support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. After that, technical support and software updates for Windows to protect the PC are not available.
We strongly recommend switching to Windows 10 to avoid situations where you need service or support that is no longer available.
If you continue to use Windows 7, your system including all application and production data, is more susceptible to security risks and viruses. Your laser system will continue to work, but you will not receive any further software updates from Microsoft and PHOTON ENERGY.
An upgrade to Windows 10 and PHOTONmark4 is possible for all systems (in all versions: Linux, PE-LC, LCC) from PHOTONmark version 2.x. An update may also be possible for even older systems, including those with NWLmark. A detailed consideration should be made in advance in order to check the suitability for updates as well as the update effort of your system. This is particularly important if you are operating a special customer-specific software or software adaptation provided by PHOTON ENERGY.
Depending on the system, there are various upgrade packages, some of which include new hardware for installing the new PHOTONmark. We would be happy to send you a detailed offer.
For further questions please feel free to contact us at +49 9123 99034-43 firstname.lastname@example.org.