November 12, 2020
FairCom database technology: Embedded in everyday life
FairCom products use cases range from essential to recreational
It’s no secret that FairCom database technology is used by more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100. This is a testament to how fast and reliable our technology is. However, this doesn’t even come close to telling the tale of the role that FairCom plays in your life, every day!
With tens of millions of deployments worldwide, across dozens of industries, and from the latest Industry 4.0 to modernized legacy systems, it is highly likely that you have at least one interaction with FairCom database solutions every single day. Maybe even multiple times!
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Cha-ching! … The exchange of money is a constant activity in this non-stop world, and FairCom is involved in multiple aspects of monetary transactions. If you make a purchase using a credit or debit card, FairCom is probably being used in at least one step (likely multiple) of the transaction. FairCom’s database technology is deployed in point-of-sale systems and automatic teller machines (ATMs) networks around the world, as well as in systems that protect against credit card fraud.
FairCom is also the main database behind most of the payment systems that connect the store with your bank and keep that connection alive while you’re waiting for the authorization. In many cases, there is a good chance that with that simple card swipe, you are using FairCom’s technology across multiple systems, simultaneously: To make sure your card works at the store, to guarantee that your purchase is properly authorized, and to protect you against any frauds.
And if you are an active stock trader or have a 401k account, you rely on FairCom because we are used to record, store and forward more than 2 billion real-time transactions each day.
On the assembly line! … During most of our 40-year existence, FairCom has been instrumental in building products used in everyday life.
Did you know that our database technology has been used in the building of every automobile to roll off the assembly line of one of the world’s largest manufacturers since 1988?
Or, did you know that FairCom has been deployed by a leading technology company in its systems that produce computer chips and processors? In fact, it may be the FairCom-linked chips and processors that are allowing you to read this piece right now.
FairCom’s reach in manufacturing goes beyond these automobiles and computers as we are also used by the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. Our database technology is embedded in Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000® Automation Engineering & Design Environment™, a software solution used by thousands of manufacturing organizations around the world to design, build and maintain their industrial automation systems.
Transportation and Exploration
The next stop is …. Whether you travel by automobile or air, FairCom is likely playing an important part in getting you to where you need to be. FairCom database technology is used in one the largest and most popular systems used for “pay-at-the-pump” transactions. So when you fill up your car or truck, chances are you just encountered FairCom at work!
And if you fly in or through U.S. airspace, you are definitely being served by FairCom. Our technology is in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) communications system that is the backbone behind all FAA operations. FairCom is used to collect, store and transfer every flight plan of every flight over U.S. airspace, which could be up to 43,000 flights per day. Our technology is also trusted by aviation in Australia.
Our role in transportation is not just limited to the movement of people. FairCom is instrumental in the movement of packages by some of the of the world’s largest delivery companies, such as UPS and FedEx. On any given day, our technologies can track more than 32 million packages worldwide.
And for an out-of-this-world example, FairCom been relied upon by two of the world’s largest space exploration agencies. Resilience is our middle name!
Hello! … In today’s world, fast and reliable communications are a must. FairCom is used by the world’s second largest telecommunications provider, Verizon, which has embedded our database in its Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and 800 number call systems.
And when you get your cell phone bill every month, FairCom is the database behind tracking the details of your calls, like roaming, time spent, and other important billing data for one of the largest telecom solution providers of the world.
Paging Dr. … With the worldwide pandemic, there is nothing more important than the delivery of quality health care, and FairCom plays a part in providing health care around the world. FairCom technology is embedded in one of the leading perimetry devices used to determine eye functionality. Also, our database technology is in medical and dental software solutions for scheduling appointments, managing records and storing digital images. Having any tests run during your checkup? You guessed it, FairCom is also used by medical lab software.
When it comes to the fight against COVID-19, we’re helping out there, too. FairCom technology is being used in laboratories all over the world to manage COVID-19 testing. And when it comes to receiving the safest medical care in these moments, we’re also helping to make possible the use of telemedicine.
Public Safety and the Legal System
Help! … At some point during the day, you may hear the sirens or see the lights of an emergency response vehicle as it is responding to a 911 call. Chances are the first responder(s) is being guided by a 911 dispatcher using the Motorola Flex emergency response and public safety software, which uses FairCom technology as its embedded database.
Our database technology is also found in billing and case management software for law offices. In fact, two of the industry leaders in the legal software field use FairCom technology.
Sports and Entertainment
We have a winner! … We all like to have some fun, and when you pull the handle on a slot machine or purchase a lottery ticket, the odds are in your favor that FairCom technology is involved since we are the database solution provider for the world’s largest gaming systems company to keep track of ticket sales and winnings.
Also, when you watch a professional baseball game, keep in mind that FairCom database technology is utilized to assist scouts find the best players.
And So Much More
This is only a sampling of how FairCom database technology plays a role in everyday life. Some other areas include the food and beverage industries, education, as well as being used in numerous other desktop and enterprise software products. In fact, FairCom is the database embedded in one of the world’s top backup and disaster recovery solutions. (Pssst! … We are even a database used to back up other databases!)
As you can see, after 40 years of delivering some of the world’s most trusted database technology, FairCom has become “embedded” in your everyday life.
We take our role in the fabric of your life very seriously. We will continue to make the systems and products you use every day safer, faster and more reliable.
Be sure to check the video “FairCom Powers Everyday Life”