What's new at HPCS Library Services?

Bill here. Wanted to let you know what we're doing to help our valued customers.

Easier: We're rewriting our software to be easier for customers to manage. Earlier versions of the software required administrator privileges. And the user account control needed to be disabled. Our current version will only require administrator privileges for installation. Updates to the executable files will be optional and may prompt for administrator login.

R&D: We are trying to implement new hardware. For example we are trying to add EMV (credit card chip) compliant payment systems. This is encrypted end to end. This eliminates the ability for computer viruses or keyboard listeners from intercepting patron card data. Even our own software will not have access to it.

Security: We purchased a code signing certificate. This expensive bit of software is for your protection. When you download a software installer (.msi file) from our website, you can view it's properties and see that it is "Signed" by "HPCS Library Services." This let's you be sure it is from us and has not been tampered with.

Windows 10: Our new version of software now saves configuration data and graphics in a common user area. This better complies with Windows standards. We also have started using a newer version of Microsoft "DotNET" software. (4.x instead of 2.x). This should make installation easier on most systems.

People: A couple of new local friends have been working with me a bit each week. One is learning to be a programmer. The other is helping with marketing. My wonderful wife and charming 14 year old daughter are helping a lot too.

Best regards,


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