Do we want a Standalone or Network License?
The information below is intended to help companies and their IT Departments
select the version of Ground Loop Design that will best serve the need of the
- The standalone license is intended for any machine that has the USB Key
(HASP) plugged into it. The license follows the USB Key.
- The USB Key (HASP) represents the entire value of the license. If
lost, an entire new license must be re-purchased.
- There can only be one user running the software at any time.
- The Groundloop Design software runs on the local workstation.
- The license manager software runs on the local workstation.
- The standalone software may be installed on an unlimited number of
workstations. The USB Key (HASP) may be moved from workstation to
- Moving the key from workstation to workstation allows more than one
user. Keeping track of the USB Key is more difficult than with a
- If the GLD software is operated without a USB Key (HASP) plugged into
the workstation, the program will run in a "TRIAL" or "DEMO" mode.
Designs cannot be done in this mode,
- The standalone license does not allow remote desktop operation from
- The standalone version of GLD will NOT work with a Network License key.
- The standalone version of GLD will NOT work if there is a Network key
present anywhere on the same network.
- The Network license is intended for environments where there can be one
or multiple concurrent users.
- The Network license is broadcast throughout the network environment,
rather than just to the workstation which has the USB Key plugged into it.
- The USB Key for the Network License version of GLD is generally
installed into a server or workstation that is always running and is
physically secured. It is generally never moved.
- The machine that hosts the physical USB Key is the "server" for
broadcasting the license information.
- The license information may be broadcast over a WAN or VPN to a properly
configured remote location.
- The Ground Loop Design software runs on the local workstation, not on a
- The license manager software runs on a the machine that is hosting the
- The number of concurrent users is limited by the number of licenses
assigned to the Network License USB Key (HASP)
- A Network License allows virtualized operation and allows operation via
Microsoft Remote Desktop.
- A Network License key may be purchased to host up to 99 concurrent
users. Larger capacities are available by special request. A
large number of users is typical in an academic setting.
- A Network License may be authorized for as few as (1) users if safe
keeping of the key and flexible use on different machines on the network is
The licensing system used by Ground Loop Design is from
The driver software on workstations and servers is provided by Gemalto/SafeNet Inc. and
is delivered via Microsoft update services. Companies with multiple
products that utilize the Gemalto/SafeNet HASP Keys are responsible to work with
Gemalto/SafeNet if specialized licensing services are needed. Generally there is no
issue with running multiple Gemalto/SafeNet HASP keys on the same server.
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