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Excel Software has this week shipped its QuickLicense 6.0 product. Designed to protect and license software using either a programming command call or the AddLicense wrapping tool, the tool adds multiple protection layers and allows data files to be embedded within the executable. The protected application is compatible with third-party code signing tools.

The QuickLicense Windows edition has new API commands, interfaces, and both 32- and 64-bit EXE and DLL runtimes. New sample code is included for Visual Basic, C#, C++, Objective-C, Delphi, REALbasic, Java, and other programming languages. The AddLicense wrapping tool generates protected applications as 32-bit, 64-bit, or FAT 32/64-bit EXEs that run on any 32 or 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, or 7 computer at native speed.

The QuickLicense MacOS X edition has new AddLicense features, API commands, and runtime interfaces. The Carbon runtime is backwards compatible with older Mac computers while the new Cocoa runtime is faster and 94% smaller.

New licensing features include the ability to change the expiration date of a timed license with a customer-specific expiration code, timed licenses for days, hours, or minutes, Unicode runtime support to handle human language customizations, and a new license meter feature to manage floating licenses for in-house purchased software.

Supported license types include Trial, Product, Try/Buy, Subscription, Floating, and Dynamic licenses with a manual, semi-automated, or fully automated activation process. Advanced features include custom activation, license release, license restore, license suspend, license reset, remote feature enable, and other activation services.


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