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December 5, 2012 – Ottawa, Canada: Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of embedded security and content protection for mobile devices, the digital home and many other applications, today announced support for the recently released High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.2 (HDCP 2.2) specification for premium content delivery and distribution. The Elliptic tVault™ HDCP solution supports HDCP 2.2 and enables the delivery of highly robust and hardware secured delivery and distribution of premium content to any device.
HDCP technologies protect premium content such as digital motion pictures, television programs and audio against unauthorized interception and copying between connected devices including set top boxes, smart phones, tablets and digital TVs. HDCP has broad industry support from the major players in the digital entertainment value chain, including motion picture studios, semiconductor companies and consumer electronics manufacturers. The specification is endorsed by Sony, Panasonic, Intel and content owners such as Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment and others.
“Technologies such as HDCP are important to providing consumers access to premium entertainment. Elliptic is a leader in the development, adoption and compliance of HDCP which enables complete, cost-effective content protection solutions for digital audio and video entertainment in the wireless and wireline home network environments, “ said Vijay Dube, President and CEO of Elliptic Technologies. “Driven by the fast evolving sophistication of home entertainment offerings, our HDCP customers and industry partners require our products to be not only compliant with the latest standards, but also deployed rapidly and effectively in a variety of applications.”
The new HDCP 2.2 includes a number of enhancements and updates to the HDCP Interface Independent Adaptation (HDCP IIA) specification. For instance, HDCP security is required for Wi-Fi Display (WFD) Miracast™ enabled devices. WFD/Miracast is an industry-wide solution for seamlessly displaying premium content between devices without cables or a network connection.
Elliptic’s tVault HDCP supports all mandatory elements of copy protection as well as enhanced locality check features and robustness rules support. The solution runs efficiently in limited resource environments and it can be implemented within frameworks such as ARM TrustZone™, where security critical components are embedded and executed in trusted environments and non-critical components are executed by the host OS, such as Android.
Elliptic offers a comprehensive portfolio of highly integrated DRM and content protection solutions, which have been delivered to leading manufacturers of tablets, media centers, DVDs, Smart HDTVs, Set Top Boxes, Streaming Controllers and other consumer electronic products worldwide. Elliptic solutions also target network equipment manufacturers, network operators and Over The Top (OTT) content providers.
About High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Originally developed by Intel Corporation, HDCP is a specification to protect digital entertainment across the DVI/HDMI interface and requires a licence. Over 400 leading companies license the technology and nearly 2 billion HDPC keys have been issued to date. The HDCP specification provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment content to DCI-HDMI-compliant digital displays. It protects delivery of premium content between transmitter devices (consumer tablets, smartphones, game consoles, PCs, set-top boxes) and receiver devices (TVs, projectors, monitors). For more information, please visit www.digital-cp.com.
About Elliptic Technologies
Elliptic Technologies is a leading provider of embedded security hardware cores and software to SoC manufacturers, OEMs, service and content providers. Elliptic's highly integrated solutions help secure products in markets such as mobile, networking, home entertainment, smart grid and automotive. Elliptic's hardware security cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and silicon area and cover a wide variety of cryptographic cores, public key accelerators, true random generators and protocol processors such as MACsec, IPsec, SSL and 4G/LTE. Elliptic is leading the world in DRM and content protection solutions for downloading and sharing premium content between multiple devices, including DTCP-IP and HDCP SDKs built for "trusted execution environments" used in consumer electronics. The company has a worldwide customer base and sales channels. For more information about how Elliptic's security cores enable the most efficient silicon design and highest levels of security for some of the world's most popular products, please visit www.elliptictech.com.