Release strategy

Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS is used by laboratories in a wide range of different industries around the world. Many of our customers are challenged to improve efficiency and productivity whilst meeting the ever-increasing demands for regulatory compliance, data integrity and flawless operation.

To better meet the wide range of requirements from our customers, Thermo Fisher Scientific employs a release strategy for Chromeleon 7.2 SR5 and beyond that provides customers with the choice to deploy the version of Chromeleon CDS that best meets their needs.

  • Regular releases for major and minor feature increments continuously introduce new innovations and enable customers to stay up-to-date with the newest technologies and latest advancements.
  • Long-term support (LTS) releases enable customers to maintain utmost stability and robustness over an extended period of time with minimized validation efforts.

Support status tables1

Chromeleon 7 CDS

Major Minor LTS Date Tested Windows® OS releases
7.2 7.2.6 No August 2017 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 MUb YES July 2017 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
MUa May 2017 Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 SR5 March 2017 Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Chromeleon 7 CDS – releases until Chromeleon 7.2 SR5 MUb

Major release Recent release Date OS
7.2 SR5 MUb July 2017 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
SR4 MUb2 June 2016 Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition
SR3 MUa2 October 2015 Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows Vista SP2 and above (32 bit)
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition
SR2 MUc2 April 2016
SR1 MUb2 June 2016 Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition SP1
Ultimate Edition SP1
7.2 MUd2 July 2016 Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition
7.1 SR3 March 2014 Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition
7.0 SR1 May 2010 Windows Vista SP1 and above
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition

Thermo Scientific Dionex Chromeleon 6 Chromatography Data System

Release3 Recent release Date OS
6.80 DU15b April 2016 Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit)
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows 2008 Server R2

Windows 2008 Server SP1

Windows 2003 Server SP2
DU15a May 2015
SR15 October 2014

1 For more details about supported operating systems, such as exceptions for specific instruments or instrument combinations, please refer to the release notes, list of supported instruments, and installation guides for the specific release version, along with the relevant enterprise documentation.

2 The most recent maintenance updates for older versions are supported on a best effort basis

3 Older versions of Chromeleon 6 are no longer supported

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