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Purchasing XTS 5k Programming Software

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SteveC0625

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Is it on the MOL website? I signed the general software license on Wednesday. Do I call and place the order now?
Once you have received approval on our software license, you can order it by phone or, if you have the part number, you can order it online.

MOL has a neat credit card option for paying for things, too.
 

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I'll try to look it up right now, but you're looking for ASTRO25 CPS. Going to be RVNsomething.

EDIT: RVN4185 (R15 appears to be the latest version, RVN4185AJ, but there is also R16.00.00 (AK) and 16.01.00.00 (AL) listed as unavailable but will be shortly). On my MOL account, it says the earliest ship date for R15.00.00 is 27 Oct and "Available" is "N". Not sure whether it is available or not - I don't use MOL too often these days.

EDIT to EDIT: I just noticed that's ASTRO25 MOBILE. Not sure if portable comes bundled with mobile for them. RVN4181 is the portable version. AK is R15.00.00, AL is 16.00.00, and AM is 16.01.00 - same things apply as in the above paragraph as to availability.
 
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RVN4181 is the correct software. If you purchase through MOL, the system will only let you buy the most current version. It is a three year subscription so when the new release comes out, you just download and install it and keep on going.

I just bought the CP/CM software, and it had the N in the availability field, too. But it is supposed to ship by October 27th so I am not sure that N means No.
 

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there are 3 part numbers when dealing with astro25 software.

One for portable
one for mobile
and one is combined.

Each one individually is like 250ish however if you think you might need mobile, Use the combined part number and get both for around 350ish.

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the part numbers are

RVN4181 for portable
RVN4185 for mobile
RVN4186 for both
 

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Cool, thanks for the clarification on the part numbers. I'm not seeing any of those on my MOL account probably due to the fact that my license is still pending approval, but now I know what I have to search for.
 
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