For information about the licensing change, please refer to the FAQ page. If you need access to legacy versions of XPSWMM/XPSTORM, you will need a dongle for versions 2020 and earlier.
To switch from a dongle to a Thales License, check the available license bundles in the list below. If your existing dongle license is included, send in your request for a free upgrade. If your existing bundle is not included, please contact email@example.com for more information.
The following license types are available in XPSWMM and XPStorm:
Thales Software License
The Thales Software License allows you to use the license provided by Thales' Rights Management System (RMS) or Entitlement Management System (EMS) products. The capabilities of XPSWMM/XPStorm you have access to are dependent on the Thales Software License bundle you have purchased. The following list provides the available license bundles for XPSWMM and XPStorm:
|License Bundle||Max Nodes||Max 2D Cells||XPViewer||Real Time Control (RTC)|
Refer to the License Selection dialog for details.
XPSWMM/XPStorm Modules for GPU, Multiple Domain (Quadtree), and XPWSPG are available as separately licensed modules.
Thales Licenses are available in the XPSWMM/XPStorm 2021.1 release onward.
|Product Name||License Activation Key (EID)|
Thales licenses can be used for a local machine, or across a network/remote desktop.
With the XPS product line (XPSWMM/XPStorm/XPRAFTS), the hardware dongle standalone license is for computers within the customer’s site. Allowing users to take locks offsite brings the risk of a loss resulting in a financial cost for the replacement if a hardware dongle needs replacement. Standalone dongles are registered for use to a specific registered office location and do not support Remote Log In or Remote Desktop connections.
Floating Network Dongles
Network Dongle Location
To optimize network function for your floating license, we recommend that the Network dongle and Network Sentinel Driver installation occur on an always-on, always-available computer within the network. The Network Server’s IP address should be known and remain unchanging.
Optimum Network Configuration
The optimal setup for usability would be to install the client application on the user’s computer (remote client), which references the Network Dongle Computers IP address. A fully qualified domain name can be used depending on network IT infrastructure, if the need arises.
Remote Desktop / Virtual Machines
The use of Windows Remote Desktop to connect to remote client desktops or Virtual Machine instances is possible. Depending on bandwidth, there is potential for a lag between the client machine and the corresponding remote or virtual desktop. The XPS experience is not optimized for such situations.
Recent Use Cases
Recent benchmark testing validates that virtual data centers are capable of hosting and running both XPSWMM and XPStorm in a virtual network environment. Enterprise Anywhere, USB devices host the dongle enabling a virtual network server machine to serve the floating remote clients via Windows Remote Desktop.
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