Software Code or Hardware Key for Vision?

 
keyorcode
 

Pros

  • Install Vision on as many computers as you wish and then switch between computers by deactivating one and reactivating another
  • Can never be damaged or stolen
  • Purchasing new books is simply a 1 click operation to apply to your Vision system
  • Can purchase additional software codes (licenses) for multiple computers to avoid deactivating/reactivating
  • Computer ‘hibernation’ has no affect. When computer ‘wakes up’ Vision is fully active and working

Cons

  • Must have access to the internet at least once every 14 days
  • Cannot be used to run Vision on a Virtual Machine on a Mac
  • Code could be lost

 Hardware Dongle

haspdongle

Pros

  • Install Vision on as many computers as you wish and simply insert the dongle into whichever computer you wish to use
  • No need to periodically connect to the internet .
  • Can be used to run Vision on a Virtual machine on a Mac

Cons

  • Potential of physical damage when inserted and removed
  • Can be lost and/or stolen
  • Potential for environmental damage (e.g. dust, heat or cold)
  • Need to keep required dongle software fully up to date by regular downloads (especially when Windows is updated)
  • On some computers, ‘hibernating’ means the dongle has to be removed and re-inserted when the computer ‘wakes up’
  • Future possibility of the dongle no longer being supported by new versions of Microsoft Windows (e.g. Windows 10)
  • When new books are purchased requires email of update code (delays while order and email processed) and code to be applied by user