Some of you knew me as "SocketsMan" from my last company.
Others might know me for connecting conveyors, pick-to-lights, diverters, scales, to the AS/400 in real-time. And, yet others may have implemented my native iSeries AS/400 iSeries Credit Card Software for authorization and settlement.
And, for those who do not know me...
The Founder of Curbstone, Ira Chandler, has been a programmer and software architect for over 35 years. His AS/400-i software accomplishments include the following:
1981 – started programming communications software for a living...
1988 – founded the company that would grow into ROI Corporation.
1991 – started architecting and writing AS/400 native real-time communications software, primarily linking AS/400s in real-time to materials handling systems like conveyors, scales, and pick-to-lights.
1991 – Sold and Implemented First AS/400™ for State of Georgia
1992 – First Commercial AS/400 Full Duplex Serial Software
1993 – authored the FIRST commercial credit card processing software for the IBM AS/400. That software and it's derivatives grew into the most popular native AS400 iSeries credit card software application (payment server) over the last 18 years.
1996 – First Commercial AS/400 Full Duplex Sockets Middleware
1996 – First Commercial AS/400 Card Software with Encryption
1999 – ROI Acquires GO Software from Network Commerce
2000 – Takes ROI Corporation Public
2002 – To provide the highest level of AS/400-specific support, I left ROI and started Curbstone Corporation, an IBM Business Partner. Our focus is, of course, exclusively, on the iSeries AS400 i5 Power i - or whatever the heck they call it today.
2002 – Ira incorporates Curbstone Corporation
2004 – ROI and GO sold to Verifone
2005 – Released Curbstone Card, 4th Generation Card Middleware
2005 – Curbstone Card First Validated by Visa/PCI as Secure
2005 – Curbstone Card won the TechTarget Search400.com "Products of the Year" Silver Award for B2B solutions.
2006 – Selected by IBM for “System i Developers’ RoadMap”
2008 – First AS/400 Free Native PHP App (Mantis400.com)
2008 – First AS/400 PHP Application (Shopping Cart Pipeline)
2011 – Achieved 300 Licensed Curbstone Card™ Customers
Under his guidance, Curbstone has grown to be the largest software company in Greater Metropolitan Ball Ground, Georgia, population ~765.
Curbstone's AS/400 iSeries credit card software is capable of thousands of transactions per minute. However, it is also scalable and affordable for the small business doing 50 transactions per day.
Please contact me if you have any interest in these technologies.
AS400CreditCard.com : Power i, iSeries, AS/400 Credit Card Software -- AS400 credit card software for the IBM eServer iSeries platform and the OS/400 operating system