We licensed the reader...
When you connect a reader to the computer the first time and run eTemperature, you will be asked to enter an unlock code. The unlock code can be found on a sticker on the blue part of the reader that plugs into the computer. Just enter the unlock code once. You should not be asked again.
...which means you can freely copy the software
The benefit to you is that you can freely install the software on as many computers as you like.
Within corporate and government departments, this means that there are no licensing restrictions when installing onto multiple computers, or onto a server.
For smaller organisations, you can install the software on your computer, laptop, at home, or anywhere else you may need to access loggers or the results.
It also means that you can email the raw data files to someone and they can install the software to view the results.
What if you don't have an unlock code for the reader?
If you don’t have the unlock code (e.g. you are testing eTemperature with a third party reader) then you will have a limited number of uses. After that, you will still be able to read and view results from a saved file, but you won’t be able to start a logger, or retrieve results from a logger.
If you decide that eTemperature is great software (and we hope that you do) and would like to buy a copy, then email us requesting an unlock code. You won’t need to buy a new reader, just the unlock code. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What if you don't have a reader?
You don’t need a reader if you are just accessing saved results. All you need to do is run eTemperature. eTemperature is a free program for viewing saved results.
If you do want to configure thermochrons, or retrieve results you will obviously need a reader. Purchasing a reader from OnSolution or one of their distributors will mean you will automatically buy a license at the same time. You can buy a reader here.