If you want to license the API version of AscToRTF, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details and ask for a quote.
When you contact us please give details of the expected use and scope of your intended use of the API we'd be happy to quote you a price. We need to know
The API can be licensed in a number of ways, according to the intended use. We usually prefer to quote prices on a single payment, royalty-free basis, but with the price set according to the size of the expected deployment.
The price consists of a developer license fee, and a deployment fee. The deployment fee is calculated on a sliding scale, such that larger deployments are proportionally cheaper. The deployment fee is priced according to the number of end users anticipated or - if it is to be included in a server product - the number of servers it is to be installed on.
The developer fee also entitles you to a small deployment, so that for most small deployment only the developer fee is required.
If you can give us more details of your anticipated deployment of the software we'll be happy to give you a more precise quote. Once we have agreed a price we can send you payment instructions.
Developers who purchase the API get a complimentary copy of the windows product, primarily to allow them to easily prototype any "Policy files" for the conversions they want to attempt. The functionality of the Windows version and the API may differ slightly.
Developers will also be offered free of charge any updates that occur for up to one year from the date of purchase. During this time email support will be offered to a few named contacts.
After one year developers may choose to continue to receive upgrades and support by paying an annual fee in advance, usually set at around 20% of the initial license fee.
Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer support to your end users.
The API software itself is written in C++, but the API itself is declared as a set of "C" routines, and a C header file is supplied to define the API. The API is supplied as both a link library and a DLL. The code can be called from C/C++ software or (in DLL form only) Visual Basic. The above link contains evaluation downloads that demonstrate both in sample programs.
Some customers have also successfully called the API from within Java using JNI, but we don't currently have any demonstration programs for that.
Documentation for the API is included in the evaluation download and can be found here