We require the development of a database for use by a branch of Australia's "Volunteer Marine Rescue" organisation.
Each day, or when emergencies arise. Boats are dispatched by VMR to assist or rescue boats in distress. These rescue boats must gather information during these tasks, such as the skipper and boats name, registration details and compliance with safety regulations. Currently this task is done in a paper format. But our client would like to move this to an electronic system.
THE CONCEPT OUR CLIENT HAS IS:
Each morning at 6am, skippers will collect a Samsung, Windows based tablet from the base office, which has been charging and synchronizing overnight. This tablet is now updated with records from the base office and other rescue craft from the day before (currently 3 boats in total). The skipper takes the tablet and enters data during the day, before returning it to the base station for recharge and synchronizing at the end of the shift. While on the boat, new records may be created or existing records from other boats or the base station may have information added or amended.
The forms to be included are very basic. There are currently 3 A4 forms with text fields to be completed and 2 A4 forms containing regulatory information. Special requirements for the forms are (1) Each form must have a unique identifying serial number (2) Provision may be required for the skipper of a boat to sign a field with a stylus (3) The user must be able to move easily between the various forms.
At this point our client (VMR) wishes to know the viability of the project and the forecasted costing. So it can seek federal and state government funding. For this reason, the project may take a few months to get the "green light". We have not set a budget for this project, as we need to know what you believe it is worth, before seeking funding approval.
Naturally, to assess this project, we will provide any further information requested.