Difference between network version and BioNumerics Server


What is the difference between the BioNumerics network version and the BioNumerics Server suite?

  1. Network version: What we call a “network version” is a single BioNumerics package with one protection key (dongle) to be used at one site (institution, department, company). However, in the network version BioNumerics obtains its license over the local network rather than directly from the dongle. A small license server program (NetKey or NetKey+ in recent versions) runs on the computer where the protection key is inserted, and distributes licenses to other computers (or the same computer). This system allows multiple licenses to be run at the same time. If an institution has purchased a 4 users network license, the software will allow BioNumerics to be used at any 4 computers at the same time in the network. As soon as a fifth user wants to start BioNumerics, the license server program will refuse the license, until another computer stops using BioNumerics. Network licenses of BioNumerics exist from one up to an unlimited amount (site license) of users.
  2. BioNumerics Server: The BioNumerics Server is a software package that allows BioNumerics databases to be distributed and accessed over Internet, by many other laboratories simultaneously. The Server site can define user logins and passwords, and the registered clients can perform uploads, automatic identifications, downloads, queries, etc., depending on the permission settings specified by the Server.


Applicable for: 
Version 1.0 - 6.6


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