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Bob Varkevisser [Opening registration file]
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Bob Varkevisser [BEYOND Registration and License Manager: Status Tab]
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 If any of components require registration, then the software will try to make registration automatically (over internet). If some of component is not registered, then software will snow notification window at application exit. We do not want to bother you with messages and will try to make it automatically for you. However, if we cannot then we must remind about and offer to look at registration window. If any of components require registration, then the software will try to make registration automatically (over internet). If some of component is not registered, then software will snow notification window at application exit. We do not want to bother you with messages and will try to make it automatically for you. However, if we cannot then we must remind about and offer to look at registration window.
  
-===== BEYOND Registration and License Manager: Registration Tab =====+===== BEYOND Registration and License Manager: Status Tab =====
  
-Second tab of the window concentrated on one single purpose – for registration.  +The BEYOND Registration and License Manger is a window accessible from the top bar of beyond under "registration", this window has 3 tabs. the Status tab gives an overview of all registration and license statuses. the Registration tab has all tools to complete registration manually (over internet or email). The license tab has all license related options, from redeeming codes to managing internet licenses. Bottom panel shows the current status of any actions happening
  
-IMPORTANT. Please connect your Pangolin hardware before making registration. It required, otherwise hardware will be not accepted by BEYOND.+==== Status Tab ====
  
-==== Online registration ====+The first tab is the status tab, it gives a quick overview of all parts involved in registration and licensing. Any item in the list marked with a green check mark means there is no problems with that item.
  
-Online registration is the simplest and most comfortable way to do registration. Select “Register online” as shown on screenshot and click button “Register online now”.  Please be patient and give software a few moments+{{:beyond:blic-2-1.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-{{:beyond:beyond-lic1.png?nolink}}+You can select any of the line items and click "Details…" to learn more about an item, especially if it is not marked with a green check
  
-At the end process software will offer to review registration reportWe recommend doing this. If server will detect some problem, then it will be reflected in report.+Bottom panel indicates any requests to the server, normally this says "okay" if there is no connection, you may see a "refresh" button, to have BEYOND Initiate communication to the server"Retry In" and a number is the seconds until the next time the server attempts to contact the registration and license servers.
  
-Please review Status tab after registration. +==== Section overview ====
  
-Its important to note that online registration is completed automatically every once and a while, but if you wish to register manually or Immediately if you added new hardware, you can do it manually here.+**BEYOND** – section indicates the state of the two main permissions – output and saving. Such permissions result of license control. More details in following chapter. If these have a yellow "pause" icon, this means that BEYOND is operating in "Demo Mode" and wont allow saving or output to hardware. 
  
-==== Register by email ====+**Licenses** – list of all licenses found on the PC, this could be Hardware license files, PCID licenses, or Internet licenses currently in use on this PC. 
  
-If you wish to keep your show PC offlineand never connect It to the internetyou can register by email.+**Computer** – indicate state of computer registrationApplication EXE fileand PC clock.
  
-Connect Pangolin hardware you want to be registered before making registration request file. Choose “Register by email” as shown on screenshot below. Sections for your Full Name and Email are optional.  +**Registration** – presence of registration file, and if registration is valid
-Click button “Register by email…”, save the file to your pctransfer it to another device and send to the email of our automated registration system: **[[mailto:activate@pangolin.com|activate@pangolin.com]]**+
  
-{{:beyond:beyond-lic2.png?nolink}}+**External license files** – list of discovered license files. License file has license information which appear in License section if file valid and confirmed by registration.
  
-In a few minutes automated system will send a response back with an attachment, save this attachment and transfer back to your offline show PC.+**Hardware** – list of connected Pangolin hardware and its registration state.
  
-==== Opening registration file ====+==== BEYOND Permissions ====
  
-Choose “Open registration file” after getting response from automated systemClick button “Open…” and selected received fileCheck Status tab to see current registration status of software and hardware.+Let us say you have hardware-bound licenseAs example an FB3. You connect FB3 to BEYOND and can use all the featuresNow you disconnect FB3 and what should happen? It might be not intentional disconnect. For such cases software give 40 minutes. It should be enough to connect FB3 back. If FB3 will not be connected back, then software will stop output to hardware. Software requires hardware with license to be connected to confirm your right to use the software. So, when licensed FB3 connect then software has permission to output. If no, then **output** will be suspended. Permission appears after connection of licensed hardware to software. You disconnect licensed hardware and permission will be removed.
  
