I’m kind of happy with the new licensing system in the regards that I can record my band ex-tempore if they want to and because of that I would like to have the ability to have my studio-computer licensed all the time whilst beeing able to have one CB12-license on the dongle so that I can work on my home computer or my laptop without having to remember to de-license one or the other. I have been working on Cubase since version 5 and have gotten used to bringing the dongle with me whenever I go to my regular work onboard a cruise ship and being on the sea with my laptop and dongle but forgot to deactivate CB12 on either computer would be a really unpleasent surprise…
Getting a C12 license on the dongle will not happen, so you should set your expectations accordingly.
Look into off-line activation of C12, I have not tried it, so can’t speak to precisely how it works, but it seems to me this might be suitable as a backup license in the even of catastrophe on the cruise, assuming the cruise ship is not called the Titanic! (could not resist that!)
Well you can use the C12 license on 3 different computers - which by my count covers what you want. Also you should still have an active C11 license on the dongle - it will show as not being upgrade-able, but it still will let you run C11 and below on an additional computer. You can safely open projects back and forth between 11 & 12.