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License Types

Particle Flocker has 2 different types of license available.

Node-Locked licenses

Node-locked licenses can be used on a single nominated computer. The purchased license is “locked” to a specific computer’s hardware and will only work on that computer.

Node-locked licenses are idea for users who are only likely to be working on one computer and do not need to transfer data between different computers or share scenes with a large team.

If you are planning on purchasing a node-locked license or have recently done so, you will need to have access to your computer’s MAC address. Learn how to Find your MAC address here.

Floating licenses

Floating licenses can be shared between multiple people, think of them a bit like seats on a bus. Anyone is able to take a “seat”, regardless of which computer they are using. While they are using the license, the seat is taken and no one else can use it. Once they are finished using the license, the seat is made available and somebody else can take that seat instead. Each floating license will have 1 or more seats available.

Floating licenses are very useful if working in a team as it allows many people to share the same license. Also if you use many different computers; for example an office PC, a laptop and a home PC, then this is the ideal license type for you as you can use the same license on each of these computers.

Please be aware that floating licenses require access to the internet in order to be authorised. So for example, if you are working on a laptop and not connected to the internet, your floating license will not work.



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