Security and Connectivity for IoT Devices


Allegro Adds WMDRM and DTCP-IP


Allegro Expands UPnP™ /DLNA® offering with Link Protection

RomPlug® WMDRM™ and RomPlug DTCP™ embedded software toolkits offer support for protected digital media file streaming


SANTA CLARA, CA and BOXBOROUGH, MA – June 24, 2008 – Today at CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Allegro announced the launch of RomPlug® WMDRM and RomPlug DTCP™ embedded Internet development toolkits. The toolkits offer OEMs the ability to easily integrate UPnP/DLNA link protection technology for protected digital media file streaming into their embedded designs. Allegro, a leader in the embedded Internet connectivity and UPnP/DLNA markets, offers field proven networking software shipping in 35+ million devices worldwide. Worldwide leading manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, medical equipment, automotive and aircraft all rely on Allegro technology to deliver advanced and robust networking connectivity everyday. RomPlug® WMDRM and RomPlug DTCP™ are available to early access customers now with commercial release in Q4 2008.


The RomPlug® WMDRM and RomPlug DTCP™ development toolkits offer design engineers a comprehensive solution for incorporating the only UPnP/DLNA approved link protection technologies into their embedded consumer device platforms. The toolkits offer the following capabilities:

  • Support for WMDRM-ND Receivers built for use in embedded systems;
  • DTCP-IP Source and Sink services including Full Authentication with a configuration option for crypto offloading;
  • Extensive integration with the RomPlug® UPnP/DLNA core and application toolkits;
  • Highly portable technology across processor, OS and TCP/IP stack implementations;
  • Highly efficient embedded resource utilization.


Secure Connectivity with Consumer Devices
When commercial content is made available for consumer devices, it must be protected from unauthorized copying and use. Consumers now expect the capability to store, transfer and use their purchased content on any device at any location connected to their wired or wireless home networks. WMDRM-ND and DTCP-IP provide key capabilities that enable a standards based solution for approved link protection between a home network digital media server and consumer devices. “We are excited to expand our UPnP/DLNA products with the addition of protected digital media file streaming capabilities for our customers” said Robert Van Andel, CEO and President of Allegro. “RomPlug® WMDRM and RomPlug DTCP™ deliver unprecedented capabilities for embedded engineers to incorporate link protection within their UPnP/DLNA based consumer designs”.


About Allegro
Allegro Software Development Corporation is the premier provider of UPnP networking and device management technologies specifically targeted at embedded Internet applications. Since 1996, Allegro has been a force in the evolution of device management solutions with its RomPager® embedded web server toolkit. Now also an active contributor to UPnP / DLNA initiatives, Allegro supplies a range of UPnP toolkits that offer portability, easy integration and full compliance with UPnP device specifications. Allegro is headquartered in Boxborough, MA.

Loren Shade
VP Marketing
Allegro Software Development Corporation


Larry LaCasse
VP Business Development
Allegro Software Development Corporation

Loren Shade

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