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News on Upcoming Products and Enhancements

KEY-POS Version 8.6.8 Now Available for Download

DBMS Inc. is proud to release version 8.6.8 of the KEY-POS Retail Management System. This release contains many updates and bug fixes, with the major enhancements including serial number tracking and reporting. These enhancements and updates are outlined in the Release Notes

Please contact our Support Line at (888) 862-0662x2 or email support@dbmsinc.com to schedule a time to upgrade today!!!

E-mail and Fax Invoice and Statements Now Available through Accuterm and Print Wizard

KEY-POS now supports the E-mailing and Faxing of invoices and statements for those whose local area networks are connected to the internet. The Print Wizard product is required to enable these processes. Print Wizard is available through DBMS or Rasmussen software.

Rental Module Available to Beta Testers

The new Rental Module is being made available to Beta testers. The user manual for this module is still in process, however, if you are interested in being an early reviewer, please contact Keith Grill at ext. 302

KEY-POS Now Available on Windows

For those who prefer Windows servers over Linux, KEY-POS is now available to run on D3 Windows, formerly known as D3 NT. D3 Windows is an alternative to D3 Linux for users who want to use a Windows-Based server. DBMS still recommends that all NEW users have their KEY-POS servers run on CentOS Linux. Linux is both a community and commercially supported base. Windows has many security holes where Linux does not. Linux is more secure today than it has ever been. Call us today at 1-888-862-0662 to confirm that your system is protected.

Disk Mirroring Unit Available for Extra Data Protection

DBMS is including RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Drives) controllers as a standard on new systems and as an add-on option for existing systems. This disk mirroring comes in the form of an operating system independent unit and an additional mirrored drive. Adding this unit to your system will reduce or eliminate any down time caused by a hard disk failure! With the advent of flash drive and CD backup, the tape backup systems are being phased out and replaced by faster, more efficient and less costly USB flash devices! EzRaid technology provided by Data Protection Solutions by Arco.

Signature Capture and Debit Cards

KEY-POS now support Signature Capture and Debit Card processing by way of a Verifone unit sold by Drexel Management. Signature capture also requires AccuTerm and Print Wizard applications be installed on a Windows-based register.

KEY-POS Now Available as Software Only

KEY-POS licenses can now be obtained as software only for those who wish to run KEY-POS on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 using D3 for Windows from Tigerlogic (Formerly known as D3 NT).

Drexel Management Credit Card Processing Available

KEY-POS now supports credit card processing from Drexel Manangement. A PC running Windows on the network and a constant internet connection is required. All credit card management is then done via the web. Visit them at http://www.drexelmgt.com

New GUI Visual Style Available

Beginning with Release 8.0 KEY-POS now has an optional new GUI look. For those running Windows registers, workstations or servers, the addition of AccuTerm will allow a GUI display. This interface gives the Windows look and feel to our application.

New IDT keyboards come standard!

We are now including IDT keyboards with built in Magnetic Stripe Readers (Credit Card Readers) as standard components in our systems at no extra charge.


News on Upcoming Products and Enhancements

Avoiding System Slowdown and Fragmentation

Is your system starting to slow down? Are your filesaves taking longer and longer to finish? Has your data outgrown the size of one tape? It may be time to resize your files and perform a full restore. As your data expands and contracts the data on your hard drive can become fragmented. Using the KEY-POS utilities, mark your files for resizing, perform a file-save and a full restore to optimize server performance. Performing this process quarterly will defragment your hard drive and keep your system working efficiently. Please contact DBMS Support @ 1-888-862-0662 extension 2 to inform us of your desire to perform maintenance so we can be on standby in case any problems arise.

Flash Drives for Backup

KEY-POS now supports Flash Drives or Thumb Drives for backups and restores. The caveat, Linux just does not like certain flash drives. Be sure to contact us for a list of drives that other users have successfully used before making a purchase. You can also back up your system to a PC connected on the network.

Tape Drive Maintenance

Don???t forget to clean your tape drive! The tape drive cleaning kit supplied by DBMS Inc. when you purchased your system should be used after every 8 hours of tape usage. Also, any time a brand new tape is used, the drive should be cleaned afterward. Your tape backup unit is one of the most important components in your system. Take good care of it!

A Can of Air Goes a Long Way

Heat is the enemy of your computer system. Dust accumulation inside the case on the internal components causes heat to build up on those components. Every 6 months to a year you should slip the case off of your main server and use a can of clean air to blow the dust off of all the internal components and off the fan in the power supply in the back of the unit. You will be glad you did.

New Dry Tape Cleaner Available

Having trouble finding replacement fluid for your tape drive cleaning cartridge? Contact us about a new "dry" type cleaning cartridge.

Test Your UPS !

We want to remind you to test your UPS or Battery Backups. Since your UPS uses a battery, that battery is subject to the same wear and tear as any other battery. As such, the battery, or entire UPS may need occasional replacement. The function of your UPS is to give you enough time to properly shutdown your system during an unexpected power outage, as well as provide constant power during power fluctuations. Additionally, the UPS also provides for a surge protection and line conditioning.

Export Your Data to Windows Programs - Easily!

Using Accuterm, Via-Duct Professional, or Wintegrate, you can easily export data into an Excel, Word, Access, or HTML for further manipulation, analysis, label printing etc.. Call us to learn how!

Price Reductions

Prices have been reduced on the Zebra (formerly Eltron) 2824 label printer to $395. This unit is also available with USB connection... handy for Laptop connection! (Must be attached to a Windows PC running Windows XP or better as an operating system.)

Access Your Store System from Home for Free!

If you have a Windows??? based system at home and a modem or Internet connection, you can easily use free or affordable software to access your store system.

Call us for assistance in configuration and setup. (First setup is included in the software support contract. Any subsequent support calls relating to the remote access are subject to the Non-Contract price of $100.00 per hour.


News on Upcoming Products and Enhancements

Blish-Mize Hardware Market

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the Blish-Mize Market, March 17-18, 2017, at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS.

We plan to have a User Group Meeting on Friday, Mar. 16, at 4:00 at the Hilton Garden Inn, finishing before the evening meal event in the Convention Center.

The next Market will be Sept 15-16, 2017, at the Overland Park Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you there.


United Hardware Buying Market

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the United Hardware Market, July 28-30, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Join us for our Users' Group Meeting located in the Convention Center on Thursday, July 27, from 3:00-5:30 Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing us at sales@dbmsinc.com. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the people you talk to from DBMS Support, as well as other users. These fellow users are some of the GREATEST resources for information and procedures.

The next Market will be in Jan, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Orgill Market

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the Orgill Hardware Market, Aug 24-26, 2017, at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA.

The next Market will be Feb 22 - 24, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

We look forward to seeing you there.


HDW Market

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the HDW Market, Sept. 8-10, 2017, at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, LA.

The next Market will be in Jan 2018, location TBD.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Jensen Hardware Market

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the Jensen Marketplace 2017, September 13-15, 2017 in Spokane, WA at the Spokane Convention Center.

The next Market will be in September, 2018, at the Spokane Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Monroe Hardware Market

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the Monroe Hardware Market, Sept 15-17, 2017, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The next Market will be in Feb, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, SC.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Wyatt-Quarels Expo

DBMS Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate our KEY-POS -- Retail Management System at the Wyatt-Quarles Expo, Oct 4-5, 2017, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The next Expo will be in Sept, 2018, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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