What is a Hardware Key?

Hardware Keys are used for subscription licensing in environments where there is no Internet connectivity (or unreliable). A Hardware Key is a USB device that can be moved between computers once activated by the first installation. It needs to be activated only once.

Multiple product subscriptions can be placed on the same hardware key. Example: ElumTools and Photometric Toolbox.


Hardware keys are available only in an annual subscription. The price is the same as a Multi-User subscription for the product.

Hardware key orders require physical shipping to your destination and will carry a Shipping and Handling charge to cover delivery and setup.

Lost hardware keys can not be replaced!

Activating a hardware key