to find buried among non-relevant information. Industry cast is the only product of its kind delivering a focused approach to specific industries and its professionals.

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BC Beef Net

BC BeefNET is an online beef carcass ordering tool for chefs to have easy access to certified British Columbia beef.

The idea for the program originated from a marketing research conducted in 2011 by Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, which was sponsored and funded by British Columbia Association of Cattle Feeders, Cariboo Cattlemen's Association, Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, and Agriculture Canada. The research resulted in a strong demand for BC beef and a great interest from the chefs to use the software that will increase their access to local beef and simplify their cost calculation by displaying the cost per serving for each cut available in the carcass.

British Columbia Investment Agriculture Foundation and British Columbia Association of Abattoirs made it possible for BC BeefNET to come to live with two major goals to achieve; open up a new whole carcass market for BC producers and abattoirs, and provide chefs with a "Cost per Serving" figure so they know what their cost for a dish will be even before the dish is ready.

BC BeefNET was developed with simplicity being its top priority. The cut selection page is the outcome of several focus meetings with experts in the industry that shows users the complex relationship between each cut in their sections in a very clear way. Chefs will be able to come to the system and complete an order in less than 5 minutes, and there will be less communication overhead over the phone for producers trying to explain why some cuts cannot be ordered along with certain cuts.

BC BeefNET will be launched for chef members of British Columbia Association of Abattoirs in January 2014.

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EMTS

Electrical Maintenance Tracking System (EMTS) is an electronic daily log system used in Teck-Highland Valley Copper to keep track of the activities performed during shifts that has revolutionized the traditional way of keeping logs in book.

Now, instead of carrying the book anywhere they go and have it reviewed by their foremen (who have many other books to review), shifters can enter their tasks and problems on a tablet. The application is easy to use: tap the button to open the log creation form, enter your content, and hit SAVE! EMTS will perform a sync with the existing data once it detects Wi-Fi signals, so even if shifters are out in the mine pit with no Wi-Fi, they will never lose their work entered into the system.

Administrators will have a desktop version of the application which enables them to act promptly to problems that occur during their team' work shifts. Logs that require immediate attention of foremen are highlighted in red. Filtering and sorting of logs are also available for any search that is necessary. Communication between shifters and foremen has become smoother with the ability to write comments and attach images to the logs, creating a chronological documentation of how the task was performed and brought to resolution.

EMTS also enables users to access equipment manuals, locate where the various pieces of equipment stand on the pit at the moment of access, and view reports. It has been used since 2012 and is on an ongoing development process with new features.

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Perigee Data Networks

Perigee Data Networks Inc. is a Canadian-owned Hosting and Managed Services Company, specializing in: End-to-End Data Centre; IP voice; Data Storage; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions.

Perigee is focused on keeping your business running 24/7/365, so that you can keep your attention on your operations, your clients, and your products and services. Perigee employs highly trained experts within our Network Operations Centre (NOC) and our Data Centres are built to the highest industry standards for security, reliability, performance, redundancy and scalability. We pride ourselves on being able to pin-point ways to reduce IT costs while mitigating the risk of service disruptions for our clients.

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Derek Rathbun

Derek has a passion for life, his family, business, anything with an engine that goes fast and technology that improves how business is conducted in the market place. His goal is to always have time for his wife and children and make the world a better place.

Geek Dream: build a racetrack in the lower mainland that is F1 / Indy approved, attracts new car testing and reviews by OEM's and mainstream media. The facility would also be accessible to local race clubs, driver training, private parties who want to take their vehicles to the limit and most importantly be backed by the best software in the world built by the Datton team.

Favourite Quote: "A cheerful heart does good like medicine" - King Solomon
"show me someone without an ego and I'll show you a loser" - Donald Trump

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Matt DeFouw

Matt is a husband and father of four boys who loves technology. His goal is to improve the lives of people around him and make technology that improves the way people communicate and conduct business.

Geek Dream: To foster a realistic and sustainable food system by building a consumer-focussed, scalable aquaponics system that operates with the ease of a consumer appliance.

Favourite Quote: "Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way." - Fulton J. Sheen
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn." - CS Lewis

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Clay Morgan

Hi I'm Clay. I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride. Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.

Geek Dream: I want to create software to help people make friends

Favourite Quote: "Move as a team; never move alone. But welcome to the terrordome"

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