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The new CodeMeter Compact Runtime protects embedded devices via hardware based CmDongle or software-based CmActLicense.

Embedded World and CeBIT 2012: new CodeMeter Compact Runtime for embedded devices

Karlsruhe – Wibu-Systems introduces the CodeMeter Compact Runtime for the protection and licensing of software at this year’s Embedded World and CeBIT. For immediate results CodeMeter can be utilized on any target system: either on standard operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS and Linux or on proprietary systems or PLCs for the embedded industry. Fair visitors are welcome to meet the Wibu-Systems experts in person at the shared Microsoft booth (340) in Hall 5 at Embedded World and in Hall 12, booth B59 at CeBIT.

The CodeMeter Compact Runtime is available in Ansi C source code so that vendors can easily compile it themselves. It is compatible with the standard CodeMeter Runtime and provides a subset of the most important functions. Among the sample applications are medical devices, micro PLCs, PLCs, and industrial PCs. The encryption and decryption are accomplished with either hardware based CmDongle or software based CmActLicense. The new Compact Runtime supports the remote programming and updating of licenses as well as can manages network access.

Oliver Winzenried, C.E.O. of Wibu-Systems, explains: „Our new Compact Runtime is a modular design so that it can be used in embedded systems that often have limited resources of program memory and RAM. It only contains the functions needed by the vendor. As is standard with CodeMeter the integration will be flexible and secure; the complex protection mechanism runs unseen in the background. Our concept is unique because CodeMeter supports the full spectrum of computing devices that require software protection and licensing: from smartphones to embedded software, from desktop PC platforms to server structures and cloud computing. This is important because Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with emerging technologies for supply, transport, facility management, monitoring and security will be more tightly integrated as a network of interacting elements.”