updated 12:55 am EDT, Thu May 18, 2006
Group Logic ExtremeZ-IP
Group Logic today announced a new, more flexible pricing strategy for ExtremeZ-IP, which allows K-12 market users to select the pricing plan that best aligns with their financial and educational requirements. Offered as a file sharing solution between Mac desktops and Windows servers, ExtremeZ-IP can be used to address cross-platform compatibility requirements throughout school districts nationwide. Adding to the the previous one-rate plan, the company now offers a new option to license ExtremeZ-IP on an annual per-Mac (per seat) basis, which can significantly reduce the cost to acquire and deploy ExtremeZ-IP within a school or school district. This new model can accommodate an unlimited number of users and servers within the district and includes ongoing support and upgrades throughout a multi-year contract.
The original option, still available, provides for a K-12 discount off the standard published license pricing (based on the number of Windows servers and Mac clients) with an option to renew maintenance and support for the license on an annual basis for an additional fee.
Dubbed "the standard" for file sharing between Mac Desktops and Windows servers, ExtremeZ-IP offers compatibility without any compromises, according to the company.
"Group Logic's new pricing structure acknowledges that K-12 customers vary by the demographics of the schools and school districts and therefore, we have included rates to keep ExtremeZ-IP affordable for this market segment," said T. Reid Lewis, President of Group Logic. "We are focused on helping the K-12 marketplace achieve goals of operational excellence with ExtremeZ-IP. We will continue to work with users to show them how they can take advantage of the new pricing to add value to their overall operations."