eComStation Price Changes, effective March 31, 2005
March 21, 2005 by admin
Serenity Systems International recently completed a new agreement with
IBM. The agreement allows Serenity Systems International to continue
providing eComStation users with access to all IBM software updates,
drivers, and fixes for the OS/2 product in a manner consistent with
IBM's software strategy for OS/2, as reflected by IBM in the terms and
conditions for OS/2 products available through IBM Passport Advantage.
Existing eComStation users will continue to have access to all IBM
updates and drivers currently available from the eComStation site.
All eComStation users will continue to have access to IBM fixes for
In the future, IBM software updates to be made available through the
eComStation web site will be restricted and made available only to
users of the current version of eComStation (1.2 at this time) for a
period of 12 months. eComStation 1.2 users who purchased in 2004 will
expire on 12/31/05. Users who have purchased in 1Q05 will expire on
March 31, 2006. Users purchasing in 2Q05 will expire on June 30, 2006.
eComStation pricing for upgrades to 1.2 from eComStation 1.0 or Warp4
will be increased to satisfy the "reinstatementof support" required by
IBM for continued access to IBM updates and drivers for OS/2.
eComStation users who are currently on 1.1 or 1.0 may upgrade with the
pricing listed below, or purchase a new product, PlusIBM, which also
satisfies the "re-instatement" requirement. Or, the user can continue
as before, accessing the current level of OS/2 code, and receiving
fixes as these become available from IBM.
The following pricing, in US dollars, goes into effect on March 31,
eComstation 1.2 full $259
eCS 1.2 upgrade from 1.1 $69
eCS 1.2 upgrade from 1.0 $129
eCS 1.2 upgrade from Warp4 $159
Plus IBM** $99
Renewals for PlusIBM will be available in 2006, if required. The
estimated Suggested Retail Price for PlusIBM renewals would be $39,
subject to change.