Brief product history

Navigator Systems released their first production industry software package, TestTrack, early in 1995 followed shortly by the HireTrack rental management software package at that year's PLASA show, where it won the coveted PLASA 1995 Award for Product Excellence. Since then Navigator Systems HireTrack rental packages have been installed at hundreds of sites in over 20 countries and written in many languages.

HireTrack Eclipse

In 1999, Navigator Systems released HireTrack Eclipse, to push back the boundaries of production industry equipment hire software even further and reinforce their lead over the competition.

HireTrack NX

Released in 2014, HireTrack NX is the latest rental management software from Navigator Systems designed for the production industry.

RentalDesk

2002 brought the release of RentalDesk, a low cost package for smaller production industry companies, followed three years later by RentalDesk NX, which is still one of the most used rental management software packages on the market

Our Uniqueness

Navigator Systems' software can boast a unique difference from other packages on the market. The authors, who have an entertainment hire background, are in an ideal position to exercise both experience and expertise. They produce programs that suit the user, rather than taking existing programs and trying to make them work for the entertainments industries. Most entertainment programs were either conversions from existing DOS packages or extensions to accounts packages. This is where HireTrack and RentalDesk score. Their front ends are not tied to the limitations of old fashioned or 'tagged on' unfriendly user interfaces. Information and facilities are logically grouped in a way that most existing Windows users will understand. The programs were written with the usability firmly held in mind - The most common criticism of other packages is that only one or two people in a company can understand the menus and shortcodes.

Our policy is that the rental management software we sell is the software we would want to buy. Navigator Systems are responsive to new suggestions. We automatically release free upgrades of the program as improvements are added, or corrections made. This keeps us the number one rental management software vendor in the market.

  • MayHireTrack NX general release
    HireTrack NX, the next stage in rental management software, was released and available to all.
  • JanuaryHireTrack NX released to early adopters
    After three years intense development, HireTrack NX was released to early adopters.
  • 2014
  • JanuaryHireSCAN released
    HireSCAN warehouse based inventory control software released.
  • 2010
  • Dec.RentalDesk NX 1000th user
    The end of the year and RentalDesk NX reached the milestone of its 1000th user.
  • 2009
  • Sept.HireTAG demonstrated at PLASA '08
    HireTAG, an ingenious radio tag system (RFID), which provides a quick and easy process to check out and check in your rental stock simply demonstrated at PLASA for the first time anywhere.
  • 2008
  • AprilHireTrack Eclipse 2.4 released
    HireTrack Eclipse 2.4 released. This was a major update that supported the new Microsoft Vista program interface and 64 bit operating systems.
  • 2007
  • AugustRentalDesk NX released
    RentalDesk NX released. An update to RentalDesk to use the Nexus database engine.
  • 2005
  • MarchFirst UK HireTrack training course
    HireTrack Eclipse classroom style training introduced to the UK.
  • 2003
  • JanuaryRentalDesk released
    RentalDesk was released. The industry's first low cost rental management software package
  • 2002
  • AugustHireTrack Eclipse released
    HireTrack Eclipse released. This was a major update to HireTrack. HireTrack Eclipse was a 32 bit program designed to run on the most modern version of Windows - Windows 98.
  • 1999
  • AprilHireTrack Officially released
    Our first copy was sold to a company who are still a customer today.
  • 1996
  • Sept.PLASA Award
    HireTrack rental management software was demonstrated for the first time publicly at PLASA Earls Court, where it picked up the Award for Product Excellence. This was the first Windows based rental management software generally avialable
  • JuneTestTrack released
    Our first software package "TestTrack" revolutionised PAT testing within the professional entertainment rental industry.
  • AprilNavigator Systems Ltd born
  • 1995
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