The CDXZipStream toolbar has a button third from the left that looks like a small certificate or drivers license. It's the License Information and Software Updates (LISU) button, and it's the main portal through which you can get and maintain your CDXZipStream software. We'd like to review all the things you can do when you press this button.
But first, a couple of things before we start. To use the LISU button, the CDXZipStream toolbar must be visible (duh!). If you can't see the toolbar, we've posted a couple of support articles that address this problem. Also, many of the activities described below will require you to login to your CDX Technologies account. (Once you've purchased CDXZipStream, this account will have already been created for you.) If you've lost your account information, or can't remember your password, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll quickly get your information to you.
Purchase CDXZipStream: If you've downloaded and installed the CDXZipStream free demo, press the LISU button to initiate the purchasing process. We've covered all the details of the purchasing process in a previous blog post, so please refer to that for more information.
Once you've purchased and installed CDXZipStream, the following functions are available:
Get Data Updates: Press the LISU button, then press "Data Updates' and login to your account. You'll be directed to a webpage where you can click on the Product drop-down list to see the data updates available for your version of CDXZipStream. Then just follow the purchasing process on the website.
Get Product Updates: Press the LISU button, then press "Product Updates" to check to see if you have the latest release of the software. We are continuing to refine and add new features to CDXZipStream, and as of this writing we provide software updates free of charge. After pressing this button you will be automatically directed to our website where you will have the option to download and install the latest version.
Generate a Keycode: You can use the "Generate Keycode" button on the LISU box to transfer CDXZipStream to another computer. First, download and install the CDXZipStream demo on the new computer. When installation is complete and Microsoft Excel opens, press the LISU button, press the "Buy Now" button, then press "Generate KeyCode". Log into your account and a web page allowing you to generate a new keycode should appear with your new Computer ID automatically entered. This Computer ID is unique for each PC and your registration code is based on it. Then press "Next" to generate your new registration key.
Copy your new keycode from the box that appears and press the "x" in the upper right corner to minimize your browser. Then paste the copied code into the "Keycode" section of the LISU box and press "OK". CDXZipStream will now be fully activated on your new computer.
Update a Keycode: You can also use the "Update Keycode" button on the LISU box if you wish to upgrade your version of CDXZipStream. Login to your CDXZipStream account, and under the Account menu on the left select "Product Management". Press "Upgrade License" and go through the purchasing process to obtain the upgrade and accompanying keycode. Copy your new keycode from the box that appears and press the "x" in the upper right corner to minimize your browser. Then paste the copied code into the "Keycode" section of the LISU box and press "Update Keycode". The upgraded version of CDXZipStream will now be fully activated on your new computer. Don't forget to download any accompanying data files for the new version; these files are available under your account's "Product Management" webpage.
Warn if Zip Code Data is Out of Date: Since zip code data changes frequently, and we update our database on a monthly basis, you can elect to receive an automatic message to warn you if your database is out of date. Just check or uncheck this box according to your preference.
Last but not least, the LISU box also provides general information on product registration status, available data feeds for your version of CDXZipStream, as well as product version, database version, and date of the last database update.