Discretix to Provide Media Content Protection for ACCESS Linux Platform

Sunday, October 19th, 2008
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Discretix CPRM Client will Give Mobile Device OEMs Pre-Integrated, Standards-Based Security, Using SD Memory Cards

TOKYO — Discretix, the leading provider of embedded security and DRM (Digital Rights Management) solutions, announced today that its content security CPRM Client, will be made available for ACCESS Linux Platform™, an integrated, flexible and complete commercial-grade LINUX® platform designed for the worldwide mobile phone and converged device markets. ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of next-generation software for the mobile and beyond-PC markets, will include CPRM Client in ACCESS Linux Platform, offering mobile device manufacturers a proven security solution for premium content.

Discretix CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) secures the distribution and use of music, video and other premium content on SD cards and mobile handsets. As a software-based security solution, CPRM Client eliminates the need for a dedicated hardware CPRM chip, reducing Bill of Materials cost and greatly improving flexibility for mobile device OEMs.

Fully compliant with 4C-Entity standards, CPRM Client protects music, movies, photos and other multimedia content subject to commercial digital rights while in use or in storage. The solution can be used in parallel with other DRM (Digital Rights Management) schemes such as OMA DRM, WM-DRM (JANUS), i-Mode and ECFM, allowing manufacturers to address multiple standards on a single device.

“With the increased use of premium content on mobile devices, both via download and storage cards, it’s critical for OEMs to have a robust, reliable and cost-effective content protection solution. Discretix is an effective solution to these problems,” said Michimasa Uematsu, Executive Officer, SVP of Engineering & Development Group of ACCESS. “The flexibility of the Discretix CPRM Client, combined with its low power consumption and record of reliability, makes it an excellent choice for ACCESS Linux Platform.”

“ACCESS is an important provider for mobile software solutions. Being selected by such a pioneering company is great for Discretix and a major step forward for the availability of CPRM-based content protection solutions,” said Edo Ganot, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Discretix.

ACCESS Linux Platform combines best-in-class open source Linux components with proven mobile technologies from ACCESS. The platform, which enables the development of full-featured, easy-to-use connected mobile devices, includes native applications for communications, entertainment and productivity.

With the integration of Discretix’ CPRM Client on the ACCESS Linux Platform, manufacturers can be assured of comprehensive system security, lower costs, quick time-to-market, and the highest level of performance.