1: If I already have license files for prior versions, will I be able to use them in the ERDAS-Net Licensing?
No. ERDAS-Net licensing is used for all releases in October 2008 and beyond. In order to license an older version, you must operate the prior ERDAS, ER-Mapper, or IONIC licensing systems. We have proven that the ERDAS and ERDAS-Net license managers can both run on the same license server machine during your transition, although each will need to use distinct ports.
2: Will a new ERDAS-Net license file unlock older versions of ERDAS software?
No. An ERDAS-Net license will not unlock a FLEXlm version (9.2 and earlier) of an application. An LPS 9.3 license file (ERDAS-Net) will not unlock LPS 9.2 (ERDAS), but a future LPS 9.4 license will unlock LPS 9.3.
3: May I use an old license manager and old license file to unlock new versions of ERDAS software?
No. In order to use a floating license of an ERDAS-Net enabled product, you must set up an ERDAS-Net license manager on your network.
4: Will new license files be required for every new release of ERDAS software?
Yes. All annual releases of software require a new license file. Fortunately, license merging is no longer necessary. If your ERDAS Software Maintenance contract was valid at the time of release of the new version, you can visit the ERDAS Licensing web site and either self-generate or be issued an updated license file that reflects all of the products you have licensed. You only need to load and keep the latest license file you get from ERDAS.
5: Will I be able to continue to use my ERDAS IMAGINE / LPS hardware key (dongle) to provide the unique system ID for licensing?
Yes. Legacy ERDAS-style dongles from SafeNet (formerly Rainbow) will continue to be supported on Microsoft Windows, but the system ID it reports has minor differences.
6: Do I have to use the same computer for licensing as I did previously?
It is not necessary to use the same license server for ERDAS-Net as you did for the earlier FLEXlm-licensed software. Since your ERDAS-Net System ID will be different from before, ERDAS will allow you to choose any computer to license under the new scheme. As with any SWM maintenance upgrade, you are not entitled to use the new upgraded license and the original pre-upgrade license at the same time.
Upgrades to the ERDAS 2010 software versions (license version 10.0) must be run on the same ERDAS-Net system ID as the 9.3 version. Other system ID changes are governed by ERDAS’s standard System ID Change policy.
7: How do I determine the unique system ID for the computer I wish to license?
Install ERDAS IMAGINE 2010, LPS 2010, or the stand-alone ERDAS-Net 2010 license manager, and run “All Programs > ERDAS 2010 > ERDAS-Net Licensing 2010 > Show System ID. (Earlier versions of software provide this utility in a similar location.) A stand-alone version of the system ID utility is also available on the ERDAS web site.
8. Are ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS compatible with the Linux operating system?
No. ERDAS IMAGINE does not support the Linux OS. We are continuing to monitor the size and commercial viability of the Linux user base, and may support Linux in the future, but there are currently no plans to support Linux. The photogrammetry product line and the extensions for ArcGIS are Windows-only. Several of the ERDAS APOLLO products support Linux, as does the ERDAS-Net 2009-and-higher license managers.
9. How do I place an order for ERDAS products?
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org phone at +254 20 2718321 for a formal quotation on any of our products.