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Case Studies

PNPersonnel Recruitment Specialists

Palmerston North Personnel

PN Personnel wanted to refresh their website. They needed a supportive development team and we came to the party.

Pixolut Active Collab Modules

Pixolut Active Collab Modules

Two custom modules for Active Collab, which extends core functionality.  

Pixolut AC Module Project-E

One module allows the ability to track estimated costs versus actual costs on a project by adding extra fields to existing job types, a project estimation page (which allows ability to estimate hours per job type on a project), and two reports which show estimated vs actual, and staff times on tasks in a project.

The second module displays a grid of all the tasks in the project with the ability to sort and filter the grid.

Pixolut AC Mod 2 Grid


A diverse range of software were used, such as php, smarty, and javascript.



We were approached by a sole client to develop a web application for future potential use.

What did the client require from us?

propulsionThe client required a prototype web application in order to graphically model transporting various items. To then study the effects of modifying distance, speed and effect of delays of the items of various ports.

Only a prototype was ordered to see if this could be viable, with a full product later if the prototype went well. 

For the prototype, the client only wanted a client-side [no communication to a server, everything being calculated right in the browser], implementation of Propulsion. When the app has transitioned into a full product, server-side implementation of the prototype will be ported over from client-side.

How did we accomplish this and what were the results?

propulsion3The web-app was mainly developed in the AngularJS framework. The framework is good for developing one-page applications that require two-way data binding, so that when objects are updated, it is reflected on the display instantaneously. 

For the graphical element of the application, we used D3.js, as it is not only an excellent tool for representing visual data on web browsers, but the ease of developing with it allows us to draw complicated visuals.

The ease for a user to drive the application is as simple as entering data, and letting the app compile visual aspects for you.

Overall, the prototype developed was well received and functions smoothly. As the results were good, we're hoping the full-scale developed application will go ahead.

RA Burt

RA Burt

RA Burt specialise in importing quality home-ware and was originally started all the way back in 1946 by Bob Burt and has been run by the Burt family since then in Palmerston North. Most products were originally sourced from England or locally made here in New Zealand.

Nowadays though, due to globalisation, Ra Burt is able to import their products from a wide range of different countries that include China, India, England, Poland and Taiwan.

What did RA Burt require from us?

raburtsearchPrior to us working with RA Burt, they had a older Joomla website that had a few issues.

One being that it was outdated, and they felt like they needed a fresher theme, as so many people are put off by older websites almost instantly as they've grown accustomed to the simple and neat design of modern websites.

A more serious issue however were the security flaws present in the older version of Joomla. This can and has caused problems for them due to the malicious nature of certain people. They wanted us to step in, give them not only a beautiful website to sell there items, but to make sure that no one could compromise the security of the site. 


How did we accomplish this and what were the results?

raburtclocksWe decided to use an updated Joomla version for the new site. With a combination of our expertise with it, and it being a newer iteration of Joomla, the security issues which plagued the site before weren't going to be a problem.

HikaShop is a module that provides an interface for handling languages, currencies, zones and advanced taxes to sell anywhere in the world. Products are easily managed using the built-in dashboard, with special features such as statistics and marketing tools. This module works on all devices,and is integrated with many other modules and plugins.

Overall, RA Burt now have a site that is more inline to what sites nowadays are, they are now more secure than they were, and they are able to switch out products with ease, reducing support costs, thus reducing expenses.

SBP Journal

SBP Journal

SBP Journal has been publishing journals since 1973 and has always embraced the web with their first incarnation of the website going live in 2001. Since then they have had a number of different websites dedicated to promoting the Social Behavior and Personality Journal. Trio Technology was asked to revamp the website and create not just a new look, but with added functionality for helping them control and manage the process of receiving, selecting and editing submissions for publication.

SF Pet Cremations

SF Pet Cremations

Soul Friend Petcremations needed a robust client management system that was going to give them the ability to track and manage their customers (and their activities) and also process orders through a ticket management system. 

Ten Fast Feet AC Customisations

Ten Fast Feet AC Customisations


This company required a custom module for ActiveCollab (project management tool) which has a whole lot of new functionality to suit their needs.

  • We added a new interface to be able to add bugs to the system.


  • We added the ability to send out daily reminder emails to staff reminding them to log their time for the day.

  • We updated list views to remember which groups were collapsed.Settings-page-3

  • We added the function to add tasks inline rather than in groups.






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active collab users




Transactor is a support customer of Trio and we provide application support for their asp.Net based POS. Used by large corporates in New Zealand and Australia, Kupid is a POS system that supports sales and loyalty programmes including Gift Cards. 

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Depending on the plan selected, we will host your website from a number of locations.

  • Christchurch VPS - We host most of our sites on our Christchurch based VPS (Virtual Private Server). Our VPS's are managed by a Network and Infrastructure Specialist at the Net24 Data-centre, a Tier 3+ data-centre with a 99.99% Core Network Service Level Agreement.
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