Bäcchus, Inc., founded in 1985, is a full service software development consulting firm specializing in Internet and web-based technologies, e-commerce, graphics, imaging and GUI.

Over the past twenty years, Bäcchus has designed and developed a wide array of innovative applications for a variety of high profile clients and partners as well as several successful, in-house commercial products.

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Our primary task was to port the Netscape IFC's look and feel using Swing (then still secret) and the AWT, producing what is now called the Elegance Look and Feel.

Approximately fifty classes were involved covering the full spectrum of graphical user interface widgets: windows, buttons, scrollbars, sliders, etc.

We are particularly experienced implementing pluggable look-and-feels using Swing. We also helped Sun remove a number of bugs.
Wrote, integrated, setup, deployed, and maintained real-time web-based customer service tool—eLiveAdvisor. This tool is currently in service providing live on-line support on the CarsDirect.com web site.

We also helped develop and deploy proprietary J2EE technology used in the real-time web-based customer service system and other back-end systems used to ensure web site up-time .

Other work included design and implementation of an EAI solution, which processed their two-month and growing backlog of orders in a single night and the solution to numeruous Java, Javascript, HTML, and web site integration problems.
Our work for Ixia included the design and implementation of IxCore, a fundamental part of Ixia's NetOps suite of products for optimizing and monitoring network traffic.

System included Java-based central server for collecting, aggregating, and storing data from Ixia's hardware nodes. JSPs and servlets provided browser-based monitoring front-end, including various on-demand and prerendered report graphs, logging, and a management UI.

IxCore is platform, application server, and database independent and runs on Linux and Windows NT/2000.
Joined a team of 20+ J2EE developers as the primary user interface developer for DealSnap 4.x—5square's Customer Resource Management (CRM) Web application for Car Dealerships.

Front end development with JSP's, servlets, custom taglibs, DHTML, DOM, JavaScript and CSS.

Developed on a Windows XP/Pro platform using JBOSS 4.x/Tomcat. Deployed on a Linux platform with Apache/JBOSS.
As a member of the core Web i18n development group, Bäcchus helped design, manage and implement multi-lingual J2EE-based real estate web applications–i18ngenious and associated content management system–agent.i18ngenious.

Initial offering supports Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and English.

Japanese and Spanish locales will be added soon.
Helped develop ComBill, Worldsite's Java-based e-commerce software system, including check and credit card payment processing.

Other work included implementation of SSL and other security for electronic payments and the development of a flashy, Java Swing-based, multi-threaded console application to monitor server farm liveliness and alert system administrators upon warning and failure conditions.

These applications are currently in production at Webcountry (formerly WorldSite Networks) on Linux, UNIX and Windows.
As members of the core development team at Path Communications, we worked on P.A.M., an application manager and automatic recovery system, and eLiveAdvisor, a realtime web communication technology.

Our work included design, development and deployment of core Java client/server multi-threaded distributed applications using RMI and Java 2, heterogeneous system and network administration, Apache, IIS, SSL, servlets, JRun, Oracle, Perl, JSP, and JavaScript.

This technology is currently being used on several high-profile web sites, including CarsDirect.com, LRN, and Pratt & Whitney.
Designed Mirage, an innovative 3D interactive adventure game for Viacom New Media (a Viacom International subsidiary) to help inspire interest in mathematics in teenagers.

We were responsible for the original story material, game design and the management of several writing teams, graphic houses, and game designers.

Bäcchus also created the underlying 3D graphics engine and associated technology.
In the early 1990s, we designed and created LightWatch, a sophisticated, highly graphical, SNMP-based network management system for managing and controlling multi-protocol LAN's.

The underlying graphics interface for the MS-DOS version used the Bäcchus Window Management System, a proprietary, platform independent window management system and widget library. These tools were licensed to Fibermux by Bäcchus.

Bäcchus was also responsible for the look & feel and graphic asset generation for both the UNIX and MS-DOS versions of LightWatch.
In the mid-1990s, Bäcchus designed and implemented a high-resolution, cross-platform, realtime 6-DOF 3D graphics engine, including an accelerated implementation for the Rendition Vérité.

We used the Vérité implementation to create a technology demo for Rendition, showing off the features of their V2000 3D chips. Demo highlights included real-time video feed and true reflections.

We also helped debug problems in their graphic chip firmware and video driver software.
Worked for the Yamaha Systems Technology Group writing low-level assembly language video device drivers to support various high-resolution graphics chips and demos for third party flat panel displays.

Our relationship with the Yamaha Music Group (YMG) led to Bäcchus delivering the first commercial IBM-PC graphic editing systems for Yamaha's popular digitial FM synthesizers and rack-mount tone generators—the TX81Z and TX802.

Work for the YMG also included being one of the first developers to work with and support the Yamaha C1 Music Computer, the first laptop computer with built-in MIDI hardware.
Designed, wrote, and installed an interactive computer, touch-screen-based digital music exhibit at the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC.

This exhibit allowed users to select and play musical pieces of various styles and periods. The selected MIDI music files were played through a Disklavier—Yamaha's digital/acoustic piano with MIDI electronic connections.