Action Required: HP ZCentral / Remote Boost Users

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HP recently made a significant announcement about the HP Z Central / Remote Boost / RGS product that requires your attention. In January 2023, HP Z Central users will be charged a yearly subscription- starting at $120 per license. This potentially can disrupt teams that rely on HP Z Central for remote post production workflows. Please read the details below and contact Key Code Media for potential solutions before the end of the year.

 

How will HP Z Central / Remote Boost / RGS customers be impacted?

The impact of HP Z Central switching to a paid model depends on what version you are on.

  • HP RGS 7.0 Users – This product can be used based on approved specifications. However, support for RGS 7 ended in March 2021, meaning the software will no longer be available for download, and updating the Operating System may lead to bugs/issues with the product.
    Recommendation: Do not update HP Operating System or RGS-> ZCentral v22 without contacting the Key Code Media support team.
  • HP ZCentral / Remote Boost V20 (or earlier) Users – This product can still be used based on approved specifications. However, support for HP ZCentral v20 ends in February 2023, meaning the software will no longer be available for download. Updating the Operating System may lead to bugs/issues with the product.
    Recommendation: Do not update HP Operating System or RGS-> ZCentral v22 without contacting the Key Code Media support team.
  • HP ZCentral / Remote Boost V22 Users – Starting January 2023, the free version of ZCentral will no longer be available. Purchasing a license- starting at $120 per year- will be required. This impacts all HP Z workstations purchased after December 2021 or systems updated to HP ZCentral V22.
    Recommendation: Please get in touch with the Key Code Media team immediately to ensure you minimize disruption starting in the new year.

Next Steps: Please Book A Consultation with Key Code Media to learn more about HP Z Central / Remote Boost paid model and how it may impact your workflow in January 2023. Key Code Media is the preferred nationwide reseller of Post Production products and our rapid-response team is standing by to assist.