Entone has integrated VCAS into StreamLiner so that operators can avoid the extra intermediate step of copying a file.
Entone Technologies and Verimatrix, a developer of content protection and security solutions, announced that Entone’s StreamLiner network video recorder (NVR) has been integrated with the Verimatrix Content Authority System (VCAS). The combined system will help IPTV service providers to protect their on-demand content from unwanted service theft and piracy. It also can be quickly and easily deployed.
By integrating the VCAS software with Entone's StreamLiner video streaming technology, operators can now have a comprehensive digital rights management (DRM) and video on demand (VOD) solution that significantly streamlines the process for getting VOD assets securely and reliably through the process from content creation, processing, distribution and playout.
Currently with most DRM systems, VOD content is distributed over a core network and stored at the operator’s site on a standalone system called a catcher. This content is manually copied to another server where encryption technology is applied, and then copied again to an on-site VOD server.
Entone has integrated VCAS into StreamLiner so that operators can avoid the extra intermediate step of copying a file. By running VCAS natively on Entone’s StreamLiner, when a new VOD asset appears on the catcher, Entone’s StreamLiner NVR automatically copies the content and seamlessly moves it to a VOD server for playout. For operators, this enables them to deliver VOD assets to subscribers faster and more efficiently.