Bangalore -- Aug 17 2006
-- MindTree Consulting, a leading player in the Bluetooth and Ultra wideband technologies, announced the support for content protection schemes in its "EtherMind" Bluetooth protocol upper layer stacks and Profiles.
MindTree Bluetooth protocol stacks support negotiation of SCMS-T (Serial Copy Management System) content protection method. This method has been tested with various products for audio streaming.
MindTree’s Bluetooth Protocol upper layer stack are provided with API’s to handle encrypted data from application layer in case of DTCP (Digital Transmission Content Protection) scheme. There is provision for negotiating DTCP content method and informing the connecting devices in case the DTCP protection scheme is not supported by other device during the process of negotiating the connection parameters. MindTree Bluetooth Protocol Stacks support encrypted data from the application layer that can be handled along with negotiation of connection parameters.
In the recent past, several content protection schemes have been proposed by various industry forums for secure transport and consumption of compressed digital music .Two of the prominent schemes being Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) and Serial Copy Management System (SCMS-T).These content protection systems can then enable various services over internet and other mediums.
Content protection is a generic term that refers to software/hardware systems that safeguard the content. These systems generally employ encryption to protect the content. Content encryption uses a cipher to encode the content so that it is useless for the user/devices unless the content is unencrypted using the same or a related cipher. Encryption protects digital content from being useful if it is intercepted, stolen, or illegally copied. Content protection can apply to many different content types, distribution mediums, and protection schemes.
“It is our constant endeavor to provide our customer’s with easy to use API’s for our Bluetooth Upper Layer stacks and Profiles which envisages all possible application development scenarios. The support for content protection schemes enables our customers to leverage available content protection schemes for Bluetooth audio applications” said Vinod Deshmukh Exec VP and CTO of MindTree Consulting.About MindTree’s Bluetooth offering
MindTree’ Consulting is a leading independent provider of Bluetooth Baseband Silicon IP and Upper Layer Stacks and Profiles.MindTree has over 25 Licensees with products successfully shipping with MindTree Bluetooth IP’s. MindTree has proactively invested over 300 person years of engineering efforts for Bluetooth IP development. MindTree Bluetooth IP’s are explicitly engineered for flexibility of integration with other IP components while simultaneously targeting embedded resource constrained single-CPU integrated solutions. MindTree offerings have been seamlessly integrated into cell phones, dongles, MP3 players and Bluetooth test equipment. http://www.mindtree.com/product/overview.phpAbout MindTree Consulting
MindTree Consulting is a leading Product Design services company with development centers in India and the U.S. The Company provides end-to-end project execution through a hybrid delivery model called OneShore™.
With clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to enterprise software organizations, MindTree delivers global technology solutions and outsourced R&D services to innovative technology leaders around the world.www.mindtree.com