February 05, 2010 11:43 ET

New USB License Key From CimQuest INGEAR Expedites Developer Access to PLC HMI Apps

PHOENIXVILLE, PA--(Marketwire - February 5, 2010) - CimQuest INGEAR, a supplier of runtime free software development solutions for industrial applications, has announced the availability of a USB license key (dongle) that makes it very easy for users to move developmental licenses between computers. The new key is available as an option for developer editions of CimQuest's NET.LOGIX, NET.ABLINK, NET.MBLINK and NET.GELINK class libraries.

"Developers love the fact that once they build PLC communications or HMIs with our tools, they can run them on as many other machines as they want, without paying additional license fees; but they still have had to enter their license key whenever they visited each machine for maintenance or debugging. This USB key now eliminates the entry screens that might stand between them and their applications, which means they can get their work done more quickly and move on," said Chuck Karwoski, president of CimQuest INGEAR.

The new CimQuest USB license keys are programmed with developmental license information for any INGEAR.NET software title a user may own. They are small, non-intrusive dongles that plug into any available USB port to activate software for immediate use. They enable modification and debugging of runtime deployed applications without the need to register or activate a software-based license. The keys support Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, without need of system-level drivers required for either maintenance or operation.

To manage the process, CimQuest has added an "either/or" license dimension to installed INGEAR.NET software. On launch, the INGEAR.NET library first attempts to locate a key, and if it finds one, ignores the software-based license, regardless of whether the software-based license is developer or runtime deployment. If it does not detect a key, it defaults to the software-base license.

The INGEAR USB License Keys are priced at $100 plus shipping and available immediately, exclusively from CimQuest INGEAR. Buyers of NET.LOGIX, NET.ABLINK, NET.MBLINK and NET.GELINK runtime versions, can order a key at the time of purchase. Current INGEAR.NET users who are eligible for software updates and support, either through a recent or an active Maintenance/Subscription plan, qualify to obtain the USB License Key for the cost of the key. Users whose software updates and support programs have lapsed must purchase a new Maintenance/Subscription Plan in order to be eligible to buy a USB Key. INGEAR.NET licenses can be obtained or upgraded via email.

Buyers can add multiple INGEAR.NET licenses on the same key without purchasing additional USB keys. Compact Framework Editions of INGEAR.NET are not supported by the key.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit or contact our sales desk toll free at 1.866.935.7979 from the U.S. and Canada; 1.610.935.8282 (International) or email us at

About CimQuest INGEAR

Since 1993, CimQuest INGEAR has been the leading developer of runtime free communication tools and library components for Visual Basic and other programming languages.

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    Chuck Karwoski
    CimQuest INGEAR
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