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First off, thank you for your interest in kACARSII.  The following will explain exactly how to go about selecting options and customizing a new kACARSII system for your VA.  Instructions for ordering your kACARSII system are at the bottom of the page.

How to begin.....
There are three templates for the base package.  The kACARSII Standard template ($65.00), The Cambre template ($140.00) and the Spotlight template ($55.00).  Each template offers its own functionality and limitations.  The first step in selecting and customizing a kACARSII system is to select a template.  Once a template has been selected the options can be added.  All templates have a brief description below.  Examples can be viewed on www.fs-products.net.

kACARSII Standard Template
This is the standard template for kACARSII.  It is based on the original kACARS template.  But it has better functionality and is more user friendly.  All options can be added to the kACARSII standard template.
What is needed for this template
  • Application Name
  • Url to phpVMS
  • Login screen logo: 200 x 50 (approximately)
  • Main screen Logo: 300 x 70 (approximately)
  • Application Icon: 48 x 48 (Must be an ico file)
  • Color scheme (Hex Code):
    • Background color
    • Label forecolor
    • Text box forecolor
    • Text box backcolor
kACARSII Standard Template pricing - $65.00

Cambre Template
The Cambre template comes with pre-installed options.  All of the logging options can be added.  But there are also options that do not work with the Cambre template.  Review the following list.
Options pre-installed with the Cambre template and cannot be removed
  • Pilot Chat
  • Online Pilot listing
  • Schedule option
  • Progress Bar option
  • Flight Mapping option
  • Site Message option
  • VA News option
  • Pilot Bid Manager option
  • Pilot Logbook option
Options that cannot be added to the Cambre template
  • Private Message option
  • Aircraft Data Page option
What is needed for this template
  • Application Name
  • Url to phpVMS
  • Login screen logo: 235 x 70 (approximately)
  • Main screen Logo: 200 x 50 (approximately)
  • Application Icon: 48 x 48 (Must be an ico file)
  • Palette Scheme (Muted Tones, Clean & Professional, etc...  These can be viewed using the demo)
  • Or Color scheme (Hex Code):
    • Panel Background 
    • Panel Foreground
    • Page Background
    • Page Foreground
    • Highlight Background
    • Highlight Foreground
  • Site connection Icon color (Connected / Disconnected)
  • FS Connection ICon colors (Connected / Disconnected)
Cambre Skin Template Pricing - $100.00

 
Spotlight Template
The Spotlight template is a light weight version of kACARSII.  It is more affordable but less options are available.  With the Spotlight template there are options that do not work with this template.  Review the following list.  All logging options can be added to the Spotlight template.
 
Options that cannot be added to the Spotlight skin
  • Pilot Chat
  • Online Pilot listing
  • Airport Chart option
  • Schedule Option
  • Aircraft Data Page option
  • Flight Mapping option
  • Private Message option
  • Site Message option
  • VA News option
  • Pilot Bid Manager option
  • Pilot Logbook option
  • Informational Panel option
  • Airport Divert option
What is needed for this template
  • Application Name
  • Url to phpVMS
  • Login screen logo: 235 x 70 (approximately)
  • Application Icon: 48 x 48 (Must be an ico file)
  • Color scheme (Hex Code):
    • Background color
    • Label forecolor
    • Text box forecolor
    • Text box backcolor
  • Site connection Icon color (Connected / Disconnected)
  • FS Connection ICon colors (Connected / Disconnected)
Spotlight Template Base Pricing - $50.00

Site Controlled Options
The following options can be set from the admin side of a phpVMS website.  These options allow a VA to customize how the kACARSII system functions.  These options are available to all templates.  But some of the functions will not effect certain templates.  Some of the paid options will also include site controlled options.  These are marked as paid options on the settings screen.  Detailed information for the options can be viewed at www.fs-products.net.
  • Allow charter flights
  • Allow the user to use any aircraft in the VA hanger
  • How the log time is displayed (real world, fs, local zulu, etc...)
  • Version control. Warn users of a new version or stop them from logging in with a different version.
  • and many more......

