Difference between 1D and 2D Licenses

This is relevant for bar code software only: The license keys are differentiated according to the supported set of bar code symbologies.

1D License

This license generates and prints all one-dimensional bar code symbologies (like Code 39, Code 128, UPC, 2/5...) and all linear (non stacked) versions of the EAN/UCC RSS symbology.

2D License

This license generates and prints all barcodes. In addition to linear barcodes it includes all 2D barcodes and multi-row bar code symbologies (like PDF417, MaxiCode, DataMatrix, QR-Code, GS1 DataBar and EAN/UCC RSS Composite).

A 2D license includes automatically all 1D bar codes.

Single or Workstation License

This license permits you to use the Software on exactly one computer system. The license key is coordinated with the System-ID of the target system. It is not possible to use the Software on another computer system in an unrestricted way.

If the computer is changed or exchanged, then you will receive a free replacement key. A Single License must not be used in server applications like Web-Servers or Citrix Servers.

Where I can find the System-ID?

Workgroup License

This license permits the use of the Software on 10 computers and with 10 concurrent users within one site (with a postal address) of an enterprise (e. g. factory, branch...). Passing the Software license key to third parties or to other locations of the same enterprise is not permitted (also not as part of your own applications).

Companies owning multiple locations (e.g. multinational companies) need either an Enterprise license or additional Single, Workgroup, Office or Site licenses.

Office License

This license permits the use of the Software on 100 computers and with 100 concurrent users within one site (with a postal address) of an enterprise (e. g. factory, branch...). Passing the Software license key to third parties or to other locations of the same enterprise is not permitted (also not as part of your own applications).

Companies owning multiple locations (e.g. multinational companies) need either an Enterprise license or additional Single, Workgroup, Office or Site licenses.

Site License

This license permits the use of the Software on several computers within one site (however limited to a maximum of 250 concurrent installations or 250 concurrent users per license). Passing the Software license key to third parties or to other locations of the same enterprise is not permitted (also not as part of your own applications).

Companies owning multiple locations (e.g. multinational companies) need either multiple Site-Licenses or a Developer-License.

A Site License must not be used in web server applications - use a Web License in this case.

Developer License

The owner of a Developer-License can redistribute the Software as part of his application to third parties like customers and/or other sites of a company. A Developer License is bound to a single developer. Each developer who is actively working with the Software product needs a developer license. A Developer- License is limited to 10000 redistributions or 10000 possible end users - whichever is higher.

You are allowed to provide the product within your application to a third party as well as to other sites of your own company. „Wrapping“ is not permitted!

TBarCode/X: Developer licenses are intended for redistribution to third party, development of in-house applications is not allowed (we refer to the other available license variants instead).

Web or Server License

If you would like to use the Software on a (web) server you need a web (or server) license (if applicable). Such a license permits the use of the Software on one server for internet-, intranet and other server based applications. The number of total users (not concurrent users!) per license is limited to 10000.

Each production server instance needs one license, this is also true on virtual machines. For users of TBarCode: the ConvertToStream() functions are licensed only with a web or server license.

Enterprise or World License

An Enterprise License (also called World License) permits the use of the Software on several (or all) sites of a company. There are no restrictions concerning the number of installations and users. The term enterprise comprises each legal unity (including subsidiaries) which owns more than 50 percent of the shares.

Bulk License

Bulk licenses are distributed through TEC-IT and do not apply to Google Play and App Store purchases.

Licenses are bound to devices via the so-called Device ID. The Device ID may be based either upon Android ID, serial number or IMEI. The Device ID can be found in the settings dialog of the app. Except subscriptions, bulk licenses are valid for the lifetime of the device.

Android: The app-version which is suitable for bulk licensing needs to be downloaded and installed from TEC-IT.COM. The Device ID depends on the device and user and may change with a factory reset (if based upon Android ID). The app can be licensed without a Google account.

iOS: The app-version which is suitable for bulk licensing can be downloaded from the App Store. The Device ID depends on the device and may change with a factory reset.

Licenses for factory-reset, lost, stolen or decommissioned devices are treated as used and thus rendered invalid. You need to repurchase the license(s) unless you contact us with the device-id(s) in question.

The following methods for licensing are available:

  • Online
    Licensing is done by manually entering an activation key into the app. Internet access is required during activation; the app contacts TEC-IT's activation server and retrieves a license for the device(s) in question. On Android, the online key can also be stored within a license file (if not to be entered manually). On iOS the activation key can also be distributed by your MDM system.
  • Offline
    Licensing is done by applying a license file. For creating the license file TEC-IT needs to know the serial numbers (alternatively IMEIs or Android IDs) of the devices in question. A copy of the license file must be placed in the Download folder of each device to be licensed.

Scan-IT to Office App

Bulk licenses (volume licenses) for the Scan-IT to Office app are available exclusively as a subscription (period on agreement, usually one year).

The subscription fee covers exclusively the usage rights for the Scan-IT to Office app on your mobile devices for the agreed subscription time-frame. Costs for mobile network providers or other expenses are not included. The accompanying Scan-IT to Office Add-Ins (for Word, Excel, Google Sheets, Chrome) are free.

Each license is bound to a Device ID (see above), which may change during a factory reset. Unless you contact us with the device ID of factory-reset, lost, stolen or decommissioned devices, replacement licenses are subject to re-purchase (no refunds).

Renewal and Cancellation

The subscription is renewed automatically for another period until cancelled at least one month prior to expiration in writing. In the case of cancellation by the customer no refunds of the subscription fee will be granted for unused months.

Online Services

Online Label Generator

You can use the Online Label Generator (label.tec-it.com) on an annual subscription basis with the following packages:

  • Variant SMALL: Up to 25 labels per month (300 labels per year)
  • Variant MEDIUM: Up to 250 labels per month (3000 labels per year)
  • Variant LARGE: Up to 2500 labels per month (30000 labels per year)
  • Variant X-LARGE: Volume upon agreement
The subscription is renewed automatically for another 12 months until cancelled one month prior to expiration in writing. In the case of cancellation by the customer no refunds of the subscription fee will be granted (for unused months).

In the case of cancellation by TEC-IT a notice period of 3 month will be maintained.

No Royalties

If not clearly stated as subscription, TEC-IT does not charge royalty fees, licenses are one-time costs.

Other License Types

There are other licenses available, which vary according to the Software product. All available licenses are listed in the price list and in the license terms.