Axinom adopts CMAF for app-free W-IFE


IFE software provider, Axinom has become the first digital solutions provider in the IFE industry to provide a production common media application format (CMAF) with cipher block chaining encryption (CBCS). The technology eliminates the need for a native app and multiple file-formats to deliver video content when using mobile devices with browsers and DRM protection for playback, and eliminates the need to have vast amounts of memory available for the storage and playback of videos.

The first successful adoption of the format by an integrator came in the form of a streaming solution that uses Axinom’s VIP (Video Ingest and Processing) system to encode and package video assets in the CMAF file format.

“The CMAF format paired with the common encryption scheme makes assets interoperable across device platforms while maintaining industry-grade security,” explained Ralph Wagner, CEO of Axinom. “This is a crucial step in our initiative to bring standardisation in the digital vertical of the aerospace industry.”

Axinom is also working on the use of PEDs for multi-screen IFEC, with a product-stack that brings the necessary capabilities. Axinom VIP encapsulates the video assets into a single format that is compatible with both HLS and MPEG-DASH streaming; Axinom VIP with a CBCS-mode common key encrypts video assets, described in either an m3u8 (HLS) or MPD (MPEG-DASH) playlist; and Axinom DRM (Digital Rights Management) delivers licences to on-board devices for content protection and playback.

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