ROCKEY4ND2014-05-27T06:34:56+00:00
ROCKEY4ND is an advanced software application protection system that attaches to the USB port of a computer. It is in truth an effective mini computer system, with a CPU, memory and specialized firmware that allows for durable interaction with the application. Although dongle is connected. The application will interact with ROCKEY4ND at start-up and throughout runtime. No Dongle indicates No License to perform the software application.

The ROCKEY4ND gain access to safety is controlled bya two levels 64bits password set. The passwords can not be modified. The universal distinct Hardware ID anddeveloper definable Individual ID permit developer to limit the software application license to certain dongle and sustomer. One ROCKEY4ND can regulate 64 various application. From prepared to make use of enveloper tool to shows APIs, ROCKEY4ND can support both extremely simple but effective defense techniques, and a lot more intricate schemes to accomplish very high level of safety.Buy Dongle now!

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  • Highly-reliability
    Software developers can always trust a ROCKEY4ND hardware dongle to protect their software under different temp and humility conditions. Additionally, based on its rich accumulation on software protection technologies, is working day by day to produce more and more advanced ROCKEY4ND system. Read about more SPECIFICATIONS of ROCKEY4ND.
  • Flexibility
    ROCKEY4ND hardware dongle is designed as a driverless unit which does not require any driver to run under Windows, Linux or MAC platforms. Software security demands vary from case to case. Thus, ROCKEY4ND system, in one hand, provides software developers with the simple-to-use Shell protection tool; at the other hand, provides a full set of sample codes in most popular programming languages to help software developers employ advanced customized security in their own source codes. With the help of ROCKEY4ND enveloper tool, ROCKEY4ND hardware dongle can protect up to 64 applications or application modules, as well as data files, which fulfills today’s various software protection needs. Support for software protection across networks is another well-known feature of ROCKEY4ND system.
  • Multiple applications protection
    ROCKEY4ND is specifically designed to protect multiple applications or application with multiple modules. You can protect up to 64 applications or application modules according to your protection strategy.
  • Driverless technology
    The most applauded advantage of ROCKEY4ND is its driverless feature. It is designed as a HID device so that it does not require drivers to run under all platforms.
  • Both Shell and API protection
    ROCKEY4ND Shell protection provides as easy as a click-of-a-button way to protect .EXE and .DLL files. API integration offers the highest levels of protection and greater levels of flexibility in designing security with your own code. A full set of API sample codes in most popular programming languages are provided for ROCKEY4ND.
  • Multiple development platforms
    ROCKEY4ND provides you the ability to implement security for your software application on a range of the most popular operating systems such as Windows, Linux and MAC. Sample codes of the most popular environment like Microsoft Visual Basic, C++ and .NET etc. are provided too to make API development a simple copy-and-paste job.
Product Memory
Memory ZoneMemory Zone DescriptionROCKEY4ND
Hardware IDGlobally unique identifier32-bit
User ID ZoneUser defined identifier32-bit
Module ZoneNon-readable memory spaces (16) Used with arithmetic calculations64 modules (16-bit)
Zero AttributeIndicates if a module is “0” or not “0”64 modules (2-bit)
Decrement AttributeIndicates if a module can be decreased64 modules (2-bit)
User Data ZoneUser defined memory space2 x 500-bytes high/low
User Algorithm ZoneInstruction storage for user defined algorithms80-instructions
Product Hardware Specification
Interface TypeUSB Type A, LPT
Interface StandardStandard USB 1.1. USB 2.0 compliant
Processor8 bits CPU
Protection MechanismEnvelope tool
Working Temperature0°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature-10°C to 80°C
CascadeUp to 16
Power Consumption<250mw
Working VoltageV
Working Current <50mA
Data RetentionAt least 10 years
Supported OSWindows, Linux and MAC
Latest Software Developer Kit (SDK)
DetailSizeDate
ROCKEY4ND/NetROCKEY4ND Complete SDKRequest
ROCKEY4ND/NetROCKEY4ND Linux’s SDK 373KB30 June 2008
ROCKEY4ND/NetROCKEY4ND MAC’s SDK463KB30 June 2008
User Manuals and Guides:
DetailSizeDate
ROCKEY4ND Developer Guides1,097KB23 April 2007
NetROCKEY4ND Developer Guides384KB23 April 2007
Device Drivers:
DetailSizeDate
ROCKEY4ND/NetROCKEY4ND Drivers for Win98SE38KB23 Apr 2007
Driverless for Windows ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista
Utilities and Software:
DetailSizeDate
ROCKEY4ND/NetROCKEY4ND Editor80KB23 April 2007
ROCKEY4ND WinPE Envelope Engine (Shell)1,083KB27 Dec 2007
ROCKEY4ND .Net envelope Engine (Shell)1,654KB13 May 2008
ROCKEY4ND Flash Envelope Engine (Shell)1,870KB18 Jan 2008
ROCKEY4ND Foxpro Envelope Engine (Shell)95KB18 Jan 2008
ROCKEY4ND Remote Update Tool 870KB31 Jan 2008
NetROCKEY4ND Service120KB29 Nov 2007
NetROCKEY4ND Utilities (Incl. WinPE Envelope (shell), .NET Envelope, FoxPro Envelope, Monitor, NrConfig, NrTest)2,509KB18 Jan 2008
API Libraries & Sample Source Codes:
DetailSizeDate
ROCKEY4ND API’s Libraries462KB21 Aug 2008
ROCKEY4ND API Samples for Windows Complete Download (Include ASM, ASP, BCB, PHP, Clarion, Cobol, Delphi, Fortran, Foxpro, FPS, Java, Labview, PB, Realbasic, OraclePL/SQL, SQL2000, VB, VBA, VC, Visual.NET,x64 sample)16MB23 Dec 2008
NetROCKEY4ND API Samples for Windows complete download (include BCB, C#, Delphi, Foxpro, Java, PB, VB, VB.NET, VC)1,382KB16 Sep 2008
Please check with us –support@rockey.com.my if you found your development platform languages’ sample not listed
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:

