The license type is determined by the purpose for which the license was provided (full – commercial, academic) and the way it is used – local license (for a standalone computer) or network license (for more computers in a network or on virtual machines).
Our local license is offered in two variants – with a hardlock or a software key.
Local license (flexible)
If you buy a local license with a hardlock, you can install the programs on an arbitrary number of computers, however the programs will only work on the computer to which the hardlock is connected.
Local license (node-locked)
If you buy a local license with a software key, the software can only be used on one computer. If you buy a new computer, the key can be transferred (only if you have the commercial version of software). The software key is sent by email.
Individual programs can be installed using one or more local keys according to individual user needs.
Our network licenses are only distributed with a hardlock. If you buy a network license, you may use the software on more computers in the network or on virtual machines. The maximum number of users that can work with the software at once is given by the number of purchased licenses. In order to run the application, the appropriate network hardlock has to be connected to a computer in the network.
Academic licenses of GEO5 software are provided for non-commercial purposes at very favourable price. Find further information about Academic Licenses.
Types of Keys
Our products are secured by hardware and software locks. More information about types of keys.