Discretix Multi-Scheme DRM to Secure BenQ Feature Phones
Discretix Digital Rights Management Technology to be deployed on BenQ-Siemens Devices in 2007
CES, Las Vegas, NEVADA - 8 January, 2007 - Discretix, the leading provider of embedded security and DRM solutions for mobile devices and flash memory, today announced that its Multi-Scheme DRM client has been selected by BenQ for use in its next generation, high lifestyle BenQ‑Siemens feature phones. BenQ-Siemens feature phones, which support a wide range of premium content from music to games and multimedia, will begin incorporating Discretix’s Multi-Scheme Digital Rights Management (DRM) in 2007.
Discretix’s DRM Multi-Scheme client protects the distribution and consumption of premium content on mobile devices. The DRM client provides a complete implementation of the key schemes in use today: OMA DRM v1.0, OMA DRM v2.0, Microsoft WM-DRM 10 and CPRM, and the flexibility to add new schemes as they become available. Featuring an outstanding level of security and high performance, the client conforms to the stringent security requirements set down by mobile operators. The Discretix Multi-Scheme DRM client easily integrates into a wide range of mobile platforms, with various real-time and open operating systems.
“Discretix DRM client supports the outstanding level of security content providers insist upon today. It will ensure that BenQ-Siemens mobile handset users will have access to the widest possible selection of mobile content,” said Chinglung Chen, AVP Product Marketing Division of BenQ Mobile Communications Group. “As our lines of phones continue to meet the need for innovative multimedia applications, Discretix DRM security will be an important part of our security infrastructure.”
“BenQ is committed to be at the forefront of style, quality and exceptional functionality with its BenQ-Siemens feature phones. We believe Discretix multi-scheme DRM will help create a solid and reliable technology platform that will benefit users and content providers alike,” said Gal Salomon, CEO of Discretix. “Discretix is pleased to provide BenQ with world-class digital rights management and look forward to being a part of BenQ products that address today’s digital lifestyle.”
BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups and units—Computing, Consumer Electronics, and Communications. Although these business groups and units encompass a broad range of products, each retains a focus on providing consumer-oriented solutions designed especially for the digital lifestyle. 2005 revenues exceeded US$5.07 billion dollars. For more information, please visit our website at www.BenQ.com
Discretix is a leading provider of embedded security technology for mobile devices and flash memory storage. Discretix technology, which incorporates both hardware and software components, enables security to be incorporated into products at the chipset level, making it transparent to the end-user while protecting sensitive information from malicious attacks, viruses, fraud, and theft. Discretix’ solutions are deployed in a wide array of devices and mobile systems to enhance security, reliability, and user experience. Discretix, a privately-owned company, serves the needs of some of the world’s best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and was ranked by Gartner as the embedded security market leader for the second year in a row in 2005. For more information, please visit www.discretix.com.
Discretix and is a trademark of Discretix, Ltd. Other products and trade names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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