HOW TO: Know which options are active with my license ?

Some Softron applications have options that can be active or not,  depending on whether you purchased that option.  MovieRecorder, for example,  has the Pro option, OnTheAir Node the HD and Logo option, etc...

If you do not remember what options are active for your license. Below is how you can find that  info.

Important Note : in DEMO mode, all options are active.


1. Checking which options are active in all Softron applications except OnTheAir Node

The best way to check which options are active, is when you hold the alt key pressed and select the menu "About MovieRecorder", or "About {Name of the Application}". Then you will see a window with red and/or green "LEDs", such as pictured in this window:


The green LEDs mean that an option is active, the red ones that it is not active.

When the LED in front of "Base Application" is red, this means that you are running in DEMO mode (and thus all the other LEDs should be green)



2. Checking which options are active for OnTheAir Node

The easiest way to check is to start the OnTheAir Node System Preferences, make sure the good Node is selected on the right and then select the "License" Tab. Depending on whether you are using a serial number or a dongle, you will find the info at a different location.


2.1. With Serial Numbers

 If you have entered your serial number in the list, it should show as in the screenshot below:


In the Description section next to the serial number you will find additional information:

  • First it will tell you if it's a Master, Upgrade or Option Add-on serial number. You need to have at least one Master serial number per Node. In the sample above, it is a Master Serial Number.
  • Then between brackets is the version of the software. In the example above, it's version 1. This means that if it is used with a version 2, it will need a second upgrade serial number.
  • Then all the options are shown. Again in the example above the HD and Logo Overlay options  are present.
  • And finally, it says if it is a permanent or temporary serial number. If it's a temporary it should tell you when the license will end.

2. With dongles

If your dongle is connected to your computer and recognized, it will be shown as in the screenshot below:


The information listed here is:

  • The serial number of the dongle
  • Between brackets are all of the options that are active. In the example above, the HD and Logo Overlay options are active for that dongle.


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