How to order Continuum v2.0 to take advantage of a Software license instead of a Hardware license.

Issue

How to order Continuum v2.0 to take advantage of a Software license instead of a Hardware license.

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

Continuum v2.0 and above.

Continuum Software Licensing.

Cause

Some confusion as to how to order Continuum v2.0 for a new site when software licenses, not hardware security keys, are required.

Resolution

For details on howFor details on how to order the licensing for Continuum software key see the document at the link below.
For details on how to order the licensing for Continuum software key see the document at the link below.
 
 
 
Note: You will need to purchase a new Continuum Security Key before being able to upgrade to a keyless license. The following is taken from the above document.
 
A new installation – Software license ordering and activation is available only as an upgrade to a hardware key. For new installations please order the USB key from the factory, upon receipt follow the steps outlined hereon for upgrading your USB license to software license.
 
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The following products can be ordered with a Software Key;
  1. WebClient Server
  2. All factory Add-On options [–E (Endura), -D (Data Exchange/Active Directory), -B (Badging), etc...]
  3. CoE Add-On options. (see here for details.)
 
The following can not support a Software Key and will require a Hardware Key (USB or Parrallel port);
  1. Continuum Interface Server
the steps outlined hereon for upgrading your USB license to software license." to order the licensing for Continuum software key see the document at the link below.
 
https://buildingsdownloads.schneider-electric.com/search#documentDetails/13127/Ordering%20and%20Activation%20of%20Software%20License%20for%20Continuum%20v2.0
 
You will need to purchase a new Continuum Security Key before being able to upgrade to a keyless license. The following is taken from that document above.
 
"A new installation Software license ordering and activation is available only as an upgrade to a
hardware key. For new installations please order the USB key from the factory, upon receipt follow 
the steps outlined hereon for upgrading your USB license to software license."