The Allegro Media Server runs as a background application on Mac (OS-9, OS-X) and Windows (XP, 2000) personal computers and provides a bridge between an iTunes Digital Music Library and the world of networked media players.
Allegro created its Media Server using UPnP technology, one of the latest industry open standards. UPnP technology is all about making home networking simple and affordable for everyone, so the connected home experience becomes a mainstream reality. 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 also interoperate with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) 1.0 Digital Media Players.