Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Harmonic and NDS announced they are developing an integrated video-on-demand (VOD) solution which harnesses Cinea's Running Marks Cinea, a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Harmonic and NDS announced they are developing an integrated video-on-demand (VOD) solution which harnesses Cinea's Running Marks watermarking technology, Harmonic’s VOD platform, and NDS's conditional access solution VideoGuard. This integrated-solution architecture can allow system operators to easily deploy VOD with built-in conditional access and session-based watermarking without needing to upgrade their deployed set-top boxes.
Harmonic's VOD solutions, which include the StreamLiner video servers and Armada intelligent content distribution network software, provide operators with a complete, scalable and flexible video delivery platform for delivery of any video service to a variety of devices.
"We are committed to offering comprehensive, high quality and flexible VOD solutions to the marketplace," said David Price, vice president of business development for Harmonic. "As film release windows become shorter and popularity of VOD continues to grow, efficiently protecting on-demand content becomes more and more critical. The combination of Cinea's forensic watermarking capability and NDS's conditional access solutions with Harmonic's VOD platform offers operators a best-in-class solution to meet their needs."