Installation and licensing for Windows

Revision: 1.1
Date: 2018-05-25
Contact: support@carrida-technologies.com
Copyright: 2017-2018 Carrida Technologies GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany
Author: VC Support

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Introduction

Carrida software can be either software or hardware protected - depending on the region and customer needs. When hardware protected, a USB dongle will be provided. This dongle must be inserted into the USB port of a device on which Carrida is used.

In the case of software protection, you will need to contact the vendor for the activation of the product license.

Hardware protection

USB dongle is a piece of hardware that is connected to a computer.

With a Carrida distribution you will receive a compatible dongle device. It connects through the USB port, and has to be plugged in every time when Carrida software is running.

Installing Carrida with hardware protection
no Step 1. Insert the dongle into the USB port. p1 Step 2. Select the language for the installation process.
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Step 3. Choose an installation folder for the program by pressing ,Browse...’ or leave the default folder and continue with the installation.

This folder will also be set as the default destination folder for processed data. Change this in the future in File-Settings-Output

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Step 4. Set this check to create a shortcut on the desktop.

Press 'Next' to continue or 'Back' to revisit previous steps.

pA Step 5. Before continuing with the installation look through the summarization of previous steps. If you wish to make additional changes go 'Back', otherwise press 'Install'. pD

Step 6. Install CRYPTO-BOX support. This is a driver for the USB dongle that has to be installed in order to use Carrida.

Press 'Install' and 'OK' to finish the installation.

The software is installed and is ready to be used. We recommend reading through the user manuals before starting to work with Carrida software.

The dongle must be plugged into the USB port every time Carrida software is being used. If the error shown on the image appears the dongle is missing from the USB port. p3

Software protection

In the case of software protection no additional hardware is needed. Access will be granted through an activation key provided by the distributor.

Installing Carrida with software protection
p1 Step 1. Select the language for the installation process. p2

Step 2. Choose an installation folder for the program by pressing on ,Browse...’ or leave the default folder and continue.

This folder will also be set as the default destination folder for processed data. Change this in the future in File-Settings-Output.

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Step 3. Set this check to create a desktop shortcut.

Press 'Next' to continue or 'Back' to revisit previous steps.

pA Step 4. Look through the summary of the previous steps and go 'Back' to make additional changes, or press 'Install otherwise.

The software is installed on your device, but before it is ready to be used, you will need to activate your license.

There are two possible activation modes: online and offline. The online mode requires an active internet connection on the machine being activated.

After the installation process is finished, the license manager main window (shown below) will appear. The window shows your current license activation status and allows you to proceed to one of the activation modes, or to change the language. Select the online or offline activation clicking on one of the two buttons, then follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.

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Online Activation

This mode requires an active internet connection to be successful. Please ensure you are connected before continuing.

Fill in the form with te required information and optionally add a comment to the license, then click on Activate Key.

The information required for online activation is:

  • Base URL:
    URL of the Carrida licensing server obtained from Carrida Tech.
  • Product Key:
    A valid product key received from the Carrida Tech. A product key allows 1 to N license creations. The text above tells how many activations are left for this product key.
  • Comment (optional):
    Arbitrary comment text.

Messages describing the activation process will appear in the window describing the process. A confirmation message is printed if the activation is successful.

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Offline Activation

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After the installation process is finished, a window with the instructions about the license activation will appear. Follow the steps on the Collect status Information tab.

A message with the saved file path is printed if the collection of information is successful.

After obtaining the V2C file, go to the Apply access file tab and upload the file.

A confirmation message is printed if the activation process is completed successfully. The license status information will also change to "License Activated".