Use this document to quickly set up Qastor and to get going.
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Before Qastor can be started, make sure a valid Qastor dongle is inserted into your computer, or, from the July 2017 Qastor version, a soft lock license has been entered.
If this is not the case, an alert message will appear:
If no hard lock dongle is available a next popup window will appear providing an option to enter a soft lock code:
If your Support & Maintenance contract is valid for this version of Qastor, Qastor will start up without hesitation.
If your Support & Maintenance contract is overdue, then you can only use Qastor versions released prior to the expiry date of the Support & Maintenance.
To check your dongle's validity date, use the HASP Loader. This executable can usually be found here: C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\CommonFiles\QPS.
Should you have received a new dongle code or softlock code, upgrade the these using the Knowledge Base document ' '.
Quick Start Chapters
|1. General Information||This document is a guideline for quickly setting up, executing and analyzing a voyage with Qastor.|
|2. System Principle||Qastor can be used as a pilot navigation aid, or it can be installed on a ship's bridge.|
|3. Setup of the Software||Follow the steps to set up the software.|
|4. Qastor Online||When the system setup is completed the voyage can be started.|
|Appendix: Using the Qonnector||With this device connected to the transponder it is possible to display AIS information in Qastor.|
More extensive explanations of functions and options are available in the Help Topics option in Qastor.