License Management Options Reference

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Lock DLL to U.are.U

This method is based on certain characteristics of the U.are.U fingerprint scanner. First of all, DLL will generate an identification code, which is associated with your U.are.U scanner. After that you should send this identification code by email to Neurotechnology. Then you will receive a software registration key, which will allow DLL to run (DLL will run only with that scanner, to which DLL was locked). Software registration allows DLL to be shipped by email or downloaded. If you intend to use your software with U.are.U scanners, then this type of copy protection might be useful.

Please note that this type of protection is suitable only for U.are.U 2000 and U.are.U 4000 scanners (it will not work with U.are.U Pro or Deluxe scanners). This type of protection is suitable only for PC with MS Windows.

Locking VeriLook DLL to U.are.U scanner is recommended only for existing VeriFinger customers.

License generator and licenses for it

You will obtain a license generator (a special type of dongle) with a certain number of licenses in it. License generator allows integrator to lock Verifinger.DLL to certain U.are.U fingerprint scanner. If you are going to deliver software together with scanners, you can lock your software to the scanners in your office before shipping. Also, you can lock the software to the scanner remotely, by sending registration code. Each locking of separate DLL decreases licenses number in the license generator. If all licenses in license generator will be used, you can "refill" it. You should simply purchase additional licenses for license generator. Neurotechnology will generate a special update code for the license generator and send it to you. Then you can add your additional licenses into generator by inputting that code.

This type of protection is suitable only for PC with MS Windows.

LAN License Manager

This type of copy protection is suitable for integrators who want to use the software on the same network. LAN protection allows integrator to share library installation licenses across all computers on the same local area network.

The copy protection is based on a special dongle and software. The dongle is attached to USB port of one of PCs on the network and contains a certain number of licenses for the software in it. LAN License Manager software also runs on this PC.

The software will be shipped on a CD, which includes LAN License Manager, LAN License Manager Monitor and HASP drivers.

LAN License Manager detects running instances of software in the LAN. It limits the quantity of simultaneously running software instances to number of licenses for the software in the dongle.

LAN License Manager Monitor is an application, which allows to configure License manager and add new licenses for the software. To add more licenses to LAN License Manager you should purchase additional licenses for LAN license manager. Neurotechnology will send you a special update code. Then you should input that update code to LAN License Manager Monitor and increase the number of library installation licenses in the dongle.

HASP dongle

The dongle is manufactured by Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. This software protection key is attached to the USB port and allows to run an instance of copy protected software on this PC.

Lock DLL or library to PC

This method is based on certain characteristics of the PC's hardware. First of all, the software will generate an identification code, which is associated with your PC. After that you should send this identification code by email to Neurotechnology. Then you will receive a software registration key, which will allow the instance of copy protected software to run on your PC.

Locking software to PC has certain limitations on long time use of applications based on this software, that is the application will not run, because these actions would invalidate your license:

  • changing hard disk drive;
  • formatting hard disk drive;
  • reinstalling or upgrading OS;

Locking software to PC is mostly suitable for personal development or small software development projects.