Elliptic Technologies and CableLabs Server Reference Device Approved for DLNA’s VidiPath Certification Program
Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP included in the Reference Implementation Qualified by DLNA to Bring Premium TV Content Protection to Any Device
Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of embedded security solutions for the connected world, today announced that its tVault™ for DTCP-IP solution being used in the CableLabs CVP-2 Server Reference Device for the VidiPath™ Certification program, has been qualified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). The qualified Reference Device based on Elliptic’s robust tVault™ for DTCP-IP content protection solution meets the DLNA guidelines for secure deployment of premium TV content to devices in the home and will be used by DLNA testing facilities to certify VidiPath compliant products.
The VidiPath certification program is a set of required specifications issued by the DLNA for secure streaming and sharing of premium TV and audio services over the home network to multiple consumer devices. These mandatory guidelines ensure premium content is protected from unauthorized copying and misuse and is a vital enabler for multi-screen viewing of subscription content.
Elliptic’s tVault™ for DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Content Protection over Internet Protocol) provides advanced security technology to protect premium audio and video content streamed on connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, set top boxes, gaming and other media devices both inside and outside the home. Elliptic’s solution automatically negotiates between platforms and enables authentication to verify the client’s DLNA VidiPath Certification.
“DTCP-IP has the backing of major film studios, and our certification with VidiPath reinforces Elliptic’s strength in this security space as the gold standard,” said Vijay Dube, President and CEO of Elliptic Technologies. “Our close working relationship with CableLabs and the DLNA solidifies our commitment to providing deep security solutions to protect the growing technical demands of the digital home for any device.”
“The CableLabs CVP-2 Server Reference Device is an important contribution for the launch of the VidiPath Certification Program and the overall adoption of the DLNA CVP-2 guidelines,” said Tom Lookabough, Executive Vice President for R&D at CableLabs. “Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP solution provided us with a robust content protection component that was important in getting our Server Reference Device qualified.”
Elliptic and CableLabs first announced this reference implementation at IBC last month and have now met all the criteria for full DLNA certification. View the full press release here.
About tVault DTCP-IP
Elliptic’s tVault DTCP-IP provides the advanced security technology required by the DLNA to protect high-value digital content as it is being streamed and shared among connected devices inside and outside the home. The complete solution is software based and is implemented in accordance with the DTCP revision 1.7 and DTCP-IP revision 1.4 specifications. tVault DTCP-IP can be deployed for both transmission (source) and receiver (sink) type applications and supports all four layers of protection: copy control information, device authentication and key exchange, content encryption and system renewability.
About Elliptic Technologies
Elliptic Technologies is a leading provider of embedded security hardware cores and software to chipset vendors, device manufacturers, service and content providers. Elliptic’s highly integrated solutions enable the most efficient silicon design and highest levels of security for some of the world’s most popular products in markets such as mobile, networking, home entertainment, automotive, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Elliptic’s hardware security cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and cover a wide variety of cryptographic cores, public key accelerators, true random generators and protocol processors. Elliptic is leading the world in DRM and link protection solutions with flagship technology tVaultTM for downloading and sharing premium content between multiple devices, including Microsoft® PlayReady®, DTCP-IP and HDCP SDKs built for “trusted execution environments” used in consumer electronics. The company has a global customer base and sales channels. To learn more about how Elliptic’s security solutions 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.
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