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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 license vs. Floating network license
  • USB license vs. Soft license
  • Multiple Product license vs Single Product licenses (applicable if two or more products are purchased)
  • Protecting your purchase

Single-computer license vs. Floating network license

Single-computer license
  • Allows one user to run multiple instances of TracePro/RayViz/OSLO on one computer
  • The license services and utilities are included in the installation of the TracePro/RayViz/OSLO.
Floating 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 computer on the network acts as the License Server – TracePro/RayViz/OSLO can be, but do 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 computer
  • Network License Server – Operating System Options

USB license vs. Soft license

USB License
  • License information is contained within the USB dongle
  • Physical USB dongle must be connected to the computer
  • Portable – can be transferred to another computer
Soft license
  • License is linked to unique hardware and software identifiers of the computer
  • No physical dongle to connect
  • Not portable – license will only work on the specific hardware/software configuration for which it was generated
Special considerations for Soft licenses:

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 computers