Panasonic ties up with Intertrust for eXW DRM


Panasonic Avionics has announced that eXW, its wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, uses Intertrust’s ExpressPlay Marlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology to protect and manage in-flight content libraries.

“We selected Intertrust’s ExpressPlay technology for two reasons,” said Laurie da Silva, SVP of engineering at Panasonic Avionics. “It is a proven technology used in consumer devices like TVs and consumer gaming consoles, and it meets all of our IFE-specific requirements for eXW. With ExpressPlay, our customers can offer a premium wireless entertainment experience backed by robust security endorsed and approved by the leading content providers that serve our industry.”

Panasonic’s eXW system delivers on-board movies, music, news and in-cabin services to passengers’ personal electronic devices. It supports Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, as well as laptop computers. DRM helps protect copyrighted material by ensuring secure delivery and distribution of content during flight. Offline DRM provisioning is especially important in aircraft that do not have a data connection to the ground and can eliminate the need for passengers to download an airline-specific app before boarding their flight.

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