DLP Cinema Extends Deal With Cinea's Digital Cinema Certificate Program.
RESTON, Va. -- Cinea, Inc., a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), announced today that Texas Instruments has ordered an additional block of 1,000 "digital certificates" from Cinea as part of Texas Instruments' ongoing production of digital cinema projector components.
Cinea's COSMOS[TM] Digital Cinema Certificate program provides digital cinema equipment manufacturers with digital certificates compliant with Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) Digital Cinema System Specification, version 1.0. These certificates authenticate specified equipment as "trusted" devices. Once a digital certificate (a data record that is irrevocably bound to a device) is issued to a given device, that device is thereafter considered part of a "trusted environment," and can be authorized to give or receive content from other trusted devices. The certificates are required by the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to digital cinema content.
"Cinea's mission in the digital cinema marketplace is to provide robust and transparent security services that will help make digital cinema a reality," said Robert Schumann, General Manager of Cinea, Inc. "Digital certificate generation is one of the critical underlying services required to support the full-scale deployment of digital cinema. We're proud to support Texas Instruments as it delivers these projector components to the marketplace."
As part of the secure service, Cinea has installed a remote COSMOS Certificate Authority at the TI manufacturing plant to generate certificates. The Certificate Authority, which incorporates a hardware-based signing module, receives electronic certificate requests from the manufacturer and generates digital certificates in real-time. The certificates are also relayed to Cinea's back-end network for secure long-term storage and retrieval. This same network allows Cinea to provide registration and key delivery services for digital cinema installations around the world.
"Texas Instruments is committed to the security of all digital cinema content played back on our systems," said Nancy Fares, Manager of DLP Cinema([R]) products. "The experience and expertise that Cinea brings to securing digital cinema content, along with the integrity and flexibility of their solution, made Cinea's Digital Cinema Certificate program an easy choice to provide digital certificates for the projector component of our customers Barco, Christie, and NEC."
Cinea, Inc., a Dolby company, develops and commercializes a broad variety of content-protection solutions for the motion picture and television industries. Current customers include many of the major film studios as well as leading service vendors in the entertainment industry. The company's forensic watermarking technology, Running Marks([R]), allows content owners to track pirated content to specific devices, from set-top boxes to PCs to portable video devices to mobile phones. Cinea's executives are well-known authorities on content protection and forensic watermarking. The company is also a founding member of the Digital Watermarking Alliance. For more information about Cinea, Inc. or Cinea([R]) technologies, please visit www.cinea.com.
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast, and brightness to large-screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue, and digital cinema (DLP Cinema). 75 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture, and market products based on DLP technology. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors that switch incredibly fast to create a high-resolution, highly reliable, full-color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 10 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.
Certain statements in this press release Co including statements regarding the potential benefits and additional security that Texas Instruments, content providers and other customers may derive from Cinea's COSMOS Certificate Authority authentications and the anticipated market acceptance of Cinea's COSMOS Certificate Authority authentications Co are "forward looking statements" that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements to differ materially from anticipated results, include, without limitation, risks associated with building market acceptance of and demand for Cinea's COSMOS Certificate Authority authentications; rapid changes in technical security requirements in digital cinema systems; and other risks detailed in Dolby's Security and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Dolby and Cinea disclaim any obligation to update information contained in these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Cinea and Running Marks are registered trademarks of Cinea, Inc. DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. S06/17620
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