Yep - if you have 500 PC's with Studio 3 already installed, each and every one of these machines is entitled to the free upgrade
Am I right in assuming that we're currently pretty safe having 500 PCs with ActivStudio 3 on, despite having less than 100 ActviBoards? We've only recently started putting it on the images for classroom PCs and it would be a pain if we had to go back to (number of IWBs)*5, which is probably nearer the 325 mark.
Yep, your right, if you wanted to use our software with another manufacturers kit, you would need another type of license to use that kit with our softwre.
I was under the impression we were fine as long as we didn't project the software onto a plain screen or a competitor board.
So, if you have a generic PC image, and one of these PC's is connected and using another manufacturers board, you are not entitled to use our software (Pro Version) on their board - for this, you would have to purchase Inspire Pro for that one machine.
If you buy 1 kit (board or set of votes or set of expressions or panel) - this kit will come with 1 copy of Inspire Pro, you can install this on 5 machines, but can only ever use it when using that kit. So, if you had 1 voting kit, you could install inspire on 5 computers, and then move that voting kit around those machines. You couldn't use Inspire Pro with the voting kit, and at the same time use it in another room.
So, in other words, we could install Inspire on 5 PCs which have no IWB (just a projector) connected, so long as we only ever project the software onto the screen when we are using the voting pads.
This is where it gets complicated - but I think in your situation, you are best simply sticking to the part of the license which says if you already have Studio on your computer, you are entitled to upgrade Studio to be Inspire Pro.
If you buy any kit in the future, you would already have Inspire Pro on your machine that will use that kit (from the software upgrade route)
The licensing 'blurb' may take time to get changed, but I'll certainly raise it as an enhancement request at my end, to hopefully make it less 'legal talk'!
I'm pretty sure it's not possible to extract all that information unambiguously from the licensing document which appears during installation, so it would be helpful if your legal eagles could make the wording a little more explicit. I realise clarity is not the forte of people who write licensing terms!
Pretty close - just heard back on this, and it is a different licensing structure for those countries completely - I think it's all sales / marketing / legal stuff, but where we have say a completely free upgrade from Studio 3, in most cases, they will never have actually had Studio 3 - so they would have something differnt for stuff like that.
PS My guess for the Russia and Kazakhstan thing is that Promethean had to license some extra handwriting recognition software for the Cyrillic alphabet. There are other countries using the Cyrillic alphabet though, so maybe that doesn't hold water..
(I don't think it's fully finished yet either for those countries!)
Hope this clears everything up for you, but let me know if I can get you any more info - and as I say, I honestly think you would be best simply taking the view that you are entitled to update any system that currently has Studio installed to upgrade to Inspire Pro.