This FAQ or frequently asked questions section will help you resolve some questions you or your customers may run into when using ROCKEY4 Software Protection products. We have listed the questions and the answers here for your reference.

1. What is the developer’s kit or evaluation kit?

The Developer’s Kit or DK is a preset package we send to developers for the purpose of evaluation. It includes one Developer’s Guide, SDK CD-ROM, and DEMO ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles. The only difference between these DEMO dongles and the commercial dongles is that their passwords are publicly known. When the user decides to purchase and use ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 after evaluation, we will provide ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles with secure and unique passwords.

2. What is the purpose of the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 purchase code?

The purchase code is intended for order management. You should use it if you need to reorder dongles with the same passwords as your previous order. This Purchase Code is unique for all of ROCKEY’s customers.

3. Can another customer purchase ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles with the same password as mine?

ROCKEY’s manufacturing process guarantees that each ROCKEY4 dongle is unique. The Hardware Identifier (HID) is a globally unique serial number that is burned into each dongle and cannot be changed by anyone, including the manufacturer. Passwords are specific to a customer and cannot be duplicated for another customer. It is our mission to protect the assets of our customers and we will requre separate security agreement with our customers if required.

4. Is the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 password secure enough?

Yes, it is very secure. The ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 password is actually a set of four individual passwords that authorize two security levels. The two Basic passwords authorize read-only access to the dongle. Read and Write access is authorized only with the combination of the Basic and Advanced password sets. The Advanced password set is meant for the developer and should not appear in the software that goes to the end user.

5. How easy is it to crack a ROCKEY Dongle?

Each Dongle has 4 16-bit passwords. If a hacker wants to crack the dongle by exhaustion, the number of possible combinations is 264. If one computation takes 10-20 seconds, it would take 58 years to try every combination.

