Single User License – is dedicated to use the MDT Professional Edition on a single computer. Once activated Single User License becomes bound to a specific computer and its hardware configuration. To install MDT on a different computer, you have to purchase an additional license. You are required to buy Annual Maintenance Services for the first year.
Example: Two people in your team need to use MDT. Each person has his own computer. Two Single User licenses are required.
Portable License – is sold in form of a Hardware Key. It allows to install and use the MDT Professional Edition on any computer with Hardware Key plugged in. The Hardware Key is an USB flash drive with preinstalled MDT. You are required to buy Annual Maintenance Services for the first year.
Example: A user has both a laptop and a desktop computer. He needs to run MDT on both, but never at the same time. A Portable license will enable MDT to be installed on both computers, but only run on the one with the Hardware Key plugged in.
Floating License – enables a fixed number of users to simultaneously use MDT. Floating License Server software is installed on a server machine that acts as a license server by issuing a license to any client computer that requests one. If the number of user requests exceeds the number of floating licenses purchased, a user will need to wait until one of the active MDT users finishes working with MDT. You are required to buy Annual Maintenance Services for the first year.
For floating licensing you need two components: Floating License Server and a desired number of Floating Licenses.
Example: Ten people need to use MDT but only five people will likely need to be using the software at the same time. You purchase Floating License Server and five Floating Licenses. MDT is installed on each user's computer. Any workstation can run MDT, but only a maximum of five workstations can access MDT at the same time. If a sixth person tries to use MDT, he will have to wait until one of the first five users has finished using the application.
Annual Subscriptionnew - Licenses offered in Annual Subscription model are valid for 1 consecutive year. After this time the license expires. You can easily prolong it by another year. Annual Subscription model is available for Single User and Floating licenses (Floating licenses require Floating Server). Annual Maintenance Services charge is included.
Example: The budget is low and you need a few licenses for the duration of a project. Annual Subscription model is perfect offering much lower cost and the freedom to use the software only for as long as you need.
Annual Maintenance Services – includes MDT Professional Edition version updates and technical support during 1 year. Technical support is provided by the Customer Support System designed to manage customer requests, you can also write directly at email@example.com. The Annual Maintenance Services cannot be purchased separately from the License for the Software.