Irdeto launches secure onboard entertainment platform

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Digital platform security company Irdeto has launched a new platform designed to help transport operators offer a secure onboard video entertainment service even without internet connectivity.

The proliferation of mobile devices with high-quality video capabilities has fueled the rapid adoption of OTT services.

At the same time, offering an onboard transportation OTT experience with premium content, where internet connectivity is non-existent or limited, remains challenging.

To address this challenge, Irdeto has launched Irdeto Control on the Go, a platform designed to enable transport operators to offer a secure onboard video entertainment service even without internet connectivity.

The solution is designed for the small footprint of planes, trains, coaches and cruise ships, many of which support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and provides the security required to deliver premium, high-quality content to both consumers’ favorite devices and built-in displays, without piracy concerns.

To enable the best OTT experience in these internet-limited environments, Irdeto Control on the Go protects content using industry-standard DRMs on a variety of devices. It meets stringent security requirements for premium content such as newly released movies and allows consumers to watch content on their own devices without having to download apps prior to the journey.

“Consumers rely on these dynamic entertainment services to access content anywhere, any time and on any device,” said Andrew Bunten, SVP of Content Protection at Irdeto. “Providing a secure, premium onboard video entertainment service in long-distance transport vehicles without internet connectivity is a great differentiator for plane, train, coach and cruise ship operators." 

Control on the Go is highly scalable, capable of issuing any number of licenses requested and managing millions of videos. It enables transport operators to offer an extensive library of content to a large population with ease, protecting video end-to-end without the need to transfer keys.

The solution is pre-integrated with most packagers and encoders on the market, as well as many encryption and playback solutions. It also has a set of APIs that allows easy integration and fast deployment with additional third-party systems.

Irdeto Control on the Go is part of Irdeto Rights. A key solution in the Irdeto 360 Security portfolio, Irdeto Rights is a multi-DRM and policy management solution offering an efficient way to deliver and secure content on all consumer devices. It supports all leading commercial DRMs, as well as the common encryption standards of MPEG DASH, and unique security technologies optimized to work at peak levels of demand.

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