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This update contained a number of enhancements and fixes. Click here for the full list of changes. As always, this update is available free of charge to all Facil Tech Support subscribers. If you have questions about this update or your Support status, please contact Becker Software, (520) 991-0909.
This update contained a number of enhancements and fixes. Click here for the full list of changes.
Version 5.0 is a major update to Facil, built on a newer programming platform, and containing many significant new features and improvements. Click here for the full list of what's new! Current Tech Support subscribers will receive this new version automatically and at no charge. If you have questions about version 5.0 or your Support status, please contact Becker Software, (520) 991-0909.
Version 4.5 was a major update to Facil, containing dozens of new features and improvements. Click here for the full list of changes.
Access Tucson is offering the Facil Web Interface as a companion product to Facil. This system of interactive web pages and database programming runs on a common open source web server (LAMP) with no proprietary software. Facil data, including the program schedule, program descriptions, producers, play dates, searchable project library, and your class schedule, is displayed on your web site – automatically updated and fully interactive for the user to search and explore. No Facil report or export to do – Facil Web Interface extracts data from the Facil database automatically!
Click here to view more details with screen shots or browse the Facil Web Interface live at www.accesstucson.org – click on “What’s on TV”, then “Program Guide” or “Search for Projects”. For the Class Schedule, click “Classes”, then “Class Schedule”.
This update contained several new features and a number of enhancements and fixes. Click here for the full list of changes.
Two additional playback control systems are now compatible with Facil program schedule data exports...
The Capital Networks "Audience.tv" system has a module to import Facil program schedule data for playback control. Audience.tv also accepts specific Facil exports of the Program Guide and the Class Schedule for use with their character generator "bulletin board" function.
The Digicaster digital playback control system from D.Co now accepts exported Facil program schedule data through their ShowMaker scheduling software.
The Alliance for Community Media has named Facil the "Best Access Product" for 2004. The award was announced at the ACM National Conference in Tampa, Florida, on July 12th, 2004.
Facil pricing has remained the same since the program's first release in November of 1999. During those years, the program has expanded greatly in functionality, providing more and more utility to its users in four major new versions. In keeping with the increased content of the system, prices for Facil licenses will increase as of June 15th, 2004 to the following:
Pricing for upgrades from one license level to another is equal to the difference in the original price of the two licenses.
Facil version 4.4 was released on December 12th, 2003. In addition to the major items listed below, many small improvements and fixes are included. For a detailed list of all changes in version 4.4, see the Tech Doc "Update History".
Version 4.3 was released 12/26/2002. This major update included more than 35 new features. Click here for the full list of changes.
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