Android and iOS downloadable Microsoft PlayReady-based DRM solution

AuthenTec announced the first Microsoft PlayReady-based downloadable DRM client solution for Android and iOS devices.

The offering is now part of its Downloadable DRM Fusion Agent being deployed as a downloadable application that can be distributed by various application stores.

The solution supports file-based PlayReady protection including progressive downloads, and PlayReady-protected adaptive video streaming to support both Smooth Streaming and HTTP Live Streaming. AuthenTec also offers PlayReady servers with content packaging tools to provide an end-to-end PlayReady-based DRM solution.

DRM Fusion Agent, already deployed by major mobile operators around the world, allows operators to deploy secure content services and to limit license fees only to clients who opt for premium services, reducing DRM implementation costs and time to market.

It also enables media companies and high-value content providers to more quickly achieve revenue from service deployment by eliminating dependence on mobile phone and device manufacturers for embedded DRM protection. AuthenTec’s solution allows distributing protected high value content in a single uniform and secure way for all the supported platforms and devices.

AuthenTec offers content protection and packaging, licensing and key management for multiple mobile device platforms and operating systems. The company offers complete security solutions for the mobile market including embedded and downloadable DRM content protection, mobile VPN client solutions, identity management software, and smart fingerprint sensors that are used in more than 15 million mobile phones.

Microsoft PlayReady is a content access and protection technology designed to support a wide range of digital entertainment content, products, services, and devices. PlayReady technology is optimized for the mobile industry to support the growth of online content scenarios, and includes features designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy mobile digital entertainment.

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