Secure IFE server platform launched to satisfy Hollywood


In response to movie and TV studios increasingly insisting on new requirements for onboard DRM license servers, IdeaNova, a secure IFE streaming company, claims it is the first to implement these procedures with the launch of its Hardware Secured Server Platform. The platform includes a secure DRM server, which expands the integrity for streaming security, and can generate DRM licenses for video-on-demand or live streaming content using Google Widevine and Apple FairPlay SDKs, which are then merged into the aircraft IFE system. The servers also increase the possibilities for monetization and access to higher quality content, such as earlier windows for IFE content, and 4K resolution and above.

“The IFE world is expanding and constantly enhancing the passenger experience – content output is becoming more robust and media file quality is continually improving – and as a result passenger interest is growing. But at the same time, the threat level is increasing for this high-quality content,” said Juraj Siska, CEO of IdeaNova Technologies. “Since securing this media is paramount to the overall health of the media distribution eco system, Hollywood studios have put in place a new set of requirements that airlines must meet for securing onboard DRM license servers.”

The platform can be added as an extension to IdeaNova’s existing INPLAY license servers, making the integration and upgrade from previous version simple.

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