Licencing and Networking
software products can be licenced for use in various ways - each
suited to your preferred method of working.
The software is
security protected either by:
hardware lock which allows you to use it on a single PC. This
is known as a Standalone Licence.
A network licence
utility which allows you to run the software on any machine on
a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN). This is
known as a Network Licence.
Running LUSAS on any PC either
standalone or on a network requires the installation of the
LUSAS software on the local PC and the presence of a valid
software licence key.
- For a standalone licence the
licence is held on the local PC and contains
LUSAS product keycodes for the security hardware lock of the
- For network licences the
licence is held on the chosen licence server and contains LUSAS
product keycodes for all available products that can be run
over the network.
Standalone licences are
security hardware lock protected. The security hardware lock is
connected to your PCs USB port and is checked each time the software is run.
This is termed a USB key.
(LAN and WAN) Licence
- You can only run LUSAS on the
machine with a security hardware lock
- You can run LUSAS on another
computer in the office or at home by transferring the
hardware lock to the other computer.
- You can add extra licences for
other products such as Autoloader, or upgrade to other LUSAS
product versions and options as required by simply getting a
new licence code file (i.e a new USB key).
A network licence requires
Sentinel licence control software (supplied as standard) to be
installed on the PC that will act as a licence server. The
licence server does not need to be the main file server and it
may also be a ‘client’ PC if required. LAN and WAN network
licences allow any ‘client’ PC on a network to run LUSAS
providing the number of licences in use at any one time does not
exceed the number defined by the software licence.
- Any PC computer on
your network that has LUSAS installed on it may request use
of the software from the licence server until the number of
copies of the software permitted by your company’s LUSAS
licence has been reached.
- Depending upon your licence,
your licence server may allow different LUSAS software
products to be run.
- A configuration utility allows
you to select which LUSAS software product you wish to use.
- You can have a dedicated PC
for handling all analysis jobs and solve overnight if
desired by using standard queueing options.
- A single user network
licence allows running LUSAS Modeller and LUSAS Solver on
different PCs - this is not possible with a single
standalone hardware locked licence.
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