MELBOURNE, Fla.--December 16, 2010--AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security, identity management and touch control solutions, today announced that leading mobile device maker Pantech has chosen AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Agent to help protect high-value content on several new Android 2.2-based mobile phones.
“We appreciate the support and expertise of embedded security leader AuthenTec as we roll out a number of new Android-based mobile products,” said Joon-Woo Lee, Senior Executive Vice President, Pantech. “Pantech remains dedicated to providing our customers an exciting and state of the art user experience. AuthenTec helped support our goals by offering local assistance and also a complete, easy to integrate DRM solution that included a secure and robust implementation in a highly integrated platform that supports multiple media and DRM standards and applications.”
“We are very pleased that Pantech, a top mobile device manufacturer, selected our DRM client solution for Android,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions, “Customer feedback has helped to shape our DRM Fusion Agent offering – both our embedded and downloadable solution – and we are eager to support Pantech as they launch multiple new DRM-enabled Android models.”
AuthenTec DRM Fusion Agent Client for Android supports Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) standards, as well as Windows Media and Microsoft PlayReady standards. It is available to mobile phone OEMs as a complete solution pre-integrated with popular platforms such as Android. AuthenTec also offers an end-to-end media security solution using the AuthenTec DRM Fusion Server for carriers and network service providers.
DRM Fusion Agent Features
- Multi-platform support: Android, Apple iOS, Windows Mobile, Linux, Windows and Nucleus
- Supports Microsoft PlayReady and Windows DRM, OMA DRM 1.0-2.1, OMA BCAST DRM Profile ATSC-M/H
- Secure Removable Media (SRM) support and Rights Retrieval with complete ROAP support
- Software library and hardware independent implementation
- Includes extensive test framework and reference implementation source code
- Interoperable with AuthenTec’s DRM server solution to provide end-to-end content protection
- Support for operator features and future standard releases
AuthenTec offers complete security solutions that support multiple DRM technologies on both the client and server side, enabling the protection, distribution and monetization of digital content. AuthenTec offers content protection and packaging, licensing and key management for multiple device platforms and operating systems. The Company’s comprehensive portfolio of Embedded Security Solutions provides the most advanced levels of protection, reliability, and performance for mobile operator, content providers, embedded developers and others, saving them time and money while optimizing performance.
AuthenTec is the world’s #1 provider of fingerprint sensors, identity management software, and embedded security solutions. AuthenTec solutions address enterprise, consumer and government applications for a growing base of top tier global customers. Already shipped on hundreds of millions of devices, the Company's smart sensor products, software and embedded security solutions are used virtually everywhere, from the PC on your desk to the mobile device in your hand to the server in the cloud. AuthenTec offers developers and users secure and convenient ways to manage today's rapidly evolving digital identities and security needs. For more information, visit www.authentec.com or follow us at twitter.com/authentecnews.
Pantech Group, through its affiliates – Pantech Co., Ltd., and Pantech C&I Co. – is one of Korea’s top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs, and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 2,800 employees and 6 regional sales offices worldwide. For more information on Pantech, please visit www.pantech.com.