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SourcePoint Licensing

ASSET InterTech uses FLEXlm to license its products.  Both hardware (emulators) and software (SourcePoint) are licensed.  There are two licensing models, Perpetual and Subscription.  The decision of which model to use is made at purchase time.

Perpetual Model

In this mode, you own the hardware and the right to use the software on the purchased version.  For the exact definition of what is covered, please refer to the License Agreement.  The purchase price includes free SourcePoint updates for a period of one year.  To receive additional updates (for bug fixes) and phone/email support, a Star1 service contract must be purchased.

Each emulator comes with a FLEXlm license file.  The license file includes the emulator serial number, which high-level features are enabled, and Star1 information.  Demo licenses also include an expiration date.  SourcePoint can be installed on as many computers as desired, but can only connect to an emulator when it finds a valid license file (one with the correct emulator serial number).

The licenses in these files are "uncounted" (as opposed to a pool of "counted" licenses maintained by a FLEXlm license file server).  The Perpetual model does not require a FLEXlm license file server.  License files can be stored locally on the machine running SourcePoint, or can be located centrally on a server (not to be confused with a license file server).

Subscription Model

When you purchase a SourcePoint subscription, you have the right to use the software until the subscription expires.  Unlike the Perpetual model, SourcePoint will no longer run once a subscription expires.  

There are two ways that a subscription can be licensed.  The typical method is with a FlexNet (FLEXlm) license file server.  The alternate approach is to lock the use of SourcePoint to a particular emulator serial number.

License File Server:

The Subscription model uses two types of license files, one for emulators and one for SourcePoint.  The emulator license files are similar to ones used in the Perpetual model.  The SourcePoint license file contains the counted (floating) licenses for the SourcePoint software.  For example, if you buy 10 emulators and 5 SourcePoint licenses, you will receive 10 emulator license files, and a single license file for SourcePoint.  The SourcePoint license file will contain the count of 5, which is the maximum number of SourcePoint instances that the license file server will allow to run concurrently.  The SourcePoint license file is used by a FLEXlm license file server to manage usage.

Serial Number Locked License:

Only the emulator license file is used in this case.  It contains the serial number of the emulator that SourcePoint is locked to.  Additional feature information (that would normally have been obtained from the license file server) is included in this file

In the Perpetual model, emulator license files can optionally enable high-level features.  In the Subscription model, most of these features are included in the subscription price.  The only items licensed separately in the Subscription model are:

1. ARM and Intel support are licensed separately.

2. ARM flat OS support (e.g., ThreadX) is licensed separately.   

Mobile Licensing

There are times when a license file server may not be available.  An example of this is carrying a laptop to a customer site where VPN access is not available.

FLEXlm allows the user to "borrow" a floating license from the pool of licenses.  This creates a temporary node-locked license that expires after a certain amount of time.  When a license is borrowed, the count of licenses available is decremented by one.  When the license expires, the count is incremented.  

Installing the SourcePoint Vendor Daemon

Please refer to the email you received when the SourcePoint subscription license file was generated.  It includes directions for downloading and installing the vendor daemon.

Current License File Information

Select Help | License File to open the FLEXlm License File Information dialog.  Refer to License File dialog for more information.