Here is a list of license types we offer with HSMAdvisor

As of now there are 3 license types:

  • Trial License
  • Floating License (Active)
  • Floating License (Expired)
  • Permanent License

Below you can read each License Type's description and find out which one suites you best..

Trial Period License

Trial Period 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.

Trial Period lasts 30 days, which we believe is enough to fully accustom to our software and achieve a high level of efficiency.

Sometimes we release updates that reset all trial counters back to zero, thus giving potential customers
ability to re-evaluate the software and keep in touch with the latest developments


  • License - A package that customer paid for. 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 seat is identified by a unique Computer ID

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 Internet connection every time a seat is to be renewed.
The amount of time a seat can remain on one computer is called "Floating License Parking Period"
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 at the same time) 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 by 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.

Permanent License

This License Type does not require Internet connection at all.
It is ideal for cases when 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, a permanent seat was purchased for.

Users can purchase additional seats on as-needed basis.

In cases of computer upgrades a 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 30 day Trial Period to register your software, transfer the license or purchase another seat.

Comparison Table

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 Internet connection Yes No
How often does HSMAdvisor connects 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

Support Free Free


See Also

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