Dongles electronic is weak
It is sad fact, dongle companies do their best to make hardware keys as cheap as possible. Software companies selling thousands dongles like to purchase cheap hardware keys to make their software more attractive for ultimate user. Almost every dongles hardware is based on cheap unreliable controllers instead of trustworthy chips used in smart-card technology for example. In the end 10 dollar question become serious problem for their user.
How long does the usual dongle work?
The weakest thing in dongle is its built-in memory. If software developer uses writing to dongles memory some temporary data, we belive dongle dies in 2 years. If the memory is utilized as a data storage for reading operations only, dongle lives from 3 to 5 years.
What can be done?
- To insure yourself from unexpected breakdown and possible loses please :
- Make sure your software vendor and your dealer still support your product. Usually each version is maintained not longer that one year, then you are forced to purchase newest version.
- Make sure it doesn't take long to replace broken dongle. The situation when you need to ship broken dongle to the software vendor and wait for the new dongle could severely injure your business.
- Make sure broken dongles will be replaced free of charges. Many software vendors refuse to replace broken dongles.
Dongle is broken and cannot be replaced by the vendor!
You can order Dongle recovery service however because of great quantity of orders this service costs at least twice more than Dongle backup. The situation is really critical. Dongle recovery takes much longer and the success is not guaranteed. Taking no advanced payment for this service it becomes very difficult for us not to handle all Dongle recovery orders.
If you own software for about three years WE STONGLY RECOMMEND to order Trial version of dongle emulator to make sure it is compatible with your software!