As you may have noticed when using Otii, you need a license to be able to access many of the features. There are two types of licenses: standard and premium. A standard license gives you access to most features, such as creating new recordings. With a premium license, in addition to all the standard features, you also get access to automation by scripting, battery simulation and profiling, as well as the possibility to import logs. A premium license also gives you priority in any support enquiry.
With the release of version 1.5.0, you will automatically get a standard license when you have the Otii Arc connected to your computer. If you want to use premium features, or to use standard features without an Otii Arc (such as crop & downsample), you need to reserve a license.
When you log into the Otii application and there’s only one license available, Otii will automatically reserve it for you. It will then be reserved for three days and renewed every hour as long as Otii is running. If you only use one computer, you will most likely never have to do anything.
However, if you want to use Otii on more than one computer but only have one license, you will need to return it on the first computer before you can reserve it on a different computer. You handle your licenses from Account > Licenses. Here’s an example of what it can look like.
As you can see above, I have three licenses; one premium and two standard. One of the standard licenses expired in 2013, so there are only two licenses available for use. One of them is reserved on my current computer and will have to be returned before it can be used on a different machine. If no user license is active on a computer, the button will instead say Reserve.
In the title bar of the Otii application, you can also see what type of license is currently active. Here’s an example with a standard license reserved. It would look the same if I didn’t have any license reserved, but had connected an Otii Arc.
If I want to use the premium license on a different computer, I press the Return button to stop using the license on this computer, then open the license dialog on the other computer and reserve it there. I hope this brings some clarity on how we handle licenses. If you have any questions or comments on this topic, then don’t hesitate to post on our Forum.
Christer Fletcher Software Engineer at Qoitech