- Companies Collaborate with Avex to Deploy NTT DOCOMO video store
via a Downloadable Application on DOCOMO’s d-Market
MELBOURNE, Fla. and TOKYO, Japan, June 19, 2012 –AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of mobile and network security, and Tokyo-based system integrator Nextscape, Inc. announced today that they have teamed with Avex Broadcasting & Communications, Inc. (avex) as operator to deliver high-value content in the new NTT DOCOMO d-Market VIDEO STORE via a downloadable app for select Android phones and tablets. AuthenTec’s Downloadable DRM Fusion™ ensures that TV and movie content in the VIDEO STORE, powered by BeeTV, is securely delivered to mobile Android smartphone and tablet users for smooth playback. The NTT DOCOMO VIDEO STORE, which is enabled by avex, is now available as a downloadable application on d-Market.
This downloadable app gives Android users easy yet secure access to NTT DOCOMO's VIDEO STORE, offering 5,000 titles of Japanese and foreign movies, TV dramas, animation and music videos. This new offering from DOCOMO has signed up more than one million subscribers since it was launched in November 2011.
“AuthenTec’s Downloadable DRM offers very high security while ensuring high-quality playback of content on a variety of Android platforms,” said Hiroshi Morikawa, Associate Manager of Service Planning Support for Avex Broadcasting & Communications, Inc. “Not only did AuthenTec provide strong local support to ensure a quick and successful launch, but their technical approach allowed us to negotiate with content owners in a smooth and seamless fashion.”
“Industry leaders like avex and NTT DOCOMO understand the value of quickly delivering exactly what mobile device users want and need, and we appreciate the opportunity to team with Nextscape to securely deliver their new downloadable VIDEO STORE offering,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions. “Our downloadable DRM Fusion offering has quickly become the content protection solution of choice for operators in the U.S., Europe and now Asia because it has been tested on millions of mobile platforms, it is secure and easy to deploy.”
”Android users demand both smooth playback of movie and TV content and a user app that’s intuitive and easy to download. The combination of Nextscape’s integration expertise and AuthenTec’s downloadable DRM helped the avex-DOCOMO team achieve both, and we look forward to supporting the broad deployment of their new service for Android platforms,” said Mr.Satoshi Kosugi, President of Nextscape, Inc.
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 Nextscape, Inc.
Japan-based Nextscape is a leading systems integrator and DRM solution provider specializing in the secure delivery of video and music services. Nextscape’s expertise is to provide complex, highly secure systems that allow clients to monitoring rights management, enroll users and distribute content both quickly and cost-effectively. The Company has delivered flexible and scalable information security systems to a variety of leading music and video content providers.
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 20 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 @authentecnews.
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AuthenTec Director of Corporate Communications