This has been very confusing for users and resellers to make sense of. I believe we now have a good handle on things.
As of Friday Nov. 5, X-Rite has confirmed the below information is correct and reflects their new policies.
There are really only 3 options to consider for people upgrading:
i1 Publish New Full (Software Only) $999 This version will be necessary for PMv4.x, MPv3.x, and Stand Alone iSis users
i1Profiler UPGRADE 'B' for i1Basic Pro, i1Basic, i1Design LT, i1Photo LT, i1Pro OEM $899
i1Profiler UPGRADE 'A' for ANY full version of ProfileMaker v5, All Monaco Profiler 4.x versions, i1Photo Pro, i1Photo, i1Photo SG, i1Proof, i1XT, i1XTreme $499
X-Rite is not taking away or overwriting any existing i1Proi1Match, PM5 or MP dongles. Users get to continue using their legacy solutions if desired. However, X-Rite will probably verify that the original dongle is legitimate, and eligible for upgrade.
Dongle Upgrades, Notes:
X-Rite will upgrade an i1Pro or ProfileMaker dongle through the i1Profiler software interface. Users will purchase either Upgrade A or Upgrade B as applicable, and when they receive the upgrade, the box will include an activation code . X-Rite will not use the existing upgrade paths in i1Diagnostics or License Tool.
MonacoPROFILER users will have to call an X-Rite Service Center, where X-Rite will verify that their existing dongle is valid. They will then receive their new i1Publish dongle by mail within 5 business days.
Hope that helps.
Link to the product page at CHROMiX FWIW:
We will post any new or relevant information here as soon as it is confirmed or is official from X-Rite.
Again, As of Friday Nov. 5, X-Rite has confirmed the above information is correct and reflects their new policies.