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May 2006

Kingston Developments held their second annual User Group meeting to discuss recent and future developments of the package. The minutes of the meeting can be found on the User Group page.

April 2006

Kingston Developments are pleased to announce the general release of the upgrade to KBS to handle RoHS compliance. The upgrade has been developed in conjunction with one of our other users to provide the best possible solution to meet the industry imposed legislation.

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November 2005

NEW Knowledge Base page added online.

The Knowledge base includes information on third party products and hardware that can affect the way that KBS Windows works.

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November 2005


Kingston Developments are pleased to announce the release of KBS Windows version 2. This upgrade includes many new enhancements to the application, mostly derived from comments that have come from our Users that would help them to run their business more smoothly and effectively. Version 2 also runs on the database DBISAM version 4, an upgrade from the version previously used, which itself is more robust and contains more server related features.

A full list of updates is available HERE

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February 2005

UPDATED User FAQ's Online Now, click here

January 2005



What is 'Lead Free' about?

The European Union (EU) directive on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) restricts the use of six substances in electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market after the 1st July 2006. RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)

What are the six substances?

Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls(PBB) and Polybrominated Biphenyls Ethers(PBDE).

Where are these restricted substances found?

Lead - Solders, termination and PCB coatings, glasses, electronics ceramics, in both active nd passive devices.

Mercury - Batteries, fluorescent lamps, switches, sensors and relays

Cadmium - Electroplating, NiCd (nicad) batteries, plastics, arcing contacts, sensors

Hexavalent Chromium - Coatings on metal, primers for coated metals, hard chrome, metalising plastics

PBB and PBDE - Flame retardants in various plastics.

What about spare parts?

The legislation allows for non compliant parts to be used for maintenance, repair and or upgrade of equipment put on the market before July 2006, but they will not be allowed in new products.

Who will be affected by this legislation?

Any one who:

- Manufactures and sells electrical and electronic equipment under their own brand.

- Resells under their own brand equipment produced by third party suppliers.

- Import or exports electrical and electronic equipment on a professional basis into an EU member state.

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December 2004


On the 15th December 2004 a meeting was held for customers who were interested in aiding Kingston Developments develop a CRM module.

Minutes of the meeting can be found on the User Group page.

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October 2004


20th October 2004 the accounts user group meeting was held at Kingston's head office address.

Minutes of the meeting can be found on the User Group page.

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September 2004

One of the major issues that arose from the User Group meeting was the need for more

User interaction through the Website. The plans are to develop the website further and to

include FAQ's and online documentation.

NEW User FAQ's Online Now, click HERE

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September 2004

Kingston Developments held their first User Group meeting for the KBS Windows Users.

This meeting was held on 14 September from 2-4pm at the Holiday Inn Express just off

junction 9 of the M1.

Minutes of the meeting can be found on the User Group page.

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