Josh from Extensis here. We recently sent out some pre-release information to users about upcoming product releases, and updates to our programs, and we’ve been getting a fair amount of questions on these changes. So I’m here to give you a quick rundown of the upcoming changes, and help answer some questions you might have about changes to UTS Lite. The short version is that UTS Lite is going away, and being replaced by Suitcase TeamSync.
Suitcase TeamSync is a subscription-based service that uses Suitcase Fusion as the client for sharing fonts online. With a Suitcase TeamSync subscription, your entire team always gets free upgrades to the most current version of Suitcase Fusion. You’ll never have to worry about your software staying up to date and compatible with Apple, Microsoft and Adobe updates.
When the next version of Suitcase Fusion launches, we are introducing new online serialization management features. Extensis will no longer distribute single serial numbers that can be used for every machine in your organization. All users will need to have their own Extensis.com account and login to use Suitcase Fusion and Suitcase TeamSync. You’re probably already managing accounts for your Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions this way, so we are confident that this should be a smooth transition for you.
Here is how things will affect owners of UTS Lite. For UTS Lite 5&6 owners, you will get free use of Suitcase TeamSync until March 2017 for up to 10 users. Universal Type Server Lite version 4 and prior customers will get free use of Suitcase TeamSync until July 2016 for up to 10 users. At the end of those periods, you have the choice to renew TeamSync subscriptions at a reduced cost, upgrade to UTS Pro, or convert your licenses to a standard perpetual license of Suitcase Fusion. Perpetual licenses of Suitcase Fusion are not subscription based, but do not allow multiple users to sync libraries or font sets. Pricing on Suitcase TeamSync subscriptions isn’t available just yet, but will be soon.
These may seem like big changes, but we’ve been listening to feedback about what customers want from their service agreements, and know that this will ultimately benefit the bulk of our users in the end. While this is just a super condensed version of some publicly available information, you can read a more thorough breakdown of the changes at the links below. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to post them here, or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more detailed information, follow the link below:
Have UTS Lite? http://tinyurl.com/UTSLite