Upgrade Options
These can be added at a later time for just the cost of the option.  This is dependent upon the template that was selected.  Some option costs may increase if a custom template is being used.  More information on each option can be found at www.fs-products.net.
 
Functional Options
  • Real World METAR - Included
  • Charts - Included
  • AFK Check - $10.00
  • Position Reports - Included
  • Schedule Search - $15.00
  • Aircraft Data Page - $15.00
  • Flight Mapping - $15.00
  • PM System - $15.00
  • Site Message - Included
  • VA News - $15.00
  • Pilot Bid Manager - $15.00
  • Pilot Logbook - $15.00
  • Engine Requirement - Included
  • Info Panel (Horizontal & Vertical) - $15.00
  • Aircraft Position Check - $10.00
  • Screenshot Generator - $15.00
  • Flight Retention - $15.00
  • Flight Divert - Included
  • In flight sounds - $15.00
  • Scoring System with Site controlled options - $20.00
  • Flight Progress Bar - Included
Logging Options - All are now included
  • Log Flaps
  • Log Spoilers
  • Log Aircraft lights
  • Log GPS / NAV switch changes
  • Log Weather on takeoff and landing
  • Log Engines (Start/Stop of Engines)
  • Log COM/Transponder changes
  • Log ADF Changes
  • Log NAV 1&2 Changes
  • Log Turbulence
  • Log Runway Condition
  • Log Closest Airport
  • Log Gate and Runway

Custom Template
The entire template of kACARSII can be changed to suit the customer.  The best way for a design to be realized is to create images of how the application should look.  Previous layouts can be viewed at www.fs-products.net.  Typically a testing application will be created that will show the basic functionality of the template prior to a quote being created.  Once the details have been worked out the quote for the entire package will be created.

 
Custom Coding
FS-Products offers custom coding also.  This custom coding gives the VA the ability to create a completely different kACARSII from any other.  If the coding is specific for the VA it will not be offered as a general option.  If the coding would enhance kACARSII then it could eventually become a general option for other VA's.  Most of the options that are available for use with kACARSII have come from customers requests.  If the custom coding can be used for other VA's, a discount may be given to the original VA that has suggested it.  

Language Translation
A language translation utility can be downloaded and a translation can be created.  This translation can then be added to the kACARSII application.  It is up to the end user to correctly create the translation.  This can also be used for the purpose of just changing the wording of the application.  At this time the translation must be submitted before the application has been finalized.  This allows the VA to control the language and/or wording of the application.  It will be part of the final application.

 
Delivery
  • Template with standard options - 1 to 2 weeks after receipt of payment
  • Custom Template - Dependent on the extent of the template
  • Custom Coding - Dependent on the extent of coding

How to order using a kACARSII template......
  1. Select a template from the above selections.
  2. Locate the "What is needed for this template" section and get all of those items that are needed.
  3. Gather/Create any images that will be needed.
  4. Select any paid options that are to be included (these can also be added at a later time)
  5. Gather all of this information and also include a PayPal email address for the invoice to be sent to.
  6. Send all of this information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Example
  1. Template: Standard
  2. Application Name: kACARSII
  3. VA Name: FS-Products
  4. URL: www.fs-products.net
  5. Login Logo: Attached
  6. Main Logo: Attached
  7. Icon: Attached
  8. Background Color: #000000
  9. Label Forecolor: #ffffff
  10. Text box forecolor: #000000
  11. Text box backcolor: #ffffff
  12. PayPal address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you wish to create a custom template....
  1. Create images of the pages that are wanted and how they should look
  2. Include all options that are wanted
  3. Include all colors (Hex Codes).
  4. Include any and all images
  5. Submit these items to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.along with a description of how the template is to work.
  6. Once received a quote will be created for the application using the custom template.
Any custom coding should be submitted with a description of how it is to work and what it is to do.  This information will be reviewed to determine if it is possible.  If it is possible a quote will be returned.
 
Thanks again for your interest in kACARSII.