FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Steinberg
Email: david@stageresearch.com
Phone: 888-267-0859
Date: January 5th, 2008

Stage Research Introduces License Server to Manage
Concurrent Use of Products for Network Users

Northfield, OH (January, 2010) – Stage Research has announced the debut of its License Server, a new product that allocates licenses on demand for network users. The software runs on a central computer (server) to manage concurrent use of any Stage Research product.

"The License Server was developed to replace USB network keys that we previously had for network users," notes Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. "The keys never really worked well, and it seemed that the developer couldn’t tell us how to fix the problems users experienced. So we decided to write our own License Server as a solution."

The new product has the advantages of not needing a key and being able to sit anywhere on a user’s network. "It can maintain any Stage Research software license and serve out licenses for any product," Guc explains. "For example, you can have it manage both your SFX and SoftPlot licenses."

A case in point: If a user has five licenses registered for SFX then up to five computers anywhere on the network can request licenses to run SFX. Any request above five will be denied. Once a user exits SFX then the license is released and another user can request the freed license.

Like all of Stage Research’s products, the License Server is designed to be user-friendly. "It can sit anywhere on a network as long as it is accessible via TCP/IP and an open port," says Guc. "Only the License Server needs to be installed, and new licenses/serial numbers can be added directly at any time."
The License Server will be especially useful for schools and educational institutions that want a central license server or theaters that want to run more than one copy of Stage Research software through the network.

The License Server comes free w/ any purchase of a lab or classroom multiuser license.

About Stage Research

Developers of audio, sound design and lighting software, Stage Research, Inc. offers a range of products originally designed for college and university theaters, community and professional theaters, and touring productions whose applications now extend to many other venues, including exhibits and installations, auto shows, cruise lines, airports, haunted houses and roller coaster parks. 

Carlton Guc and Brad Rembielak, the cofounders of Stage Research, have partnered with experts in the field to create products capable of becoming industry-standard software, which stands the test of time.  From the beginning of their association they have merged their software engineering skills with their deep interest in theater to craft products, which assure reliable, robust and user-friendly operation show after show. Products include: 

*SFX - The leading live entertainment playback software application for prerecorded music and sound effects 

*SoftPlot - A graphical design tool which enables lighting designers to plot lighting and manage paperwork for all levels of entertainment 

*LightFactory - Offering all the features expected from a lighting control board but which can be run on the smallest of laptops, it provides lighting designers with the ability to create exciting, dynamic shows with unprecedented control over the lighting environment 

*ShowBuilder - A software application that takes the drudgery out of the administrative side of show design enabling users to manage paperwork, document their sound system, create shop bids, track budgets and payroll, and plan show routes.

*RFGURU - RF Guru, a coordination tool targeted to anyone dealing with wireless microphones.  RF Guru is designed to find the best combination of wireless microphone frequencies to be used at a venue and alleviate intermod (i.e., interference) problems.  It calculates based on existing microphones, area TV stations, user-entered known bad frequencies and even mic data from nearby neighboring venues. .

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