About Pace iLoks
Our iLok enabled applications EdiCue, EdiPrompt, EdiLoad and EdiChart use iLok licenses for authorization. The license can either be stored locally on an iLok USB Smart Key, or accessed via the local network using a Sharable License (see below). iLok Cloud is currently not supported.
iLok USB Smart Keys
iLoks are portable USB devices that can contain licenses from multiple manufactures. For example, an iLok containing an EdiCue license can be used to authorize EdiCue running on a Mac or PC – wherever you go.
|Original, 2nd and 3rd generation iLok USB Smart Keys|
Licenses can be stored on either a 2nd or 3rd generation iLok. ILoks can be purchased from www.ilok.com and most pro audio dealers.
iLok System Requirements
To utilise this system, ensure you have installed the latest PACE ‘License Support’ software. This installs the iLok License Manager application as well as drivers that our applications require to run. Download the latest Mac/Win License Support installer from www.ilok.com.
Note: The PACE License Support software is automatically installed during a Pro Tools installation.
All of our iLok enabled applications provide the option to activate a three day trial license when first run if a license is not found. Simply click 'Try' when the following window appears:
|EdiLoad Try/Activate window|
If you have redeemed a trial license and the above window continues to appear, open the iLok License Manager application (see below) and check if the trial license needs to be moved from your iLok account to a physical iLok.
To extend a trial, contact us and provide your iLok User ID (not the physical iLok number).
iLok License Manager
Once the PACE 'License Support' software is installed, the iLok License Manager application can be found in the Applications (Mac)/Program Files (PC) folder.
|iLok License Manager application|
It can be used to redeem a license that is sent as an 'activation code', move a license from your iLok account to a physical iLok, or move a license from one physical iLok to another. If we have deposited a license into your iLok account, you will need to move it to a physical iLok in order for one of our applications to see it and allow it to run. For more information, see the iLok.com iLok License Manager page.
Sharable (Network) Licenses
All of our iLok enabled applications* have the ability to use a special type of license that can be shared across a local network. Sharable licenses are configured using iLok License Manager on a network computer to act as a server and share these licenses to other (client) computers on the network. Only sharable licenses with more than one seat assigned can be shared on a network and are stored on an a physical iLok connected to the server.
|Illustration showing a license server activating 4 copies (seats) of an application over a local network using a sharable license that can activate up to 25 seats. (Illustration courtesy of Pace Anti-Piracy Inc, used with permission)|
Connecting a client computer to a license server is simplified using Zero Configuration standards. Varied levels of privacy are supported so that the license network can be made private or public (to the local network). Sharable licenses are ideal for classrooms and large businesses that require a robust license sharing system.
Sharable licenses also require a perpetual license for iLok License Server to be present on the server iLok. This license provides the option to distribute sharable licenses from any vendor using iLok License Manager, and can be purchased from our web store.
* Sharable Licenses are supported by the following application versions: EdiCue v2.8.0+, EdiPrompt v2.3.0+, EdiLoad v3.4.1+ and EdiChart v3.1.0+
Purchasing and Authorization
EDI software can be purchased from the Sounds In Sync webstore. Following purchase, an Activation Code is displayed and emailed to the address provided. Click the activation link to redeem the license at www.ilok.com or open iLok License Manager, select Licenses > Redeem Activation Code and paste the code into one of the boxes. The license can then be transferred onto a physical iLok to authorize your software.
Note: The above can be performed on any Mac or PC connected to the internet.