PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc. have announced the USB-C version of the third generation iLok USB. In addition to the iLok USB-A, PACE is now offering the iLok USB-C which uses the USB Type- C connector. Both iLok devices hold up to 1,500 authorizations--3x more than before--and deliver twice the transfer speed of the second generation iLok USB. They tell us that it's sleeker, smaller, and more secure, with a full metal jacket (made from durable aluminum) that won't split or crack from normal use.
The iLok USB is fully backward compatible with previous versions – so all software developed for use with a 2nd generation iLok will continue to work with a 3rd generation iLok USB-A or USB-C. And with the addition of Zero Downtime (ZDT) protection, you will always have access to your licenses if your iLok USB is lost, damaged, or stolen.
PACE says that, since its release over 20 years ago, the iLok USB hardware device has never been compromised. They tell us that the design of the 3rd generation iLok USB-A and USB-C are a huge step up from previous versions. The internal components are ingeniously small, packed into their metal case using methods that make duplication virtually impossible. And fewer components mean fewer points of failure once the device is being used in the field.
Andrew Kirk, Vice President of PACE had this to say, "Many people asked for a USB-C version of the iLok, and here it is. More computers are entering the market with USB Type-C ports, and our new iLok USB-C allows users with USB-C ports to use our licensing key without the need of additional adapters. Along with our Fusion Anti-Tamper technology, the 3rd generation iLok USB-A and iLok USB-C provide a publisher with the most secure tools in the industry. Period."
FAQs direct from PACE:
How many licenses can the iLok USB-A and USB-C hold?
The 3rd generation iLok USB-A and iLok USB-C can hold up to 1500 licenses depending on the license type. By comparison, the 2nd generation iLok can hold up to 500 licenses.
Can I have original iLoks and the iLok USB-A and iLok USB-C in my account at the same time?
Yes, you can have any combination of older iLoks and new iLoks in your account at the same time.
Does the new version of the iLok USB work just like the original iLok?
The 3rd generation iLok works the same as the 2nd generation iLok. It is also fully backward compatible.
Can I get Zero Downtime protection on a new iLok USB?
Zero Downtime (ZDT) is immediately available for 3rd generation iLok USB-A and iLok USB-C. Theft & Loss Coverage (TLC) may be enabled within the iLok License Manager application on ZDT-covered 2nd & 3rd generation iLoks.
Do I have to buy the new version of the iLok USB?
You do not need to purchase a new iLok USB to continue working. Note that software publishers may set some of their products to require 2nd generation or above iLoks.
Will you still be selling the USB-A third generation iLok?
Yes, 3rd generation iLoks are now available in both USB-A and USB-C versions.
Why should I buy the new version of the iLok USB-C?
If your computer only has USB Type-C ports, you can use the new iLok USB-C without the need for a USB Type-A to USB Type-C adapter connector.
Can I move licenses from an old iLok to a new iLok?
Yes, both the new and original iLok USB function the same.
Pricing and Availability:
Standard 3rd generation iLok USB-C pricing (as of April 2021) All pricing is in US$ - MSRP is $59.95
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