March 19, 2019
We have huge news! MAPCON CMMS is now available in a browser using HTML 5.
What does that mean? You no longer need Java on your computer to run MAPCON. Clients will be able to run it in browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer! To gain access to the browser version of MAPCON, you will need to upgrade to MAPCON 7, which will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates.
Once MAPCON 7 is released, we will contact Hosted clients (without customizations) by email to notify them when their system will be upgraded. Self-Hosted clients and clients with customizations will need to contact us to schedule the upgrade, as there may be a service fee to configure their server to run the browser version of MAPCON. Contact us by calling (800) 223-4791.
If you choose not to use the browser version – that’s okay! As long as you’re a MAPCON customer, you’ll always have access to both the browser and desktop versions.
If you decide to continue using the desktop version of MAPCON, please be advised that Oracle will begin charging for Java updates this April. Click here to read their official announcement. You can continue to run your current version of Java without cost, you just will not receive any updates or patches.
Mapcon Technologies, Inc. has built MAPCON JDK (Java Development Kit) which will allow users to receive Java updates and patches at no charge. To get access to MAPCON JDK, please contact us at 800-223-4791.
Once MAPCON JDK has been downloaded, you will also need to redownload your MAPCON system. To find the download link for your system, log into MAPCON, click Help, then About, then System. You can copy/paste the link directly into your browser.