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What is a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license?

The TAH is an option available for colleges and universities who wish to provide access of MathWorks products to every faculty, staff and student on campus. This is an annual license option. There are two options to choose from:

TAH Campus
Allows for campus wide access on university owned machines to all faculty, staff, and students. Faculty and staff are also entitled to install Programs on personally
TAH Student
Allows for student use on their personally owned or leased computers.

UNL has purchased both the Campus and Student TAH licenses for a period of three years.

What products does the UNL Campus and Student TAH license include?
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimMechanics
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • SimScape
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Datafeed Toolbox
  • Econometrics Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Filter Design HDL Coder
  • Financial Instruments Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Toolbox
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • HDL Coder
  • HDL Verifier
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Phased Array System Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimElectronics
  • SimEvents
  • SimPowerSystems
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Fixed Point
  • Spreadsheet Link EX
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox
Can I add additional products to the TAH license?

Yes, you may add additional products to the TAH license at any time during the TAH term. The end maintenance date of the added product will be prorated to be the same as the TAH. You will only pay for the time you have to use the product.

Suppose I want to add a Toolbox for one (1) user to our TAH. Can I do this?

No. All add-on products to the TAH must be for campus-wide access. In order to purchase product for a smaller number of users, a Child license can be purchased. If you are interested in purchasing a Child license, please contact Ken Cleveland at the Mathworks.

Ken Cleveland, MathWorks Educational Sales
phone icon508-647-8005

What is a Child license?

A child license is affiliated with a TAH License. A Licensee of a Child License is authorized to use MATLAB and other TAH Licensed Programs from the TAH and is also permitted to add other non-TAH Programs to the Child License, provided the TAH is and remains active. In order for a Child License to be qualified as such, affiliation requires that the Licensee must be a member of the faculty or staff and must be a part of the Total Academic Headcount.

How do Child Licenses work?
  • Child product(s) will be set up on their own License, as a Child License is a separate License from the TAH.
  • Child licenses can be purchased for all license options, using the standard academic price list.
  • Child licenses can be either Perpetual or Term (Annual).
  • A Child License will not contain products that are on the TAH. It will inherit the use of those products from the TAH. This means the Child License will not have a controlling product.
  • Child Licenses will have a separate passcode for its products that will not include TAH products.
  • The primary contact on the Child License will be the point of contact for everything having to do with the products that are on the Child License.
  • The Child License will get its own renewal quotes and update shipments.
  • The Child License will have a software maintenance expiration date 12 months from the date of purchase. The Child renewal date is independent of the TAH date which may or may not be the same.

Note:If a TAH license does not renew at the end of its term, all Child licenses will need controlling products (MATLAB and applicable prerequisite products) added to their license to continue to use their product(s). The end user can either purchase controlling products or they can transfer their Child products to an existing applicable MATLAB license.

What happens to our existing MATLAB licenses?

You have the option of “Storing” your existing licenses for as long as the TAH renews (on a product by product basis). Storage means placing these licenses on hold while the TAH remains active. The Mathworks has already worked with all existing eligible license holders to move their licenses into storage.

How Storage works:

  • Any license (or portion thereof) that is current on Software Maintenance Service (SMS) can be put in storage provided the product(s) are part of the TAH configuration.
  • Unused SMS for any stored products is credited against the first-year license fee.
  • Credit for SMS is calculated based on what the customer paid and the inception date of the TAH license.
  • During the storage period (up to the term of the agreement), we will not quote SMS for the products that are deemed in storage.
  • Products & Licenses that are not put in storage will continue to receive SMS quotes.
  • Customer will not incur back maintenance or reinstatement fees if stored licenses are reactivated within 45 days of TAH license expiration.
  • At the end of each term, you will have the following options:
    • Continue with the TAH license; at this point, your stored licenses will continue to be stored on a like-product basis.
    • Discontinue the TAH and stored licenses come out of storage. You can either:
      1. Renew by paying SMS from the end of the TAH term; or
      2. Allow licenses to lapse from the end of the TAH term.
What if I choose not to “Store” my licenses?

Then all existing MATLAB licenses will remain as they are now. The end users of these licenses can either choose to pay maintenance for their license (in the event that the TAH does not renew the following year); or they can choose to not pay maintenance fees while they have access to the TAH. Keep in mind that any existing license that has lapsed during the term of the TAH will be subject to back maintenance and reinstatement fees.

How does The MathWorks database reflect our licenses, if we have a TAH license?

A new license is created in our database for the TAH. This license number is referenced on all Child licenses, linking Child licenses to the TAH. If your existing licenses are put into Storage, these licenses will be marked as Stored. Any product on these licenses that are not part of the TAH will be marked as a “Child” license (see “What is a Child License” above).

How will the License Manager work for our TAH license?

The FLEXnet license manager is required when using the TAH Network Concurrent activation type, which is available under the TAH Campus license. The license manager for the TAH Network Concurrent is configured that same as any other Network license. However, the TAH Network Concurrent activation type allows the Admin to activate multiple license servers.

The TAH Designated Computer activation type (available under the TAH Campus license) and the Standalone Named User activation type (available under the TAH Student license) do not require the FLEXnet license manager.