Monday, November 22nd 2010

FinalWire Acquires and Discontinues EVEREST

FinalWire Ltd. today announced the acquisition of diagnostics, hardware monitoring, network audit, and benchmarking software, Lavalys EVEREST. “Today is a significant step forward in our progress to deliver a class-leading diagnostics and benchmarking solution,” said Tamas Miklos, managing director of FinalWire. “The addition of Lavalys’ customers and technologies will enable us to accelerate investments, meet a wider set of customer needs through a richer solution set, increase efficiencies and significantly expand our opportunities for growth.”

Beginning immediately, FinalWire will execute on the planned integration of the two companies’ technologies and customers to ensure a smooth transition that will deliver immediate value for customers, partners and investors.

Product offerings
The FinalWire product line now includes:
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition (successor to EVEREST Ultimate Edition) – a streamlined diagnostics, hardware monitoring and benchmarking tool for home users
  • AIDA64 Business Edition (successor to EVEREST Corporate Edition) – an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.
With the acquisition of EVEREST assets, the development of the EVEREST product line has been discontinued as of November 19, 2010.

Customer Integration
The customer services team dedicated to supporting the Lavalys customer base has been enhanced to include personnel from both companies. A migration program is available for all EVEREST customers. For more information, visit this page.
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20 Comments on FinalWire Acquires and Discontinues EVEREST

#1
Fourstaff
Discontinuing EVEREST as in discontinuing its name?
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#2
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
i hope they are only discontinuing the name. or else it would suck not to have everest anymore. :(
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#3
Tannhäuser
Software remains the same. You have a new name and a new splash screen. :)
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#4
csendesmark
Dont worry!
Its only a "rebrand" :)

((I asked him))
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#5
Bundy
by: csendesmark
Dont worry!
Its only a "rebrand" :)

((I asked him))
That would apply to the current version only.
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#6
MikeMurphy
and how about AIDA64 FREE EDITION?????
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#7
csendesmark
by: MikeMurphy
and how about AIDA64 FREE EDITION?????
You can use it as trial, for free.

When the program had a freeware version (the last was the Everest Home Edition 2.20), most of the users did not buy it.
So they decided to discontinue the freeware product.
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#9
angelkiller
Is there really a market for this? Who would buy this? (Enlighten me)
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Completely Bonkers
Anyone remember AIDA32? ;)
That's what the app was called before Everest.

AIDA32 → Lavalys Everest → FinalWire AIDA64

by: angelkiller
Is there really a market for this? Who would buy this? (Enlighten me)
Enthusiasts, corporate IT departments, anyone who wants a thorough system diagnostics program with some CPU, memory, and disk benchmarks thrown in.
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#11
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: angelkiller
Is there really a market for this? Who would buy this? (Enlighten me)
I've used Everest for years, paid every year, as it's one of the most relaivble monitoring tools out there, and they have been quick to provide liscenced users with fixes for when things do not work as accurately as they should.

It's a good tool. Anyway, this news was "offical" over the weekend...
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
When I saw this news post, I was like hell naws...but after having read it, I see what they are doing.
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#13
VIPER
They just bought back their own product they sold to Lavalys some time ago. Welcome back AIDA ;)
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#14
Bitgod
Funny enough, I just paid for AIDA64 this weekend. I just got my GTX 580 and went looking to see what was new with Everest and that's when I found out it was essentially dead.
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#15
remixedcat
AIDA???? Sounds like the name of and old woman LOLOL
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#16
Athlonite
AIDA32 is what Everest was called way back before Lavalys bought them out so now Finalwire owns it they moniker it AIDA64 problem with that is it's not even an true 64bit program but they insist that IF your running an 64bit capable CPU then the 32bit kernel of the program will call for 64bit versions of the benchmarks to be run REALLY .....:confused:
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#17
Athlonite
by: Tannhäuser
Software remains the same. You have a new name and a new splash screen. :)
not quite if you have both programs run the CPUID portion and see if there's a difference between the two

notice the BIOS version table in AIDA64 that isn't in the Everest 5.50 one

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#18
Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
by: Athlonite
AIDA32 is what Everest was called way back before Lavalys bought them out so now Finalwire owns it they moniker it AIDA64 problem with that is it's not even an true 64bit program but they insist that IF your running an 64bit capable CPU then the 32bit kernel of the program will call for 64bit versions of the benchmarks to be run REALLY .....:confused:
Under 64-bit operating systems AIDA64 will perform all bencmarks using native 64-bit code. It also runs the System Stability Test using native 64-bit code then.
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#20
ShogoXT
Btarunr you really had us scared there with that title!
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