Evimetry uses three methods of licence management:
- SmartCard Dongle: Flexible, remotely updatable licencing. Limitations around Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) usage.
- Rockey Dongle: Interoperates well with RDP, but not remotely updatable.
- Soft Licence: Dongle-free licences bound to a specific computer. Requires ongoing internet connectivity for validation.
If you use a Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) connection to access a remote computer running the Evimetry Controller, on connecting the standard Evimetry Smartcard License Dongle will be disconnected from the Controller's Window session. This is due to the design of the Windows Smart Card remote login functionality.
Activating a smartcard license dongle
This is the most common Evimetry dongle, due to its flexibility around remote provisioning. We typically ship these dongles without a valid license pre-provisioned, so a license must be downloaded to the dongle before use the first time.
1. Start the Evimetry Controller application and insert the Evimetry USB Dongle.
2. Ensure that the computer has unrestricted access to the internet.
3. Access the License Information dialog via "Help | License Information".
4. Update the license via the "Update" button.
Activating a rockey license dongle
This type of dongle is shipped pre-activated, so you need do nothing to use it.