Streaming Movie Service Now Available via a Downloadable Application for Android
MELBOURNE, Fla., April 26, 2011 – AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security and identity management solutions, today announced that leading European wireless provider Orange has chosen AuthenTec’s new downloadable digital rights management (DRM) solution to enable secure delivery of movies and TV content to Android phone and tablet users. AuthenTec’s Downloadable DRM Fusion Agent for Android provides security for premium content and monetization opportunities for Orange, which recently rolled out the Orange Cinema Series movie service to its subscribers.
AuthenTec worked closely with Orange to create a secure, downloadable application for Android phones and tablets that gives subscribers fast mobile access to the Orange Cinema Services, including five channels of movies and TV series content. Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators.
“We are delighted that AuthenTec has delivered a very secure and easy to integrate DRM client inside our application that gives Android phone and tablet users ready access to our new Orange Cinema Series,” said Olivier Dhotel, Director Mobile TV of Orange Group Strategic Marketing. “AuthenTec was a perfect fit for our new premium movie service, providing security that protects premium content and is approved by the major studios, and can be easily downloaded by our subscribers.”
“We greatly value the trust placed in AuthenTec by Orange as they roll out this exciting new premium movie and TV service to their subscribers,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, AuthenTec Vice President of Embedded Security Solutions. “Our new downloadable DRM solution for Android builds on our large DRM offering for both clients and service providers and adds to our broad mobile security solutions portfolio used in over 100 million phones and other devices worldwide. We look forward to supporting Orange France in their successful launch of the Orange Cinema Series and delivering premium movies and TV content to their subscribers’ Android phones and tablets.”
AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Agent supports Microsoft PlayReady, Windows Media DRM, Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), and UltraViolet standards. It is available as a downloadable application for Android and Apple phone and tablet users. As an embedded solution, it is available on Android and many other embedded platforms for mobile phone, set-top box and other OEMs. AuthenTec also offers an end-to-end media security solution through its DRM Fusion Server for carriers and network service providers.
AuthenTec offers complete security and identity management solutions for the mobile market, including embedded security, smart fingerprint sensors and software. AuthenTec’s mobile market offering includes embedded and downloadable DRM content protection, mobile VPN client solutions, security hardware IP, identity management software, and smart fingerprint sensors that are used in more than 15 million mobile phones. AuthenTec provides the most advanced levels of security, reliability, and performance for mobile phone users, mobile operators, content providers, embedded security developers and many others, saving them time and money while optimizing performance.
More information about AuthenTec’s Downloadable DRM Solution is available at: http://www.authentec.com/downloadable-drm
More information on the Orange Cinema Series can be found at: http://www.orange-innovation.tv/ocs-app
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.