-{{:beyond:beyond-lic3.png?nolink}}+Similar story happens with permission to **save**. We call it “Airplane mode.” Software gives you permission to edit BEYOND files within 2 weeks after last connect licensed hardware. This is handy because you can leave equipment but still have ability to work on your show in airplane or in hotel room. 
 +So, permission is simple thing. If permission on pause, then software want you connect hardware with a license, or start internet license. As soon as license confirmed – permission granted. If permission disabled, then you will see corresponding message when you try to save the file or click button “Enable Laser Output”
  
-Online registration and registration by email use same filesThe only difference is transport method. The rest is 100% the same+When permission not granted then BEYOND show “pause” iconWhen permission granted – green check mark.
  
-Software keeps the track of registration sequence. Please use only the latest registration file. Previous version will be rejected+{{:beyond:blic-2-2.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-If software detects manipulations to these filesthen it will lock you out+Such set of icons appear when licensed hardware disconnectedand software in “airplane mode”.
  
-===== BEYOND Registration and License ManagerStatus Tab =====+{{:beyond:blic-2-3.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-The BEYOND Registration and License Manger is a window accessible from the top bar of beyond under "registration", this window has 3 tabs. the Status tab gives an overview of all registration and license statuses. the Registration tab has all tools to complete registration manually (over internet or email). The license tab has all license related options, from redeeming codes to managing internet licenses. Bottom panel shows the current status of any actions happening. +When permission granted then all icons are green: 
  
-Status Tab+{{:beyond:blic-2-4.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-The first tab is the status tab, it gives a quick overview of all parts involved in registration and licensing. Any item in the list marked with a green check mark means there is no problems with that item.+==== Hardware section ====
  
-IMG!!!!+Hardware checks (in registration) are to decrease piracy and protect clients against theft of hardware. Registration is online check of the hardware information on a server. As a result, our data center return information back to BEYOND about connected hardware. If hardware recognized as non-genuine product or is our list of stolen gear, then it will not pass registration process. Software will not output to such hardware.  
  
-You can select any of the line items and click "Details…to learn more about an itemespecially if it is not marked with green check. +Registration will need to be completed within 7 days of the 1st connection of this hardware to the specific PC. This gives a "grace periodfor one off shows where rental of hardware is expected. Registration must be completedwithin the "grace period" as after it ends, output will be suspended to that hardware. Registration is not related to ownership, licensing, etc. This is just a check of the hardware’s legitimacy and doesn’t "bind" hardware to a PC.
  
-Bottom panel indicates any requests to the server, normally this says "okay" if there is no connection, you may see a "refresh" button, to have BEYOND Initiate communication to the server. "Retry In" and a number is the seconds until the next time the server attempts to contact the registration and license servers.  +==== Hardware section use several icons ====
-Section overview+
  
-BEYOND – section indicates the state of the two main permissions – output and saving. Such permissions result of license control. More details in following chapter. If these have a yellow "pause" icon, this means that BEYOND is operating in "Demo Mode" and wont allow saving or output to hardware+{{:beyond:blic-2-5.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-Licenses – list of all licenses found on the PC, this could be Hardware license files, PCID licenses, or Internet licenses currently in use on this PC.  
  
-Computer – indicate state of computer registration, Application EXE file, and PC clock.+  * Gray circle - hardware disconnected now.  
 +  * Green checkmark – hardware passed registration successfully.  
 +  * Orange warning sign – hardware is no registered yet. Software also shows how much remains to do registration. 
  
-Registration – presence of registration fileand if registration is valid+If the hardware problem detectedthen it will be indicated by “red x” icon
  
-External license files – list of discovered license files. License file has license information which appear in License section if file valid and confirmed by registration.+{{:beyond:blic-2-6.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-Hardware – list of connected Pangolin hardware and its registration state.+==== External license files ====
  
 +BEYOND uses a new format of license files. Majority of license's are already in our datacenters. As soon as you connect Pangolin hardware which has a license bound to it, then new file will be downloaded and installed automatically over internet. Basically – connect your Pangolin hardware, connect PC to internet and BEYOND will download and install license for you, automatically. The migration from old style license to the new license is automatic with this process. 
  
