Paris, October 8, 2014 – Trusted distributed computing pioneer Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced that it has expanded its ExpressPlay™ cloud DRM service to support Microsoft’s PlayReady® DRM. This enhancement extends ExpressPlay’s reach across all open-standards based Marlin DRM devices as well as PlayReady-enabled devices such as the Xbox and the Silverlight browser plugin.
“We are pleased to introduce a second major DRM technology to our ExpressPlay cloud service,” said Ani Joshi, General Manager of Intertrust’s Trust Services Group. “The need to support multiple DRM systems has become increasingly critical to service providers and device makers. While we still believe that open standards are the most cost effective and future proof solutions for the market, service providers should not be handcuffed by technology choices of others. We are committed to supporting new DRMs in ExpressPlay as they become popular.”
The DRM market has changed dramatically over the years, and with the advent of cloud services that allow interoperability without needing to resort to burdensome bilateral agreements or a commitment to a single DRM, adopters can hedge against market uncertainties. While a Marlin-only installation remains the most economical and future proof DRM option for content services and devices, the new ExpressPlay offering supports those who have opted to use PlayReady in order to target Microsoft platforms.
Marlin is an open, standards-based technology. Anyone can download the specifications for free at: www.marlin-community.com, and any company can contribute to Marlin’s development by joining the standards body that developed it. Marlin’s open specification immunizes those implementing the technology against corporate reorganizations and direction changes by proprietary developers.
Intertrust invents, develops, and delivers technologies for trusted computing among leading global corporations from mobile and CE manufacturers and service providers, to enterprise software platform companies. Intertrust and its subsidiaries are also developing new trust services for vertical markets related to consumer privacy, Internet processing of DNA data, and smart grids. Intertrust actively creates and invests in ventures that extend its market vision. Current and former portfolio companies include Personagraph, Kabuto, whiteCryption, SyncTV, Nest, Kiora, and PlanetOS.
Intertrust is also committed to driving open standards, and is one of the founders of Marlin DRM. Marlin is the Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution for YouView in the UK, Italy’s Tivù and many IPTV services in Japan, and is currently the fastest growing DRM technology in China. Intertrust’s Marlin ExpressPlay solution is rapidly growing for distributing video, audio, and ebook content, and Intertrust’s Seacert subsidiary is the world’s leading digital certificate authority for Marlin. Founded in 1990 on a revolutionary vision to bring trust to operating systems and open networks, Intertrust is based in Silicon Valley, with regional offices in London and Beijing. The Company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing. For more information, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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Leigh Anne Varney
Varney Business Communication