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The Limathon™ brand has been established for 14 years now, providing many high quality database products to a variety of industries ranging from Clinical and Laboratory to IT Project Mangagement.  The company are proud of their ISO9001 accreditation achieved in 1999 and held continuously since then. The Managing Director is also Prince2 and ITIL accredited


ADS-Limathon began working with the BILAG Group in 1996, when work commenced on the development of a Windows version of the BILAG Index. In 1998 BLIPS Version 1.0 was launched. In the ten years since then there has been a new version of BLIPS every two years bringing significant enhancements to help the worlds leading lupus physicians monitor their patients and further their understanding of this autoimmune disease. i-BLIPS beckons a new generation of collaboration in this field.


Ionasys Inc are an independent internet software development company who collaborated with ADS-Limathon, providing the necessary software development skills to produce i-BLIPS. ADS-Limathon project managed the development, while Ionasys  supplied the new technologies required to develop i-BLIPS. ADS Limathon system tested the application at all stages of the development to ensure i-BLIPS gave results to the exact BLIPS specification. The final integration testing was outsourced to an independent testing company.

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. Some of these users and their stories are listed on the PoweredBy wiki page. Apache is used to power the i-BLIPS application.

Apache Tomcat is an implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed under the Java Community Process.

Apache Tomcat is developed in an open and participatory environment and released under the Apache Software License. Apache Tomcat is intended to be a collaboration of the best-of-breed developers from around the world.

MySQL Database

i-BLIPS utilises the MySQL® database which has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It's used on every continent -- Yes, even Antarctica! -- by individual Web developers as well as many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software -- including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Google, Nokia, YouTube.

Not only is MySQL the world's most popular open source database, it's also become the database of choice for a new generation of applications built on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python.) MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving you the kind of flexibility that puts you in control.



Rackspace provide the enterprise class hosting for the i-BLIPS infrastructure. Hosting is the new way of managing computing needs. Hosting providers offer services to support IT systems and computing ranging from simple to very complex. The equipment required (servers, routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, cabinets, software, wiring, etc.) to deliver their services is purchased and managed by the hosting providers. Rackspace was recognised by Microsoft as its 2007 Worldwide Hosting Service Provider of the Year. It was the third time Rackspace had won the award. Rackspace is set up for and experienced in, the delivery of hosting solutions with expert support staff available to resolve issues as quickly as possible. Rackspace was chosen as the hosting provider for i-BLIPS because of their incredible Fanatical Support service.  i-BLIPS users benefit from the large network capabilities of Rackspace, as well as the economies of scale of their infrastructure, with the costs spread across their client base e.g. back up and storage infrastructures, making it a more affordable option.

Dell Computers

i-BLIPS is hosted on servers made by Dell Computers. Dell is a leading global systems and services company, renowned for their product reliability. They are committed to green policies of carbon neutrality and safe recycling. They also donate funds to project '(RED)' which is aimed at fighting AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

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