SALT COTS Database Telescope part inventory system

Southern African Large Telescope COTS Parts Database

The COTS Parts Database in an internal web application developed for the SALT organisation to administer their part inventory across the telescopes they manage. The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere and among the largest in the world. COTS administrators can manage user access, parts, manufactures and work breakdown structures, as well as multiple file uploads associated with parts. The web application is responsive and built using the Twitter Boostrap framework.


  • HTML + CSS + jQuery
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • CMS
  • PHP
  • MySQL Database
  • jQuery File Upload

Advanced Custom-built CMS

An advanced, custom-built content management system allows the management of parts, files, manufacturers snf users of the system.

Responsive Twitter Boostrap

The COTS Database Tool is responsive, providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones, tablets and desktop browsers.

jQuery File Upload

Administrators can upload one or more data files per part using an upload tool built with jQuery File Upload.

High Performance Technologies

Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for administrators.