License Mechanism

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 for TerraExplorer:

§  Local Hardware Protection (USB Key)

§  Local Hardware Protection (HASP Key)

§  Workstation Dependent Software License

§  Skyline Floating License Server

§  HASP Floating License

Local Hardware Protection (USB Key)

A USB key is a physical hardware key delivered with the TerraExplorer Pro software package that plugs into the USB port of the computer – to allow the operation of the product. Verify that the USB key is plugged into the USB port before starting TerraExplorer Pro.

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 the TerraExplorer Pro software package that plugs into the USB port of the computer – to allow the operation of the product. Verify that the HASP key is plugged into the USB port before starting TerraExplorer Pro. To use a HASP key, the necessary driver must be downloaded and installed on your computer. SeeManual Installation of the HASP Driver” in this chapter for information.

Workstation Dependent Software License

Another type of license is the 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’s 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 the user finishes running TerraExplorer, the license is returned to the license server for use by other users. SeeConfiguring TerraExplorer to Use the Skyline Floating License Server (SFLS)” in this chapter for information.

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 the TerraExplorer Pro software package 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.

License Manager

The TerraSuite License Manager allows the user to view and update the current license level.

To activate the License Manager:

§  From the TerraExplorer menu filemenu.gif, point to Resources, and then click License Manager or

§  Click Start>All Programs>Skyline TerraExplorer Pro and then click License Manager.