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⚠ Before you Install Version 1:
For version 1 you will need to use an 8” Android tablet, running 6.0 ( Marshmellow) or higher O/S. Some 7” tablets might work if they are not displaying same as a phone ( increased font/display size). We are working on adjusting the form factor for Phones and smaller tablets for V1 that should come Sept 23.
Rollout of the MicroSurvey Technology Innovation Group (M.T.I.G.)
FGA is new from the ground up. It includes a brand-new codebase and is built on a modern infrastructure and development platform. We want to support game changing technology, and we want your help to shape the product. By being an early adopter of any product, we know there will be challenges along the way.
By supporting FieldGenius and purchasing a copy of FGA V1, the end user will have the advantage of joining the MTIG. Benefits of the MTIG are:
- A perpetual license of FGA. Future releases are likely to migrate to annual licenses. Customers who purchase V1 will retain their perpetual copy of FGA V1
- User voice - Actively participate in Alpha & Beta testing. Submit feedback to development to help shape upcoming features and requirements. Vote to help prioritize development efforts.
- Access to upcoming feature funnel list…. See what is coming in the next service pack.
- Free Annual Maintenance Subscription for until December 2020! - With the purchase of each V1 FGA from August 2nd to December 31st, 2019 customers who purchase V1 will receive free annual maintenance subscription allowing them to upgrade to all service packs and new product release as they come up. Without access to this, users would have to pay for each release.
V2 is scheduled for release by early 2021. After V2, access to the MTIG for FFA will be closed
Anticipated release schedule for MTIG V1 users
We have scheduled the first 5 releases of FGA
- August 2nd, 2019
- September 20th , 2019
- November 1st, 2019
- Dec 13th, 2019
- January 24th, 2020
NOTE: We plan to continue to release a new version every 6 weeks until the end of the MTIG
The initial release of V1 will be limited to GNSS and tablet support only. Specifications for tablet support can be found at the end of this document. V1 will not have all the same features as the current product and as it evolves, additional product levels or modules may be created.
New features will be delivered with each release of V1. Feedback will help determine which new features are prioritized. We will have a choice to make - either fully develop the GNSS functionality or develop TS and robotic instrument support. We will need your feedback.
The existing Windows version will not be going away anytime soon. As it has been in production for 17 years, there are thousands of users worldwide who may wish to continue to use it. It is well known and is feature complete. We anticipate it will continue to be distributed and sold 18-24 months after the release of FGA
New Windows Version? IOS?
We’re building this new product on a multi-platform architecture. The long-term plans have the new FieldGenius product replacing existing FieldGenius. The new version will be built in multiple operating systems.
The first release will be Android, but there is also going to be a Windows version soon after, and a possibly an IOS version if there is demand.
Let us know what you need.
For the release of V1, Geofencing will not be enabled. This may change for future versions as we are looking to have a world version and a US / Canadian version.
Upgrade path from FieldGenius
As FGA V1 is not as feature complete as current FieldGenius, we will not be offering an upgrade path to FGA V1. While the MTIG is open for V1, users are asked to purchase a perpetual copy of FGA and join the group of early adopters using V1.
Annual Maintenance Subscription
MicroSurvey will continue to support and develop FGA by offering an Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS). This feature will not be available with the launch of FGA V1, as all early adopters in the MTIG will receive Annual Maintenance at no charge until December 31, 2020. In a future version, users of FGA will be able to purchase this package directly through the application.
Existing stock licenses
Existing codes for the Windows version will remain valid for the existing windows versions of the software. They will NOT be interchange with the Android version. Exchange of existing FieldGenius for FGA licenses is not possible.
- Trial FGA – Available for release version and will be time limited to 10 days.
- FGA V1.0 – BETA license (30 days). This will only be available for BETA testers and only the first few releases (V1, 1,1. 1.2 etc.)
