Important Update: It’s Time to Upgrade to CAMEL+ - ACADS-BSG

April 20, 2022by ACADS-BSG

Last month ACADS-BSG were thrilled to invite you to gain Early Access to the next generation of Camel, CAMEL⁺. The uptake was extraordinary with over 300 new CAMEL⁺ accounts created.

The time has now come to retire the desktop Camel application and complete the transition to CAMEL⁺.

From July 1st 2022:
The desktop Camel application will be retired and only CAMEL⁺ will be available.
Support for the desktop Camel application will cease, meaning unlocking strings will also no longer be generated.

How this affects your organisation:
• Members: Following the expiration of both your active Camel Membership and last unlocking string, Camel will no longer run on your device.
• Non-members: Camel will no longer run on your device once the unlocking string has expired.

What you need to do to prepare:
We recommend that you ensure all project files (.DAT, .OUT etc.) are saved in a secure location on your system so that these files may be accessed via CAMEL⁺ in the future.

How to upgrade to CAMEL⁺:
To thank our Camel Members, a free Early Upgrade to CAMEL⁺ is being offered until your next Membership renewal date. Discounts will also be applied to your account for the length of your active1 CAMEL⁺ Subscription for traded-in licences.

If you don’t have an active Camel Membership, take advantage of our limited time Early Upgrade offer. Trade-up an old Camel licence to CAMEL⁺ at a discounted rate of $9992 for the first year.

CAMEL⁺ Benefits:
• Rely on the same trusted calculation engine as the original Camel, but take advantage of an enhanced User Interface that allows you to input data much more efficiently.
• Utilise backwards compatibility with Camel 5.11.1, allowing you to import your current projects.
• Access CAMEL⁺ from any PC through your web browser.
• Take advantage of future updates by simply logging in. Key planned updates include a new set of weather data and updates to suit the upcoming revision of AIRAH DA09.

Trade-in your CAMEL Licence


1 If a subscription is cancelled or not renewed within 7 days of the subscription expiry, Legacy Member discounts will be forfeited.
2 Offer valid only for those who currently own a desktop Camel licence. Maximum of one (1) discount applied per company account. Offer expires 30th June 2022 11:59pm AEST.



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– M. Cummings

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