SOURCE: Mocana

October 19, 2009 09:00 ET

BridgeCo Selects Mocana to Secure "App" Delivery and Protect Software Updates for New Net-Connected Home Entertainment Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - BridgeCo and Mocana today announced a technology partnership to protect the next generation of digital music players and networked home entertainment systems. BridgeCo has selected Mocana to secure "app" delivery and software updates for their popular "JukeBlox" platform, on which many well-known consumer brands of digital music players are based. Mocana's NanoSSL™ software, embedded within the BridgeCo "JukeBlox" platform protects JukeBlox-based consumer electronics and music players from viruses, malware and trojans by authenticating the sources of software updates and guaranteeing the integrity of the new code delivered.

BridgeCo's extensive experience in audio streaming and networked home entertainment systems makes the JukeBlox platform a proven, mature, and flexible foundation that many well-known consumer electronics brands build upon, including Pioneer, Denon, Harman Kardon, Nokia, Philips, and Grundig, among others. JukeBlox tightly integrates with many content, advertising and interoperability partners including Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, Flickr, Picasa, Sirius, Clear Channel, Google, Microsoft and Apple.

The JukeBlox Platform is the industry's most comprehensive Digital Media Player (DMP) software/middleware development platform, application code and SDK. The JukeBlox Platform for Wi-Fi Audio DMP and Internet Radio products enables the delivery of digital content available from USB 2.0 storage, broadband Internet connection or the PC to consumer entertainment equipment. The platform also provides support for an Alarm clock and AM/FM Tuner (with or without RDS). The platform supports network connectivity through Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet and is designed to comply with industry standards (UPnP, DLNA, Certified for Windows, Play4Sure, etc). The platform is optimized for digital rights management using a secure co-processor and Mocana NanoSSL technology for encrypted and authenticated delivery of new software "apps" and updates, letting consumers customize their home entertainment systems with new features and functions as well as leverage the latest performance improvements, audio standards and bug fixes.

NanoSSL is Mocana's super fast, super small SSL/TLS solution specifically designed to speed product development while providing best-in-class device security services for resource-constrained environments. NanoSSL is open-standards based, extensible, extremely small footprint, platform-agnostic and includes an optional government-certified FIPS 140-2 level-1- validated crypto core. NanoSSL includes a full-featured key generator and certificate management client, and even supports Government Suite B crypto algorithms and the new RFC standard for TLS 1.2. Free source code evaluations of NanoSSL are available to developers at http://www.mocana.com/evaluate.html.

"Trusted audio brands use the BridgeCo platform because we understand audio electronics and home networking technologies, and the cool new things we can do when the two come together in unexpected ways," said Gene Sheridan, CEO of BridgeCo. "But no piece of stereo equipment is 'finished' when it leaves the store anymore. Consumers expect to be able to update it, upgrade it, and enjoy new apps that are coming available every day over the web. Mocana's software makes sure that we can deliver those features to our customers -- and their customers -- with confidence."

In addition to BridgeCo, over 100 major consumer electronics and computer device companies including Motorola, Cisco, Intel, General Electric, Honeywell and Siemens rely on Mocana software to guarantee device integrity for their products in the consumer, medical, industrial, IT and military markets. NanoSSL is part of the new 5.1 release of Mocana's Device Security Framework, the industry's most comprehensive suite of embedded security solutions for non-PC devices.

About BridgeCo

BridgeCo Inc. is a leading provider of network media processors and related software, middleware and SDK solutions for enabling network and internet connectivity in home CE products. BridgeCo is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company with operations in Huntington Beach, California, Zurich, Switzerland and Bangalore, India. Its key investors include Advent Venture Partners, Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe), Cipio Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital, ETV Capital, Fidelity Ventures, Intel Capital and Wellington Partners.

About Mocana

Mocana secures the "Internet of Things" -- the 20 billion datacom, smartgrid, federal, consumer, industrial and medical devices that connect across every sector of our economy. These devices already outnumber workstations and servers on the Internet by at least five to one, representing a $900 billion market that's growing twice as fast as the PC market. Every day, millions of people use products sold by over 100 companies that leverage Mocana's Device Integrity software, including Dell, Cisco, Honeywell, General Electric, General Dynamics, Avaya, Nortel Networks, Harris and Radvision, among others. Mocana won Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation of the Year award for 2008 for Device Security, and was named to the Red Herring Global 100 as one of the "top 100 privately-held technology companies in the world" in January 2009.

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