- FGA V1.0 – Perpetual License
- FGA Not for Resale – This is limited to dealers. It’s a term license valid for 90 days. Limit of 2 dealer licenses per dealer. Can be renewed or terminated as required
Note : FGA Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS) – Will be available once access to MTIG is closed. This is Software Maintenance for a 12-month term.
How does licensing work?
As part of the new development environment we have implemented a new licensing system that allows users more flexibility. It gives customer the ability to manage their own license. This licensing system uses a MicroSurvey Customer Portal where customers create an account and log in to manage their software purchases, registrations, transfer of licenses between devices and software upgrades. For V1, license transfer or deactivation is limited to 3 times. This may change with future versions.
The new licensing system will allow users to download and install new releases on their schedule. Customers will need to create a customer account with a valid email to receive update and upgrade notifications.
**Each copy must be activated and registered by the end user to receive a permanent license**
From the moment of activation, the end user only has 45 days to register the product to retrieve their perpetual license. If they do not register in that time the product will stop working.
License Status and Application Functionality
FGA can only run as a registered product with a valid license. License status is checked during activation, and again each time the application is launched on the device. If a valid license is found, operation will continue as normal. If a valid license is not found, the application will not start. In the case of any license with an end date (BETA, Term, Not for Resale) once the expiration date has been reached, the software will revert to an unlicensed state. These licenses can be renewed by contacting FGA.GEO@MICROSURVEY.COM
Perpetual licenses will run indefinitely. All licenses require the end user to be connected to the internet for license validation at minimum once every 30 days. If they do not connect to the internet in that time, the license will be suspended until they connect to the internet for license validation. The user will receive warnings ahead of time indicating that they need to connect to the internet in the last 10 days before the validation period ends.
Download, Install, Activation and Registration process
Once a user has purchased a copy of FGA V1, they can go to the microsurvey.com/license web portal and sign up as a new user and create a customer profile. Once they create their account, they can activate their V1 license adding their license to their account. They will be notified by email that the FGA V1 application is ready for download and installation. They will be provided with a Quick Start Guide to assist in connecting to GNSS receivers and how to measure and stake points.
The links below provide a user guide and video on how to signup for a customer ID on the MicroSurvey customer portal, download, install and apply the license to the
Benefits of registration
- Retrieval of your perpetual license
- Notification of updates and upgrades to the product
- Defect and Crash reports for product improvement
- Product Support
- Easy license transfer to another device, no involvement required by OEM, dealer or MicroSurvey
Perpetual or Annual licenses
The first release of FGA will be perpetual. We have set up the system, so we can also do annual licensing at a reduced cost. We are considering this option for future versions.
FGA V1 will be GNSS only
$1495 USD, $1795 CND
From Aug 2nd 2019 to September 30th 2019, we will offer special introductory pricing
$995USD, $1149 CND
FGA - Android Tablet Requirements
Device Compatibility for launch of V1 (updated with each release).
MicroSurvey is working on support for additional devices and device form factors (phones) which will be added in future releases.
Supported Hardware List
Specifications are evolutionary changes and will continuously advance. See www.microsurvey.com/FGA for the most current specifications.
Current REQUIRED Specifications (Aug 2, 2019)
- Operating system - Android OS 6.0 or newer
- Form Factor – Tablet 7-inch screen or larger
- (Phone Form factor – Coming Soon)
- Processor - 1.2 GHz (2 cores)
- Internal Memory – 16GB ROM
- Ram Memory – 1 GB
- Battery 4200 mAh
- Bluetooth 2.0
- WiFi – 802.11 b
- Display – 1280 x 800
- 7inch Screen resolution dots per inch (DPI) - 215
- 8 inch screen DPI - 188
Current RECOMMENDED Specifications (for best user experience and performance)
- Processor – 2.2 GHz (4 cores)
- Internal Memory – 32GB ROM
- Ram Memory – 2 GB or more
- Battery size - 5000 mAh
- Bluetooth 4.0
- WiFi - 802.11 b