SCADAspire PLC Software Licensing

SCADAspire software is based on a licensing approach that is very similar to most commercial software, granting the purchaser usage of the software on their own hardware or system.   Multiple licensing models are available including: single unit, multi-unit and site licensing. Contact us for more information on licensing SCADAspire software for your system.

Regardless of the licensing model, all our software is provided with access to web, email and phone support for installation and integration support. All of our integration and suggested operations manuals are available online on our customer support site.
 

PLC Licensing Models

Single Unit Licensing

Ideal for smaller systems; single-unit licensing is paid per PLC controller the software is installed on. This flexible option is typically chosen for new sites on an existing non-Forshock architecture.

How It Works:
  1. Client sends unit to Forshock.
  2. We install the software and test all inputs and outputs (discrete and analog) for proper operation.
  3. After full testing, a unique password is installed on the unit to identify the client and unit.
    Why a password? Is this permanent?
    • IP (intellectual property) protection, similar to licensing other enterprise software used within districts. After 18-months we will provide the password for the unit on request to the original purchaser. For no password option, see Site Licensing.
  4. The unit is returned to the client (Insured, Signature Required).

Multiple Unit Licensing

For some systems, purchasing a "block" of licenses can help reduce costs of deploying a complete system. This licensing structure is similar to the single-unit model, but at reduced per unit cost.

How It Works:
  1. We work with you to determine your total sites and requirements, including model variations and features.
  2. Units are sent to us as they are needed.
  3. We install the software and test all inputs and outputs (discrete and analog) for proper operation.
  4. After full testing, a unique password is installed on each unit to identify the client and unit.
    Why a password? Is this permanent?
    • IP (intellectual property) protection, similar to licensing other enterprise software used within districts. After 18-months we will provide the password for the unit on request to the original purchaser. For no password option, see Site Licensing.
  5. The units are returned to the client for installation.

Site Licensing

Intended for larger systems or for support contracts, site licensing offers the company very flexible deployment and payment options. This is ideal for variable sized deployments and for other system integrators.

How It Works:
  1. We consult with the client to determine your needs including: Costs, total units and models, operational requirements and support.
  2. After determining these needs, a payment plan is arranged on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
    • These plans with have both minimum and maximum limits that are mutually beneficial and make financial sense.
  3. The client will send units as needed to Forshock for software deployment onto the unit, without a password for each unit.
    No password?
    • This means, that should the client choose they can deploy their own units within their own system at no per-unit cost. Additional requirements may include auditing of deployments and facilities, contact us for more details.
  4. Forshock provides support and software upgrades throughout the contract, including integration into existing and new control systems powered by other HMIs and architectures.

HMI Licensing Models

Single Unit Licensing

Ideal for smaller systems; single-unit licensing is paid per deployed computer the software is installed on. This flexible option is typically chosen for small or embedded systems.

How It Works:
  1. After consulting with us, we develop your system.
  2. The system is then deployed to a workstation provided by the client or on a Forshock approved Workstation.
  3. After full testing, we schedule a date for system deployment and operator training which can all be done remotely or on-site.
  4. Further enhancements, changes and/or training is billed per incident.

Site Licensing

Intended for larger systems or for support contracts, site licensing offers the company very flexible deployment and payment options. This is ideal for variable sized deployments and for other system integrators.

How It Works:
  1. We consult with the client to determine your needs including: Costs, operational requirements and support.
  2. After determining these needs, a payment plan is arranged on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
    • These plans with have both minimum and maximum limits that are mutually beneficial and make financial sense.
  3. System development begins for your system.
  4. The system is then deployed to a workstation provided by the client or on a Forshock approved Workstation.
  5. After full testing, we schedule a date for system deployment and operator training which can all be done remotely or on-site.
  6. Forshock provides support and software upgrades & enhancements throughout the contract.

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