There’s no need to carry around a security device and worry about forgetting or losing it. The e-Key provides convenience, security and peace of mind.
The e-Key is a revolutionary “dongle free” method of software security for CATalyst users. The e-Key empowers users to activate their CATalyst software on a computer at home, a computer at work and even a spare computer that might only be used occasionally.
If you are using CATalyst Version 12 or higher, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, provide your Stenograph Customer Number and the serial number of your security device. Click here for instructions on locating the security device serial number.
It starts with a Product Key Code
A Product Key Code (PKC) is simply a series of numbers and letters that users receive via email. The PKC is used to activate CATalyst on up to five computers.
Activating an e-Key
Activation uses either direct or indirect access to the Internet. The first time CATalyst is activated on a computer, it will prompt for a PKC. It uses the Internet to request activation, and in less than a minute activation will be returned. CATalyst will be good to go for three months when the next activation period begins. If no direct Internet is accessible, a manual activation is possible with the help of an Internet-enabled computer.
CATalyst alerts you to activate a full month prior to the end of its three-month activation period. Activate right then and you’ll get your three months plus any remaining days. If you choose to be reminded later, set a timer on the reminder and then activate any time before the end of the month. Recurring Activations are quick, easy and best of all, free.
Activating Additional Computers
A CATalyst license can be activated on up to five computers anytime you wish. You activate them as you need them since you can only be in one place at a time. You’re on the honor system during the three-month activation period. At the next activation period, the license server looks at usage times. Any significant overlap in usage will prevent the overlapping computers from being activated.
CaseViewNet™ and the e-Key
CATalyst users who are licensed for CaseViewNet will be pleased to learn that when they renew their CaseViewNet™ license, it will become part of their e-Key too. No longer will a CaseViewNet license be tied to a particular computer. Your CaseViewNet license will be a timed-option on your e-Key. Right along with your Case CATalyst, CaseViewNet will be activated on your computers for nonsimultaneous use.