picoSpace PTY LTD has more than 12 years experience in delivering software solutions which are cost-effective, on-time and on-budget.

We can provide a range of IT development services, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Open Source: By using open source software, solutions picoSpace creates are cheaper and more reliable that traditionally created software systems.
Linux: Linux-based solutions are faster, cheaper, more reliable and more secure than their Windows counterparts.
App Development: picoSpace write customised apps for your organisation that run on Android or iOS phones and tablets. picoSpace can also help guide you through the process of publishing your app on either the Apple iTunes or Android Play stores.
Web-based systems: Whether an e-commerce site, or a highly complex web-based database application, we can build the system that you require. Web systems can be accessed from any platform, desktop or mobile, anywhere.
Low-level Interfacing: picoSpace has experience with embedded systems development, PLC interfacing and customised device interfacing. Contact us with your customised technology requirements and we can develop a solution for you.
Prototyping: Thought of something new? picoSpace can help develop a prototype of your idea at a reasonable cost. Let us know what your budget is, and we can develop a prototype or proof of concept that meets your budgetary constraints.
Requirements / Specifications: picoSpace can meet you and your people, and put together a detailed specifications document that describes in detail what your requirements are. This can then be used by picoSpace or handed on to another development team for implementation.
Independent Review: Not sure about the advice you are receiving? picoSpace can provide you with an independent third-party review of the advice / specifications you have received, and provide you with a review of its strengths and weaknesses.

About picoSpace PTY LTD

picoSpace PTY LTD is a business partnership between its two Directors, Michael JOHNSON and Voon-Li CHUNG. Between them they bring more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry to bear on any IT-related problems you require their attention to solve.


Voon-Li is experienced at database applications development, web-based applications development, the use of open source technology, Linux-based desktop and embedded software development and Android applications development.


Michael is experienced at database applications development, Windows-based desktop and embedded software development, and Android applications development.

Working For You

After an initial meeting to discuss your requirements, we will spend some time producing a detailed specification of the software solution that will be created for you, along with a cost estimate. If our proposal is accepted, we will start working on your project, as guided by the mutually agreed upon proposal documentation.

Selected work

Here is a selection of interesting projects that we have worked on since 2004.

  • Capral Limited: daRT

    picoSpace has helped improve the efficiency of Capral Limited's aluminium extrusion press at Canning Vale through the development of daRT, an extrusion management system written from scratch by picoSpace for Capral.

    The daRT system uses a PostgreSQL database to provide a series of Linux and web-based applications which factory staff use to facilitate:

    • Performance tracking,
    • Maintenance management,
    • Scheduling,
    • Downtime reporting,
    • Inventory tracking

    which is then used by senior management at Capral to oversee the smooth running of the Canning Vale facility.

    The completion of this project in 2013 demonstrates picoSpace's skills in the areas of:

    • Linux development,
    • Database Applications development,
    • HTML5 / Javascript / AJAX development
    • PLC Interfacing
  • Nightkey

    NightKey(TM) is a state of the art Identity Management System, which is the first publicly available large scale biometric access control and ID verification system designed for the hospitality industry.

    Patrons visiting a venue have their driver's licence scanned and read into a secure database, along with a ''FingerPIN'' derived from a scan of their right index finger. This enables venue operators to know who is entering their venues, and assists security personnel with the identification of barred patrons.

    From the start of the project in 2006, until a handover in 2009, picoSpace was responsible for all levels of software development at Nightkey; a significant undertaking starting from the "ground-up" development of the Nightkey system through to deployment and maintenance. The completion of this task demonstrates picoSpace's skills in the areas of:

    • Linux Programming
    • Windows Programming
    • Database Applications Programming
    • Large Systems
    • Systems Integration
  • MRT

    The MRT is a product developed, designed and deployed by picoSpace to allow the Ultrak Max-1000 CCTV Management System to control the playback of video surveillance footage that has been recorded using Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).

    A plug-in based system is used in the MRT to allow it to control a wide variety of LAN-controllable DVRs, including the Dallmeier family of DVRs. The MRT has been successfully deployed in several large organisations across the Australia-NZ region, including:


    helping to ensure their video security systems are running at peak performance.

  • Stop Announcer

    Stop Announcer is designed to provide visually impaired users audio-based stop announcements for TransPerth (primarily bus) services within Perth, Western Australia. It can be configured to adjust the detail and frequency of update announcements, and appears in the Status Bar to allow the user to easily access other apps (such as music players) while Stop Announcer is active.

    Stop Announcer on ABC News (Australia)

    Get it on Google Play

  • picoPit

    picoPit is an application to view cameras and recordings from one or more DVRs. picoPit was orginally designed to be a simple and fast touch screen interface for use by casino gaming pit managers. Features include:

    • Leverages Dallmeier's PView surveillance system,
    • Can be used with touch-screen or standard mouse and keyboard, or a CCTV-style keyboard,
    • One click to select a camera live and another click to start reviewing the camera,
    • Quad view or single camera view,
    • Can select another group of 12 cameras to view,
    • Can select a camera or group from overview maps,
  • Point Finder

    PointFinder is designed to allow visually impaired Android users to save GPS coordinates for Points of Interest (POI). The user can use PointFinder's periodic Text-To-Speech and audio compass features to find the POI. If navigation to the general area of the POI is required (eg. via road or public transport), PointFinder can be used to open Google Maps(TM) to provide navigation to the POI.

    Designed from the ground up to cater to the requirements of the blind and visually impaired, PointFinder's audio compass is a continuous sound effect whose pitch gets lower as the user turns to face the POI. PointFinder's interface is high-contrast with large, easy to touch buttons.

    Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc.

    Android app on Google Play


This Software is provided by the respective authors "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the author or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

  • picoScore

    picoScore is a basic scoreboard for team sports such as basketball, netball and soccer. A laptop with this scoreboard makes a very quick and convenient scoreboard.

    Features include:

    • High contrast colours for long distance viewing,
    • Score can be updated by the PC console, or via its web-interface (including via WiFi connected smartphone)
    • Team names can be changed and displayed,
    • Score and time can also be typed in from the keyboard,
    • Buttons dim when not in use,
    • soundboard,

    picoScore is written for Win32. However, picoScore has been tested and runs correctly under Linux using WINE.

  • Bench Helper

    BenchHelper is designed to help Roller Derby team Bench Managers to manage their skaters. This includes tracking skaters according to their skill strengths, number of penalties accrued and amount of time spent on the track.

    A simple web interface standard is also provided, so that team lists can be downloaded directly into the app from user-controlled web sites and web-based services.

    Line Ups can be pre-saved to further simply recording during the game. Line Ups can also be downloaded via the web-based interface.

    Android app on Google Play
  • Derby Admin

    Derby Admin is a simple front-end app that allows a roller derby league to deploy membership QRcodes (see 'Developer's Website' for a QRcode generator), which facilitates the administration of attendance policy and access to emergency contact information.

    Emergency information including Next of Kin contact details can be accessed either by scanning the member's QRcode or by searching the membership database. The member's emergency contact number can then be called by the app.

    More information on how Derby Admin can be integrated into your league's existing IT infrastructure is available here.

    We also offer a service which allows Derby Admin to be connected to a Google Spreadsheet containing your league's membership information. Attendance information is saved in the spreadsheet and emergency contact information is downloaded from it. Contact us to find out more.

    Android app on Google Play

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services, or would simply like to have a quick chat about your unique IT requirements, the easiest way to contact us is by sending an email to info@picospace.com.au. Alternatively, if you leave a voicemail message at (08) 9447 0733 we will get back to your enquiry within 48 hours, or we can be reached by post at:

  • PO Box 149