PTR Systems Limited is the service company of Peter Luke Garland, who provides IT consultancy services and develops bespoke websites, apps and appliances.
This website is under construction, but some of the products Pete’s been working on over the years are being revived.
Recently, Clock v4.0.0 has been released, and is available to download now from the Store.
Products and Services
PTR Systems Limited has been working closely with the small businesses, charities and education industry for over 20 years developing bespoke products and services.
Focussed Learning System
FLS was developed for Selly Oak School back in 2004 and was developed up until 2012. FLS is a flash card based learning system, to teach anything from English, or a language to Mathematics or Science. It uses a clever algorithm developed by Graham Ridley taken from his learning system LearnNow written for the Amiga, many years previous. It is fully database driven and can track the progress towards awards across pupils in classes, which can be synced from your MIS system using MIS2FLS Sync.
Clock was also developed for Selly Oak School, it’s a very simple clock! But has some very powerful teaching tools and can output the clocks you create as pictures, which can then be used within FLS to teach the time, or within your own worksheets.
Again, it’s been neglected for over 8 years, so will soon be packaged to be distributed for free from the Store.
After years of neglect, these old products written in Visual Basic 6 are being brought out the cupboard! Clock is available now from the Store and FLS along with the FLS Sample Pack will be available soon!
FLS is a network based system! It can run on it’s own using an Access database, but it can also connect to a SQL database.
Now most schools have an MIS system. Up to 50% of UK Schools have either Advanced Learning’s Facility or their new Cloud School, previously named Progresso. MIS2FLS Sync allows you to sync the data from those MIS systems to the FLS database to automatically add Pupils, Tutors and Classes ready to use in the Focussed Learning System.
Microsoft 365 is a powerful education platform that I would recommend to all schools. What’s even better! If you have Facility or Cloud School, you can use MIS2SDS to produce the required .csv files to update to Microsoft SDS to sync all your Teachers, Students and Groups.
To help schools get onboarded to Microsoft 365, this product is also distributed free of charge. Download links and more product details to come.
Currently being updated to support SDS v2.1 and Google and Apples Sync,
MIS Systems contain a wealth of information, but sometimes you may want to share documents on a network share that’s organised. That’s where MIS2Paperless comes in. It syncs with Facility or Cloud School and generates a Folder structure along with an Excel Index sheet which provides some useful information found on the MIS, along with links to all the documents stored on the file system. It can produce Confidential folders which are limited to specific groups and also creates Upload folders which allows you to place any document in there, as long as the document starts with the MIS ID of the pupil, it places it in the Confidential folder automatically on next sync.
Behaviour and Reward Tracker, used at Selly Oak Trust School is a behaviour tracking system using Stars and Dots. It follows defined rules and stars earn credits which can be spent within the Store run and operated by the students at the school.
BaRT was originally designed by Matthew Simpson as a paper based system, which Pete turned into the behaviour system still used and loved by the pupils to date. You can probably guess how Pete was inspired to call the system BaRT! It was shortly followed by it’s sister product LiSA!
Leading in Student Attainment, also used at Selly Oak Trust School is an Attainment tracking system used to track progress along the curriculum, or along a qualification or qualification paths. It can also track attendance and has Visual Timetables!
LiSA is written using AngularJS using the Angular Material design framework, but as AngularJS is now deprecated, instead of converting it to Angular, it’s being re-written using MudBlazor.
Both these products are referred to as the Springfield Education System.
WinCertes is an CLI tool to renew Let’s Encrypt Certificates and bind them to your IIS Directory. It’s a fantastic tool developed by EverTrust, and we like to make things simple here at PTR Systems, so Pete has updated it to use the new .NET 7 Desktop Framework and added a simple to use Tabbed GUI to simplify setting up your certificates, then set and forget it to renew automatically! It can also run PowerShell scripts, which gets passed the Certificate to then install on additional services, like Remote Desktop or Exchange Server.
We are committed to Open Source software as well as free softward, so in light of the GPLv3 License, it remains Open source. If you have any problems with the GUI interface please post an Issue in the GitHub repository. As it’s a fork from the original WinCertes, it will also be kept up to date with any updates from the main repository.
Engage the senses of your unborn child. Was a little app idea by Richard Cooper, it has been updated recently, but the new update has not been pushed, and its now been removed from the store! It’s a simple torch, vibrator and sound recorder in one, and the new update, coming soon, includes a kick counter! It may go live again soon. Watch this space!
Subway® Delivery and Collection Website
PTR Systems Limited doesn’t just work in the education industry, it’s here for restaurants too, especially Subway®!
If you are a franchisee and have your own delivery driver, why not have your own delivery and collection website?
Please contact us for further information.
PTR Systems Limited provides IT Consultancy services along with bespoke system development, from small scale IoT devices to data centres, along with mobile app development.
PTR Sites is the place to get budget hosting with fast SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth and no nonsense pricing!
We offer hosting of static or dynamic websites on a Linux server along with WordPress hosting.
Our WordPress hosting allows you full access to install any plugin you like and we offer starter packs to get you up and running fast!
It’s been 13 years since it’s first version, which was in use at Selly Oak Trust School. It’s had many additional features added since then, and in it’s recent 2023 update! It’s now got Roman numerals, a User Guide built in (but also available as a PDF) and it now announces the time when you …