The VIEWLOG hardware key controls both program access and which version (LT/LS/GIS/PRO) is available to the user. The VIEWLOG hardware key contains a secure RAM chip which contains various key codes:
The VIEWLOG key version code is different from the software version number because it sequentially dates back to the DOS VIEWLOG software releases. Version codes are as follows:
You will receive a message when you start the program if the software has detected that you need an upgrade for basic program access.
The option strings are two-character codes which enable various program functions. For example, the DB code string is needed to enable the VIEWLOG GIS version of the softwarens.
To check your key version codes, run VIEWLOG and go the Options > About VIEWLOG menu item. In the lower-left corner of the menu, you will find a string that resembles:
Key Response: VIEWLOG 6.2 DB ID10297
Note: When checking an older key in VIEWLOG 1.0 the ID number will not be visible. You must install and use VIEWLOG 2.0 to view the ID number.
VIEWLOG versions 2.0 and higher can be used to remotely upgrade a software key. This allows you to purchase additional options without having to mail in your key for an upgrade.
VIEWLOG version 1 users: In VIEWLOG version 1, the "VIEWLOG Field Upgrade Form" indicates a Key ID code that begins with "pct". This code can no longer be used for upgrades. For remote upgrades, you must install VIEWLOG 2.0 or higher, and complete the steps below.