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Annual, renewable subscriptions are available for educational institutions, including those outside the U.S. The subscription model may be a better option for your department, even if your institution already owns permanent licenses of Max.
Read below to learn more and contact us if there are any questions we haven't answered.
How many machines can a single seat of a subscription authorize?
The subscription allows for one authorization per seat, so a user may authorize only one computer.
How does the authorization work for the subscription?
Subscription licenses can be authorized with the standard internet authorization used for regular Max 7 (or later) licenses, or with a keyserver. Schools can also authorize with KeyFile.
How long is the subscription?
The duration is one year. The subscription can be renewed and the number of copies adjusted annually.
What if my school already owns Max?
Purchasing the subscription will not negate your permanent copies of Max and you will still be able to authorize them.
Who can use the subscription seats?
The school can allow anyone at the school (teacher, student, computer lab, etc.) to use the seats from the subscription.
What if an upgrade is released during the subscription year?
The school will get all Max upgrades during its subscription year as part of the subscription, so it is not version-specific and the school always has access to the latest features.
Is the subscription version different from the permanent licenses?
No, the subscription will have the same features and functionality.
Are permanent licenses still available for sale?
Yes, schools can purchase a subscription or permanent licenses or upgrades. Visit the online quote generator to get prices and compare.
Is the subscription available for fewer than 8 seats?
No, eight seats are the minimum purchase requirement.