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Helix 6 Pricing
Effective: 6 January 2014
These prices are subject to change without notice.
Client/Server Products
There are two primary “flavors” of Helix 6 that are currently supported, versions 6.1 and 6.2.

Version 6.1 runs in OS X but still supports a Classic Client. It runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs up to Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Snow Leopard). Maintenance of 6.1 Collections requires Helix Utility and Helix Update Collection.

Version 6.2 presents RADE, Engine and Server running only on Intel Macs in Mac OS X 10.5 or later and a PowerPC Client, but no longer supports Classic. The structure checking function performed by Update Collection is now built into Helix RADE, Helix Engine and Helix Server, obviating the need for a separate utility for that purpose. There is also a new version of Helix Utility that only runs on Intel Macs.

Helix collections that have been updated to version 6.0 or later may be edited with both the Classic and OS X versions of RADE with the following caveat: some work you do in OS X RADE might not easily be editable in a subsequent session using Classic RADE.

Helix Server 6.1.11 (Universal) supports concurrent access by OS X Clients running natively on Intel and PowerPC Macs, as well as Classic Macs running OS 9.1 or later. It also provides concurrent Apple event access equal to the number of Clients licensed. The Universal Client is required to visit this Helix Server, regardless of the type of machine being used as a Client. The PowerPC-only Client will not connect to the Universal Server.

New licenses and upgrades are priced per concurrent access (CA).*
New CA* Price Upgrade from 6.0 or earlier Upgrade from 6.1
Helix Server 6.2.2
Personal Server 149.00 n/a 59.00
Workgroup Server (per CA) 219.00 199.00 99.00
Maximum 2,799.00 2,799.00 2,799.00
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New CA* Price Upgrade from 5.3.x or earlier Upgrade from 6.x for PowerPC
Helix Server 6.1.11
1 User (Personal Edition) 149.00 n/a n/a
Workgroup Server (per CA) 300.00 200.00 125.00
Maximum 4,200.00 2,800.00 1,750.00
 
*Server Pricing Notes:
  • Helix Client/Server licenses are priced by concurrent access. If you have 100 people using the product but never more than 25 at a time, your license should be for 25 CA.
  • When adding Clients to a license you already own, the price is calculated using the ‘New CA’ price.
  • New Helix Client/Server 6.2.2 or later licenses or upgrades, whether or not those upgrades include the addition of new seats, are currently limited to a maximum price of $2,799.00. Maximum prices for new purchases and upgrades of Helix Client/Server 6.1.x are shown above.
  • Client/Server licenses are not additive. Thus, if you own two licenses with one for 6 CA and the other for 7 CA, that is not equivalent to one license for 13 CA.
  • See this page for more on the official pricing policy.
Client/Server User Support:

All new or upgraded Helix Server license purchases come with four (4) User Support Units (USUs). No USUs are credited for adding seats to an existing license, or for free upgrades. Additional support may be purchased as needed; see prices below.

Single User Products
New License or Add'l Node* Price Upgrade from 5.3.x or earlier Upgrade from 6.0 to 6.1
Helix Engine 6.2.2 149.00 129.00 49.00
Additional Seats 74.00 64.00 24.00
Helix RADE 6.2.2 399.00 349.00 299.00
Additional Seats 199.00 179.00 149.00
New License or Add'l Node* Price Upgrade from 5.3.x or earlier Upgrade from 6.x for PowerPC
Helix Engine 6.1.11 150.00 130.00 50.00
Additional Seats 75.00 65.00 25.00
Helix RADE Classic 6.1.11 250.00 225.00 50.00
Additional Seats 125.00 100.00 25.00
Notes:
  • All Helix 6.2 and 6.1 products are backwards compatible with Helix 6.0 products. A collection created or edited in any version of Helix RADE 6.0 to 6.2 may be run with any Helix product from any of those three versions.
  • Additional seats enable Helix RADE and Helix Engine users to work with additional collections simultaneously. Concurrent Apple event access is also enabled for these products, equal to the number of seats licensed.
Single User Support:

All new or upgraded Helix RADE and Engine license purchases come with two (2) User Support Units (USUs). No USUs are credited for adding seats to an existing license, or for free upgrades. Additional support may be purchased as needed; see prices below.

Developer Products
Helix Developer Toolkit 6.2 600.00 600.00 0.00
Developer Toolkit includes:
  • Helix RADE license upgrade (2 Seats)
  • Helix Engines (Classic, PowerPC & Intel) with unlimited right to distribute along with your Helix collections.
Notes:
  • Each Toolkit purchase includes free maintenance updates ("x.x.x" releases) for that revision.
  • Each Toolkit purchase includes one free update to the next minor revision ("x.x" releases), should there be one.
  • Upgrade pricing is available for minor revisions ("x.x" releases), beyond your one free update, within that major release, should there be any.
  • There is no upgrade pricing for major releases ("x.0" releases).
  • Developer's Toolkit can only be purchased only by calling our sales office. It is not available via the web store.
  • Helix Developer's Toolkit components do not expire.
Developer Toolkit User Support:

Each Developer Toolkit purchase comes with 7 User Support Units (USUs). Additional USUs are not earned for the RADE & Engine licenses included in the purchase. Additional support may be purchased as needed; see prices below.

Support Products
User Support Units (USUs) Each USU is equal to one 15 minute block of time.
Pay as you go 30.00 per USU  
$200 Advance Purchase 20.00 per USU 10 USUs: a $300 value  
$350 Advance Purchase 17.50 per USU 20 USUs: a $600 value  
$600 Advance Purchase 15.00 per USU 40 USUs: a $1200 value  
User Support Notes:

More information on User Support Units can be found on the main support page.

Helix Education Products
Helix Advanced Techniques on DVD
Chuck Hinkle’s complete advanced techniques course for Classic RADE on three DVDs plus a CD-ROM of examples and techniques.
DVD $200.00 +shipping/handling
Helix Installer Media
All of the installers for Helix & Helix Maintenance Manager on CD or flash drive (4GB or 8GB)
CD CD-R:
4GB Flash Drive:
8GB Flash Drive:
$12.00 +shipping/handling
$12.00 +shipping/handling
$16.00 +shipping/handling