The OpenHaptics Academic Edition (OHAE) is a version of the OpenHaptics toolkit. OHAE is available for download, free of charge, from the Sensable Developer Support Center (DSC). OHAE is only available for people from qualified academic institutions. OHAE is not available to everyone.
No. There are no license keys for OHAE. This enables OHAE to be used in lab and classroom environments where PHANTOM® devices are moving from computer to computer.
No. Currently there is no difference in the functionality of OHAE vs. the commercial version of the OpenHaptics toolkit, other than that OHAE does not require a license key.
No. Although at this point OHAE and the commercial version of the OpenHaptics toolkit are functionally equivalent, there is no guarantee that this will continue to be the case in the future.
Yes. A registered user of OHAE will have access the DSC for 1 year. At the end of that year, the user can register again to download OHAE and for another year of DSC access if they are still associated with a qualified academic institution.
No. If a user wants phone or email support, they will have to buy a maintenance contract.
To be eligible to download OHAE, users must be affiliated with an educational institution that has purchased products from Sensable Technologies, Inc. If a new academic institution wants OHAE, they must first buy a Sensable product such as the PHANTOM Omni Developer Kit or a PHANTOM device
Yes. OHAE is available for supported distributions of Linux. See OpenHaptics system requirements.
That is a violation of the software license.
No. Commercial organizations may not use OHAE. That is a violation of the software license. Commercial organizations must use the commercial version of the OpenHaptics toolkit.
Commercial organizations deploying an application, whether to a university or to another commercial organization, must get a deployment agreement from Sensable.