ACP Expert is the total solution for observatory operations
With our professional-class automation, scheduling, and web / mobile / local access, you'll get the most out of your observatory whether you do science or art. You tell it what images you want, and the scheduler determines when, while the automation handles how. ACP Expert automates your entire observatory 24/7 hands-off while providing you mobile and web access to monitor operations, submit new image acquisition requests, and deliver images via the cloud as they are acquired automatically night after night.
We focus on image acquisition and observatory operations. We also have partnerships with companies that integrate their software with ours. For example, CCD Navigator cross-links with ACP Expert (see the video), including the Scheduler and its database, even if the observatory is remote. The same goes with SkyTools Imaging, which also cross-links with ACP Expert's Scheduler an its database remotely.
Software is a service business, not a product business
Ask any of our customers -- we provide first-class support including live sessions with the developer. We provide a fast-response forum, the Communication Center, and if needed the developer will log in via our remote assistance tool to provide live help and diagnosis. We value our customers' satisfaction ahead of everything else!
Modular Design -- The key to reliability and scalability
A commonly held belief is that a single program is more reliable than a collection of programs that interact via the operating system. Modern computing architectures are all based on modular design. This is best-practice for managing complexity, adaptability, and reliability. Each module/block has its own responsibilities, and the glue is the modern multi-tasking operating system with inter-process communication. ACP is a modular system and its long history of reliability and adaptability is due in large part to that design.