Program Access Registration Codes Explained.
Mistral's Expert System software comprises fourteen core Code Signed multi-lingual programs, supported by a total of more than a hundred sub modules, plus tens of thousands of both passive and interactive databases.
Access to programs is controlled using a simple system of Access Registration Codes applied at time of installation.
All codes contain 24 alpha-numeric characters, usually supplied as six sets of four character strings linked by hyphens. Characters which may be confusing, such as lower case l as compared with 1 or upper case O as compared with numeral 0 are intentionally ommitted so as keep the system as simple and error proof as possible.
Letters may also be entered as either capitals or lower case with equal effect. Registration Codes may also be 'copied & pasted' into input dialog boxes in their entirety, including hyphens, so as to further reduce risk of input errors.
All Registration Codes are set with 'use by' input date limits and also provide time (fixed date) limited program access. This is for reasons of both controlling and preventing access to time sensitive proprietary data contained in databases and also to mitigate the damaging effects of access piracy (theft) of intellectual property contrary to the provisions of The Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Amongst other things the Access Registration Codes therefore control:-
Which programs are accessible by the authorised licensee (program user). Anything from one single program to a combination of any two or more or all fourteen programs.
Program access start and end dates.
Regional or national variation setting.
Program Operating System (Windows version) Compatiblity.
Decimal point deliminator type (comma or fullstop/period).
Default program operational units, SI (metric) or Imperial. Switchable post installation.
Default operating geographic and meteorological location. Switchable post installation.
Default installation and operating text language. Switchable post installation.
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