|What Is Single Use?
Odyssey Navigator is a Single-Use
application. This means you are limited to registering the
software on a single machine, once. You may install it on more than one
PC, however it will run in a limited mode if not registered on each PC.
Why was this method of sale offered?
Because it allows us to keep the cost much lower. Think of it this
way, if you buy a new Personal Navigation Device (eg a Navman) and it gets dropped or
damaged some other way, the manufacturer or retailer is not entitled to
replace it due to customer caused damage.
If we were to offer a perpetual licence
we would have to factor in additional licensing costs and that would increase
the sale price.
Also with a perpetual licence, the chance of Intellectual Property and
copyright theft is much higher, thus robbing us of income. This again
would mean higher prices as we would need to build in the cost of that
theft to all users, again meaning higher prices.
We offer a simple solution that offers
the lowest cost of ownership. If you do need to reinstall your
product on a new PC, re-install your OS, or you do have a hardware failure, there may be
ways we can help with a very low cost additional
licence key. Following basic common sense practices, such
as using SSDD in CarPCs etc. will reduce or eliminate any Hard Disk
failure issues and you will not need to purchase a new license.