Verimatrix VCAS Server Product Life Cycle

(Updated as of January 15th, 2024)

Verimatrix VCAS OnPrem Server Product Life Cycle status

The following key life cycle dates have been defined for VCAS OnPrem and VCAS Cloud Server Products.
VCAS product server releases:

Product Release Version General Availability Release Last Install End of Maintenance
VCAS Server 5.2.x.x
Mar 31, 2024
Mar 31, 2026*
Mar 31, 2028*
VCAS Server 4.3.8.x
Jun 30, 2021
Mar 31, 2024
Mar 31, 2026
VCAS Server to
Mar 19, 2019
Nov 29, 2021
Mar 19, 2025
VCAS Server 4.2.x.x
Jun 12, 2018
Mar 12, 2019
Jun 12, 2023
VCAS Server 4.1.x.x
Jun 05, 2017
Dec 12, 2018
Jun 5, 2020
VCAS Server 4.0.x.x
Nov 13, 2016
Dec 5, 2017
Nov 13, 2019
VCAS Server 3.8.x.x
Apr 04, 2016
May 13, 2017
Apr 04, 2019
VCAS Server 3.7.x.x
May 27, 2015
Oct 04, 2016
May 27, 2018
VCAS Server 3.6.x.x
Sep 5, 2014
Nov 27, 2015
Sep 5, 2017
VCAS Server 3.5.x.x
Dec 5, 2013
Mar 31, 2015
Dec 5, 2016
VCAS Server 3.4.x.x and lower went End Of Life in 2016 or earlier.

* Expected Last Install and End of Maintenance.

VCAS for DVB component product releases:

Product Release VersionGeneral Availability ReleaseSupported VCAS Server Versions
VCAS for DVB 5
Mar 31, 2024
VCAS for DVB 4
May 25, 2016
4.3.8.x to

The End of Maintenance of the DVB releases depend on the end of Maintenance of the corresponding VCAS Server version. For example, VCAS for DVB4 combined with VCAS 4.2.x is EOM since Jun 12, 2023.

Verimatrix ViewRight VCAS client​

The following key life cycle dates have been defined for ViewRight VCAS client and their corresponding VCAS Server versions.

Product Release VersionGeneral Availability ReleaseSupported VCAS Server VersionsEnd of Life
ViewRight 5.xJun 30, 20235.2.x.x
ViewRight 4.xNov 13, 20165.2.x.x
4.3.8.x to
ViewRight 3.xFeb 23, 20114.3.8.x to
Nov 12, 2024**
ViewRight 2.xJun 1, 20104.3.8.x to
Nov 12, 2024**

**As of Nov 12, 2024, ViewRight clients for both OTT and IPTV, versions 3.x and 2.x, will reach their End of Life (EOL). Post this date, these client versions will lose communication with the VCAS server due to the expiry of the X.509 cryptographic certificate.

Verimatrix VCAS OnPrem product versioning​

Verimatrix VCAS Server product versions use a four-sequence identifier: A.B.C.D (for example: VCAS, where:

  1. Represents a Major Release implying fundamental change of an underlying architecture, technology, and design. Backward compatibility is not always guaranteed. Upgrading to a new Major Release may be subject to additional fees.
  2. Represents an Upgrade Release which may add new features functionality, enhancements, security updates, database schema changes, and / or remove obsolete components. Backward compatibility is not always guaranteed. Upgrading to a new Upgrade release may be subject to additional fees.
  3. Represents a Maintenance Update Release that may add minor functionality, eliminate faults / defects, and provide security updates. Backward compatibility of Verimatrix server is generally preserved. Update is not subject to additional fees if a valid M&S Agreement is in place.
  4. Represents Minor Maintenance Update Release that may eliminate faults / defects and / or provide security updates. Backward compatibility of Verimatrix server is generally preserved. Update is not subject to additional fees if a valid M&S Agreement is in place.

Verimatrix VCAS SaaS Cloud Product Life Cycle status

VCAS SaaS is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of service by consistently running on the latest generally available release. This ensures our clients have access to the newest features, robust security, and optimal performance. Regular updates are key to staying ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

It’s important to note that versions of the VCAS Server prior to c19.xx are now considered End-Of-Maintenance (EOM). These versions will no longer receive updates and they will only receive limited support (see Product Life Cycle Phases for more information).

Customers using these older versions are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release to benefit from improved functionality, security enhancements, and continuous support, thereby ensuring their systems remain efficient and secure.

Product Life Cycle Phases

The Verimatrix Product Life Cycle has Beta, General Availability and Maintenance phases. Planning dates for start and end of each Life Cycle phase are given in the table above for each Major and Upgrade releases.

General Availability Phase – The phase commencing when the new release becomes generally available (GA) for production deployments and can be delivered to all customers. The General Availability phase ends on Last Install date.

Maintenance Phase – The phase covers the period after the Last Install date when maintenance updates are still generally available if a valid M&S Agreement is in place with the customer. During this phase Verimatrix provides Maintenance Update Releases as deemed necessary by Verimatrix.

Customers are strongly advised to upgrade before the end of the Maintenance Phase to the most recent General Availability version.

Limited Support Phase – At the end of the Maintenance Phase, the product reaches End of Maintenance (EOM). After the EOM date, updates and patches may not be available. Verimatrix may continue to provide limited technical support for product versions which are EOM if this support does not require software updates. The degree of technical support available for EOL product versions will be at the discretion of Verimatrix and may incur additional fees.

Miscellaneous releases

In certain situations, and during the General Availability or the Maintenance phases, in addition to the releases indicated in the product versioning section, the following product release might be provided:

  • Controlled release: A feature focused version providing functionality targeted to a specific set of customers.
  • Test release: These versions are intended to validate customer specific scenarios and implementations; they are not intended to be used for production environments.

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

We would like to inform our customers that VCAS server versions starting from VCAS utilize the RHEL 7.9 operating system. It’s important to note that the RHEL 7.9 will reach its End of Life (EOL) on June 30, 2024. Post this date, Extended Life Support (ELS) options may be available, albeit at an additional cost and with limited support coverage.

For customers using RHEL versions older than 7.9, please be aware that these are already EOL and are no longer supported by Red Hat. To ensure continued full support and to leverage the latest advancements, we strongly recommend upgrading to VCAS 5. For those needing assistance or more information on this transition, please contact Verimatrix for dedicated support and guidance.

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Verimatrix reserves the rights to make changes to its VCAS product lifecycle and this document without any obligation to notify the recipient of this document. Nothing in this document shall create a warranty, either express or implied, and nothing herein shall alter the terms and conditions set forth in the applicable license agreement(s) set forth by Verimatrix Inc. for the use and/or support of Verimatrix products. Verimatrix, VCAS, and Viewright, VideoMark, StreamMark, Verspective, and the Verimatrix logo are trademarks and service marks of Verimatrix Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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