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About Start Software

Start Software is an award-winning developer and leading publisher of asbestos software, systems for the legal services industry and more.

Want to know more about asbestos software Alpha Tracker? Alpha Tracker is the most used asbestos software in the UK, Australia & New Zealand with more than 60m items of asbestos data stored.

Our legal services software Alpha Legal helps will writers, accountants, solicitors, IFAs and estate agents to communicate securely with clients. Read about developments here on the blog.

Or need help with Alpha Anywhere or Alpha Transform projects or software development? You'll find useful info here.

New web-based database development under way

Our latest web-enabled database development with Alpha Five is now under way for Shrewsbury-based charity The Woodford Foundation (

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Tracker Web Server v1.5.236 available

TWS v1.5.236 is now available to all customers with an active support/maintenance plan.

This release has over 100 changes including improved performance throughout, better contractor access logs and increased security when run on Windows 2003 servers.

Contact the office (0845 612 2402) if you would like the update.

Creating and updating drawings when using Tracker Mobile

More and more clients are now using Android phones and tablets for Tracker Mobile, our mobile data collection system for asbestos surveyors and asbestos consultancies.

If you are using Android tablets (such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab), you have enough space on the screen to create and edit drawings too - especially if the drawing are fairly simple (eg domestic properties).

Two packages you might want to trial are AndCAD and AutoCAD for Android.

AndCAD's web site is here:
and you can find more information about AutoCAD for Android here:

August Photo Competition - Win £100!

Do you like taking photos?  Have a go at our photo competition and you could win £100 to spend at Jessops!

You'll find all of the details you need here:

The competition is all about having fun and trying to tick off as many of the 31 categories as you can.  It doesn't matter if you don't have a good camera (use your mobile phone if you want) and it doesn't matter if you're not very good at photography, the winner will be the person who manages to complete the most themes.

Don't forget, all photos need to be taken this month (August 2011) so get snapping!

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