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Stay informed about our products including Reprise License Manager (RLM), RLM Cloud, and Activation Pro. 


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UNH InterOperability Lab Values RLM for Software Licensing

The UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) is a neutral and independent lab that tests networking and data communication products for businesses across the globe. We started our journey towards commercializing our software in 2010 with, IOL INTACT®. At that time, we evaluated several licensing models and different options for licensing software libraries. After exploring our options, we chose an open-source project to base our licensing model around. We quickly realized more features and flexibility were needed to meet the needs of our customers. It was then that we turned to Reprise Software, and the Reprise License Manager (RLM).


RLM is used exclusively by our commercialized software at the lab. In the beginning, as we explored how best to deliver and maintain customer licenses, we relied heavily on the node-locked licensing model. This has numerous advantages, including ease of understanding and straightforward installation. In fact, to this day, this model continues to be used for some of our customers and models, including software demo licenses.


Over time, as the complexity of our customer use-cases grew, so did the desire for a more flexible licensing model. It’s understood that anytime you make changes to how you use a library, you’re expected to make source code changes as well. With that mentality, we took on the task of implementing the RLM Floating License model. However, with RLM, no changes to the RLM interfacing code were needed. RLM effortlessly allows software vendors and customers to change licensing models by simply changing the content of the license file itself. This allows software vendors to focus on usability and supporting the customer in configuring the floating license server itself.


Overall, our experience with Reprise and RLM has been positive. As we’ve grown in our commercialization journey, our use of the RLM licensing software has grown with us and helped enable our goals of an easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to protect software. Including IOL INTACT®, we’ve now grown to include IOL INTERACT, Violett, BitPhyer, and QualiPhyer.

“RLM remains a core component in enabling our commercialized software business model.”



The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world’s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion-dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost-effectively deliver products to market. UNH-IOL’s services fit the needs of the market while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products. The industry relies on UNH-IOL’s extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+ students who represent the future interoperability testing and verification.

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Saving Time and Eliminating Frustration with RLM Activation Pro

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Datamine Software Case Study

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Peregrine Labs Moves to RLM to Build Better Products

Peregrine Labs Moves to RLM to Build Better Products

Peregrine developed a small toolset for tracking usage internally, but they needed help from a third-party solution so they could concentrate on building better products instead of trying to maintain licensing.
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Drug Development Company, Lixoft, Uses RLM

A drug development company, Lixoft, uses RLM Cloud for annual license renewals.
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U-RENDER Accelerates Time to Market using Reprise License Management

RLM stood out as a hassle-free and flexible solution for node-locked and floating licenses. When U-RENDER started evaluating different solutions for their own software product, RLM was already at the top of the list.
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StrataData Consolidates its Licensing Around RLM

Using RLM, StrataData migrated to a more flexible licensing model which seamlessly integrated their existing dongles for those that wanted to retain them, as well as provide all the benefits of floating, server-based licensing.
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Reprise Licensing for InSync Technology Ltd

Case study: Short-duration licenses can be generated for demo versions of FrameFormer, allowing InSync customers to try out InSync's motion compensated standards conversion before they purchase the full license.
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Mystro Software Trusts Reprise

Why Mystro, a server based application that helps biotech labs and other industries manage data collected from disparate instruments, uses RLM.

Activation Pro

What’s the difference?

Reprise License Manager (RLM)

Software License Manager

RLM provides runtime checking that verifies that your application is licensed to run and that the current usage of your application is within the limits you have ser every time your application runs.

As a Software publisher, you integrate RLM into your product, and RLM keeps track at runtime of who is using the licenses of your software.

RLM can do this entirely within the client library (linked into your application), or, more commonly, your application makes a request of the RLM Lincese Server to check out a license.

The lincese server runs either on your customers network, or in the cloud if you are using our RLMCloud™ service.

RLM provides runtime checking that verifies that your application is licensed to run and that the current usage of your application is within the limits you have ser every time your application runs.

RLM Activation Pro

Software Activation Manager

Activation Pro is
used once when your customer purchases your software in order to retrieve the license which is specific to that customer.

Software Activation’s purpose in life is to get the licenses for your product to your customers with a minimum of fuss.

Activation Pro also has a server component wich we call the activation server.

Your application contacts the activation server and supplies a short text activation key, and in exchange, the activation server returns the license which enables your product.

Generally, this is done once, right after your customer purchases your software, not every time your software is invoked.