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  • Jeff Handy

    November 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    According to the info at, CatDV server can be used for licensing desktop software. Does that make the desktop licenses floatable? That’d be a pretty big deal for us. We have a large number of users who would only need periodic access to the software, but would need the full-featured client.


  • Sebastien Bertrand

    November 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Hello Jeff,

    No it doesn’t. See the following from the 6.7 release notes:

    “Please note that using the CatDV Server as a license server does not change the basic license terms. Licenses are not concurrent or “floating” licenses and you still need one license for each machine you use CatDV on – once a client machine has requested a client license it uses up that license for that day and prevents any other machine using the license until the next day.”


    Sebastien Bertrand
    Ordigraphe Inc.
    Toronto, Canada

  • Rolf Howarth

    November 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    The ability to use the CatDV Serer as a license server is designed to make deployment on a network easier so you don’t need to configure each client separately. There’s some flexibiity built in and licenses are freed automatically (after 12 hours I think), so as the network configuration use of machines evolves over time you can use the license on the new machines without having to manually clear it from the old ones (or use a dongle or enter MAC addresses or anything fiddly like that), but the basic license terms are unaltered.

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