Taipei – January 05, 2015 – ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider, today announced a hardware-assisted DRM solution integrating Microsoft PlayReady Porting Kit 2.5 on ALi’s M3733 platform. The strategic collaboration between ALi and Microsoft PlayReady delivers a highly secure DRM solution utilizing a unique combination of hardware and software security for a revolutionary level of protection not available in pure software solutions.
ALi’s M3733 embeds a dedicated security engine that has been approved by multiple security certification laboratories. The dedicated security engine provides a secure execution environment by implementing a chain of trust including secure boot, secure upgrade, as well as hardwired crypto engines and thus enables hardware-assisted protection of crucial DRM assets. In addition, ALi’s M3733 embedded with multiple RISC and 3D graphics processors delivers high performance in supporting HTML5 browser to optimize user experience.
Premium content providers will have even more confidence in the level of protection now enhanced with ALi’s hardware security. Hardware protection will be the trend and mandatory to protect premium contents and create opportunities for the industry.
"The IPTV/OTT market continues to expand, and the enjoyment of premium content across various smart devices is becoming an important trend,” said Daniel Huang, Chief Operating & Technology Officer, ALi Corporation. “Carrying on with our experience in hardware security engine and secure software coding, ALi has successfully applied our expertise to boost the security level of the complex yet flexible DRM technologies. The collaboration between ALi and Microsoft will deliver a compelling, affordable total solution to the IPTV/OTT eco-system in terms of security and performance.”
Demonstration of the hardware-assisted DRM solution will be available in ALi’s suite, Westgate (formerly LVH) North Tower 7-121, at the 2015 International CES, taking place on January 6-9 in Las Vegas.