Licensing of the BACnet-2-OPC software
The BACnet-2-OPC software is licensed with a software dongle. This allows a one-time installation on one Windows computer. There are two ways to license the software. The online method requires an internet connection of the computer, the offline method does not.
The computer needs an active Internet connection to connect to the MBS-licensing-server during licensing. A license key is provided with the purchase of the software and is entered the first time the software is started. After successful licensing, the Internet connection is no longer required.
Offline licensing is necessary if it is not possible to connect the computer to the Internet. In this case, files must be exchanged manually between the licensing-server and the computer.
For this purpose BACnet-2-OPC is installed on the computer first. When starting the software the licensing dialog gives the possibility to create a fingerprint file of the computer. The file must be sent by e-mail to the MBS support. From the fingerprint an individual license file is created for this computer, which will be returned by e-mail timely. This license file must be transferred to the computer and read in via the licensing dialog.