Helm is supplied (either on CD or electronically) as a standard Windows ‘installable’ program.
When Helm is first installed, it will operate as an evaluation copy. This allows you to view all of the screens and dialogs of the software, but you will not be able to place Broadcast devices onto the panels you construct. You must install licenses in order to control broadcast devices.
You will have received a license file from Rascular, usually called “helm.lice”. This is normally emailed, or provided on a separate CD to the main application software. To install the license, place this file in the same directory as your copy of Helm. This is typically C:\Program Files\Rascular\Helm.
When you install a Helm license, the software will operate fully. The number of Imagestores and other devices that you can control with Helm will depend on the license purchased. You can tell if your version is correctly licensed from the ‘About Box’, which will display license information or an “Evaluation Copy” message. If you have a temporary license installed, the expiry date will be shown.
Moving Licenses to other PCs
Some Helm licenses are node-locked to a specific IP address. If you need to move these licenses to another PC, you will require a new license file. Rascular will be happy to provide these for you.
If you install a newer version of Helm on top of an earlier version, all your licensing details will be preserved.
Upgrading your License
If you wish to purchase additional licenses to control more Imagestores or other devices, or to run the software on additional PCs, please contact Rascular, who will be able to issue upgraded license files.
If you want to evaluate the software fully with particular devices, Rascular can issue a time-limited license for Helm.