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 (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.
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 subscription.
You can at any point buy another License and get unlimited power again.
Using your old credentials will also add total Years/HorsePower 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 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.
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|
|Updates||Unlimited and Free for as long as your subscription is active||
Free Updates Forever
|Can i use the Software after my subscription expires||No|| Yes.
This is a Permanent License and it never expires.
|Do you offer Lifetime Subscription||Yes|| Yes.
Permanent License is Lifetime with no recurring payments.
|How much it costs to upgrade to a new major version
Eg. from version 1.xx to 2.xx
|All updates and major version upgrades are free for as long as your subscription is active||
Updates and Upgrades are free