Dear GeODin customers,
it's time: GeODin 9 is now officially available. In this version, besides improvements in general performance, there are many new functions in the areas of data and measurement acquisition, additional tools in our integrated GIS and further features for desktop and server editions. On our new website you will find an overview of the many new features.
From Version 9 onwards GeODin is only available in the two module combinations GeODin Essentials (Logs and Site) and GeODin Professional (Logs, Site, Client/Server, Labs, Maps and Extension for ArcGIS). This allows us to make licence prices much more attractive for the majority of GeODin customers.
If your GeODin licence includes one of the modules Labs, Maps, Client/Server or the extension for ArcGIS you will receive the Professional Edition when you update to GeODin 9. Otherwise your licence will be upgraded to the Essentials Edition when you update to GeODin 9.
All previous GeODin Server Editions will be replaced by GeODin Portal. GeODin Portal is now only available as a rental option. Customers who currently use Portal Server features and wish to upgrade to GeODin 9 are kindly requested to contact GeODin Support. More information about prices and ordering options can be found in our online shop.
In addition, we currently offer a 25% discount on all updates, training and support hours until 31 December 2020. GeODin customers who have already signed an active software maintenance contract (in future GeODin+) for a licence prior to the release of GeODin 9 can update an existing Essentials Edition to Professional at an even lower price (for 1000,- € per licence) during this period.
Update to GeODin 9
In our Help centre you will find, amongst other information, a short guide on how to upgrade to GeODin 9 and what to look out for when updating.
As versions 8 and 9 are only partially compatible with each other, we recommend that you make a backup of your databases and layouts and your Syslib directory before updating to GeODin 9. Databases created and edited with GeODin 9 can only be opened with GeODin versions 9 or 8.4. Layouts edited and saved with GeODin 9 are no longer compatible with older versions. More details can be found in the article linked above.
All customers who wish to continue working with GeODin 8 can use GeODin 8.4 to open and edit version 9 databases. GeODin 8.4 is available as a free download for all GeODin 8 customers. The GeODin 8.4 executable file can be downloaded here and placed in the BIN folder of your GeODin installation. The latest version of GeODin 9 can be found here.
The distribution of updated licences for GeODin+ customers will take place in August/September. If you have not received your new licence files by 30 September 2020 please inform GeODin Support. They will then contact you as soon as possible.
We are happy to continue to help you free of charge with technical questions regarding installation, licensing and the update process. You can always get advice on our products, prices and services. Even short questions on how to use GeODin are free of charge. However, for more extensive problems we would like to ask you to purchase an appropriate contingent of support hours and take advantage of our training and consultation services.
You can reach us Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am and 12:30 to 16:00 pm CET via our new hotline number +49 (0)30 93651 317 at local rates. Our old hotline number +49 (0)1805 436346 (fixed network price 14 ct/min; mobile phone prices maximum 42 ct/min) will remain active until the end of the year. In addition, you can contact us at any time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your GeODin Team