-BEYOND Permissions+{{:beyond:blic-2-7.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-Let us say you have a hardware-bound license. As example an FB3. You connect FB3 to BEYOND and can use all the featuresNow you disconnect FB3 and what should happen? It might be not intentional disconnectFor such cases software give 40 minutes. It should be enough to connect FB3 back. If FB3 will not be connected back, then software will stop output to hardwareSoftware requires hardware with license to be connected to confirm your right to use the softwareSo, when licensed FB3 connect then software has permission to output. If no, then output will be suspended. Permission appears after connection of licensed hardware to software. You disconnect licensed hardware and permission will be removed.+License files stored in folder C:\Pangolin. This is one unform location for all setups. Folder keep registration and license filesNo need to keep license into folder with BEYOND.EXE.  
 +Old license files are not supported by BEYONDBEYOND will not even try to load themBEYOND operate with new license files onlyIt will only attempt to match old licenses to hardware and create new license automatically.
  
-Similar story happens with permission to saveWe call it Airplane mode.” Software gives you permission to edit BEYOND files within 2 weeks after last connect licensed hardwareThis is handy because you can leave equipment but still have ability to work on your show in airplane or in hotel room. +If these old licenses are unnecessary, why do we still show them? This confirms that software sees the fileIt helps to solve the question – my license does not work”. If file structure is valid then BEYOND will load the file and show in the listPlease notenew licensing system has time-based optionsand license may become expiredAlsoif license change then BEYOND will replace file to newer version automatically. Software tends to manage files automatically based on up-to-date information on Pangolin data center.
-Sopermission is simple thing. If permission on pausethen software want you connect hardware with a license, or start internet license. As soon as license confirmed – permission granted. If permission disabled, then you will see corresponding message when you try to save the file or click button “Enable Laser Output”+
  
-When permission not granted then BEYOND show “pause” icon. When permission granted – green check mark. +==== Registration ====
-IMG!!!!+
  
-Such set of icons appear when licensed hardware disconnected, and software in “airplane mode”. +The "registration" section indicates presence of, or the lack of registration file. This registration file Is specific for every PC, do not try and copy it to other computers, the file will be rejected. Registration file is located in folder C:\Pangolin. File keep information about registered hardware, license files and applications (executable files). System keeps track of sequence of registration, please do not replace new version of file with old versions. It will be considered as missed registration. Also, please do not delete registration file. Just leave it alone, and it will be fine. When PC connected to internet then registration is automated or can be initiated by you in a click of a button
-IMG!!!!+
  
-When permission granted then all icons are green +{{:beyond:blic-2-8.png?500&nolink|}}
-IMG!!!!+
  
 +==== Computer ====
  
-Hardware section+  * **PC** – indicate overall registration status. 
 +  * **Application version** – indicate status of BEYOND.EXE (or QS.EXE) registration.  
 +  * **Date** – indicate status of clock. Please do not change PC clock back. Some of the licenses are time based, and we must ensure that PC clock is correct. If you had to change PC clock, and BEYOND recognized it and saved modified time – it can be fixed by re-registration. File has time information from server, and it allow us reset BEYOND time based on fresh data. As a note, if you change time zones your temporary licenses won’t be extended, its based on UTC time registered, which Is constant. 
  
-Hardware checks (in registration) are to decrease piracy and protect clients against theft of hardware. Registration is online check of the hardware information on a server. As a result, our data center return information back to BEYOND about connected hardware. If hardware recognized as non-genuine product or is our list of stolen gear, then it will not pass registration processSoftware will not output to such hardware.  +{{:beyond:blic-2-9.png?500&nolink|}} 
 +  
 +==== Hardware Licenses ====
  
-Registration will need to be completed within 7 days of the 1st connection of this hardware to the specific PCThis gives a "grace period" for one off shows where rental of hardware is expected. Registration must be completedwithin the "grace period" as after it ends, output will be suspended to that hardware. Registration is not related to ownership, licensing, etc. This is just a check of the hardware’s legitimacy and doesn’t "bind" hardware to a PC.+License list of installed and valid licenses bind to hardware. If license is time limitedthen expiration time will be at right side of the line.
  
-Hardware section use several icons+{{:beyond:blic-2-10.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-IMG!!!! 
  
 +Left side of line has file name. Right side – version information and expiration date (is applicable).
 +When license expires, it moved to section “Expired licenses”.
  
-Gray circle - hardware disconnected now +If licensed hardware is disconnected, and software is restarted, you will see this(40 minute grace period for disconnected hardware Is reset on software restart)
-Green checkmark – hardware passed registration successfully.  +
-Orange warning sign – hardware is no registered yet. Software also shows how much remains to do registration. +
  
-If the hardware problem detected, then it will be indicated by “red x” icon+{{:beyond:blic-2-11.png?500&nolink|}}
  
-IMG!!!! 
  
 +===== BEYOND Registration and License Manager: Registration Tab =====
  
 +Second tab of the window concentrated on one single purpose – for registration.  
  
