Vualto partners with Microsoft for cutting-edge secure video workflow solutions

Vualto partners with Microsoft for cutting-edge secure video workflow solutions
August 11, 2014 carolineshawley

[11 August 2014]

Demonstrations of MPEG-DASH delivery and new PlayReady SDKs for mobile devices on show at IBC2014

Vualto, global specialists in innovative content delivery and management, will be demonstrating its comprehensive video workflow solutions in conjunction with Microsoft at IBC 2014 (Amsterdam, 12 – 16 September). These solutions include practical implementations of Microsoft’s PlayReady, allowing high-resilience digital rights management (DRM) to be implemented simply and effectively.

Vualto is an expert in broadcast workflows and a leading supplier of streaming solutions and hosted services for broadcasters and content owners. A central part of any such system is content protection, and Vualto offers technology-agnostic DRM solutions, tailored to the specific needs of a project.

“The MPEG-DASH and EME buzz words of last year are now forming the basis of our commercially available solutions,” said James Burt, CTO and co-founder of Vualto. “By combining these with PlayReady, we can build up to the minute, highly secure broadcast workflows that deliver content to a huge range of devices.”

Vualto’s MPEG-DASH streaming solutions allow the delivery of live, streamed VOD and offline VOD with PlayReady DRM across multiple CDNs.

PlayReady SDK is Microsoft’s latest version of its content protection software. It provides an easy and trusted way to extend the reach of its services to iOS and Android and means Vualto can now deliver MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming and HLS content to mobile devices. It also supports the browser encrypted media extension (EME), which eliminates the need for a plug-in. Currently Internet Explorer and Chrome support EMEs, making for a slicker connection to premium streamed content.

“At Vualto we are ahead of the market in implementing systems using the PlayReady SDK, with services already online for a number of major players,” added Burt. “Our hosted service, with its unique method of signed token exchange, means that as well as securing the content operators can create playback policies on the fly, and benefit from comprehensive statistics and analytics.”

Visitors to IBC2014 can discuss PlayReady SDK, MPEG-DASH and EME enabled implementations with Vualto, at the Microsoft meeting area (rooms MS1 and MS2) in hall 13 of IBC, at the Amsterdam RAI, 12 – 16 September.