SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

October 07, 2010 06:00 ET

Verimatrix Licenses Marlin Technology From Intertrust

SAN DIEGO, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  Verimatrix and Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced that Verimatrix has taken a commercial license to Intertrust's Marlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, will provide a complete Marlin Broadband solution as part of its MultiRights™ offering, integrated with its single security authority VCAS™ architecture. The solution includes support for secure multicast, download and streaming service delivery, incorporating the Marlin Secure Streaming Specification (MS3).

Verimatrix is a long-term supporter of Marlin DRM via membership in the Marlin Developer Community (MDC) and the Open IPTV Forum, and a member of the founding set of partners for Marlin Partner Program (MPP) in 2008.

"Verimatrix is a market leader in delivering robust security technology solutions for digital video service providers, and has played a significant role in enabling the growth of IP-based video businesses globally," said Talal Shamoon, Intertrust CEO. "We have worked together as partners in numerous initiatives, and are delighted to see them deploying commercial solutions based on our Marlin technologies."

Marlin is a globally deployed open standard for content protection and management. Marlin is the sole security technology for numerous video services worldwide, including the AcTVila and Hikari services in Japan, Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and more recently, the YouView video platform in the United Kingdom. In addition, Marlin DRM is being evaluated as the DRM for several other national video distribution consortia such as Singapore's Next Generation Interactive Media Applications and Services (NIMS) project. Other standards bodies such as the Open IPTV Forum have adopted Marlin as their DRM system.

"The digital TV industry requires standards-based technology developments with solid commercial vendor follow through to fully realize the fruits of its key initiatives. We are the first digital TV revenue security company to offer a commercially-supported Marlin DRM solution for this growing range of video services worldwide," said Tom Munro, CEO of Verimatrix. "Marlin is a highly strategic choice for Verimatrix in support of these initiatives and greatly broadens the scope of our global capability."

About Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Intertrust invents, develops, and licenses software, technologies and intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted computing. The company holds over 150 patents and has over 300 patent applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies, including operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Seacert, Intertrust provides trust management services for the Marlin and OMA DRM standards. Intertrust is currently the world's only provider of advanced multiplatform OEM SDKs for Marlin servers and clients, such as Set Top Boxes, Internet televisions, personal computers, mobile phones, and other service-enabled devices. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has regional offices in London and Beijing. More information about the company is available at www.intertrust.com.

About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com and our Pay TV Views blog to join the conversation.