Version 8.20 of AIMS released

We are please to announce the release of version 8.20 of AIMS.

New in this version are:

    • Breeding season.
      Prior to this release all eggs were entered within a single year, with new egg numbers starting in the following year.For breeders who’s egg laying for any one season spans from one year to the next, for example laying is from October to February, they can now set a start and end date for the season and have their eggs shown and numbers in accordance with this.
      See this link for details Breeding Season

    • Allow selection of females in location if there is more than one in location.
      Prior to this release if there were more than one female in a location when entering eggs you were given the choose of only picking from all of your breeding females.AIMS now displays a list of all the breeding females in the location.You can still select to pick from all of your breeding females if the actual one is not show, for example if you have moved a bird and not recorded the movement.  If you select from all female list AIMS will automatically create the moment record for the female into that location for the date and time the egg was laid.
      This was added for some zoo users who have flocks of bird in a display area, such as flock of Flamingoes.

      Select from multiple females
      Select from multiple females
    • Speeded up ending incubation.
      On the first page of the egg form if you tick any of the following tick boxes AIMS will enter the current date and time for end of incubation and fill in the end of incubation reason.  This saves time when processing eggs:

      Quick end of incubation
    •  Two rings for birds..
  • You can now enter two rings for a bird in AIMS.
    We often ring a bird with two rings, one male size and one female size.
    Once we know the sex one can be removed.Aims now has two ring entry fields,  both of which are searchable.If you delete the ring number for ring 1 and save the record AIMS will move all the entries for ring 2 into ring 1 for you automatically.So if you have for example a Peregrine chick with W and V rings put the W as ring 1 and the V as ring 2.  Then it if’s a male just delete the ring 1 entry for just the ring number and AIMS will move the V ring, it;s type and location to the ring 1 entryIf it’s a female just delete the ring 2 entry AIMS will also clear the ring type and location for ring 2.

    A second ring has also been added to the add new birds to system form.

    • Bird form is now resizable
      For users on very high resolution screens, such a Apple monitors, you can now resize the bird form.
      This is done using a small button on the bottom right of the form.
      Click this and hold the mouse key down and drag the form to resize it.
      When you close and reopen the form it will remember how it was sent when you closed it and open at that size.
    • Other items
      Speeded up the Taxon tree on the last tab of the taxon form.
      Refactored a lot of code to make AIMS even faster.
      Updates various data validation routines
      Added default location for ring in preference form.
    • Getting the new update.If you have a current support subscription and are running version 8.0 or higher you can auto download and install new update from the check for updates menu option.If you have a current support subscription but are running a version lower than version 8.0 please contact us for a download link.If you do not have a correct support subscritopn please contact us for details on how to get one of these.
    • Added a number of new species to the Kw and pip times
      This is from several thousand more eggs  imported into our master incubation database.