Why upgrade to IQVISION from 963?


The successor to t​he pioneering 963 Supervisor, IQVISION integrates Trend controllers, third party smart systems and internet pr​ot​ocol​ de​vices ​into a ​centralised software platform. With 963 now no longer in active development, and due to be withdrawn fr​om sale in mid-2019​, th​ere has never been a better time to upgrade to IQVISION. Click the headings below for further reasons why you shoul​d look be looking to upgrade today.

The risks of not upgrading

963 is no longer in active development and will be withdrawn from sale towards the end of 2019. IQVISION represents our platform for the future. There are many reasons why a user may want to upgrade to IQVISION and with our migration tools and services this couldn't be easier.

Operating system support – 963 has been available since 2003 and in many cases, will be installed on operating systems that are no longer supported by Microsoft. For Operating systems, outside of the extended support patches for security fixes are no longer issued and this can leave systems vulnerable to cyber attack.
For example, Windows XP extended support ended in April 2014. In the future, support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 ends in January 2020. More details can be found on Microsoft lifecycle fact sheet site. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

3rd party Bowser Plugin support. Most main stream browsers no longer support the JAVA applet plug in which is needed for client users to access 963 remotely. Oracle themselves have deprecated the Java plugin and want developers to stop using this technology. IE is now the only browser where the plugin will work and this may change in the future.
Over the years, it has also been identified that JAVA updates have been installed on 963 client machines, which can then cause issues. So, security, stability, customer feedback and long term support are all reasons why we have moved away from this technology.

The benefits of upgrading

Th​e next steps to upgrading

Are you interested in upgrading to IQ®​VISION? Click here to get in contact with our sales team and start your upgrade journey today!.