License Types: Which one is best for you?September 20, 2014, 6:00 pm
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As of now, there are 3 license types:
- Trial License
- Floating License
- Permanent License
Below you can read each License Type's description and find out which one suits you best.
Trial Period License
The Trial Period is used for evaluation and educational purposes.
It is, however, encouraged to use HSMAdvisor in business and/or production settings.
Trial License is free and requires no registration.
The trial period lasts 30 days, which we believe is enough to accustom to our software fully.
Sometimes we release updates that reset all trial counters back to zero, thus giving potential customers
the ability to re-evaluate the software and keep in touch with the latest developments
- License - A package that the customer paid for. The license can include one or more seats.
License is identified by Customer's First and Last Name and an Email;
- Seat - A single computer where HSMAdvisor is installed and authorized to run on.
A unique Computer ID identifies a seat.
Floating License (Unlimited)
Floating License offers customers mobility
Each purchased seat of the software can be used non-concurrently (a seat can run only on ONE computer at the time) on multiple computers.
This License Type is perpetual and is sold for a one-time payment. It includes free updates and support forever.
This License Type requires an Internet connection every time a seat is to be renewed.
The amount of time a seat can remain on one computer is called the "Floating License Parking Period."
The duration of each License Parking Period is controlled by the user himself and can vary from 10 minutes to 30 days.
Users can easily increase the number of concurrent seats (number of seats that can run on multiple computers simultaneously) by purchasing additional ones using existing Account Details.
Floating License (1 or 3 Horse Power)
This License Type behaves exactly like the Unlimited Floating License. It also never expires and carries lifetime support and updates.
With the exception that the calculations are limited to 1 or 3 Horse Power.
This License type was created for owners of light hobby CNC machines and routers.
The limit only kicks in after 1 or 3 years from the day of purchase.
You can, at any point, buy another License and get unlimited power again.
Using your old credentials will also add total Horse Power to your license.
You can also ask us to upgrade to any Unlimited License type by paying the difference.
This License type does not require an Internet connection at all.
It is ideal for cases when a computer is not connected to the Internet.
This License Type is sold once per seat or number of seats. It includes free lifetime updates and support.
After purchase, each computer has to be registered using its Computer ID key. An individual Serial Number will be issued for each computer that the permanent seat was purchased for.
Users can purchase additional seats on an as-needed basis.
Permanent Seat can be transferred to another computer for free - No questions asked.
Please install HSMAdvisor on the new Computer and email us your original purchase confirmation with your new Computer ID.
When installing HSMAdvisor on a new computer, you will be given a 30 day Trial Period to register your software, transfer the license, or purchase another seat.
Here is the table showing the differences between Floating and Permanent License Types
|HSMAdvisor License Type vs. Available Feature||Floating License||Permanent License|
|How many Computers can use the same seat||Unlimited||1|
|Can I switch between different computers throughout the day using the same Seat||Yes||No|
|How many Computers can use the same seat at the same time||1||1|
|Do you offer Multiple Seat Packages||Yes||Yes|
|Does this License Type require an Internet connection||Yes||No|
|How often does HSMAdvisor connect to the Internet||From once every 10 minutes to once every 30 days.||Never|
|How soon can the same seat be used on another Computer||10 minutes||Only after Seat Transfer is approved via email|
|Is it a one-time purchase or subscription?||It is a one-time purchase. All our licenses are lifetime with no recurring payments.||It is a one-time purchase. All our licenses are lifetime with no recurring payments.|
|Do I get all updates and upgrades?||Updates and Upgrades are Free forever||
Updates and Upgrades are Free forever