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Diamond

Our outstanding crystal and molecular structure visualization and exploration program. More...

Endeavour

Designed for the solution of crystal structures from powder diffraction data. More...

Match!

Easy-to-use software for phase identification from X-ray powder diffraction data. More...

Pearson's CD

Database with crystal structures of inorganic materials and compounds. More...

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Crystal Impact Licenses

CRYSTAL IMPACT offers four different license types for its own products Diamond, Endeavour, and Match! , differing in the number of permitted installations:

Version updates and license upgrades are also available for non-personal licenses.

Please note the different license model for Pearson's Crystal Data, which is published by ASM International and re-distributed by Crystal Impact!

Personal License

A personal license is only available for individuals; it cannot be purchased for/through an institution and must not be used for commercial purposes. The license can only be installed on the licensee's PC as well as on his laptop.
Personal licenses are available as time-limited (3-12 months) or perpetual. They are always delivered electronically; shipment of a manual/CD package is not available for this license type.
A list of the most common questions concerning personal licenses along with the corresponding answers (FAQ) can be found below.

Single License

A single license can be used on one computer only. In contrast to a personal license it can be purchased through/for an institution.
If the license is purchased for a single user, installation on the laptop of the license owner in addition to the office PC is allowed if the software is only used on one of the computers at a time.
A list of the most common questions concerning single licenses along with the corresponding answers (FAQ) can be found below.

Site License

A site license is most suitable for a work group or even an institute or department. With this license, the software can be installed on an unlimited number of PCs within an institute or department, e.g. an "Institute of Chemical Physics". A license upgrade from one or more single licenses to a site license is available.
A list of the most common questions concerning site licenses along with the corresponding answers (FAQ) can be found below.

Campus License

A campus license is the license of choice if a software shall be used in more than one university institute or company department. It allows the installation of the software on an unlimited number of PCs within a university or company at a single site. Please note that this license does not allow the usage of the software on private student laptops/PCs!
License upgrades from one or more single or site licenses to a campus license are available. If there is already more than one single or site license present at an institution, the license upgrade price from site to campus license applies.
A list of the most common questions concerning campus licenses along with the corresponding answers (FAQ) can be found below.

License Updates/Upgrades

A license upgrade is used to change from a single license to a site license. A version update is used to change from one version of a particular product to a higher version (e.g. Diamond 2.x to Diamond 3).
Note: A license upgrade does not include a version update and vice versa.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here is a list of the most common questions concerning the Crystal Impact license types:

Personal License

Q: Can I pay my personal license using my institutions credit card?
A: No, this is not possible, unfortunately. A personal license can only by purchased by (and on account of) an individual and must be paid using his personal credit card or PayPal account.

Q: Can I get an invoice with my institutions address?
A: Again, this is not possible, unfortunately. As has already been mentioned, a personal license can only by purchased by an individual and must be paid using his personal credit card or PayPal account.

Single License

Q: I have purchased a single license for my laboratory PC. Can I install the software also on my laptop?
A: Yes, you can install a software also on your laptop if the software is only used on one of the two computers at a time.

Site License

Q: We have two or more single licenses in our institute. Can we upgrade to a site license for free, because the price of a site license is only twice the price of a single license?
A: No, you have to purchase an upgrade from a single to a site license. An upgrade is always based on the highest available license (here a single license); it is not possible to accumulate base licenses for an upgrade. An exception can only be made if there is a really large number of single licenses (>=5) available in an institute/department.

Q: How many software CDs and manuals are delivered along with a site license?
A: For all three license types, one installation CD and one color-printed manual are shipped by default. However, additional manuals and CDs can be obtained for 25 EUR per copy (price does not include taxes or shipping costs which may apply). Please contact us in case you would like to receive additional manuals/CDs!

Q: Are we allowed to create copies of the installation CD for distribution and backup purposes?
A: Yes, you are allowed to do so, as long as the usage outside your department or institute is prohibited.
Please note that each installation CD is personalized: It contains the name of the ordering institution as well as a serial number, so we can track back illegal copies of a CD to the original customer.

Campus License

Q: Does a campus license for software [...] exist at my company/university?
A: From our experience we know that it is not always clear to all company/university members which software products are available at their institution. Hence, we have marked the institutions which own a campus license with a '(*)' sign on the corresponding "References" pages for Diamond, Endeavour and Match!.

Q: Who has the installation CD and manual for a campus licensed software at my company/university?
A: By default, we ship an installation CD and manual to the key person mentioned in the purchase order. Please contact us if you would like to know the contact details of the corresponding key person at your institution!

Q: How many software CDs and manuals are delivered along with a campus license?
A: For all three license types, only a single CD and color-printed manual are shipped by default. However, additional manuals and CDs can be obtained for 25 EUR per copy (price does not include taxes or shipping costs which may apply). Please contact us in case you would like to receive additional manuals/CDs!

Q: Are we allowed to create copies of the installation CD for distribution and backup purposes?
A: Yes, you are allowed to do so, as long as the usage by people not being member of your company or university is prohibited.
Please note that each installation CD is personalized: It contains the name of the ordering institution as well as a serial number, so we can track back illegal copies of a CD to the original customer.

Q: Are students allowed to use a campus licensed software on their own laptops and PCs?
A: Students are welcome to use the software on university PCs, for example in libraries and seminar rooms. However, they are not allowed to copy or install the software on their own private computers.

Q: Can individual (single or site license) major updates be derived from an existing campus license?
A: Yes. We know that it may be a difficult task to purchase a (major) campus license update for individuals in a company/university. Hence, you can purchase a single or site license update based on an existing campus license. However, please note that there is no compensation if the whole campus license is updated later on.