Audio Weaver® Designer uses an online, account-based licensing system. This system gives developers the flexibility to use Audio Weaver® Designer on multiple machines and allows features to be enabled over time.
To allow temporary offline-usage - in that hotel room, airplane, or remote site - Designer also has a built-in grace-period where it can operate for several days without an internet connection.
Finally, for those rare circumstances where an IT department cannot modify the firewall, node-locked offline-licenses are available to support fully offline access.
When seats of Audio Weaver® Designer are purchased, they are granted to a designated account on dspconcepts.com. This account-holder serves as the License Administrator for the licenses, assigning them to individual developers' accounts. (The License Administrator may also be a developer and assign themselves a license.)
Licenses may be reassigned at any time. To assign a license, the License Administrator should go to their My Account page, and enter the email address of the assignee in the License Administration widget.
Each time Audio Weaver® Designer runs, it contacts the DSPC Licensing server to verify licensing status. This may require your IT department to add a firewall exception.
To support temporary offline use (hotel room, airplane, etc), there is a short grace-period where Designer can operate without contacting the licensing server.
For the rare exceptions when firewall settings cannot be changed, permanent offline access is available using a node-locked license.