Software Pricing

Software Upgrade for Voisus and Telestra

Part Numbers:

(where 'ver' represents the new software version)

The cost of a software upgrade is based on two factors:

  1. The total value of software on a system (at the software's current price and excluding 3rd-party licensing), and
  2. How long it has been since the system was shipped or last updated (whichever is most recent)

Customers pay a percentage of the software value based upon how recently the system was shipped or previously enjoyed a software update. An example will follow; the rates are:

12% for systems that were shipped or updated between 12-23 months ago
24% for systems more than 2 years (i.e. 24-36 months after ship date)
36% over 3 years
48% over 4 years
60% over 5 years
75% within 6 years

If it has been more than 7 years since the system in question was shipped or updated, software upgrades are full price (i.e., 100% of the cost of the software on the system).


An ASTi system is purchased with software valued at $10,000 and shipped to the customer. No software maintenance is purchased with this system. Later, after 25 months in the field, the customer wants to update his system to run ASTi's latest software.

Since the upgrade will be purchased 2 years + of the system's ship date, the upgrade price equals 24% of the software value ($10,000), or $2,400.

Software Maintenance Agreements

ASTi offers 6 types of Software Maintenance Contracts/Subscriptions, for Telestra (TL-)and Voisus (VS-) (or combined (TV-):

ASTi offers 4 types of software maintenance agreements:

  1. Software Maintenance (P/N:(TL/VS/TV-)SW-M)
  2. Software and Information Assurance (IA) Maintenance (P/N: (TL/VS/TV-)SW-IA-M)*
  3. Software Maintenance plus Support Services (P/N: (TL/VS/TV-)SW-M-S)
  4. Software and IA Maintenance plus Support Services (P/N: (TL/VS/TV-)SW-IA-M-S)
  5. Software Maintenance - OS Subscription Excluded (P/N:(TL/VS/TV-)SW-IA-M-NS)
  6. Software and IA Maintenance - OS Subscription Excluded TL/VS/TV-)SW-M-NS)

ASTi is an official Red Hat Embedded Partner. Products provided by ASTi based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) include Red Hat software integrated with ASTi’s installation. ASTi now includes a Red Hat subscription with the purchase of our Software and Information Assurance (SW/IA) maintenance products. Systems with active maintenance receive Red Hat software updates and support directly from ASTi.

Customers not on ASTi SW/IA maintenance (OS Subscription Excluded; Options 5 & 6 above) are required to obtain their own subscription from Red Hat if OS updates including security patches are required for their application.

Pricing for maintenance starts at 9.25% of the Total Software Value to be covered under the contract (at the current price and excluding 3rd-party licensing) per year plus a per system media charge. The minimum contract is $1,250. The percentage decreases as the value of the software covered increases.

* Most common