1. Licensing questions on our software components
Does the license provide royalty free use of components?Yes, all components come with a license for royalty free use of the components when used in binary compiled applications.
What is the difference between a single developer license, small team license and site license?
- A single developer license allows ONE developer within a company to use the components, to obtain free updates and priority email support. A single developer license is NOT transferable to another developer within the company or to a developer from another company.
- A small team license allows TWO developers within one company to use the components, obtain free updates and priority email support. A small team license is NOT transferable to other developers than the 2 originally assigned developers.
- A site license allows an unlimited number of developers within the company holding the license to use the components for commercial application development and to obtain free updates for a full version cycle and priority email support.
Can the registered version of VCL components be used with different Delphi or C++Builder versions?The registered version can be simultaneously installed for multiple IDEs. The components can as such be used simultaneously from multiple Delphi versions or from both Delphi and C++Builder IDEs.
Can the registered version of components be used on multiple machines?Yes, the registered version can be installed on multiple machines. If a single developer license is purchased, the registered version can be installed on all machines owned by and exclusively used by the developer holding the license.
How long do I get free updates & free support?When a TMS VCL Subscription/ TMS Component Studio is purchased, free updates & free priority support is provided for 2 years. For separate components, free updates & free support is provided for a full version cycle or maximum 2 years. This means that when a product is purchased at version X.Y, all updates before the release of version X+1.Y are free. For example, if version 2.4 is purchased, the last free update is v3.3 or the version when available at the end of the 2 year period.
What happens after the period of free updates and free supportThe licensed software continues working perpetually and can be continued to be used after expiry of free updates and free support. There is a free choice to renew for receiving further updates of the product, new versions for newer IDE's and/or operating systems and use our support services for free.
Are discounts offered for purchasing an upgrade after a registration has expired?Yes, we offer discounts for renewals of registrations within 1 month of expiry. For products with a one year cycle of free updates & free support this is a 70% discount. For products with a 2 year cycle, this is a 40% discount. The discount upgrade offers are shown on the "My account" page after login on our website.
When the offer is not taken 1 month after expiry, the discount is reduced to +/- 20% discount and stays available on the 'My account' page.