[nfb-talk] Serotek Announces an End to Software Maintenance Agreements
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Fri Jan 30 03:41:40 UTC 2009
For Immediate Release
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Serotek Announces an End to Software Maintenance Agreements
Industry Standard SMAs No Longer Standard
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn January 28, 2009 Serotek
Corporation, the leading provider of internet and
digital information accessibility software and
services, today announced that it will no longer
require a fee to upgrade or maintain any software in its product line.
Software companies traditional have charged fees
under a contract, commonly known as a Software
Maintenance Agreement (SMA), to upgrade to newer
versions of their software packages. Serotek will
continue to provide regular upgrades and software
improvements but will offer them free of charge to all Serotek customers.
The announcement was formally made today at the
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
annual conference in Orlando, Florida, with the
companys RIP SMA campaign. The first such
offering of its kind, the news was met with great user enthusiasm.
True to our belief that accessibility is right,
not a privilege, we are excited to lead the
industry in pronouncing SMAs are dead. said Mike
Calvo, CEO, Serotek Corporation, Users of our
System Access product line can now enjoy one
price, one time, forever. And we encourage the industry to follow suit.
Reactions to this news can be found on the
companys podcast, Serotalk, which is being
broadcast live from the conferences Internet
Café, which is being sponsored by the Serotek
Corporation. Those unable to attend the
conference can listen to the Serotalk podcast by going to www.serotalk.com.
Serotek Corporation is a leading technology
company that develops software and manufactures
accessibility solutions under the System Access
brand. Committed to the mission of providing
accessibility anywhere, Serotek began with the
launch of the first online community specifically
designed to meet the needs of people with visual
impairment. Since then, Serotek has introduced
several powerful, affordable solutions that
require minimal training and investment. For more
information, visit www.serotek.com.
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