TracePro

License Options

When purchasing TracePro, RayViz, or OSLO, there are several License Options available.  There are two decisions to make, and a third decision if multiple products are purchased:

  • Single-computer vs. Network
  • Hardware (USB) Key vs. Software Key
  • Multiple Product License vs Single Product Licenses (applicable if two or more products are purchased)

Single-computer vs. Network

Single-computer license

  • Allows one user to run multiple instances of TracePro/RayViz/OSLO on one PC
  • The license services and utilities are included in the installation of the TracePro/RayViz/OSLO.
  • The license cannot be accessed with a Remote Desktop connection (remote access via the LogMeIn software does allow access to the license)

Network license

  • Allows several users on a single Local Area Network (LAN), or with remote access to that network, to share licenses of TracePro/RayViz/OSLO.
  • One PC on the network acts as the License Server - TracePro/RayViz/OSLO can be, but does not need to be, installed on the License Server - the license services and utilities must be installed on the License Server if the application is not installed
  • TracePro/RayViz/OSLO must be installed on each user’s PC
  • The license can be accessed with a Remote Desktop connection

Hardware Key vs. Software Key

Hardware Key

  • License information is contained within the key
  • Physical USB key must be connected to the PC
  • Portable - can be transferred to another PC

Software Key

  • License is linked to unique hardware and software identifiers of the PC
  • No physical key to connect
  • Not portable - license will only work on the specific hardware/software configuration for which it was generated

Special considerations for Softkey licenses:

  • Moving the License - the process for moving a softkey license to a new PC is to first remove the existing license, then to obtain a new license
  • System Restore - If a System Restore is performed, this will deactivate the license
  • Virtual License servers - if a virtual license server is moved to a different physical server, this will deactivate the license

Multiple Product License vs. Single Product Licenses

Multiple Product License

  • Advantage is that there is only one license to maintain

Single Product Licenses

  • Advantage is that single-computer licenses can be run on different PC’s