KEYnote 36 English - Fall 2018 - Page 17

CASE STUDY Success Story | Metrohm CodeMeter – Protection and Licensing in Chemical Analytics. Intelligent Business Models for Software and Embedded Devices The Challenge The Results For the launch of its new OMNIS product line, a titration platform for chemical laboratories, Swiss Metrohm AG required a protection system to safeguard the know-how invested in its software and a flexible licensing system that would allow for the creation of customized software licensing models for its laboratory instruments. One specific requirement posed by the company was the necessity to integrate the licensing and entitlement solution seamlessly with the company’s existing back office systems. By opting to integrate CodeMeter into its OMNIS platform, not only has Metrohm introduced strong protections for its know-how against counterfeiting and reverse engineering, but they can also use the versatile interfaces of CodeMeter License Central to set up a comprehensive portal, activate and track licenses, and monitor license use and activation in the field. The Solution CodeMeter, the flagship technology from Wibu-Systems, allows Metrohm to protect its software application both on PCs and the embedded operating systems running in its analytical devices and to equip them with the same licensing technology. CodeMeter License Central Internet Edition, Wibu-Systems’ server solution for generating and delivering licenses, helps create, manage, and track license activations on both types of systems. Bjoern Christensen Head Product Group Software/Workflow/Platforms Chief Systemowner OMNIS, Metrohm AG “Every Metrohm product comes invested with three quarters of a century of research and innovation. The expertise going into such groundbreaking products like OMNIS is our greatest asset – which we are protecting with the exceptional licensing capabilities of Wibu-Systems.” The Client Metrohm AG is one of the world’s leading makers of high-precision chemical analysis instru- ments. With subsidiaries and sales partners in more than 120 countries worldwide, Metrohm develops solutions for the ion analysis field and has established itself as the global market leader for titration analyzers. In addition to its original operations in Herisau, Switzerland, the Metrohm group also includes Metrohm Applikon and Metrohm Autolab, makers of online analytical devices and instruments for electrochemical research. Instruments for NIR and handheld Raman spectroscopy have completed the Metrohm portfolio since 2013 and 2016, respectively. 17