Licenses options available for IQ Solution products.
Licensing Options Explained
All idappcom products are covered by an End User Licence Agreement (EULA).
The agreement is downloaded with all products and has to be accepted before
installation can proceed. It is a legal agreement, in legal terminology.
There are some practical answers to licensing issues that just cannot be put
in an EULA. What I will try to do here is outline some of the practical
commercial perspectives; this is not part of the EULA but may be used to
interpret the EULA.
Traffic IQ is one product, controlled by ‘keys’ that lock or unlock functionality.
• Keys with Limited Functionality
• Keys with Full Functionality
• Annual Fees
• Vendor Speciality conditions
• A table of functionality is shown on the licence Matrix Page
Keys with Limited Functionality
When you first download Traffic IQ, you will not need a key for 15 days, during this time you will be able to make a review to ensure that your understandings of the functions are those you were expecting, and ask our support team any questions you may have. We would strongly recommend a demonstration at this stage. Our ‘get you started’ demos are conducted in on-line meeting, with a real person from our technical team who can help you get the most from the next stage, a trial version. Thirty minutes invested at this time can save you hours later. To arrange a demo please complete the information on the contact us page.
When you have reviewed, and hopefully taken advantage of a technical
demonstrations, you will be able to apply for a 30 day key that unlocks the
functionality of the application. This will enable a comprehensive trial of
all application functionality. Sample files are included and you can run or
import any ‘pcaps’ you may have in your personal library. The files we
provide are for evaluation purposes only and do not in any way represent the
complete library supplied with the full version.
You will be required to register before you can download the trial key. This information is required for us to be able to identify you, to activate the product and to help, should you need any assistance with installation.
During the trial period you are welcome to contact us for advice or, if you have not already done so, for technical demonstration.
Keys with Full Functionality
After the initial 15 day review and then 30 day evaluation period, you will
no longer have a licence to use Traffic IQ and need to either remove the
software or proceed to purchase the product.
When you decide to purchase a licence, no further download is required unless there has been an application update. A new key is issued depending on the licence type you choose. You can apply for a Consultants 90 day licence (subscription) or full perpetual licence key. These will not be issued unless you have previously ordered and paid for the licence. This can be done through our web site, or by contact with our sales office.
The consultant licence will last for 90 days from issue of a key. The
product is fully functional but will only replay .pcap files. Historical
traffic files (.kar) and associated security rules are not provided and you
will have no access to monthly updates.
The consultants licence is ideal for those wishing to carry out extensive trials, bake-offs and short term projects and for consultants who want to use the product at a client site and leave the product for subsequent remote management.
It is not possible to install more than one 90 day key per machine; however there is no limit to the number of times a new 90 day key can be re-licensed on the same or different machines.
Libraries of pcap files may be the users preference where they need a commercially supported and fully functional product instead of unsupported, out of date ‘freeware’ products. However, individual traffic files in our proprietary ‘kar’ format can be made available for specific projects. The project needs will determine the files needed, so please do contact us to discuss your needs.
Traffic IQ Professional Perpetual Licence
The full application licence is perpetual. It remains perpetual from the version downloaded or in existence at the expiry of maintenance and support. In other words, if maintenance and update subscriptions cease then the application licence remains perpetual but there is no right for further upgrade, update or on-going support.
The full licence will replay idappcom traffic files (.kar) and pcap files. All functions are enabled.
All applicable historical traffic files and security rules (end users only) are included plus 1 year maintenance and traffic files and security rules (end users only) updates. The file updates are issued in twelve, monthly, downloads. See detail below regarding Vendors speciality licence.
Easy Rules Selector Perpetual Licence
The purchase of the Full Library does not imply any right to a perpetual licence for Traffic IQ. The traffic library is supplied complete without option. However purchased, the right to use the purchased library, or parts thereof, remains perpetual. Traffic IQ will be required to run the Idappcom Ltd proprietary (kar )traffic files.
What this means is:
- When a licence for the Traffic IQ application has been purchased then at the end of the first year the right to maintenance, upgrades and updates can be extended for further annual subscription.
- When a licence for just the library is purchased, no Traffic IQ Pro licence has been purchased, the right to use the files in the Traffic library purchased remains perpetual.
- If the library is purchased without a licence for Traffic IQ, no right to use Trafic IQ is given or implied.
- In all cases, unless the annual subscriptions are paid then no right to upgrades, updates or support is implied or given.
The first year’s updates, upgrades and support are included in the initial
Traffic IQ Pro licence purchase.
From the expiry of the initial 12 months included within the Traffic IQ licence, additional years support, upgrades and updates to traffic files, and security rules, can be purchased.
These files are copyright owned by Idappcom Ltd. They are supplied to all licensees, they are for licensee’s use only and may not, under any circumstances be sold or copied for redistribution.
These files are copyright owned by Idappcom Ltd. They are supplied to end users only. Security rules are not supplied under any normal licence to Vendors of equipment or any vendor of security rules, whether for sale or free distribution. They are they are for licensee’s use only and may not, under any circumstances, be sold or copied for redistribution.
Vendors of Security Equipment or Security Rules
Traffic files and Security Rules
Under separate and specific agreement, Idappcom Ltd may give vendors the right to copy or redistribute any Idappcom Ltd copyrighted product. Including, but not limited to, Traffic IQ professional, Traffic files, Security rules and Scripts. Individual commercial agreements may be entered into by arrangement.
Technology and Files Included in Other Vendor’s Product
Through various commercial agreements, Idappcom Ltd licenses, both technology and data for use in products sold and marketed by other vendors. Idappcom Ltd does not accept any liability or responsibility to support or provide any replacement licence for such products. Any licence of other vendor’s products does not imply a licence to any Idappcom Ltd product.
However, should any situation arise where another vendors product is purchased on the basis that it is similar or the same as Traffic IQ and it does not meet your requirements, then Idappcom Ltd will consider a sympathetic approach to licencing Idappcom Products to replace the functionality expected and available within Traffic IQ.
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