The type of license is determined by the method of use (local, network), financing options (perpetual, lease) and the purpose for which the license is granted (commercial, academic, demo).
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. Individual programs can be installed using one or more local keys according to individual user needs.
Local License (node-locked)
If you buy a local license with a software key, the software can be installed and used on one computer only. 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 within working hours. 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.
Corporate Network License
The Corporate License allows that more legal entities use the Software within the corporation (e.g. parent company purchases licenses for its subsidiaries). For further information contact us.
By purchasing a perpetual license, you get software that you can use for an unlimited period of time (in the Edition purchased). New Editions are available free of charge to Fine Maintenance subscribers or can be obtained by purchasing a Single Upgrade.
Package or individual program license can be rented for one year. The lease includes the Maintenance subscription for as long as the lease remains active. The lease can be renewed or converted to a permanent license at any time. More about Lease.
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.