Students and Post-Graduate Students
The SIO Serial Number may be used by anyone enrolled as a student at or taking educational classes at the Academic Institution, including post-graduate courses such as Masters and PhDs. The Serial Number is distributed and managed by the AVL's Software Administrator.
Activation steps are available in Activating NI Software as a Student Through an Academic License
Academic Staff should not use the SIO Serial Number.
If a member of Academic Staff would like access to NI software included in the AVL they have the following options:
- Access a license through the Volume License Server on a computer located at the physical location to which the AVL is registered (unless otherwise specified in the AVL Agreement)
- A laptop owned by the Academic Institute may be temporarily taken off-site and continue to use NI Software. This can be done using:
- the 14-day backup is automatically issued when disconnecting from the Volume License Server network. This is not available for Concurrent Licenses.
- a disconnected license file that your Software Administrator can provide. This is not available for Unmanaged Concurrent Licenses.
Contact NI Support
if you do not know your Academic Institute's nominated Software Administrator.
For Teaching and Research AVLs, individuals who are not enrolled or taking classes can use NI Software for research purposes in the same way as the Academic Staff.
This is not available for Teaching Only AVLs.