On behalf of myself and the developers at NC Software,
I'd like to thank you for an outstanding and record breaking
2006. We have had an extremely successful year growing
our community, our software, and our infrastructure for
services yet to come. As I reflect on the
accomplishments of 2006, while hard to separate the ongoing
hard work for new products coming in 2007, it's amazing how
much we accomplished this year. Much in part due to
the inspiration and feedback from customers and readers such
as yourself. Your input, interaction, suggestions keep
us energized and motivated for an even more exciting year to
I always enjoy reviewing the
newsletter archive to reflect on our history, growth,
and involvement in the aviation community. We've
witnessed numerous pilots getting hired on with airlines,
signs of a rebounding economy and return to the skies for
many furloughed airline pilots. We hear feedback all
the time on how Logbook Pro provided the tools to easily
prepare for and shine in their airline interviews.
Over this past year we worked hand in hand with Matt and
Brandon of Cirrus Elite Corporation after their acquisition
of MGO Enterprises to add new products including the sharp
black leather binders, white paper supplies, and bundled
discounts to assist our new members to the Logbook Pro
community. Cirrus Elite Corporation demonstrated
outstanding customer service and rapid delivery to our
customers far exceeding our expectations.
This year brought a new Pocket PC version of Logbook Pro
eliminating the hassles of syncing with ActiveSync and
Pocket Access. We removed the CrossFire licensing
purchase requirement for our Palm edition of Logbook Pro and
became an ISV partner with AppForge allowing us to provide
higher quality PDA applications for our community.
We've taken APDL and the free Schedule Importer to new
levels, supporting the widest range of devices on the market
and increasing our supported import filters to nearly 100
airline and filter formats. We added a new update
system allowing you to keep your software updated much
easier after removing the InstallShield Update Service we
used previously. We wrote a completely new API to
seamlessly integrate APDL synchronization into Logbook Pro
using the new PDA Wizard also allowing greater control by
the end-user for importing APDL data. SingleSync was
phased out and replaced by the new PDA Wizard.
To continue improving our web presence, we added a new
with a searchable knowledgebase, ticketing system to allow
you to review prior inquiries, and streamlined our web sites
and online store for a better overall experience. We
increased our sponsorship of conventions, airshows, dinners,
and fly-ins. This year we added new services such as
Turn-Key Printing Service and
Data Entry Service, just the tip of the iceberg in our
new service offerings. And recently, we moved our
entire network hardware to a state of the art data center in
Ashburn, VA quadrupling our network availability, also in
preparation for our offerings coming later in 2007.
It has been a successful and productive year looking
back. With Windows Vista on the horizon and Logbook
Pro v2 slated for mid-2007, it's going to be an exciting
year for software. As Logbook Pro has matured version
1 over the past 9+ years, we are excited to advanced our
technologies to an all new level.
From myself and the entire NC Software team, we wish all
of you a very happy and safe New Year!
President, NC Software, Inc.