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Beacon 2 – First Look at Member Records

Posted Posted in BEACON 2

We recently published an article from the Beacon 2 Project team describing their approach to specifying Beacon 2. This article describes how design of the member records part of the system is being achieved through the medium of wireframes, non-functional mockups of the main design elements. Note that at this stage the screens shown are […]

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Beacon 2 Project Update

Posted Posted in BEACON 2

We recently published a statement from our delivery partner, APT Solutions, about the challenges the upgrade project had faced in 2020 and what had been planned to enable us to move forward positively in 2021. This month we bring you an update on our progress against those plans. We’ll include further such updates in each […]

Statement about Beacon 2 from APT

Posted Posted in BEACON 2

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Our Beacon 2 development partner, APT Solutions, has issued the following message to all u3a members. As we approach the end of the year we wanted to share a brief u3a-wide update on the ‘New Beacon’ project and outline our current plans for the new year. Project Update & […]

Will Beacon 2 be able to ….

Posted Posted in BEACON 2, Forum

The most popular question on the Forum is “Will Beacon 2 enable me to ….?” or, as a suggestion, “I would like Beacon to be enhanced to …”   Unfortunately there is often no answer, the reason being that all that is known about the functionality of the software is what is contained in the specifications […]

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Beacon 2 Specifications Published

Posted Posted in BEACON 2

The specification documents for Beacon 2 have now been added to this site. Each document has its own page and there’s also an index allowing you to browse the documents. The Beacon User Forum has a new sub-topic for informal discussion of the specifications. The Beacon Help Centre will shortly be expanded to allow formal […]