Welcome to our Software Version End-of-Life (EOL) Information Page. Understanding the security implications of software lifecycle is crucial, and we aim to make this information as accessible as possible.

This page details the EOL dates for all our software versions. While the content is technical, the primary takeaway is simple: updating to the latest version of our software ensures continued functionality and enhanced security. There is no need to worry about your systems ceasing to function; an update is all that is required.

Please note that the following sections are technically detailed and intended for those who wish to understand the specific aspects of our software’s lifecycle. If you find the information overwhelming or if you have any questions about upgrading your system, we encourage you to contact your dealer for assistance.

Our commitment is to provide you with comprehensive support and clear information to help maintain and enhance your system’s performance and security.

The table below shows all Velos releases from Velos 2014.1 and later and specifies when support for these versions will end. All Velos releases prior to Velos 2014.1 are end-of-life already. Future Velos software releases will also be added to this schedule.

Velos release Velos build [1] Release
date
End security and
bug fix updates [2]
End security
online services [3]
End support [4]
2014.1 LTS [5] 3.23.x.x 2014 Aug 2017 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2014.2 4.1.x.x 2014 Aug 2017 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2015.1 4.2.x.x 2015 Aug 2017 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2015.2 5.0.x.x 2015 Aug 2017 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2016.1 LTS [6] 5.10.x.x/5.11.x.x 2016 May 2018 Jul 2024 Dec 2030
2016.2 5.29.x.x 2016 Aug 2017 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2017.1 5.48.x.x 2017 Aug 2019 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2018.1 5.49.x.x 2018 Aug 2019 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2018.2 5.60.x.x 2018 Aug 2019 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2018.3 5.66.x.x 2018 Aug 2019 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2018.4 5.83.x.x 2018 Aug 2019 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2019.1 5.97.x.x 2019 Aug 2020 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2020.1 5.101.x.x 2020 Aug 2021 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2020.2 5.107.x.x 2020 Aug 2021 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2021.1 5.118.x.x 2021 Aug 2022 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2021.2 5.125.x.x 2021 Aug 2022 Jul 2024 Dec 2024
2022.1 [7] 5.130.x.x 2022 Aug 2023 Dec 2024 Dec 2024
2022.2 5.140.x.x 2022 Aug 2023 Dec 2024 Dec 2024
2023.1 5.143.x.x Feb 2023 May 2023 Dec 2024 Dec 2024
2023.2 5.160.x.x May 2023 Aug 2023 Dec 2024 Dec 2025
2023.3 5.168.x.x Aug 2023 Nov 2023 Dec 2024 Dec 2025
2023.4 5.179.x.x Nov 2023 Feb 2024 Dec 2024 Dec 2025
2024.1 LTS [8] 5.191.x.x Feb 2024 Dec 2028 Dec 2030 Dec 2030

 

For updating, please contact your dealer. Depending on the current version installed on a Velos system, multiple updates may be required to upgrade to the latest version. To save time in the update process please update the Velos system to the latest version first before updating the firmware of the V-Packs.

Please be aware that even after updating to the latest version, the yellow banner in the Velos user interface prompting you to update might still be visible for a short period. This banner will disappear once our central server receives the updated version information, which is transmitted at 30-minute intervals.

 

1. Velos build

The internal Velos build number that corresponds with the Velos release.

2. End security and bug fix updates

After this date this version will get no updates anymore to solve bugs.

3. End online services

If a version does not receive security updates anymore, security vulnerabilities may arise. Therefore, the online services will end for these installations. Impact for these installations:

  • The vpu-online connection will no longer function, only login to Velos from local area network is possible.
  • No more automatic online backups. Manual backup via the Velos user interface is still possible.
  • Connection with a farm management system via Nedap-BI is no longer supported.
  • E-mail notifications will no longer function.

The online services end date is a planned date. Nedap Livestock Management reserves the right to stop the online services prior to this date in case of urgent safety issues.

4. End support

After this date this version is no longer supported by Nedap Livestock Management. Support for older versions will often mean upgrading an installation to the latest version. After this date the possibility of upgrading is no longer guaranteed.

5. Velos 2014.1 LTS

Velos 2014.1 LTS is the last release for these Velos installations:

  • Installations running Sheep applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-3XXX.
  • Installations running Horse applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-4XXX.
  • Installations running Goat applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-5XXX.

These Velos installations cannot update to later releases.

Velos 2014.1 LTS is the last release for Velos installations that run on an older type of VP8001. These are the VP8001 units where the model is indicated on the type-sticker as “VP8001 V-PU”. Updating these installations is only possible after a hardware upgrade. The old VP8001 units must be upgraded to a VP8002.

6. Velos 2016.1 LTS

Velos 2016.1 LTS is the last release for these Velos installations:

  • Installations running PorkSense Sorting I applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-6XXX and Sorting I behaviour components configured.
  • Installations running PorkSense Sorting II applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-6XXX and Sorting II behaviour components configured.

These Velos installations cannot update to later releases.

7. Velos 2022.1

Velos 2022.1 is, at this moment, the last release for installations with a license code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-1767, so ending with 1767. We will maintain this version for these licenses only.

8. Velos 2024.1 LTS

Velos 2024.1 LTS is the last release for these Velos installations:

  • Installations running SowSense applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-2XXX.
  • Installations running ProSense applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-6XXX.
  • Installations running PorkSense applications. License code like XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-7XXX.

These Velos installations cannot upgrade to later releases.

Velos 2024.1 LTS also is the last release for a number of components. The components involved are:

  • VP8001 VPU
  • VP3104 Milking parlour interface
  • VP1101 Antenna reader module
  • VP1910 Antenna reader, I/O module
  • VP5002 V-Scan
  • VP5004 ID-Note
  • VP6201 V-Cam

Velos installations using one or more of these components cannot update to later releases.