Wibu-Systems, the company behind the popular CodeMeter protection and licensing technology, has teamed up with Leader Electronics Corp. to support the global expansion of the Japanese maker of highly specialized electronic measuring hardware and software. CodeMeter’s ability to protect and license the SFR-Fit MTF Measurement Software developed for MATLAB opens up new prospects for secure and profitable growth in the domestic Japanese and the international market.

SFR-Fit is one of the many innovations and developments by the Japanese specialists for measuring equipment since the company’s first test oscillator was introduced in 1954. As a firm favorite of engineers and technicians in the broadcasting industry, hardware by Leader Electronics Corp. has been involved in several historical milestones, including the very first live broadcast from the peak of Mount Everest. The SFR-Fit technology delivers a smart software solution for exact resolution measurements without the complex and labor-intensive process of manually setting up test charts for different camera types.

Our vision for CodeMeter is not just to provide the very best in protection technology, but to equip our clients with the knowledge and capabilities they can use to seize new business opportunities.

Oliver Winzenried, co-founder and CEO of Wibu-Systems

This new technological development created new markets for their products, but it also required a rethinking when it came to protecting the IP invested in the products and getting it into the right hands with attractive and commercially rewarding sales structures.

As a software based on MATLAB/Simulink, protecting and licensing SFR-Fit required a solution that could handle applications developed with MATLAB Compiler. CodeMeter by Wibu-Systems is able to do so and also contributes its award-winning encryption technology and its smart license management capabilities to safeguarding and monetizing the know-how.

The SFR-Fit is a revolutionary product that uses a display to eliminate the need to select a test chart, which is the standard for conventional measurement methods. Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter met all of our requirements, especially as it is compatible with software developed in MATLAB. Therefore, the decision was made to implement the solution. We are very grateful to Wibu- Systems for their technical support during the evaluation and for sharing their knowledge for software business monetization.”

Koichi Toda – Leader Electronics Corp.

With different license models, including the trial licenses requested by Leader Electronics Corp. as a tool for developing its new international user base, and both software CmActLicenses and hardware CmDongles available as license containers, CodeMeter offers much flexibility. This extends to the technical and commercial processes in the background: Licenses can be created, distributed, and activated online with the power of CodeMeter License Central and License Portal, which keeps operations lean for Leader Electronics Corp. and makes the entire experience smooth and comfortable for users in the company’s established and new markets. Even upgrading from a trial to a full license is a matter of a few clicks without any changes required to the actual installed software, making it easy for users to get familiar with SFR-Fit and lowering the purchase threshold.

Koichi Toda of Leader Electronics Corp. sees a double benefit in the cooperation with Wibu-Systems. “CodeMeter meets all of our requirements”, he stresses, but he also draws attention to another contribution for which he is grateful, namely for Wibu-Systems “sharing their knowledge for software monetization”. It is a sentiment echoed by Oliver Winzenried, co-founder and CEO of Wibu-Systems: “Our vision for CodeMeter is not just to provide the very best in protection technology, but to equip our clients with the knowledge and capabilities they can use to seize new business opportunities.”

Further details on this success story can be found here: https://www.wibu.com/fileadmin/wibu_downloads/Case_Studies/L/Leader_Electronics/CaseStudy-Leader_Electronics-EN.pdf

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