Sunday, January 29, 2006

Entone and Verimatrix Partner on VOD Content Protection

Entone Technologies has integrated the Verimatrix Content Authority System (VCAS) into its StreamLiner network video recorder (NVR) for IPTV services.

By integrating the VCAS software with Entone's StreamLiner video streaming technology, the companies are providing a digital rights management (DRM) and video on demand (VOD) solution that streamlines the process from content creation, processing, distribution and playout. Currently with most DRM systems, VOD content is distributed over a core network and stored at the operator's site on a stand-alone system called a "catcher." This content is manually copied to another server where encryption technology is applied, and then copied again to an on-site VOD server.

Entone said its solution enables operators to avoid the extra intermediate step of copying a file. By running VCAS natively on Entone's StreamLiner, when a new VOD asset appears on the catcher, Entone's StreamLiner NVR automatically copies the content and seamlessly moves it to a VOD server for playout. For operators, this results in a simpler and error-free workflow that enables them to deliver VOD assets to subscribers faster and more efficiently.