Following numerous requests from customers, SEGGER introduces the Enterprise License for Embedded Studio. The Enterprise License provided by SEGGER addresses the special requirements of larger corporations. The Enterprise License is a company-wide license for Embedded Studio use with an option for access to the Embedded Studio source code. Enterprise licensing removes any administration overhead to track licenses within the corporation.
At the same time, SEGGER’s Enterprise License is perpetual and works independently from a license manager/server. With the source code option the customer can choose to store the source code with an escrow agreement or work directly on the source code. By making the source code available, SEGGER has addressed a common risk management issue prolific in the Embedded Systems industry.
Availability of source code eliminates all risk of non-availability at some point in the future. While access to the source code enables the customer to maintain the software in-house, it does not force them to do so. The customer continues to receive updates of Embedded Studio and its source code.
The typical business model is to have the source either simply for risk mitigation or to customise the tool for a specific requirement or even rebrand it or port it to support a different CPU architecture.
The new license is offered in addition to the regular per developer license models. With straightforward licensing and usability advantages, Embedded Studio is utilised across a wide customer base including those developing under Linux and Mac hosts.