6. What are “same-number” ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4s?

“Same-number” ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles are a set of dongles that have the same passwords. There will be a Purchase Code that corresponds to the “same-number” dongles. Most of our customers have all their respective dongles share the same password, so that they only need to compile their programs once before distribution.

7. What if I forget my password(s)?

The simplest way is to order new dongles with new passwords. Another way is to provide proof that you are the legitimate holder of the purchase code. Only the legitimate purchase code holder may obtain the passwords from ROCKEY.

8. Will the parallel port ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongle conflict with my printer?

ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 operates the parallel port through the device driver, and uses error correction technology at the communication protocol level. Therefore, it is compatible with most printers. However, there are a few models of printers that receive a large amount of current or electricity when powered off. This can cause a voltage shortfall to the dongle and result in a communication problem with the dongle driver. This problem can be easily solved by turning on the printer or removing the printer cable from the dongle.

9. How do I improve the compatibility of ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4?

  • The older version of the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 drivers only supported normal printing modes. The newer version support normal, EPP and ECP modes. Be sure you are using the latest version of our driver. You may download the driver from our product page download section. Another solution to this problem would be to simply switch to the USB version of the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongle. There is no extra programming required to switch to USB.
  • The compatibility of the LPT dongle and printer may be enhanced by setting the port in the CMOS or BIOS setup to EPP or ECP. An example using the AWARD system BIOS is given below:

    “Reboot the computer, press the DEL key to enter CMOS Setup. Select the menu option “INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS”. Then use either PAGEUP or PAGEDOWN key to change the “Parallel Port Mode” option.”

10. There is a kind of device in the marketplace that emulates a dongle. What is the principle of such device? Does ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 have any countermeasures?

There are emulation programs that record all of the port accesses between the dongle and the driver. The emulation software then attempts to replicate the accesses after the dongle is removed. ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 has built in countermeasure for this sort of emulation. Lower layer communications between the dongle, driver and application is encoded. There is also “random noise” applied to the protocol communications so that any information recorded by the emulation program will be invalid from session to session. In addition, emulation software of this type will not work with USB devices. You may implement your own countermeasures to enhance this protection. The judicious use of seed code protection methods will make such attacks very difficult to implement successfully.

11. Can the data sharing device share ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4?

It is quite easy to prevent data sharing devices from doing this. Just generate a random number when the program starts, and write this number in a specific address in the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongle, then check for the number in that specified address when the program is running or executing to see if it is the same number you have written. If another computer is also running the program during this period, and is using the same dongle, another random number would have been written to this address.

12. Will the performance of my application be adversely affected by a complex ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 algorithm?

No. According to the results of our tests, the performance difference between the simplest algorithm and the most complex is within a dozen milliseconds. You will not notice any difference as long as you do not call the algorithm too frequent.

13. What is a USB port? What are its advantages?

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. Now it is a very common interface standard and is already implemented in many devices. Please visit www.usb.org for more details. Its advantages include plug and play capabilities, hot-swap support and high transfer rate. It can support up to 127 USB devices connected through extensions. USB eliminates conflict problems with printers and other peripheral devices.

14. I used the parallel port ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 to protect my application. Now I would like to change to the USB model. Do I need to modify my application?

No. They are fully compatible, other than the requirement that you install the USB drivers. The USB device will prompt you, automatically, to install the driver.

15. Why does my screen display an unknown device after I plug in the USB ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4?

It may be caused by interference or bad contact points. Try unplugging the device and then plugging it in again.

16. My computer has a USB port and I am using Windows 98/98SE. Why is the USB device not listed in the device manager?

It is possible that the USB support option inside the BIOS has been disabled. You can enable USB support in the CMOS functions menu when your computer is booting up.

17. How do I update ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 software?

If you are using or testing ROCKEY products, we will send our updates to you when there are any. You may also download the latest development packages and updates from our product page download section.