-External license files+IMPORTANT. Please connect your Pangolin hardware before making registration. It required, otherwise hardware will be not accepted by BEYOND.
  
-BEYOND 5 uses a new format of license files. Majority of license's are already in our datacenters. As soon as you connect Pangolin hardware which has a license bound to it, then new file will be downloaded and installed automatically over internet. Basically – connect your Pangolin hardware, connect PC to internet and BEYOND will download and install license for you, automatically. The migration from old style license to the new license is automatic with this process. +==== Online registration ====
  
-IMG!!!!+Online registration is the simplest and most comfortable way to do registration. Select “Register online” as shown on screenshot and click button “Register online now”.  Please be patient and give software a few moments. 
  
 +{{:beyond:beyond-lic1.png?nolink}}
  
-License files stored in folder C:\Pangolin. This is one unform location for all setups. Folder keep registration and license files. No need to keep license into folder with BEYOND.EXE.  +At the end process software will offer to review registration reportWe recommend doing thisIf server will detect some problem, then it will be reflected in report.
-Old license files are not supported by BEYOND 5. BEYOND will not even try to load themBEYOND operate with new license files onlyIt will only attempt to match old licenses to hardware and create new license automatically.+
  
-If these old licenses are unnecessary, why do we still show them? This confirms that software sees the file. It helps to solve the question – “my license does not work”. If file structure is valid then BEYOND will load the file and show in the list. Please note, new licensing system has time-based options, and license may become expired. Also, if license change then BEYOND will replace file to newer version automatically. Software tends to manage files automatically based on up-to-date information on Pangolin data center.+Please review Status tab after registration
  
 +Its important to note that online registration is completed automatically every once and a while, but if you wish to register manually or Immediately if you added new hardware, you can do it manually here.
  
-Registration +==== Register by email ====
  
-The "registration" section indicates presence of, or the lack of registration file. This registration file Is specific for every PC, do not try and copy it to other computers, the file will be rejected. Registration file is located in folder C:\Pangolin. File keep information about registered hardwarelicense files and applications (executable files). System keeps track of sequence of registration, please do not replace new version of file with old versions. It will be considered as missed registration. Also, please do not delete registration file. Just leave it alone, and it will be fine. When PC connected to internet then registration is automated or can be initiated by you in a click of a button+If you wish to keep your show PC offline, and never connect It to the internet, you can register by email.
  
-IMG!!!!+Connect Pangolin hardware you want to be registered before making registration request file. Choose “Register by email” as shown on screenshot below. Sections for your Full Name and Email are optional.  
 +Click button “Register by email…”, save the file to your pc, transfer it to another device and send to the email of our automated registration system: **[[mailto:activate@pangolin.com|activate@pangolin.com]]**
  
 +{{:beyond:beyond-lic2.png?nolink}}
  
 +In a few minutes automated system will send a response back with an attachment, save this attachment and transfer back to your offline show PC.
  
-Computer.+==== Opening registration file ====
  
-PC – indicate overall registration status. +Choose “Open registration file” after getting a response from automated systemClick button “Open…” and selected received fileCheck Status tab to see current registration status of software and hardware.
-Application version – indicate status of BEYOND.EXE (or QS.EXE) registration.  +
-Date – indicate status of clock. Please do not change PC clock back. Some of the licenses are time based, and we must ensure that PC clock is correct. If you had to change PC clock, and BEYOND recognized it and saved modified time – it can be fixed by re-registration. File has time information from server, and it allow us reset BEYOND time based on fresh data. As a note, if you change time zones your temporary licenses won’t be extended, its based on UTC time registered, which Is constant+
  
-IMG!!!!+{{:beyond:beyond-lic3.png?nolink}}
  
 +Online registration and registration by email use same files. The only difference is transport method. The rest is 100% the same. 
  
-  +Software keeps the track of registration sequence. Please use only the latest registration file. Previous version will be rejected. 
-Hardware Licenses+
  
-License list of installed and valid licenses bind to hardware. If license is time limited, then expiration time will be at right side of the line. +If software detects manipulations to these files, then it will lock you out
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-IMG!!!! +
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-Left side of line has file name. Right side – version information and expiration date (is applicable). +
-When license expires, it moved to section “Expired licenses”. +
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-If licensed hardware is disconnected, and software is restarted, you will see this(40 minute grace period for disconnected hardware Is reset on software restart)+
  
-IMG!!!! 
  
 ===== BEYOND Registration and License Manager: License Tab ===== ===== BEYOND Registration and License Manager: License Tab =====
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