21 - 06 - 2024

Software licence

AltonaLab IoT software has two types licences:

  • Hobby;
  • Industrial;

The Licence interface is accessable from the button Licence, available on the top ribbon bar of the application. When the application is in Demo mode, the Licence button stays on Design/Process group of icons. If the application is licenced, the Licence button is on Settings group of icons. The Licence interface gives an information for the current licence.


AltonaLab working modes and licences:


Demo mode:

When the SCADA software is downloaded and installed, it works in Demo mode and the maximum time of the process is limited up to 3 minutes.


Temporary licence:

For this kind of licence, the user has to send an unical licence key from his computer to AltonaLab company. The licence key can be gotten from the button Get a key for Temporary licence. Then the user will receive back via e-mail a multyline text, which is a Temporary licence. The software will work one month as Industrial licence. The received text has to be entered in the right empty space in the Licence interface and the button GO! to be pressed. The received licence can works only on computer from which the licence key is gotten.


Soft Permanent licence:

The customer has to send its Licence Key to AltonaLab company and will receive a multyline licence text which has to be entered in the Licence interface. This licence will never expire. The customer may download a new version of the software within one year after the date of purchase. The Soft Permanent licence may be a Hobby or an Industrial;


Dongle Permanent licence:

When AltonaLab licence is purchased, the buyer will receive an USB dongle licence by POST service. The dongle has to be inserted in the computer's USB port. The customer may download a new version of the software within one year after the date of purchase.

Because of shipping delay, the USB dongle will reach the customer a few days after the purchase, so at the date of purchase the customer may send a Licence key to AltonaLab company and to get back a Temporary Industrial licence for 30 days. At the same moment, AltonaLab company will send a USB dongle to the customer. The Dongle Permanent licence may be a Hobby or an Industrial;


Licence restrictions:

  • Demo mode - works in Industrial licence, the time duration of a running diagram is limited to 3 min;
  • Hobby licence:

        - Number of connected hardware In/Outs are limited to 50.

        - Some of the functional blocks are not allowed - as Modbus blocks. The restricted functional blocks are in light green color.

        - Max allowed running AltonaLab application on one computer - 2;

        - Max allowed phones with Android OS which can be connected to AltonaLab - 4;

        - A new version of the software can be downloaded up to two years after the purchase date;

  • Industrial licence - no limitations;


How to recognize for which license is the functional block:

The documentation on this WEB site describes all the functional blocks of the software. For each functional block is mentioned at which license is available.

Additionally, when you run the software and are in the Add Blocks interface, you will notice that the blocks are of a different color depending on which license they are designated:

  • blocks available from the Hobby License - blue color;
  • blocks available from the Industrial License - light green color;