System Simulation Ltd

System Simulation Ltd

System Simulation (SSL) is a software engineering company specialising in text and multimedia information systems, based in Covent Garden, central London, England, and founded in 1970. [ [ System Simulation Ltd.] , "The Alacra Store", 6 December 2007.] SSL software provides support for large and small scale applications on networked and stand alone systems. They develop information products and services for a range of professional and commercial clients.

Recently they have specialised in museum information systems, commercial and archival image library systems, information management and delivery for publishers, news services and professional and commercial organisations. MUSIMS, the museum information management system, supports collections management, digital archives and interactive public access. Clients include the British Museum, London's Transport Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Getty Images [ [] "Hulton Getty On-line"] , SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network) and the 24 Hour Museum. They develop content management systems, and CD-ROM/Web products and services for the publishing sector and for information service providers. Their clients include the Stationery Office, Haymarket Medical, Oxford Analytica and UMI.The company provides technical support for the online services of the 24 Hour Museum, the UK's leading virtual museum resource. [ [ Technical Partners Supporting Culture24] , "24 Hour Museum", 26 September 2003.]

System Simulation has made a significant investment in developing software tools and techniques, resulting in software such as Index+, and professional design and build capabilities. Index+ is a text and multimedia database system with comprehensive application development tools including World Wide Web and Internet facilities.

The company has often hosted meetings of the Computer Arts Society. [ [ CAS Programme] , "Computer Arts Society", UK.]

Awards won by System Simulation and clients

* British Computer Society IT Award Winner 1994: PLATO-UK with Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
* British Computer Society IT Award Medallist 1995: ROCKnROM with Michael Wadleigh and Penguin Books
* British Computer Society IT Award Medallist 1996: Index+ software system.
* BT/New Statesman - Best education website 2001: The 24 Hour Museum
* American Association of Museums Silver Muse Award 2001 - Excellence in the use of media and technology for collections database and research resource: SCRAN
* Institute of Information Scientists Jason Farradine Award 2001 - an outstanding piece of work in the information field: SCRAN
* National Library for the Blind Visionary Design Award 2002: The British Museum COMPASS website for accessibility to the visually impaired.
* IVCA Biz Net Award Winner - Best public information website 2002: The 24 Hour Museum
* BECTA/The Guardian UK Education Website Awards 2002 - shortlisted :SCRAN

See also

* John Lansdown, Director from 1977.


External links

* [ Company website]

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