Wibu-Systems Introduces a Fast Memory Storage Device for Copy Protection and Flexible Licensing for Embedded Systems

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Wibu-Systems has introduced the CmCard/CFast memory card with its integrated CodeMeter security and licensing solution for protecting automated industrial systems.

Wibu-Systems has introduced the CmCard/CFast memory card with its integrated CodeMeter security and licensing solution for protecting automated industrial systems. The solid-state, mass storage device incorporates a highly secure smart card chip that stores cryptographic keys and handles complex functions for integrity protection, Intellectual Property protection and flexible licensing. Data can be stored and retrieved quickly, with a transfer rate up to 300 MBs (SATA II). The card provides the high reliability, shock and vibration resistance, short access times and low error rates required by embedded systems.

The CodeMeter CmCard/CFast card is currently available with 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB memory capacity. The device is designed for use in environments with temperatures ranging from -13 ºF to +185 ºF (-25 ºC to +85 ºC), which is monitored via integral temperature sensors. Sophisticated NAND flash management mechanisms detect internal bit errors early on and take appropriate actions beyond threshold. Data can be analyzed through the SMART protocol. With power-fail protection, no data is lost even in the event of unexpected power interruption. Furthermore, the device uses high-quality Single-Level Cell memory (SLC); each flash memory cell stores only one bit and data retention is thus guaranteed for a period of 10 years.

The CmCard/CFast card is the only CompactFlash card that integrates CodeMeter encryption functionality, providing integrity protection and controller security in industrial systems. The executable code is encrypted and digitally signed before it is shipped. The customer receives the controller software together with a license. The license is either stored in a license file (CmActLicense) or protected hardware (CmDongle). The software cannot be used without the matching license. As a result, software cannot be copied to other controllers or reverse engineered. CodeMeter provides a variety of flexible licensing options, including feature-on-demand, versioning, pay-per-use, leasing, trial period, feature-in-future, concurrent network and cloud licensing and others.

In the industrial environment, CodeMeter® supports Windows XP Embedded, Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 8 Embedded, Windows CE, Embedded Linux, QNX, VxWorks and SoftPLC CoDeSys. It also supports Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

For more information, please contact Wibu-Systems USA, PO Box 1687, Edmonds, WA 98020-1687, 425-775-6900 or 800-646-9428, info(at)wibu(dot)us, http://www.wibuusa.com.

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About Wibu-Systems
Wibu-Systems is a privately held, global company founded in 1989 and dedicated to delivering the most secure, highly flexible licensing solutions for PC-based software, embedded systems, mobile applications and cloud services. The company’s flagship CodeMeter secure licensing platform provides the utmost in flexibility to enable software publishers to address their unique product and market licensing needs in any geographical area across the entire licensing lifecycle. Wibu-Systems is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany with offices in the U.S. and around the world.

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