SecureMedia and DirectStreams Enable Secure Digital Entertainment Delivery on the Apple® Platform to the Hospitality Marketplace [inactive]
SecureMedia’s eONE™ Virtual Set Top Box for Mac®, powered by the award-winning Encryptonite One™ System, allows Hotel guests to access and enjoy the best in protected IP Digital Video, Audio and TV on the iMac® and Mac® mini line
NATICK, MA USA and PARIS, FRANCE| SecureMedia, the technology leader in open content protection software for secure video and multimedia delivery over IP networks and DirectStreams, the IP Technology Services provider dedicated to the hospitality industry today announced that SecureMedia's eONE™ Virtual Set Top Box for Mac®is now integrated withDirectStreams InRoom Digital solution and enables a true and unobtrusively secure television viewing experience on Apple iMac and Mac mini.
Unique to the industry, DirectStreams engineered their Apple-based IPTV system tooffer both multimedia and computer services over IP with a single local server, providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while expanding on features and capabilities. Guests can enjoy a multitude of digital TV and radio channels in HD quality, play their own DVD and CDs, take advantage ofWiFi Internet access with 100% room coverage and easily utilize the onscreen Hotel's interactive room service.
Furthermore, by fully embracing IP convergence,DirectStreams has designed and extended the in-room entertainment experience to allow guests to access the office and multimedia features of the iMac and Mac mini, such as office software tools, internet browsing, webmail and printing services--essentially offering them a business center in each hotel room.
Thesecure viewing of broadcast IPTV, streaming VOD and downloaded content is accomplished by SecureMedia's eONE Virtual Set Top Box for Mac (and also PCs), providing guests with the same user experience on the Mac as they would get on their TV.
The eONE Virtual Set Top Box encapsulates all of the features and functions of an IPTV STB, including EPG, middleware functionality, channel change, playback control into a single monolithic application. In addition to supportingboth MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoded video in both windowed and full screen modes, theeONE Virtual Set Top Box enables fully secured PVR features using the Mac's existing internal hard disk. As additional security,SecureMedia's built-in I-Detect™ Tamper Detection senses hacker tools and rogue applications and gracefully turns off the player operation if detected.
"Travelers are demanding the same high quality entertainment experience in their hotel room as in their home," said Thierry Beau, CEO of DirectStreams. "OnlySecureMedia offered the complete flexibility and proven security needed to support our unique digital content delivery technology to provide the best in in room entertainment and business communications services.
"Now with support for the Mac OS X platform, SecureMedia's Encryptonite ONE System again proves its ability to protect converged digital media delivery across a range of advanced operating systems and media appliances," said Fred Ellis, CEO of SecureMedia."We are excited to work with DirectStreams on providing world hotel guests rich, unobtrusively secure,entertainment products and services through our newest innovation, theeONE Virtual Set Top Box for PC and Macs."
SecureMedia's Encryptonite ONE System is an open platform CA/DRM software solution that provides the highest levels of digital content security, allowing telcos and broadband operators to acquire distribution rights to the most compelling broadcast channels and VOD programming. Winner of the industry's two highest awards for best content protection; the 2008 IPTV World Series Award and the TelcoTV Visions Award, the Encryptonite ONE System enables "Entertainment Everywhere!" of secure ubiquitous content on current and future media devices while offering IPTV service providers the lowest cost of operation. Its unique design requires minimal incremental bandwidth and features an ultra-light, processor-efficient client that can be deployed on virtually any consumer media appliance. By employing a patented, common encryption scheme for both broadcast and VOD content, the Encryptonite ONE System is the only solution available today that enables persistent and efficient protection of content [SecureMedia's EverLock™ process] in PVR and nPVR applications, set-top boxes, PVRs, PCs, portable players and mobile phones.
About DirectStreams |DirectStreams is an IP Technology Services provider dedicated to the hospitality industry. To cover the market requirements, a network of systems integrators distributes its 4 high value added services: PC internet access, Self-service internet kiosks, TV Digital Multimedia, Telephone services. With DirectStreams, the hospitality market is able to offer the best quality in order to increase guest loyalty.
For further details visit www.direct-streams.com
About SecureMedia | SecureMedia is the world's most experienced provider of proven open platform content protection software for the delivery of video-on-demand, IPTV, multimedia, music and other digital content over broadband IP networks.Winner of the industry's two highest awards for best content protection; the 2008 IPTV World Series Award and the TelcoTV Visions Award,SecureMedia was the first company to introduce the Hollywood studios and leading broadcasters to the advantages of software-based content security systems. Today, SecureMedia enables "Entertainment Everywhere!™" by delivering innovative digital media content security solutions including the popular Encryptonite ONE™ System CA/DRM software suite, theeONE™ Virtual Set Top Box for PC and MAC,the eONE™ PC Media Player and comprehensive software developer kits. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, SecureMedia, a Cavalier Telephone and TV company, services its global customers with offices in San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Beijing and Auckland aided by representatives in Moscow, Stockholm, Bucharest, Paris, Ried, Pretoria, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei and Melbourne. For more information visit www.securemedia.com.