SeeQVault, a technology developed by Panasonic, Samsung, According to the company, as a critical missing link in the HD/ 4K UHD consumer entertainment ecosystem, SeeQVault enables unfettered content access, allowing users to side-step current impediments such as mobile device capacity, data caps, broadband access and bandwidth restrictions, among others.
"SeeQVault creates exciting new opportunities and business models for the consumer electronics, mobile devices and IT industries, as well as for creators and distributors of High Definition/4K Ultra High Definition content," said NSM chief communications officer,
Designed for use on any flash-based memory devices that incorporates USB memory and/or SD Card slots, with emphasis on Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, SeeQVault enables the playback and transfer of HD/4K UHD content, whether purchased, rented or recorded, across mobile and in-home devices in a secure environment. SeeQVault provides dynamic flexibility for content consumption, while offering intellectual property protection. Simply put, this new solution allows users to store HD/4K UHD content on SD Cards, micro SD Cards and USB memory as well as HDD and solid state drives protected by SeeQVault. Stored content may then be transferred among and played back on any SeeQVault enabled device including smartphones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, televisions, set top boxes and other authorized devices.
In addition to the new devices that will enter the market, SeeQVault can be adapted for use with the broad installed base of current devices. For example, a SeeQVault adaptor solution will enable any HDD, current or future, to utilize the technology to enable playback of SeeQVault protected content on connected devices such as PC's, TV's and set-top devices with onboard HDD's.
"The new trend on the most advanced next-generation smartphones and tablets is the inclusion of 4K UHD and Full HD capable displays - driving consumer desire to conveniently transport and consume high definition content on the go," said Daniel DG Lee, vice president, Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering,
There are numerous applications for SeeQVault in the HD/4K UHD consumer entertainment ecosystem - the most obvious being electronic sell through and rental directly to SeeQVault enabled devices and media. However, as time shifting from set-top boxes to mobile devices continues to grow in popularity, SeeQVault will provide users with greater flexibility and enable content service providers to expand the attractiveness of current mobile offerings.
Currently, consumers either stream from the cloud or download their desired content directly to a device. Streaming requires a constant internet connection, which may not be available, may quickly use up data plans or may not have sufficient bandwidth to deliver an optimal viewing experience. Downloading to a device requires deliberate planning to allow for transfer time, locks the content to a single device and rapidly consumes device storage space.
SeeQVault changes the mobile time shifting dynamic by seamlessly expanding mobile device capacity, minimizing transfer times and making content available on a range of devices while keeping content protected and eliminating the need for persistent connectivity. In fact,
SeeQVault products were released in
Memory and device manufacturers and content creators, service providers and distributors can already license the full technology, which uses SeeQVault encryption, as well as SeeQVault's proprietary file format. Alternatively, licensees will have the ability to utilize SeeQVault memory in their own propriety services to protect content already encoded on standard, ubiquitous video file formats such as .mpeg4, .avi and others. Licensees may also use SeeQVault to protect files containing non-audio/visual data and other sensitive and confidential information.
NSM Initiatives will provide useful resources to adopters, including reference source code for SeeQVault so adopters can begin development of both PC based and Android based products.
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SeeQVault, a technology developed by Panasonic, Samsung,
According to the company, as a critical missing link in the HD/ 4K UHD consumer entertainment ecosystem, SeeQVault enables unfettered content access, allowing users to side-step current impediments such as mobile device capacity, data caps, broadband access and bandwidth restrictions, among others.