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User Group Meeting

The annual Kingston Developments User Group meeting was held…

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ISO 9001:2000 certification

Kingston Developments have just been accredited with ISO 9001:2000 certification for internal Quality Management system

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BSI RoHS Kitemark

After the implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances…

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BASDA involvement

Kingston continue commitment to BASDA. For many years now Kingston Developments have been an active member of BASDA.

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Kingston Developments Ltd (Kingston) has been providing software solutions to SME’s since 1986. Our primary focus is on the provision of reliable and full-functioned packaged software to companies involved in Distribution. We aim to provide, where possible, competitive advantage to customers both through use of our standard software, and development of bespoke software to our customers' specification.

We develop close relationships with our customers to provide speedy and effective responses to queries or problems involved in the use of our software. We organise site visits and user group meetings to share information and discuss problems and improvements to our systems and software products.

Historically Kingston, a technically-led company, has concentrated on selling packages to SME’s engaged in Electronic Component Distribution. Our original KATS system, character-based and run on UNIX has sold widely over the last 20 years. Our customer base is mainly in the United Kingdom but the company has customers in Europe and USA.

Our focus over the last 6 years has been concerned with the research and development of a new Windows™ system, providing the same breadth of functionality, and reliability of KATS.

Coming of Age Celebrations

Kingston Developments celebrates 20 years of supplying business solutions to the component distribution Industry. Kingston Developments specialises in providing robust and reliable software that ‘simply does the job’. Always evolving to keep ahead of the market, KBS, Kingston’s flagship product benefits from a rich 20 year history of research and development, including a recent re-write utilising the familiar MS Windows technologies to appeal to a wider spectrum of customers.

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How many companies today can demonstrate such focused dedication to serving their customers? Call 01442 419830 today for more information.

What do Kingston Developments, Richard Branson and the Channel Tunnel have in common?

Well, they were involved in historical events of 1986, some on a much larger scale than others, however, notable all the same!

Can you remember what you were doing in 1986?

  • Kingston Developments Ltd was formed.
  • Richard Branson beat the Atlantic speed record.
  • Britain and France announced plans to build the Channel Tunnel.
  • HRH Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson.
  • Voyager, was the first aircraft to complete a circumnavigation of the earth by air without refueling.
  • NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger spacecraft exploded on take off.
  • Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight-boxing champion at 20 years, 4 months old.
  • Top Gun was the highest grossing movie of the year.
  • Spitting Image spent 3 weeks at number one with the Chicken Song.


Kingston Developments Ltd is a member of the Business Application Software Developers Association which represents 350 of the world's leading application software developers. Notably, the Association is responsible for setting international standards and representing the interests of its members within the UN, EC and UK Government.

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KBS Windows is an ‘Open Database’, that is, it is not restricted to a specific database type. All internal data access commands have been written using the common database language - SQL. Our standard product ships with Elevate Software’s DBISAM database.

Elevate Software develops and markets DBISAM, which is an embedded database engine for use by developers within their applications. DBISAM is currently available for the Borland Delphi, C++Builder, and Kylix development environments as well as for any development environment that can use ODBC for data access.

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