TerraExplorer is protected by a licensing mechanism that controls its operation, license term, and available capabilities. A license file issued by Skyline determines the licensing mechanism used. The following licensing mechanisms are available:
- Local Hardware Protection (USB Key) - Physical hardware key delivered with TerraExplorer Pro that plugs into the USB port of the computer.
- Local Hardware Protection (HASP Key) - In some cases, Gemalto’s HASP key solution is used instead of a USB key. The HASP key is a physical hardware key delivered with TerraExplorer Pro that plugs into the USB port of the computer .
- Workstation Dependent Software License - This license does not require any hardware protection but is limited to a specific computer. Before working with the workstation dependent software license, you must first register to get a license locked to your computer. It cannot be transferred without repeating the registration process.
- Skyline Floating License Server - The license information can also be obtained using a floating license server which enables a number of licenses to be shared among a larger number of users. When an authorized user wants to run TerraExplorer, the user requests a license from the license server, and if one is available, the license server allows TerraExplorer to run. When finished running TerraExplorer, the user returns it to the license server for use by other users.
- HASP Floating License - In some cases, Gemalto’s NetHASP solution is used instead of Skyline's Floating License Server. The NetHASP key is a physical hardware key delivered with TerraExplorer Pro that plugs into the USB port of the server computer along with installation of the NetHASP License Manager software. It allows a predetermined number of concurrent users on the same network to use TerraExplorer, according to the license level defined by Skyline, without an individual hardware key on each of their computers.
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