2.10 Does ChemApp require a hardware key, like FactSage and ChemSheet do?
Starting with version 5.0.0, all distributions of ChemApp for Microsoft Windows platforms will require a hardware key (HASP dongle), just like FactSage and ChemSheet. In fact, ChemApp can make use of the same physical hardware key that's used for FactSage and/or ChemSheet, if you have one already.
Thus, when purchasing ChemApp, you have the following options
- If you do not have FactSage or ChemSheet, and thus do not have any hardware key, you are automatically supplied with a new hardware key (or more, if you ordered multi-developer licenses). Choose between parallel port and USB port hardware keys.
- If you already have FactSage or ChemSheet, and thus already have one or more hardware keys, you can choose between the following options:
- Have your existing hardware key remotely updated by us, so that it can also be used with ChemApp. The advantage is that ChemApp can be used with FactSage and/or ChemSheet on the same computer. The disadvantage is that you have to use them on same computer, since the one hardware key contains both (or more) licenses. This option is primarily used if the same person is working with all the programs (FactSage, ChemSheet, ChemApp, etc.) for which the hardware key contains licenses, on the same computer.
- Order a separate, new hardware key for use with ChemApp. Choose between parallel port and USB port hardware keys. The advantage is that ChemApp can be used on a different computer, independently of where FactSage or ChemSheet are used, since licenses are contained in different hardware keys. The disadvantage is that you cannot use both hardware keys on the same computer (the driver software would not be able to distinguish between the two hardware keys. Note that this issue does not apply to other hardware keys from different software suppliers, there should be no problem adding other programs' hardware keys to your computer). This option is primarily used if the different programs (e.g. FactSage and ChemApp) are used by different people on different computers.
If you're purchasing a multi-developer license of ChemApp, and already have existing FactSage and/or ChemSheet dongles, you can of course also select a mix of the previous two options, i.e. have some of your existing hardwre keys updated and order new hardware keys for the remaining licenses.