New Smartphone from TCL Communication Leverages Multimedia Content Protection of AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Agent for Android
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- February 10, 2011 – AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security and identity management, today announced that TCL Communication has chosen AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Agent for integration in its new Alcatel OT-980 Android smartphone. AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Agent for Android helps ensure multimedia content protection and monetization opportunities for TCL Communication’s operator customers by ensuring seamless access and playback of protected content by OT-980 smartphone users.
“We selected AuthenTec’s DRM solution for our Alcatel OT-980 smartphones because of the maturity of their solution, leading market position, and outstanding technical support which included a commercial-grade DRM server provided for validation during our development,” said Dr. Wang Jiyang, Senior Vice President of TCL Communication. “AuthenTec was a key technology enabler to address DRM requirements in the OT-980, and helped us to achieve our goal of offering an affordably priced yet feature-rich smartphone for the masses.”
“We are very pleased that TCL Communication have placed confidence in our DRM Fusion Agent for Android by selecting it for use in a high-volume phone such as the OT-980,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions, “We continue to gain traction in the market with this easy-to-integrate DRM offering and we look forward to supporting TCL Communication with their worldwide rollout.”
The Alcatel OT-980 is an Android 2.1-based smartphone which combines a 2.8-inch touch screen with a QWERTY keypad for enhanced, touch-based functionality. The OT-980 is offered in Europe and Asia and gives users quick mobile access to a range of services including those available from Google including Gmail, Google Talk, and YouTube.
AuthenTec DRM Fusion Agent Client for Android supports 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, Nucleus, Qualcomm Brew, and NXP/ RTKe
- Supports Microsoft PlayReady and Windows Media DRM, OMA DRM 1.0, OMA DRM 2.x, OMA BCAST DRM Profile, among others
- Secure Removable Media (SRM) support
- Software library and hardware independent implementation
- Includes extensive test framework and reference implementation source code
- Interoperable with AuthenTec and third party DRM servers to provide an end-to-end content protection solution
- Support for carrier grade 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 device manufacturers, mobile operator, content providers 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 http://www.authentec.com.
About Alcatel Mobile Phones by TCL Communication
Alcatel mobile phones is managed by TCL Communication listed at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 2618). TCL Communication aims at becoming a leading mobile phones manufacturer, offering the best alternatives on the market with a line of solutions for end users and market operators. The company focuses on seven main areas: GSM, CDMA, data cards, Accessories, ODM, Brand Design Lab and tablet devices.
TCL Communication is an innovative Mobile Phone Design House designing cutting-edge mobile phones. Its mission is to create products with a captivating user experience, at the best possible market price. Through the use of two brands – Alcatel mobile phones and TCL – TCL Communication is revolutionizing next generation mobile communications with its unique design and competitive prices.