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NRGship Pro for UPS is now compatible with macOS 10.13, High Sierra

NRG Software is excited to announce that NRGship Pro for UPS 2018 is now available for download. This version includes full compatability with macOS 10.13, High Sierra. Please see our support documentation for information on upgrading or watch the quick video below. macOS 10.11 or above is required to run NRGship Pro for UPS 2018.

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NRG Software to provide limited updates for older version of FileMaker Pro

Up until earlier this year all of our shipping solutions were built using FileMaker Pro v11. After reviewing our user base, we determined that we could migrate our core development to FileMaker Pro v15. Starting in 2018 we will provide limited maintenance updates to customers who are using FileMaker Pro v15 or below. New features of NRGship will only be available to customers who are using more recent versions of FileMaker.

If you are using FileMaker 11 or below please review the Filemaker Conversion Checklist. Overall the upgrade process should be relatively straightforward.

If you are using FileMaker 12-14 then the file format is still .fmp12 so it’s just a matter of upgrading your workstation and/or server installation.

Please contact NRG sales if you would like assistance in upgrading as we can provide both conversion assistance and software licenses.

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NRGship end of life for older operating systems due to UPS updates

Some things are built to last forever, unfortunately computer hardware and software is not. IT departments regularly replace workstations as they grow slow over time, stop receiving operating system updates, or fall out of warranty.

If you have an older Mac you’ve probably noticed that you can’t use Safari with many websites. Banking websites require higher security and others like Google Maps utilize features in newer Safari releases.

Recently UPS has begun a process to update their servers for higher security standards. Starting in January 1, 2018, Macs running OS versions less than 10.9 or PC’s with Windows XP will no longer be able to connect to the UPS servers. FedEx performed similar server updates in late 2016. NRG currently recommends that users run OS X El Capitan (10.11) or Sierra (10.12) for best performance. If your Mac is not updatable then it would need to be replaced with newer hardware that can run a more recent OS release.

You can find more information regarding the security updates the UPS website.

Get more information on upgrading to OS X El Capitan (10.11) at apple.com.

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NRGship is Compatible with FileMaker Pro v16

NRG Software is excited to announced that the current release of all NRGship products are compatible with the FileMaker Pro v16 platform. Internal pre-release testing has not uncovered any issues. As with any upgrade, we suggest customers test their integration before upgrading production systems. Customers using NRG Ship Connect should email sales@nrgsoft.com for upgrade information.

More information on upgrading NRGship for FileMaker can be found here.

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Zebra Technologies Recalls Power Supply Units for Thermal Printers

Name of product: Power supply units for Zebra brand thermal printers
Hazard: The power supply units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Replacement
Consumer Contact: Zebra at 800-658-3795 any time Monday through Friday, email PSUrecall@zebra.com or online at www.zebra.com and click on “Power Supply Recall” for more information.
More information is available at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

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