Cardinal and SafeNet Partner for Secure Mobile TV.
BALTIMORE & HELSINKI, Finland -- SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFNT), setting the standard for information security, and Cardinal Information Systems, Ltd., a leading provider of software-based digital broadcasting solutions, today announced the availability of a complete solution for secure mobile TV. The combination of Cardinal's Playout broadcasting system and SafeNet's DRM Fusion Toolkit4TV will enable end-users to access on-demand broadcast content on mobile devices while securing rights and revenue for the content owners.
Mobile TV is among the most exciting applications emerging in the cellular industry, offering the promise of increased Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and low operational costs. Operators and phone manufacturers are therefore targeting rapid deployment of open standard mobile TV services.
"This partnership is a compelling proposition for operators and broadcasters. The addition of robust protection from SafeNet to our mobile TV server completes our offering," said Joakim Heino, marketing director, Cardinal. "We are really proud to be first to market with this solution."
By providing immediate delivery, and supporting tests and trials, as well as operational deployment, the integrated solution offered by SafeNet and Cardinal addresses the before-mentioned demands of both operators and phone manufacturers.
"Tight integration of system capabilities is essential to meet the demanding service level agreements (SLAs) associated with a live services such as mobile TV," said Simon Blake-Wilson, managing director of DRM, SafeNet. "Together, Cardinal and SafeNet are able to offer the complete range of capabilities in a single, unified solution to address this challenge."
SafeNet and Cardinal joint offering features:
* Complete solution - offering encapsulation and broadcasting, electronic service guides, purchasing, and protection to avoid the cost and interoperability concerns associated with integration of offerings from multiple parties
* Scalable - available on a single server for initial trials, and scaling to distributed deployments where multiple operators and broadcasters share a common platform
* Open standards - fully compatible with the DVB-18Crypt standard for mobile TV protection, thus avoiding vendor lock-in associated with proprietary solutions and partial implementation of standards
* Future proof - designed to support multiple standards within a single platform so that operators do not need to worry about choosing the right standard. Cardinal and SafeNet are extending the solution to support the OMA BCAST smartcard profile mobile TV protection standard
To further promote interoperability, Cardinal and SafeNet also offer the solution packaged as a test server, so that secure mobile TV clients can ensure standards compliance and interoperability.
A live demonstration of how the joint solution provides secure mobile TV will be shown throughout the day in SafeNet's booth #2G02 at the 3GSM World Congress on February 12 - 15 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Cardinal Systems provides innovative software-based digital broadcasting solutions, with the focus on authoring, managing and broadcasting DVB-based content. Cardinal's solutions are designed to enable an easy upgrade path from entry-level systems to complete operator-grade solutions. Cardinal's products are deployed and used in over 35 countries worldwide.
Since 1993, Cardinal has been widely acclaimed as a reliable and trustworthy business partner with focus on long-term customer relationships. As Cardinal does not have any organizational overhead, it is known as a flexible player with the capability of bringing out new dynamic solutions as first on the market basis. This gives Cardinal's customers a true technological advantage in an environment where specifications and requirements continually evolve.
About SafeNet DRM Solutions
SafeNet is firmly committed to the development and delivery of flexible, standards-based, future-proof DRM solutions. Aside from its contributions to the OMA DRM V1.0 and V2.0 specifications, SafeNet played a key role in helping define the OMA interoperability testing process. The company is also an active member of several industry associations including the OMA Broadcast, Mobile Entertainment Forum, Digital Video Broadcasting Forum and the Internet Streaming Media Alliance.
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded more than 20 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu, Hitachi, ARM, Bank of America, NetGear, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Adobe, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com
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The statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are subject to uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are included but are not limited to those listed in SafeNet's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update information concerning its expectations.
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|Date:||Jan 10, 2007|
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