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DRM tools claim half a billion shipments

Jan 2, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 4 views

Cloakware claims its digital asset protection product has been deployed in half a billion devices, including mobile phones, set-top boxes, portable devices, and PCs. “Cloakware Robustness Solutions” comprise an SDK (software development kit) and key injection tool aimed at helping device and software vendors satisfy DRM (digital rights management) requirements.

Cloakware says its custom Robustness Solutions SDKs can help device and software vendors meet specific “Robustness Rules” and “Compliance Rules” required of products that carry licensed digital content from the largest providers, such as Hollywood and the music industry. Support for popular DRM schemes is described as follows:

  • WMDRM-PD (Windows Media DRM 10 for Portable Devices) — enables secure delivery of protected content for playback on mobile phones, personal media players, and other portable devices; supported under Linux and Symbian on ARM and MIPS, and on pSOS/TriMedia
  • WMDRM-ND (Microsoft Windows Media DRM 10 for Network Devices) — enables secure delivery of protected content for playback on a home entertainment network; supports WMDRM-NDT/NDR on Linux/x86 and pSOS/TriMedia
  • PVP-OPM and COPP (Protected Video Path – Output Protection Management and Certified Output Protection Protocol) — Microsoft protocols aimed at authenticating graphics drivers to ensure that copy protection is reliably signaled to the graphics adapter; supports Vista and XP SP2 OSes
  • DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Content Protection over Internet Protocol) — allows digital content to be shared securely between devices in a user's home; supports Windows XP and Vista on x86 platforms, with support planned for Linux, Windows CE, and Symbian on ARM, MIPS, and x86 chipsets by year-end 2006
  • OMA DRM (Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management) — an “end-to-end” PKI (public key infrastructure) protocol requiring that Rights Issuers and Devices have access to private keys, certificates, and trust anchors; supported on Linux, Windows CE, and Symbian on ARM, MIPS, and x86, as well as Windowsx86

Cloakware claims to be unique in offering “turnkey” implementations of “all major content protection standards and protocols.” The technology can be pre-installed, downloaded, or shipped on media, according to the company.


Cloakware Robustness Solutions appear to be available now, on a custom basis, to device and software vendors.

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