Model 4: Start of production (2022-08-15)
The production electronic an mechanical components of the Model 4 has finally started.
After many road block caused by the worldwide shortage of semiconductor components and an overload of order inflow at our supplier of mechanical parts we have finally received confirmation of our orders, be it with still long lead time.
But now there is light at the end of the tunnel.
CCTools V4: New license management
Until CytoCamTools V3 a very simple license management was used.
As it was simple it had many limitations. It assumed a license which was paid upfront and had fairly unlimited life time It also allowed to move the software to another computer with the same license key. This sounds as easy but it also had its disadvantages. It assumed that the license was paid upfront.
The new licensing system will allow to implement more flexible payment conditions such as pay for use or pay per period. This is often called
Software as a Service.
In the coming months it will be decided how the pricing structure will change. We will also try to communicate with our users to find out which kind of flexibility is appreciated .
General price increase.