Android Set-Top Box for Japan’s Largest Cable TV Provider -->
Brings Smartphone/Tablet Entertainment Experience to Home TV
Subscribers of J.COM and Other Providers
“We relied heavily on INSIDE’s vast experience with DRM security technology on Android platforms, and this enabled us to significantly reduce our development time and effort while developing this set-top box for J.COM,” said
Using Pixela’s Android-based set-top box, consumers will be able to download TV apps and content—even if they’re not J.COM subscribers—to enjoy a wide variety of on-demand movies, TV shows and other high-definition entertainment at home on their HD TVs.
“Pixela is the first customer to use our downloadable DRM Agent software for a set-top box application, and INSIDE is the only company to offer both downloadable software and hardware-embedded DRM agents, allowing maximum flexibility and security for content and service providers and device manufacturers,” said Dr.
According to Blake-Wilson, the majority of next-generation STBs and connected home/Smart TVs being developed are based on the Android platform. But Android does not natively provide the kind of content protection required for the commercial delivery of high-value content such as on-demand movies, HD television shows and other premium entertainment. Set-top box makers, cable providers and others seeking to take advantage of Android for its familiar user interface and abundance of entertainment apps still must add adequate content protection to meet the security demands of
INSIDE Secure DRM Fusion Agent software enables device and media chipset manufacturers to deliver the protection that content and service providers require to securely deliver content the way users want it, online or offline, including services like over-the-top (OTT), video on demand (VoD) and Live TV with Catch-Up. INSIDE DRM Fusion Agent software, embedded or downloadable, offers the critical Microsoft PlayReady, Windows Media DRM, OMA DRM 2.X, and/or UltraViolet security developers need to enable premium content to be played on virtually any mobile phone, tablet, set-top box, connected TV or home media system. Approved for use by Apple, Microsoft, RIM and all the major
More information about INSIDE downloadable DRM Fusion Agent is available online at www.insidesecure.com/DRM.
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