18. The system cannot find the parallel port ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4, why?

There are 4 possible causes for this:

A:The printer attached to ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 is powered off.

If a printer or any other peripheral device is attached to the parallel port ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4, you should turn the power of that device on. ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles require a voltage of about 2.2 volts, and this power is supplied by the mainboard through the parallel port so if a peripheral device is attached to the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongle, the dongle may not receive enough power to be activated.

B:ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 does not support the parallel mode.

The diversity of computers leads to many different parallel modes, ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles support most modes, but for some special modes it is possible that the system cannot find ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4, or ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongles do not work well with them. What you need to do is change the parallel modes, eg. set the port mode in the CMOS setup to ECP. If the operating system is Windows NT/2000, you may have to reinstall the system after you have changed the parallel port modes.

C:The drivers are not properly installed.

ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 requires the installation of drivers, so the settings of drivers may affect the operation of ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4. There are 4 options when installing the drivers:“Install ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 parallel driver”, “Install ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 USB driver”, “Detect-print-busy mode” and “Not-detect-print-busy mode”, we suggest users to choose “Install ROCKEY parallel driver”, “Install ROCKEY USB driver”, and “Detect-print-busy mode”. In Windows NT/2000 only the administrator has the privilege to install drivers.

D:ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 is not compatible with other devices.

The parallel port was not designed to connect many devices at the same time, and in theory only one device can be attached to the parallel port at any one time. With the users in mind, ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 was designed to allow the standard devices, such as printers and scanners, to attach to it, but we cannot guarantee that ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 is compatible with all these devices. Unplug the device attached to ROCKEY/NetROCKEY to see if it is a compatibility problem.

19. The system cannot find the USB ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4, why?

Perhaps the drivers are not properly installed. Please refer to solution C for Question 18.

The indicator LED may help you to find the reason for this. If the indicator is bright all the time, it indicates that the dongle works well; if it blinks once every second, it indicates that the drivers are not properly installed or something is wrong with the USB port, or the dongle is defective. If the indicator is not bright and the system prompts “Found USB Device”, it indicates the dongle is defective, otherwise there is a bad connection or something is wrong with the USB port.

To check the USB port:when you first attach ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 to the computer the system should prompt “Found USB Device” and install the drivers for it, otherwise the USB port might have problem, which is usually caused by incorrect installation of the drivers for the USB controller or the USB function is disabled in CMOS setup, or there is a hardware failure in the USB port of the mainboard. You should test the USB port with another USB device, such as a USB mouse.

20. How to prevent LPT/Parallel ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 from accidental damage?

Because the parallel or LPT port ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 works between the computer and peripheral device, it is affected by both of them. The number one cause for ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 damage is because of over-voltage. In order to avoid damage by this, you should make sure that the ground wire is connected to the ground, and it is also connected to the computer casing. When you connect the devices together, you should turn off the power in advance. If you cannot connect the ground wire to the ground, then you should turn off the power and unplug the power plugs in advance to avoid power operation problems.

21. Why can’t I find a specific dongle when I attach them to the same parallel port?

When users have several applications protected with different ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4s, they may cascade these dongles together. In most cases there is no problem for them to work together, but sometimes when you try to use one application you are given the message “Can not find ROCKEY”.

When system sends its request to ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4, a value will be returned to specify the next operation. If several dongles are cascaded, every dongle will receive the request and respond to it, so it is possible the return signals interfered one another, making the system confused, thus make it cannot recognize the dongle.

22. After a period of time the dongle does not work, why?

If restarting the computer solves this problem, it indicates that you did not set a value for p3 and p4 when you wrote the program. So after a period of time it returns the error “Too many dongles opened”, and you cannot open it again. Set a value, such as “0”, to p3 and p4 to resolve this problem. If restarting your computer does not resolve the problem, then some of the possibilities are:the dongle is defective, your computer is infected with a virus, the parallel port settings have been changed, some other device is attached to the ROCKEY4/NetROCKEY4 dongle, or the system has been reinstalled.

