LightningChart® Version 8.0

The New LightningChart Version 8.0 is Released

Initially, we would like to introduce the new licensing/pricing model for LightningChart®, which will replace the old one from 07.03.2017.Below, you will find detailed information about the upcoming changes and benefits for our customers.

Next, the new pricing structure provides two major choices for developers: to purchase one of the pre-made Packages for a favorable price, and also to pick one or several Features from the list separately. Here, let’s look closer at these two alternatives.

1. Packages

First, the possibility is to purchase a pre-made combination of the Features in a Package for a favorable price.

As a matter of fact, this is especially beneficial and cost-efficient for those developers who work with more than 1 Feature (chart type/data visualization tool).

Further, there are 3 Packages to choose from: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Not only that, the Packages have different combinations of features, depending on which of them you need in your development:

    • Silver

      • XY
      • 3D
    • Platinum

      • XY
      • 3D
      • Polar
      • Smith
      • Maps
      • Signal Tools
      • Volume Rendering

Moreover, the developers can choose a Package which covers needed Features, and also save a lot when comparing to the same Features bought separately.

For example, if a developer needs XY and 3D charts, then it is more cost-efficient to purchase Gold package, as it costs less overall, than XY and 3D Features bought together as separate options. Interestingly, with a Package price, you will get more value for your money, and more features that can be used for your company development needs.

2. Purchasing Separately

Second, the possibility suggests purchasing the features separately.

Specifically, this option is perfect for those developers who work with only 1 particular Feature (chart type/data visualization tool).

Also, these following Features can be purchased separately:

  • XY
  • 3D
  • Polar
  • Smith
  • Maps
  • SignalTools
  • Volume Rendering

Similarly, the developers can choose the Feature/Features which they really need.  Not only does this approach provides flexibility, but also helps to narrow down costs. For instance, if a developer needs only 3D charts, it is possible to buy 3D Feature separately, and as a result, to decrease costs by not paying for something that is not needed.

What’s new in LightningChart version 8.0?

Volume Rendering

The core breakthrough of the version 8 is a high-performance Volume Rendering extension which can interact with other 3D objects of our library. Volumetric information certainly plays an essential role in medicine. For instance, for an advanced cancer detection, visualization of aneurysms, and treatment planning. Moreover, It is also used for non-destructive material testing via computer tomography or ultrasound. In addition, huge three-dimensional datasets are produced by geo seismic research, and can also be visualized by our Volume Rendering engine.

More Power and Flexibility for Finance and Science

Further, new features for Financial and Scientific applications include e.g. multiple legends with new automatic positioning options, and also the exclusion of inactive trading periods from date scale. Hence, advanced scientific applications benefit from more powerful heatmaps and spectrograms.

Supported Platforms

In addition, all the separate Features and pre-made Packages come for WPF and WinForms. Afterwards, you can choose whether you need a product for only one of these platforms, or for both at the same time, and purchase the most suitable option.

Subscription Duration

Firstly, the pre-made Packages provide a possibility to choose from 12-month and 24-month subscriptions.

Secondly, the separate Features have a fixed subscription duration of 12 months.

Also, please note that when the initial subscription expires, the license (and all the applications which you have deployed) keeps working. In addition, you can continue developing with the latest LightningChart version released before the expiration date.

Finally, subscription expiration ends the technical support, updates, and warranty. Later, these services can be easily extended by purchasing a Subscription Renewal.

Technical Support

In fact, professional technical support is already included in the subscription of every offered product.
Equally important, during the active subscription too, there are absolutely no support limitations at all. For instance, support tickets, etc.

Therefore, you can be confident that you will receive comprehensive unlimited support during your development process.

Source Code

The Source Code can be purchased separately. However, it is only available in Gold and Platinum Packages.

Importantly, the Source Code is purchased for each license within a team, and therefore, cannot be shared.

For example, if a company buys 4 Gold Packages and wants to obtain a Source Code, then it should additionally purchase 4 Source Codes, 1 for each license.

Activation of license

Furthermore, single-developer license has to be activated at the LightningChart licensing server over the internet, and it is eligible for one computer only. Also the License can be transferred by deactivating it over the internet first, and then activating it at another computer.

Another key point is that the floating license can be used by a specified count of developers at the same time, and installed in an unlimited count of computers. Additionally, Floating license server controls and gives a permission to develop with LightningChart. By default, the floating license connects to the LightningChart licensing server.

If your company policy prohibits that, please ask availability of the customer-side floating server, where no on-line connection to LightningChart is required.

To conclude, all the additional information about license renewals, volume discounts, and other details will be available at our refreshed pricing page after the new LightningChart Version 8.0 release on 07.03.2017.

Most importantly, we will be glad to answer all question which you might have so far! Please contact us: [email protected]