[nfb-talk] Serotek Announces an End to Software Maintenance Agreements

Serotek Announcements noreply at serotek.com
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 
company’s “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 
company’s podcast, Serotalk, which is being 
broadcast live from the conference’s 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
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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