- AuthenTec’s Downloadable DRM Fusion Helps Protect and Deliver Streaming Content to iPhone and iPad Users via Canal+ Cyfrowy’s CYFRA+ ONLINE Service
MELBOURNE, Fla. and POZNAN, Poland, March 15, 2012 –AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), a leading provider of mobile and network security, and system integrator Insys announced today that CYFRA+, the Polish digital platform and part of CANAL+ Group , has launched a smooth streaming content service for mobile devices that uses AuthenTec’s Downloadable DRM Fusion™ content protection and Insys’ InsysPlay video playback platform. AuthenTec and Insys helped to create the downloadable CYFRA+ ONLINE application that delivers the platform programming to Apple iPhones and iPads. The CYFRA+ free download, now available on iTunes, brings exclusive films, sports and lifestyle shows to 1.5 million CYFRA+ subscribers in Poland.
”We have been delighted by the speed and success of our mobile launch in Poland via the CYFRA+ iTunes application,” said Jaroslaw Kordalewski, Executive Director of TV Technology & IT systems of Canal+ Poland. “The combination of AuthenTec’s downloadable DRM leadership and Insys’ local integration expertise allowed us to launch our new service CYFRA+ ONLINE to mobile subscribers in record time, and we appreciate their ongoing support as we deliver programming to more mobile users than ever before.”
“We appreciate the support of Insys in creating a downloadable application for CYFRA+ that has regularly topped the iTunes application store charts since its launch,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec Embedded Security Solutions. “Our deal with CANAL+ Cyfrowy is the latest in a series of downloadable DRM design wins for AuthenTec in Europe, where we are now delivering high value content to smartphone and tablet users in eight European countries.”
“The goal of CANAL+ Cyfrowy was to create an easy to use, proven and secure solution for delivering their programming to the largest group of mobile phone and tablet users possible, which is why they turned to Insys and AuthenTec,” said Krzysztof Bartkowski, Managing Partner of Insys. “The popularity of the CYFRA+ ONLINE application in iTunes is a testament to the hard work of our combined team, and we are glad to have a DRM expert like AuthenTec in our corner.”
Since its introduction in February 2012, CYFRA+ ONLINE has surged in popularity on the iTunes store in Poland, and is one of the most downloaded entertainment applications today. CYFRA+ provides quick access to television programs CYFRA+ via mobile devices, providing channels such as PLANETE+ HD, kuchnia+ HD, DOMO+ HD, MiniMini+ and teleTOON + HD / HYPER+ HD. CANAL+ subscribers can also watch the broadcasts of major sporting events on their iPhones and iPads.
AuthenTec offers complete security solutions for handset makers, mobile operators, and rich content providers, including fingerprint sensor hardware, identity management software and embedded security. The Company has shipped more than 20 million fingerprint sensors for use in mobile devices. AuthenTec’s proven embedded security offering includes its DRM Fusion™ Agent for content protection that supports multiple industry standards, and its QuickSec™ Mobile VPN solution tailored specifically for Android smartphones and tablets and Apple iPhones and iPads.
About CANAL+ Cyfrowy
CANAL+ Cyfrowy Sp. z o.o. is an operator of a digital platform CYFRA+ and a broadcaster of television premium channels: CANAL+, CANAL+ FILM, CANAL+ SPORT, CANAL+ GOL, CANAL+ WEEKEND and ale kino+, PLANETE+, kuchnia+, DOMO+, MiniMini+, teleTOON+ i HYPER+ channels in HD standards. The company has a leading position on the market of television rights and is a foremost partner of Polish football while extending its subscriber base and launching services based on new technologies. The channels produced and broadcast by the company are available exclusively on CYFRA+ as well as in cable television networks.
Insys is a provider of complete online video workflow solutions. Since 2006 the company has successfully deployed numerous pioneering projects and now is addressing customers worldwide with its new brand Pokazz (www.pokazz.com). It specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions for management and publishing of high quality video online also including DRM. The platform has been used for both live TV and premium VoD services. Applications for clients such as CANAL+ Cyfrowy, Heineken Open’er Festival, Coke Live Music Festival, movie distributors and other content providers confirmed that Insys’ video platform is a good solution for any scale video enterprise. Insys delivers video for mobile devices (Apple iPads and iPhones, Android devices, Windows Phone) and offers full integration with Connected TVs, Set-top Boxes and game consoles. Its wide field of expertise also includes UX, usability, architecture design and software development.
AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. The Company's diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and organizations through secure networking, content and data protection, access control and strong fingerprint security on PCs and mobile devices. AuthenTec encryption technology, fingerprint sensors and identity management software are deployed by the leading mobile device, networking and computing companies, content and service providers, and governments worldwide. AuthenTec's products and technologies provide security on hundreds of millions of devices, and the Company has shipped more than 100 million fingerprint sensors for integration in a wide range of portable electronics including over 15 million mobile phones. Top tier customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sky, and Texas Instruments. Learn more at authentec.com or follow us on twitter.com/authentecnews.
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AuthenTec Director of Communications