The new Annual Maintenance Plan offers a cost-effective update of Industrial HiVision. For a single payment, users with a full license for version 04.0.00 or later will automatically receive the latest releases for a period of twelve months. As a result, the Total Cost of Ownership for the administration and supervision of a network can be calculated precisely, and budgeted in advance.
No contract is required to be able to take advantage of the AMP. Users simply need to accept the license terms that also apply to the installation of Industrial HiVision. At the end of the twelve months they are then free to decide whether or not to extend the service.
The registration code for the updates is supplied as a package containing a CD with the network management software. Each new release can, however, be installed only on a PC that is already running a full version of Industrial HiVision .
This network management software, which was specifically designed for industrial applications, is continually being enhanced with additional functions for more convenient network administration and monitoring in line with users’ requirements. On average, two new versions are marketed each year, and AMP customers can benefit from these without delay.
As with the costs of a full license, the price of the Industrial HiVision AMP depends on the number of IP addresses monitored. Versions are available for 16, 32, 64 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, or 4096 addresses. If more than one full license for Industrial HiVision is installed on a PC, a single AMP can be used to update the total number of nodes.