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Apteryx

Post by jordansparks » Thu May 06, 2021 10:10 am

I just tried to go to the Apteryx website. For those who don't know, that was a well-known independent imaging software that had been around for a long time. I knew they had been bought by PlanetDDS/Denticon for something like $22M last year, but I didn't realize that Denticon planned to close off Apteryx. It doesn't look very independent or interoperable to me anymore. The Denticon website looks really slick without actually providing any information that I need. For example, I can't find a monthly fee for any of their services, nor can I find any screenshots. I have a bad feeling. I know they are already trying to push our Apteryx users to switch from Open Dental to Denticon. Pushy sales people really tick me off. I also heard a rumor that they might discontinue their desktop product in favor of their SAAS web product. I suspect this is because they get no recurring revenue when they sell the desktop product.
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Re: Apteryx

Post by kellyb » Mon May 24, 2021 6:19 pm

Thanks for posting this! I'd been considering moving from my ancient [but latest version] of Patterson Imaging (which runs an ancient version of Sybase) to Apteryx. Now I can cross that option off the list.

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Re: Apteryx

Post by dpat08 » Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:55 pm

They are going SAAS exclusively. Really long thread on it here...

https://www.dentaltown.com/messageboard ... pteryx&v=0

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Re: Apteryx

Post by jordansparks » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:04 am

They are officially sunsetting their on-premises software:
https://www.planetdds.com/newsroom/suns ... version-4/
This means that the "perpetual" license you thought you bought actually has an end date. There are a LOT of users affected by this decision.
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Re: Apteryx

Post by mking » Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:16 am

I recently switched from Eaglesoft to Open Dental. I didn't want to have to pay for Eaglesoft and use bridge software so we moved all of our Xrays manually out of Eaglesoft onto our server and then from our server into OD. It's a pain but it was worth it.

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Re: Apteryx

Post by RickInHouston » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:29 pm

I hope they let us know with plenty of time...

But, won't the software work, as it, if no updates are needed?

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Re: Apteryx

Post by teethdood » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:55 pm

The Apteryx software would still work sans updates. However, they are also shutting down their activation/licensing server. So if any computer in your office ever needs reactivation, it won't be possible. So then your computers would just drop off one by one.
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Re: Apteryx

Post by sam-I-am » Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:25 am

So, I'm still using Version 3 of Apteryx...I know, I know. And I'd like to replace a couple of my ancient computers.
So what do people suggest I do?

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Re: Apteryx

Post by dpat08 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:43 pm

Apteryx would suggest you start ponying up $1800+ a year for their cloud software...

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Re: Apteryx

Post by gthiele » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:46 pm

***************Sunset Milestones for XrayVision Version 4***************** Dates
XrayVision enters extended support mode—critical security fixes only. September 1, 2021
Last installation / sale date / no more support contracts. December 31, 2021
End of support. December 31, 2022
Registration server offline—end of license resets. June 1, 2023

https://www.planetdds.com/newsroom/suns ... version-4/
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Re: Apteryx

Post by RickInHouston » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:32 am

I, then, have two options:

1. find a software that reads XDR sensors and ScanX plates.

2. replace my computer hardware of any old workstation by??? Is it Dec 31, 2021 or June 1, 2023???

What date would be the last time I can transfer my license to a different bit of hardware?



***************Sunset Milestones for XrayVision Version 4***************** Dates
XrayVision enters extended support mode—critical security fixes only. September 1, 2021
Last installation / sale date / no more support contracts. December 31, 2021
End of support. December 31, 2022
Registration server offline—end of license resets. June 1, 2023

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Re: Apteryx

Post by jordansparks » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:31 am

1. Open Dental reads XDR sensors and ScanX plates, so that's an easy option, eventually.
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Re: Apteryx

Post by RickInHouston » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:41 am

JUST what I wanted to hear. Is there a conversion process?

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Re: Apteryx

Post by jordansparks » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:07 pm

Yes, we can do an Apteryx image conversion. It's not posted on this page for some reason:
https://www.opendental.com/site/conversionimages.html
maybe because it's fairly new. I think it's a fairly decent conversion, but not 100%.
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