SOURCE: Irdeto

March 20, 2006 06:00 ET

ASUSTeK Selects Irdeto for Mobile DRM Client Solution

Cross-Platform and OMA-Compliant DRM Solution Provided for New Mobile Device Development

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Irdeto, a world leader in content security and a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN) (JSE: NPN), and ASUSTeK Computer Inc., (ASUS), today announced that ASUS, a leading global provider of notebooks, motherboards, communications and 3C total solutions, is integrating Irdeto's OMA DRM-compliant content security solution into its next generation of mobile devices.

The agreement will enable ASUS to offer its customers the fully integrated Irdeto Mobile Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) DRM solution for multiple operating systems. Designed to enable fast integration of DRM with multimedia applications such as media players, ringtone engines and MMS Clients, the Irdeto Mobile DRM solution allows ASUS to continue to rapidly bring to market innovative handsets that meet the requirements of network operators and content owners.

"ASUS has come to recognize customer requests by initiating an OMA DRM-compliant solution to enable the next generation of mobile content distribution," said Jonney Shih, CEO of ASUS. "After careful due diligence, ASUS chose Irdeto's OMA DRM solution for its ease of integration, cross-platform support and robust functionality."

"With Irdeto's extensive mobile DRM experience, ASUS and its customers can be assured of higher levels of functionality and content protection for the development of feature-rich mobile handsets," said Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto. "Our relationship with ASUS confirms Irdeto's commitment to providing the mobile handset industry the most comprehensive and OMA DRM-compliant solution on the market."

Irdeto builds digital rights management and mobile broadcast solutions for network operators and handset and chipset manufacturers. Irdeto's diverse product suite includes robust proprietary solutions, as well as open standards-based implementations of the Open Mobile Alliance DRM specifications. Its user-friendly UI components, cross-platform architecture and its ease of integration are just a few of its core features suited for today's mobile content and product development.

About Irdeto

Irdeto, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a subsidiary of a multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN) (JSE: NPN). Irdeto specializes in designing, developing and marketing end-to-end solutions to manage and protect content from unauthorized access in the television broadcast, mobile and broadband environments. With nearly 40 years of providing encryption technology and proven success in deploying security solutions across the globe, Irdeto continues to offer innovative products to its customers. To contact your regional office or retrieve further information on the company, please visit

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