T4M: Greater transparency for software updates with CodeMeter
How medical technology enterprises benefit from certified software updates
CodeMeter lets vendors track and deliver updates to protected software automatically
At MedtecLIVE with T4M, hosted from 3 to 5 May 2022 in parallel with the Control expo in Stuttgart, visitors at the shared VDMA exhibit (hall 10, booth 124a) can meet with Wibu-Systems, the premier maker of software protection, licensing, and security solutions. Medical engineering professionals will have an opportunity to learn more about the CodeMeter licensing technology and its ability to track and check the integrity and authenticity of software updates.
Software updates are an important issue, even more so for pharmaceutical or medical technology businesses. Whenever the legal and regulatory landscape changes or whenever a software bug is discovered, the response has to be immediate to make sure that the software runs as it should and as per legal and technical requirements. There should never be any negative repercussions for patients because of software updates: Required updates must be rolled out in a way that the integrity and authenticity of both the updates and the target software are protected and verified. Device makers need a way to be sure that their diagnostic or other medical devices are running only with the software and updates certified and released for them.
With Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter technology, developers can protect and license their work, check its integrity and authenticity, or even track software updates in the field. A vendor can determine that all updates protected with CodeMeter are installed in full and in the right order. An internal counter ensures that a downloaded update can only be used once, with the software it was meant for, and not shared with other unauthorized users. CodeMeter License Central, the versatile license management tool, can easily be integrated into existing back-office systems and automate license updates with minimal effort. With WebDepot, the vendor can see immediately which license updates have been activated and which are still outstanding.
If users should miss a critical update, CodeMeter technology identifies which versions are actually in use: The most recent, required version or an older, possibly faulty version that should be replaced as soon as possible. As an added benefit, the system checks whether the software was certified for the market or region it is used in.
Stefan Bamberg, Senior Key Account & Partner Manager at Wibu-Systems, explains: “During the event, we plan to showcase our versatile CodeMeter technology and demonstrate its specific ability to track software versions. Not only do our tools automate the delivery of software updates, but their tracking capabilities allow our clients to always be in sync with their users.”