updated 11:05 am EST, Tue January 20, 2004
Allegro Media Server
earlier this month announced its Allegro Media Server, which provides the ability to present an iTunes Digital Music Library over both wired and wireless networks to networked UPnP-based Digital Music Players such as the Philips Streamium series and NETGEAR MP 101. The Allegro Media Server leverages UPnP technology and runs as a background application on Mac OS 9/X and Windows (98, Me, XP, 2000), offers "a bridge between an iTunes Digital Music Library and the world of networked digital audio players."
UPnP architecture leverages TCP/IP and Web technologies to enable seamless networking in addition to control and data transfer among networked devices in the home. The Allegro Media Server is fully compliant with the UPnP v1.0.1 specifications and the UPnP AV DCP 1.0 specifications. The Allegro Media Server will ship in March 2004.