The Company

Open Network Solutions Ltd is an IT services company specializing in bespoke software development for Unix, Linux and Windows systems.

Open Network Solutions' founder and director, Les Smithson, has more than 20 year's development experience in the IT industry, and has been involved in a wide variety of successful projects.


Founded in 1994 to develop a communications architecture for a Unix based Transaction Processing Monitor, Open Network Solutions has been engaged on Unix, Linux and Windows development projects for a number of major IT Suppliers, Software Houses Financial Institutions and end users. These include Gala Coral, IBM, Motorola, Capita, Vodafone, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds TSB and UBS.

Projects have included development work on industrial strength Unix based TP Monitor products, real-time financial information distribution systems, N-Tier client/server architectures, middleware, SNMP Agents & Managers, various inter-networking gateways and web server back-end components.

Technologies include all flavours of Unix, Linux and Windows, Python, C, C++, Java, Django, Open Source Software and middleware products such as MQ/Websphere, XML, CORBA and SNMP.


Services offered by Open Network Solutions include bespoke development of Unix, Linux and Windows software projects, using Python, Django, C, C++, & Java. Areas of expertise include systems and network programing, SNMP, systems monitoring and management, transaction processing, middleware and infrastructure development and web server software.

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