Excel Software (http://www.excelsoftware.com) has released
QuickLicense Server 1.0 for Mac and Windows. The QuickLicense Server
allows a software vendor to generate a vendor-branded, floating
license system for their products.
A floating license system consists of a License Server, License
Monitor and Protected Applications. The License Monitor is used to
securely configure the Server IP address and Port, change the number
of purchased licenses or monitor server operation. The License Server
silently manages the number of allowed concurrent protected
applications in use at a customer site.
The Windows edition of QuickLicense Server generates a License Server
and License Monitor application that runs on any Windows computer
with XP or later and can manage either Mac or Windows applications
protected with QuickLicense. Likewise, the Mac edition of
QuickLicense Server generates a License Server and License Monitor
application that runs on any PPC or Intel based Mac OS X computer and
manages Mac or Windows protected applications.
QuickLicense Server also works with DocProtect to support floating
licenses of protected documents including PDF files, image
collections, video and audio files, Excel spreadsheets and compiled
HTML based applications.
A vendor can brand the License Server and License Monitor
applications with their own file names, icons, user presented Monitor
window and dialog text, custom error messages and security features.
Vendors can offer and price their products with various numbers of
floating licenses. Additional licenses can be securely added to the
License Server running at a customer site by typing a code into the
QuickLicense Server 1.0 is US$995 for a single user license on either
Mac or Windows. The package includes a printed and PDF user guide
with step-by-step tutorial. The company web site includes
demonstration videos, detailed product information and secure online