Oct 252004

If you already have the Swisscenter interface installed then you can perform an update at any time by going to “Preferences and Setup” and selecting “Update SwissCenter”. After only a few seconds the new updates will have been downloaded and installed on your system automatically.

 Posted by at 6:24 am
Oct 192004

So what’s so good about version 1 of the SwissCenter software?

Aside from the many general ease-of-use improvements present in the SwissCenter software, what are the “killer” features which are useful in day-to-day operation? Having used the SwissCenter as a user on a more or less daily basis I may even have used it more than Rob :O)

I’m sure everyone will have a different opinion (especially Pinnacle!) but here are my personal favourite features, many of which had me thinking “if I wrote this interface, that would have to be in it”…

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 Posted by at 7:44 pm
Sep 182004

Development on the SwissCenter continues and I anticipate that the first public release will be made available for Windows users before October, with full testing completed on the Linux version sometime towards the end of October.

Take a look at the screenshots section to find out what the SwissCenter interface looks like.

Features that will be present in the first public version include:

  • Create, edit, load and save your custom playlists from within the SwissCenter interface – No more manually creating them on your PC.

In addition, the following features are enabled if your ShowCenter hardware and/or the computer on which the SwissCenter interface is running is connected to the Internet:

  • Access Internet Radio Stations*

  • View Weather forecasts for up to 5 days

  • Self-Updating – You can download and Install a new version of the SwissCenter whenever it’s available directly from the interface itself.

  • Download new UI Styles directly from this website from within the SwissCenter interface.

*Shoutcast Radio Stations are only available if you have upgraded youe ShowCenter firmware to version 1.5

Jun 122004

If you’ve read anything at all about Content Management Systems (CMS), you’ll probably know at least three things: CMS are the most exciting way to do business, CMS can be really, I mean really, complicated and lastly Portals are absolutely, outrageously, often unaffordably expensive.

Another logoMambo is set to change all that … Mambo is different from the normal models for portal software. For a start, it’s not complicated. Mambo has been developed for the masses. It’s licensed under the GNU/GPL license, easy to install and administer and reliable. Mambo doesn’t even require the user or administrator of the system to know HTML to operate it once it’s up and running.
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