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Migrating to Software-Only Licenses for More Responsive License Management

 Migrating to Software-Only Licenses for More Responsive License Management - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Application Security
Applicable Industries
  • Marine & Shipping
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Cybersecurity
The Customer
About The Customer
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, ABB is a leader in digitally connected
The Challenge

The world’s premier shipping companies work with the software solutions of ABB Marine & Ports to get their vessels safely and efficiently to their destinations. A loyal customer of Wibu-Systems for over a decade, ABB has been relying on CodeMeter dongles to store the license keys for their ABB AbilityTM Marine Advisory System - OCTOPUS.

The current version of the system is using Wibu-Systems’ robust metal-case CmStick ME, a perfect choice for the rugged conditions at sea. As satellite communications has made fast Internet connections at sea a common reality for maritime operators, the company is looking to move from physical to software solutions to streamline its logistics processes.

The Solution

The next release of the ABB Marine & Ports’ marine advisory system, the OCTOPUS suite, will rely exclusively on the all-software CmActLicenses, which can be distributed through the cloud. While CmDongles offer unparalleled security, the opportunity to migrate to a software-based solution makes the system more convenient to use in the hustle and bustle of naval operations.

The decision in favor of Wibu-Systems’ CmActLicenses not only simplifies the allocation of licenses but also of updates and new modules via the cloud with around-the-clock availability. As an added bonus, the capabilities of CodeMeter License Central gives the company flexible control over access to the data in the hydrodynamic databases and the use of real-time signal data.

Data Collected
Connectivity Status
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Simplified allocation of licenses.

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