The new Avid iLok 3 is fully backward compatible with previous versions – so all software developed for use with a 2nd generation iLok will continue to work with a 3rd generation iLok. This means that there should be no need to have to buy an iLok3 for software compatibility, as there are no relevant design changes with the iLok3, unlike the changes from the original iLoks to the iLok2, where a number of brands licenses were no longer compatible with the original iLoks, because of license format changes. The design of the 3rd generation iLok is a huge step up from previous versions.
Please note: This iLok does not come with any pre-authorized licenses, software, or plugins. If you have products that use the old-style PACE license cards, you will need to use the original iLok USB Key.
* An iLok is not required to use with Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Ultimate, Avid VENUE, and all “retail” Avid and third-party audio plugins. iLoks are needed to authorize these versions of Pro Tools software without an internet connection.