“The price remains lower than other flow cytometry analytical programs, and support has always been outstanding."
"This will continue to be my flow cytometry program of choice.
- Eric Sobel
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University of Florida
If you choose countercode mode, then forty five days after you purchase the software, FCS Express will require that you enter a countercode in order to continue using the software. After that time, FCS Express will immediately launch the Countercode Configuration Wizard to help you obtain a countercode. Countercodes are machine-specific. Once you have obtained a countercode for one machine, you will not be able to use it to install FCS Express onto another one.
If you choose countercode mode, and you later want to switch computers where FCS Express is running, then you will require a new countercode. There is a $25 administrative fee for issuing a new countercode.A dongle is a small device that fits into a USB port on your computer. If you purchase the dongle licensing option, the dongle will be mailed to you along with the FCS Express CD. FCS Express will run on any computer for 45 days after purchase. After that time, you will be required to insert a dongle. The first time that you use the dongle, it must be on a computer that is connected to the internet. FCS Express will validate that the purchase was approved and then activate the dongle. After activation, FCS Express can be used with the dongle on any computer, whether or not that computer is connected to the internet. The dongle must be plugged in the entire time FCS Express is running. Dongle mode is only available for purchases of the Standalone license.
The chief advantage of dongle mode is flexibility. Your copy of FCS Express can be installed onto multiple computers but will only run if the dongle is plugged into the computer. So if you have a laptop at home and in the office, you can use the same copy of the software in either location, as long as you remember to bring the dongle with you.
The chief disadvantage is that if you lose the dongle, then there is no way to replace it, and you must buy a new copy of the program.
Note: If your original dongle is found after purchasing a replacement, you may return your replacement dongle for a refund.
|The dongle is a small USB device about the size of a quarter.|
If you purchase the internet dongle licensing option, you will be required to log in to your account when you start the software. This allows you to use FCS Express on any computer in the world, as long as it is connected to the internet. You can only be logged in from one computer at a time.
The chief advantage is that you can use FCS Express on multiple
computers anywhere in the world without having to remember to bring a
hardware dongle. Also, there is no dongle to lose.
The chief disadvantage is that the computer you are using must be connected to the internet.
More information and frequently asked questions about the internet dongle can be found on our Internet Dongle Knowledge Base page.
Note: You can create as many user names, passwords as you like on an internet dongle purchase. The number of simultaneous users will be limited to the number of licenses that you have purchase. Multiple internet dongle licenses may also be combined so multiple users can log into the same account simultaneously. If you have purchased multiple internet dongle licenses in one order they will be combined automatically. If you have purchased multiple licenses in different orders you may request to have the licenses combined at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to purchase additional simultaneous users for your existing internet dongle account, please contact us prior to making your purchase.
As an example, if you have purchased a 5 user license, you can install the software to a single network location. Then you can have shortcuts on the desktop of an unlimited number of computers. However, only 5 users will be able to be logged in at any time.
Note: the software is not actually executed on the computer on the network on which it is installed. The software is executed on the user's local machine. The computer that the program is installed on is simply acting as a file server to the clients. Thus, FCS Express does not impose a bandwidth or processing burden on the network or computer on which it is installed.
The chief advantage of the network licensing option is that multiple people can use the software without a hardware dongle and without logging in. In addition, since everyone has a shortcut to the executable on the server, if you upgrade the server, everyone is automatically upgraded.
The chief disadvantage of the network licensing option is that you must be connected to the network in order to use FCS Express.
The site license is only available to core facilities, either in an academic or company setting. The site license is based on the internet dongle licensing option described above. Each site license requires a site license administrator. The site license administrator is responsible for maintaining a list of users that can log into FCS Express. Once the administrator has added a user, they can log in from any computer in the world, as long as that computer is connected to the internet. It is not specific to a hardware address i.e. if a user has two computers, one at work and one at home, they only have to purchase a single license. Just like the internet dongle, a user can only be logged in on a single computer at a time.
For more information regarding the installation of a site license, please visit our Installation Instructions page.
The site license includes the Diva Importer and Accuri Importer Add-ons.
You are allowed to create as many users as you have purchased on your site license. To have a site license, you must pay a a yearly fee per user. The yearly fee decreases as the number of users increased. Please see our prices page for more information.