USBPhysic is a stand-alone component ( 32/64-bit Windows dynamic-link library - DLL ) that can be used to extract the physical vendor information from almost any USB (Universal Serial Bus) storage device. With USBPhysic you can get the manufacturer serial number, manufacturer name and so on, of the external portable Hard Drives, flash/pen/key drive or any other kind of USB Storage Device.
The USB storage device serial number is a unique number/string per device and this offers you a chance to programmatically identify the actual device. Let''s say you want a way to lock your software to a USB storage device (a small flash pen), or distribute your software only with a USB stick, a fast and reliable way to do that is by generating a serial number based on that USB device serial (the hardware serial number that can not be changed, even after a full format). The physical serial number is not the same as the volume serial number, it will not change after a format, and there is no way to change it unless you change the actual device.
# USBPhysic is a stand-alone component, does not require any other files to work.
# It uses the drivers on Win32/64 platforms so there are no special library/driver requirements (not using WMI or other 3d party components)
# It can be used in any programming/scripting language that can make WINAPI calls like: Delphi, C++Builder, C#, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Visual Basic.NET, VBA, PowerBuilder, Visual Foxpro, Clarion and so on.
# USB device serial numbers are optional and it depends on the hardware manufacturer if they are implemented or not.
# Does not require administrator rights on Win XP/2003/VISTA/7 (works even with a guest account type)
» version 1.1.0 - posted on 2010-05-17
EULA - End User License Agreement
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING USBPhysic: RLByte''s End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and RLByte, for USBPhysic which may include associated software components, media, printed materials, and "online" or electronic documentation. By installing, copying, or otherwise using any of USBPhysic created by RLByte, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. This license agreement represents the entire agreement concerning USBPhysic between you and RLByte, (referred to as "licenser"), and it supersedes any prior proposal, representation, or understanding between the parties.
USBPhysic is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. USBPhysic is licensed, not sold.
1. GRANT OF LICENSE.
USBPhysic is licensed as follows:
(a) Installation and Use.
RLByte grants you the right to install and use copies of USBPhysic on your computer running a validly licensed copy of the operating system for which USBPhysic was designed [e.g., Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows Vista].
(b) Backup Copies.
You may also make copies of USBPhysic as may be necessary for backup and archival purposes.
2. DESCRIPTION OF OTHER RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS.
(a) Maintenance of Copyright Notices.
You must not remove or alter any copyright notices on any and all copies of USBPhysic.
You may not distribute registered copies of USBPhysic to third parties. Evaluation versions available for download from RLByte''s websites may be freely distributed.
(c) Prohibition on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble USBPhysic, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.
You may not rent, lease, or lend USBPhysic.
(e) Support Services.
RLByte may provide you with support services related to USBPhysic ("Support Services"). Any supplemental software code provided to you as part of the Support Services shall be considered part of USBPhysic and subject to the terms and conditions of this EULA.
(f) Compliance with Applicable Laws.
You must comply with all applicable laws regarding use of USBPhysic.
Without prejudice to any other rights, RLByte may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA.
All title, including but not limited to copyrights, in and to USBPhysic and any copies thereof are owned by RLByte or its suppliers. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of USBPhysic are the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This EULA grants you no rights to use such content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by RLByte.
5. NO WARRANTIES
RLByte expressly disclaims any warranty forany of USBPhysic. USBPhysic is provided "As Is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, noninfringement, or fitness of a particular purpose. RLByte does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within USBPhysic. RLByte makes no warranties respecting any harm that may be caused by the transmission of a computer virus, worm, time bomb, logic bomb, or other such computer program. RLByte further expressly disclaims any warranty or representation to Authorized Users or to any third party.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall RLByte be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, or lost information) rising out of ''Authorized Users'' use of or inability to use USBPhysic, even if RLByte has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will RLByte be liable for loss of data or for indirect, special, incidental, consequential (including lost profit), or other damages based in contract, tort or otherwise. RLByte shall have no liability with respect to the content of USBPhysic or any part thereof, including but not limited to errors or omissions contained therein, libel, infringements of rights of publicity, privacy, trademark rights, business interruption, personal injury, loss of privacy, moral rights or the disclosure of confidential information.