Altium Limited, a global leader in Electronic Design Automation, Native 3D PCB design systems (Altium Designer®, CircuitStudio®, CircuitMaker®), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault®), and embedded software development toolkits (TASKING®), today announced extended benefits to Altium Subscription. With the release of Altium Designer 15, Altium commits to delivering Product Updates and Maintenance Updates to the current release and Maintenance Updates to previous releases.
Starting with Altium Designer 14, Altium will deliver fixes and small enhancements as Maintenance Updates to two preceding releases in addition to updates and upgrades to the latest release. Altium Subscription customers will continue to receive Maintenance Updates for Altium Designer 14 and 15 through the release of Altium Designer 16 at which time a 3-year moving window of maintenance support will be in place.
This new model provides Altium Subscription customers with the flexibility to choose the best timing for their organization to migrate to a new release without concerns about working with unsupported software. “Customers in mission critical environments often have longer development cycles and more strenuous tool evaluation procedures. With this change to Altium Subscription, Altium Designer fits perfectly into such environments allowing designers to choose tools that meet their needs today, and tomorrow,” noted Jason Hingston, CTO at Altium. “Now they can get the best tools from Altium with the extended support they need.”
Altium believes this change will further increase the overall customer experience as it was requested by users in both large and small organizations.