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How to switch from SPIP™ to MountainsSPIP®

September 21, 2020

MountainsSPIP® 8 is the next generation of SPM image analysis software, based on the industry-standard Mountains® platform and including all the best SPIP™ interactivity and analytical tools. It replaces both MountainsMap® SPM and SPIP™. Its multitude of tools help you get meaningful results out of your AFM & SPM image analysis, including:

  • interactive particle analysis for detecting and quantifying features of any shape and size on any surface
  • force spectroscopy for viewing, processing and analyzing force curves and force volume images
  • correlative analysis for combining SPM images with data from other instruments
  • multi-channel file management & processing
  • and much more.

How to update your SPIP™ license to a MountainsSPIP® license

If you are a SPIP™ customer with a maintenance contract, you can benefit from a free MountainsSPIP® 8 license valid until the end of 2020. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so that we can activate it for you. You can continue using your SPIP™ license as well, however, SPIP™ will only be maintained until December 31, 2020.

If you currently already benefit from a MountainsSPIP® 8 free license, valid until December 31, 2020, don’t forget to activate it so you can try out all of MountainsSPIP®8 powerful features. Having trouble activating? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Want to try MountainsSPIP® 8 for free?

If you don’t have a SPIP™ license with a maintenance contract, you can still try out MountainsSPIP® 8 for free.

  Visit this page to get your 30-day Free Trial.

What happens after December 31, 2020?

After this date, the following options are available to you:

  • Trade in your license for free (before Dec 31, 2020): Keep your MountainsSPIP® license and simply return your SPIP™ dongle to us for cancellation.
  • Keep both licenses: Keep your old SPIP™ 6 license AND purchase a new MountainsSPIP® license with a special discount (offer valid until Dec 31, 2020).
  • Don’t upgrade: Keep your SPIP™ 6 license. Please note that your free MountainsSPIP® 8 license will expire on December 31, 2020 and SPIP™ software maintenance (updates, bug fixes, etc.) and technical support will cease after this date.

How to get help with switching to MountainsSPIP® 8?

As a SPIP™ user, we understand change can be difficult. That’s why our team has put together a resources gallery to make the transition to MountainsSPIP® easier for you:

MountainsSPIP-webinars Watch our free webinars designed to help you get up and running quickly with MountainsSPIP®


Check out our short but detailed video tutorials dedicated to MountainsSPIP®


Read more about specific features of MountainsSPIP® in our in-depth articles


See what previous SPIP™ customers are saying about MountainsSPIP®

“I have really enjoyed working with MountainSPIP® and taking advantage of its powerful features.  While it does take some time to learn, this software package builds on the success of SPIP™ Image Metrology to deliver everything we are used to and more. Some of my favorite new capabilities including the ability to save a workflow, improved image visualization and versatile and easy-to-use particle sizing. Well worth the time investment to master this powerful and useful software!” Dalia Yablon, founder of SurfaceChar LLC

“I’ve started transitioning to MountainsSPIP® thanks to your highly instructive webinars[…] once you start to get to know the software, it’s very pleasant to use.” Patrick Grysan, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)


Let’s make your experience with MountainsSPIP® 8 a success! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!

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