This white paper describes how intelligent device manufacturers can use electronic licensing to protect and enhance intelligent devices as well as how to distribute updates and upgrades to already deployed devices. Increasingly, the value of an intelligent device is based on the software or firmware delivered with the device. The flexibility of software allows intelligent device manufacturers to sell many differentiated products while streamlining manufacturing processes. In addition, protecting your software R&D investment is critical to monetizing your platforms and ensuring a steady revenue stream. But the fact is paper- and trust-based licensing programs are no longer adequate. Moving to electronic licensing allows high-tech manufacturers to protect and grow revenue, without complex changes to manufacturing processes.
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