About TCS

In 1978 a small group of electronic & communications engineers from the then Australian Department of Civil Aviation incorporated Tailored Computer Systems Pty. Ltd. In 2018 we celebrate 40 years of service to Australian government & businesses.

Initially several small projects were undertaken all involving the development of custom computer software & hardware for specialist real-time data acquisition & communication applications.

After two years, all except two of the engineers had chosen different career directions - the remaining engineers are the current directors and shareholders of TCS.

Government contracts with an engineering/communications focus were the initial goals. e.g.

  • A Station Management System for the Radio Australia transmitter station located at Darwin, NT
  • A monitoring system for the OTC satellite earth stations @ Ceduna, SA & Moree, NSW
  • An aviation message switching system for the Tribhuven International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

It was during the installation & training phase of the Nepal project that TCS was introduced to the concept of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), the messaging standard used for most electronic Business to Business (B2B) communication applications. Upon returning to Australia, a contract was signed with an American company to distribute an EDI gateway.

After some initial success in the Australian retail sector TCS decided to develop its own EDI gateway followed shortly by a powerful scan packing solution specifically tailored to the Australian retail supply chain market.

A version of this EDI gateway was also used to develop a platform for the Victorian Department of Justice to launch its Courts Electronic Document Lodgement System for the Victorian Civil Magistrates Court. Complementary products were also developed for the legal profession to facilitate their lodgement & reception of court documents. TCS also helped develop new United Nations EDIFACT EDI messages specifically for the lodgement of court documents.

Those initial EDI products became the foundation of the powerful B2B platform TCS markets today.