news from Charles Birch


Futura and Futura Pro server certificate change

Dear Colleagues,
We inform you that the server certificate for the Futura and Futura Pro machines will change on the 16th of October 2018.
Note that after this date:
- all Futura machines (that have not been updated to at least firmware versions 3.5.0.)
- all Futura Pro machines (that have not been updated to at least firmware version 3.7.0.)
can no longer be updated via WEB LAN cable connection.
But can only be updated:
- via Wi-Fi Web connection
- via SRS (Silca Remote Service program) USB pen method.
We kindly suggest to update Futura and Futura Pro machines before this date.
See Futura & Futura Pro Software Operating Guide
The Futura machines latest update is version 3.9.0
The Futura Pro machines latest update is version 3.11.0


Starting from the end of August, Silca will send a series of e-mails to all Futura and Futura Pro machine owners that have not yet updated their machines to inform and suggest to update their machines before the change of the server certificate on the 16th of October 2018.

MODA 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Summer MODA Exhibition 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham.

MODA was a great success, and we were proud to introduce the new NANEX protection spray with a live demonstration, first spraying a pair of suede cream trainers with NANEX 24 hours before the show, and then covering the shoes with sticky Sherry over and over again, each time with the Sherry running straight off of the shoes, leaving no stains or damage.

We were pleased to show Easy Lace, Loop King Laces and our large Bama range, which received a large amount of interest.

We also had Vibram Furoshiki Summer and Winter, as well as Vibram FiveFingers on display and available to try on. Our team was very glad to see visitors trying on FiveFingers and running up and down the aisle, converted to the barefoot life.

We are looking forward to the next MODA exhibition in February 2019, but before then we have plenty of shows, including the PowerWave Games, the National Running show and the Spring Fair.

Dates for your Diary