Troubleshooting:(ROCKEY4)

This faq or frequently asked questions are for troubleshooting purposes or technical support.

Useful Tips for Diagnosing ROCKEY4 problems, please try below before proceed to the FAQs.

Step 1 : Unplug ROCKEY4 dongle from PC, uninstall ROCKEY4 driver completely and reboot the system.

Step 2 : Reinstall ROCKEY4 driver, please make sure you are using latest ROCKEY4’s driver.

Step 3 : Plug ROCKEY4 to the PC and run ROCKEY4 Editor to change on the dongle, if ROCKEY4 is found, then ROCKEY4’s driver is working fine. Else uninstall -> reboot -> reinstall -> reboot then repeat Step 3. If problem, try with another port or PC.

1. I received an error -1 or the system can’t detect the dongle at certain times when I try to run my program using ROCKEY4. What is that?

For the error -1, it means that the error is an unknown error, but it is not serious, such as when a PC hangs or freezes, you only have to restart it and if that does not solve the problem you have to look for alternative solutions.

2. The system cannot find the Parallel Port (LPT) ROCKEY4 even when it is attached. Why?

There can be several possible causes for this:

A:The printer attached to ROCKEY4 is powered off.

If a printer or any other peripheral device is attached to the parallel port ROCKEY4, you should turn the power of that device on. ROCKEY4 dongles require a voltage of about 2.2 volts, and this power is supplied by the mainboard through the parallel port, so if a peripheral device is attached to the ROCKEY4 dongle, the dongle may not receive enough power to be activated.

B:ROCKEY4 does not support the parallel mode.

The diversity of computers leads to many different parallel modes, ROCKEY4 dongles support most modes, but for some special modes it is possible that the system cannot find ROCKEY4, or ROCKEY4 dongles do not work well with them. What you need to do is to change the parallel modes, eg. set the port mode in the CMOS setup to ECP or vice versa. If the operating system is Windows NT/2000, you may have to reinstall the driver after you have changed the parallel port modes.

C:The drivers are not properly installed.

ROCKEY4 requires the installation of drivers, so the settings of drivers may affect the operation of ROCKEY4. There are 4 options when installing the drivers:“Install ROCKEY parallel driver”, “Install ROCKEY USB driver”, “Detect-print-busy mode” and “Not-detect-print-busy mode”, we suggest users to choose “Install ROCKEY parallel driver”, “Install ROCKEY USB driver”, and “Detect-print-busy mode”. In Windows NT/2000 only the administrator has the privilege to install drivers.

D:ROCKEY4 is not compatible with other devices.

The parallel port is not designed to connect many devices at the same time, and in theory only one device can be attached to the parallel port at any one time. With the users in mind, ROCKEY4 was designed to allow the standard devices, such as printers and scanners, to attach to it, but we cannot guarantee that ROCKEY4 is compatible with all these devices. Unplug the device to see if it is a compatibility problem.

E:ROCKEY4 is not compatible with certain PCI-based Parallel Add-on cards

Another issue is that ROCKEY4 LPT cannot work with certain PCI-based parallel port cards. ROCKEY4 will treat the card as a sort of hack attack and therefore refuse to communicate with it or the card does not supply enough power to the dongle for it to operate efficiently. If this is the case, we suggest using a USB port ROCKEY4 instead.

F:There may be a driver or software conflict on the system

Sometimes, the PC drivers may be conflicted or it may be conflict with any of the programs although this is highly rare. Solution:Restart the PC and run the program again. If it still cannot run, try starting up the PC with minimal drivers and programs and check to see if it can run. If it can, this means that it is a software conflict.

G:Driver is busy

This error can occur when the driver or dongle is busy and/or communications between the dongle and PC are interrupted. To rectify this situation, you can add a loop to your program when checking for the dongle. This will ensure that the program will check for the dongle more than once and be able to recognize it properly.

