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Deliver the enhanced Licenser Kit(TM)
Feb 26, 2008 - NOW for Mac OS X 10.5 - both PPC and INTEL!
Albuquerque, NM - February 26, 2008 - Long time NeXTSTEP/OpenStep/Mac OS X developers, Stone Design Corp, makers of Create(TM), and Caffeine Software, makers of TIFFany(TM), announced today that their acclaimed Licenser Kit has been updated and improved, and future upgrades of the kit will be provided freely until at least Dec 12 2012.
The Licenser Kit allows developers to quickly add the level of copy-protection security they require, including the following, combinable options for generating restricted usage:
* Tie license to user name
* Tie to host ID
* Create floating network licenses
* Allow as many users as desired
* Have unlimited number of licenses on a network
* Add licenses on the fly (cumulative licensing)
* Automatically unlicense if application is moved or copied
* Generate expiring licenses for "full strength" demos
* Automatically track the licenses currently in use on the network
* Fully customizable through subclassing and interface files
* Only you, the Developer, know the encryption code for your apps
* Full source for License Generation app included
* Royalty free
* Free upgrades at least until 12/12/2012
The Licenser Kit has been in development and testing for over five years by Caffeine Software and Stone Design, and is the choice software protection solution for all the top Mac OS X developers, including Anderson Financial Systems Inc., P&L Systems Ltd., OneStep Solutions Plc., Jenike & Johsanson, Inc., Different Drummer Software, and other not yet publicly disclosed Mac OS X and YellowBox developers.
"We're delighted to have such a simple and reliable way to provide cross platform security for the Mesa spreadsheet," said Malcolm Crawford, Marketing Manager at P&L Systems.
"When we ported PasteUp and WriteUp to OPENSTEP and Mac OS X, we wanted a licensing solution that would run without modification on all supported platforms," said Gregory H. Anderson, Founder and CEO of Anderson Financial Systems. "Adding the Licenser Kit support was quick and easy, because it was written by people who really understand how this kind of programming works."
"We have been impressed with the expeditious manner in which they have listened to our ideas and incorporated them into the kit," said David Andrew Knight of OneStep Solutions Plc.
Added to this release is a network license monitoring system that permits users to see who is using the same application, which is very helpful when all of the licenses are already in use. The people using the licenses and the machines they are using them on are automatically listed in the Licenser Kit panel.
Another new feature is the ability for a software house to have licenses generated for one application that can be used in another application, but not vice-versa. This comes in handy when developers offer a "pro" product along with a "companion" application, for example.
"Experience proves that with sensitive code like license generation software, you only want to invest in the best product," said Ralf Brunner, Chief Cryptologist of The Licenser Kit. "Comprehensive solutions to protecting code from piracy and tracking licenses can takes years of development and coding expertise. Caffeine Software and Stone Design are committed to helping professional developers bring their products to the market, and the Licenser Kit can make it happen very quickly."
The Licenser Kit is available now for Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier, Apple YellowBox for Windows, OpenStep 4.x, OpenStep Enterprise for Windows and NT, and NeXTSTEP. Unlike competing products, The Licenser Kit supports network floating licenses, where a license can be installed on the network and shared by all users, which gives the developers better copy protection control and is extremely end user friendly. The floating licenses are well suited for site licensing. Moreover, the Licenser Kit enables users to purchases an initial number of floating licenses, and later increase this number using the Kit's cumulative license strategy. Of course, expiring (timebomb) licenses can be generated on the fly by the developer for fully functional demonstrations.
The Licenser Kit offers unlimited module licensing, meaning that each license can be set to enable any number of functionality sub-sets, such as differentiation between pro-version or basic-version, or to switch on and off individual modules.
For more information about the Licenser Kit, please visit www.stone.com or call Stone Design at 505-345-4800 during regular business hours. The Licenser Kit has an introductory price of $1999, and developers can use the Kit for all the applications they produce in-house on a royalty-free basis.
The Licenser Kit is your key to the timely release of Mac OS X/Yellow Box applications.
The Licenser Kit is a trademark of Stone Design Corp and Caffeine Software. All other products are trademarked by their respective owner(s).
Stone Design Corp. in Albuquerque, New Mexico was formed in 1984 and was the first developer to ship a product on NeXT Hardware in 1989 with the release of TextArt. Since then, Stone Design has been a leader in innovative shrinkwrap software in the NEXTSTEP/OpenStep/Mac OS X marketplace. Create(TM) - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X and Apple Yellowbox's first application.
Caffeine Software was founded in 1990. The company quickly specialized in custom image processing for the NeXT computer system. In 1993, Caffeine Software presented TIFFany, a high-end imaging package. Since then, Caffeine Software has extended the product line with other applications for imaging needs while TIFFany maintained it's reputation as the most renown imaging package on NeXTSTEP and OpenStep. Since 1997, Caffeine Software specializes in custom-made applications for specific imaging and batch processing needs for individual customers.
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