Placitas, New Mexico – (The Hosting News) – June 18, 2008 – Hosting server solution firm, Excel Software’s WebActivation was developed as a flexible set of Windows executable and ASP files, placed on a company web site to activate software licenses configured by QuickLicense.
Software vendors issue serial numbers that control how many computers can run a software license. Users can easily and securely move a license between computers. A software vendor can use QuickLicense to configure how a license works by selecting options from a dialog. License options include time or execution limited trial editions, computer specific activation, paired user name and activation code, periodic software subscriptions or secure license block and unblock features. The Windows or Mac OS X runtime file is distributed royalty-free with the vendor’s software.
A licensed computer does not require an Internet connection. Activation codes can be acquired with any online computer, by phone or by email. The new license block and unblock feature in QuickLicense makes it easy for a vendor to issue refunds and ensure an unauthorized license cannot be used.
The flexible design of WebActivation makes it easy to customize user visible web forms and integrate the license management process into an existing order management or customer database application. Within hours, a webmaster can configure WebActivation to manage any number of products or serial numbers.
WebActivation 1.0 is $2500 for one web server. It normally requires a dedicated web hosting account that allows ASP files to run executables that read, write and delete files stored on the vendor’s web site. The WebActivation system includes an application to edit data files that store serial numbers and license data. It includes a printed and PDF User Guide with ready-to-use web forms, design diagrams plus free technical phone and email support.
QuickLicense 2.2 is $495 for a Single User License on Windows (98 through Vista) or Mac OS X (PPC and Intel) or $795 for both platforms. The package includes an integrated help system, examples, tutorial, PDF and printed manual. Each license purchase includes royalty-free distribution of the QuickLicense runtime file for any number of products or licenses on that computer platform. The QuickLicense movie may be downloaded from the company web site for a demonstration of how the license configuration and activation process works.
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