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Our July 2017 release has just been distributed across North America and includes new data for the following brands: Amana, Carrier, Copeland, Emerson, Goodman, ICP, Lennox, Nidec, TopTech, Trane, Trenton, York (UPG), and more. Improvements to our software is allowing us to see what customers are looking for and not finding. With this information we are working toward adding new data to satisfy our customers’ needs. Thanks to all who are participating in the log sharing – through our combined efforts, you are helping us to make XREF Encyclopedia a more useful...

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Welcome to 2017!  The January release has hit the streets.  We are looking to the future and planning improvements to XREF Encyclopedia that will help you find what you are looking for.  We’re also finding new ways to acquire and enter HVAC & Appliance data so that way more new information goes into each release. Please contact us if you are having any problems installing the new update.  We have worked hard to improve certain aspects of the program and that left some of our users unsupported.  Fear not, Windows XP people, we will not abandon you.  If you are still using an old computer, we have your back.  Let us know if you need an XP version.  Also, we now have our programs available for download.  Any user that would rather download the XREF Encyclopedia should contact us for more information.  Best wishes to all of our subscribers in the new year – may your sales steadily increase! XREF HVAC/R Encyclopedia  “We certainly would be lost without it” ~ subscriber for over 25 years “We’re lost without it. We live and die by this program” ~ subscriber since 1993 “I’d be lost without the program” ~ subscriber since 2003 “I’m lost without my XREF” ~ subscriber for over 25 years Don’t get lost – get XREF! We’ll help you find yourself…and the HVAC info you’re looking...

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XREF is gearing up for two upcoming HVAC/R industry trade shows; HARDI in Colorado Springs December 3rd – 5th and the AHR Expo in Las Vegas January 30th – February 1st. In an effort to reflect the improvements to our end user application and the innovations in our data entry, we’ve revamped our visual representation for the shows. We asked ourselves the questions: what are we, exactly, and how do we make that into a visual display? So, what are we? HVAC/R data acquisition, management, and distribution professionals (and more specifically, parts data). What is our main tool for our everyday tasks? The computer. So how do we visually represent our type of computer data/technology? Like this: HARDI Elevate Conference – http://elevate16.com/ AHR Expo –...

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Our new versions of XREF Encyclopedia are being used by customers nationwide and in Canada and the reviews have been very good. Thanks to our in-house software developer we are improving ways to enter and manage the data you all rely on. Our new XREF Content Management software package is allowing us to add more data, quicker and with better accuracy! The XREF Encyclopedia user interface now features the following: A whole new look – search controls and results are all on one screen that features an improved and intuitive user interface. In cross-reference, part numbers are now organized alphabetically by brand. If a direct cross-reference record exists for a single search term, it will appear at the top of the results list, accompanied by any related specifications records. When you click on the brand name abbreviation you will be shown the full brand name and when you click on codes you will be shown their definitions. On-screen tips will help users get more out of the program. An improved help file can be accessed by pressing the F1 key on your keyboard. The results window font size can be changed to suit your needs. Instead of converting letter O to a zero, you can now search for part numbers with an O in them. When switching to a different database, the search box retains the last number queried. And finally, a log file now records each occurrence when a user gets no results from a search. That search term is logged and when users run an update, they can upload that file to XREF so that we can improve the product by adding data that users aren’t finding. Since our last release, we have added major data updates for the following brands: Air-Con, Amana, Bard, Carrier, Dynacon, Envrio-Tec, GE, Goodman, Grainger, ICP, Mestek, Mitsubishi, Modine,Rheem,Skymark, Sterling, Trane, Trenton, Wilspec, Xenon, York (UPG) and many more. Special thanks to all of our beta testers that helped us troubleshoot and improve the software before we released...

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The XREF team has been expanding and working toward the future.  Our new beta version of the XREF Encyclopedia is in the hands of a dozen beta testers and so far the reviews have been positive.  We are preparing for the rollout this July and will be delivering our new version to all of our customers at that time.  We are making new advances in data entry allowing us to add more data quicker.  This includes a new inhouse data management program and the introduction of OCR capabilities.  The new end user program is working well on all operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 10. We’d also like to let our users know that our old and new versions of XREF Encyclopedia work well on the Microsoft Surface.  Download the software over the internet and plug in a dongle and you are off and running!  Literally.  Take XREF with you into the warehouse and roam through the shelves with complete portability. Here’s a sneak peek at what the new XREF Encyclopedia will look...

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The XREF team is currently adding new Carrier and Rheem models along with GE motor data and making excellent progress on the new versions of the XREF Encyclopedia. The new app is coming along nicely and we are looking forward to demoing our beta release next year, as soon the bugs get worked out. If there are any subscribers interested in being a part of the advance rollout, send us a message and we’ll put you on the...

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