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Mistral Associates - News November 2018

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Spot the Little Red Dot little_red_dot.png

A little like 'Spot the Ball'. Except Mistral's little Red Dot isn't on a football pitch, it's on this website!

A bit of a challenge then! Worth having a go though - It costs you nothing to enter and the prize could be worth thousands for the lucky winner! Click on the football above to read the easy rules.

Are there any clues? Yes. The Red Dot isn't embedded in an icon, logo, animation (like the above animation!) or part of any text or punctuation. It's where you would not expect to find it!

If no one appears to be getting even close then we will start publishing more clues right here.


Competition closes 31 December 2018.

Update 13 November 2018.

Over 300 competition entries so far. But sorry, no one is even close. That's maybe our fault. Maybe we made it too difficult. Please forgive us, Mistral are experts in RAC Application Engineering software, but perhaps not in making on-line computer games!

So, we'll offer you a few more clues. Just as we promised we would. First of all though we must remind you. The Little Red Dot is NOT embedded in an icon (website representation of a Mistral program button), or in a company logo shown on our website, or in an animated, video type graphic, or of course as part of text or punctuation. So please ignore all of those.

Mistral's little Red Dot (and we've just made it a little larger!) is included in an image file. In a picture.

Good luck!

Update 15 November 2018.

Mr Olaf Börjeson from Norrköping in Sweden found our 'Little Red Dot'.

Mr Börjeson is Managing Director of a family run Air Conditioning and Refrigeration contracting company that has been in business for more than forty years.

With around 20 staff on his company payroll Mr Börjeson has just saved his company £5,750 (6,700 Euros) over the next ten years. And who knows how much more beyond?

Congratulations Mr Börjeson!

So our little competition is now closed. Better luck next time, for one of you at least, out of the nearly four hundred people that tried!

For those wondering where Mistral's elusive 'Little Red Dot' was hiding:- geographic. Right over Mistral's offices in Bretagne, north-west France!

mistral geographic
Click map to go to Geographic page.

New CUBO2 Smart housed CO2 condensing units.

New interactive selection databases added.

CUBO2 Smart condensing units by SCM Frigo, are inverter driven and available for both medium and low temperature applications. They range from 0.6kW-8kW in medium temperature and 0.7kW-7kW in low temperature.

CUBO2 Smart condensing units are manufactured by SCM Frigo S.p.A. in Italy.

Cost to Mistral of researching, compiling and proving databases: Over 600 Euros.

No charge update for all Mistral 'Corporate' Licensees:- Corporate Update link
A new Corporate Access Registration Code may be required for older installations (8 weeks +) but this will be automatically forwarded when required.

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Christmas has come early!

Mistral's Cellwind and Linewind programs are now bundled for Linewind's original price of just £95.


We realise that this is hardly fair to anyone who has purchased the licence to access either of the above superb programs in the past. So we have a simple solution. Click on the image above and this will take you to a very short and simple to complete request form where you can upgrade either your current Cellwind or Linewind installation to gain the one you are missing - at no cost! *

It couldn't be any simpler. But hurry. Santa returns to Lapland on 26 December and then the offer will be over.

* If you have already bought licences to access both in the past then click on the above image and complete the form anyway. Tell us what other Mistral program you wish you had and we'll try and help.

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Mistral 'Definitions' & 'Scientific Factors' pages improved and restyled.

A boon for teachers and trainers in our industry.

mistral definitions page

So many Mistral program users are unaware the 'Mistral Definitions Index' even exists. Both on Mistral's website and also supplied with every program issued. Which is a shame! The link is found on the top menu bar of the Help Pages for 'Airwind', 'Cellwind', 'Coldwind' and other core programs. However, the few that do refer to it will welcome recent improvements and additions to this valuable educational and technical reference tool.

Text has been made easier to read (in line with the process described in the News feature below) and page navigation made simpler. A minor detail but the irksome earlier version not centering on the screen has also been resolved.

mistral data iconFinally, similar improvements have also been applied to 'Mistral Scientific Factors'. One of the largest and easiest to use (jargon and verbosity free! mistral kissing icon) resources of its kind on the Internet.

Over 1,050 useful scientific conversion factors. All gathered together in one easy to use alphabetically arranged resource. Next time you have to convert Btu/lb/Rankin to kilojoules/kilogram/Kelvin or vica-versa you'll know where you can find a reliable answer!

We hope you like the improvements and would also welcome your ideas for any further changes and additions. Feedback

Cost to Mistral for just a day of editing work on two of Mistral's 19,000+ code pages:-
Just 250 Euros.

No charge update for all Mistral 'Corporate' Licensees:- Corporate Update link
A new Corporate Access Registration Code may be required for older installations (8 weeks +) but this will be automatically forwarded when required.

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Mistral Help page font change and text reset

"The impossible we do at once. Miracles take a little longer."

We have all smiled at that sardonic comment at some time or another.

It is a fact though that seemingly simple things to achieve in computer programming can cost literally thousands, even tens of thousands. Whilst the jaw droppingly impressive can often be put together in seconds and for next to no cost at all. A paradox.

Deciding to upgrade fonts (the letters that make the words) in just a small part of our programs falls somewhere between the two.

Due to another paradox created by the recent advent of larger, high resolution, flat screen monitors; actually resulting in smaller and more difficult to read text, Mistral has been forced in some instances to abandon its favoured and Microsoft recommended font of decades, Ariel, in favour of the more modern and legible Segoe.

mistral ariel font

mistral segoe font

We hope you like it. It cost us more than we were expecting!

New Help pages

Cost to Mistral editing illustrated Help pages to accomodate new font: 6,500 Euros.

At the same time we overhauled our website too. Cost 11,000 Euros.

No charge update for all Mistral 'Corporate' Licensees:- Corporate Update link
A new Corporate Access Registration Code may be required for older installations (8 weeks +) but this will be automatically forwarded when required.

Mistral Associates - Really old news


Mistral MD Real Mistral sales story from 1998.

Sometimes friends need a little help before they can see the wood for the trees!

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