3. The system cannot find the USB ROCKEY4?

ROCKEY4 requires the installation of drivers, so the settings of drivers may affect the operation of ROCKEY4. There are 4 options when installing the drivers:“Install ROCKEY parallel driver”, “Install ROCKEY USB driver”, “Detect-print-busy mode” and “Not-detect-print-busy mode”, we suggest users to choose “Install ROCKEY parallel driver”, “Install ROCKEY USB driver”, and “Detect-print-busy mode”. In Windows NT/2000 only the administrator has the privilege to install drivers.

The indicator LED may help you to find the reason for this. If the indicator is lit all the time, it indicates that the dongle works well; if it blinks once every second, it means drivers are not installed or something wrong with the USB port; otherwise the dongle is defective. If the indicator is not lit at all and the system prompts “Found USB Device”, it indicates the dongle is defective, otherwise there is a bad connection or something wrong with the USB port.

To check the USB port:when you first attach ROCKEY4 to the computer the system should prompt “Found USB Device” and install the drivers for it, otherwise the USB port must have a problem, which is usually caused by the incorrect installation of the drivers for the USB controller or the USB function is disabled in CMOS setup, or there is a hardware failure in the USB port of the mainboard. You may test the USB port with another USB device, such as a USB mouse.

4. Can I connect ROCKEY via a USB Hub?

ROCKEY works fine with most USB hubs. On rare occasions the dongle may not be detected through the hub due to inadequate output voltage. Please check the integrity of the USB port by trying a different USB device in the same port. For USB 2.0 hubs in particular, please make sure that the power supply is connected.

5. Why does my screen display an unknown device after I plug in the USB ROCKEY4?

It may be caused by interference or bad contact points. Try unplugging the device and then plugging it in again.

6. My computer has a USB port and I am using Windows 98/98SE. Why is the USB device not listed in the device manager?

It is possible that the USB support option inside the BIOS has been disabled. You can enable USB support in the CMOS functions menu when your computer is booting up.

7. After the program written in FoxPro or VB is encrypted with the API call, RYDLL32.DLL cannot be found, why?

Although the file RYDLL32.DLL is under the same directory as the program, FoxPro and VB programs will only search for DLLs under the system directory, so you should copy the file RYDLL32.DLL into the system directory.

8. Why can’t I find a specific dongle when I attach them to the same parallel port?

When users have several applications protected with different ROCKEY4s, they may cascade these dongles together. In most cases there are no problem for them to work together, but sometimes when you try to use one application you are given the message “Cannot find ROCKEY”.

  • When the system sends its request to ROCKEY4, a value will be returned to specify the next operation. If several dongles are cascaded, every dongle will receive the request and respond to it, so it is possible the return signals interfered by one another, making the system puzzled, and will not be able to recognize the dongle.

9.Can ROCKEY4 support enveloping for DOS-based programs?

ROCKEY4 does not currently support enveloping on DOS-based programs, only Windows-based programs can be enveloped at this point.

10. I have put the DLL file(s) in the proper locations on the PC/I have installed the OCX drivers but the system still cannot detect the ROCKEY4 dongle. Why?

You will still need to install the drivers for the dongles either using the InstDrv.exe installation file or InstDLL.dll file. Otherwise, the dongles will not be able to be detected by the system and your program will give you an error. If you have already installed the proper drivers, please refer to question 2 above.

11. Is there any difference between using DLL or OCX in my API?

There should be no discernible difference between the two. Both are equally effective.

12. How do I prevent shared devices from sharing a single ROCKEY?

It is quite easy to prevent ROCKEY sharing between shared devices. Simply generate a random number when the program starts, and write this number in a specified address on ROCKEY dongle. During program execution, check the number in the specified address to verify that it is the number you had previously written. If another computer runs this program during this period, and tries to use the same dongle, a different random number will have been written to this address.