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Automated Controllers

the startup
Automated Control (AC) is a company to be founded by Steve Zerafa and JesmondGatt.
AC aims to produce a Smart AC solution that combines the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and produces a virtual circuit of connected devices in a field, through which the user can manage the devices remotely through an internet connection.

The product will feature smart controllers combined with a complementary cloud software system to program, monitor and control irrigation systems, water usage and auditing solutions, thus offering the best optimum performance in real time environment.

Such producti is aimed to be used in public gardens, as well as for personal use in one's fields, as it caters for the management and monitoring of water and electricity usage and control, and temperature control among others.

​th​e team​
Steve Zerafa - Cofounder - Experienced in Programming and Implementatio and Lecture​
Steve's experience is in the fields of electronics engineering, software technology and system implementation within companies. He holds a degree and diplomas in all the technical disciplines listed.
He is also equipped with global experience and knowledge spanning in Malta, Libya and Algeria.
He has been developing software projects including cloud application for the local industry, foreign companies based in North Africa and the Maltese Government for the last twelve years.
He is involved in two Research and Innovation programmes under the Fusion programme managed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology.
In May 2016 Steve won the MCST/MEPA Environment Challenge, a national competition which main aim was to use geo spatial information to solve environmental and socio-economic challenges in Malta.
Steve is also a lecturer at MCAST and a Trade Testing Board Member in the field of Computer Programming at Jobplus (Employment & Training Corporation)
Jesmong Gatt - Cofounder - Experiencedin Electronics and Telecommunications and Lecturer​
Jesmond received the BSc. (Hons) Degree in Electronic Communications from MCAST in conjunction with Fraunhofer Institute in 2012. He also holds a Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics from MCAST and a diploma in Industrial Electronics from Fellenberg Training Centre Malta.  He worked within various industrial sectors such as food and beverage, and IT companies in Malta. In 2006, he joined MCAST as a technician and in 2013 he became a Lecturer in the same college after completing his degree. During this period, he also read various courses in Malta and abroad. His current areas of interest include power electronics, circuit design and construction, digital and analogue electronics, microcontrollers and PLCs.​

Leanne Chilton - Designer - Experienced in software development

Leanne received the BSc. (Hons) Degree in It specializing in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Malta in 2010. She has been working as an application developer at RS2 Software for the past 6 years. She is mostly involved in Backend analysis and Development.