Inside Secure, at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, and Lufthansa Technik, a provider of technical aircraft services in the world, announced they are working together to protect Android and iOS applications of Lufthansa Technik’s wireless IFE (Inflight Entertainment) »nice« brand systems. This includes the »nicemedia« and »nice HD« system. This extends the companies’ multi-year cooperation of bringing secured IFE to the seat-box screen. Passengers can now use their own devices that enable the secured playback of protected movies and entertainment in the air.
Inside Secure brings its Content Protection Client to the partnership, a mature and robust solution combining digital rights management (DRM), code protection and media decoder technology in one software development kit (SDK). It is available on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Amazon FireTV, Tizen, Windows, and Mac, and deployed by more than 60 major OTT service providers, media companies and multinational telecommunications companies. Today more than 100 million live users each day benefit from Inside Secure’s Content Protection Solution to view protected premium content online or offline. For customers, the offering is future proof as Inside Secure continually innovates and updates it according to the latest requirements of studios and services, and evolves along with the device’s environment.
Lufthansa Technik’s »nice HD« CMS/IFE system is offered to the Business Jet manufacturer and retro-fit customers, and, offers a wide range of entertainment features. With its ability to store and distribute audio and video content, it turns the airplane cabin into a theater in the sky. The »nicemedia« system includes 75 movies and 30 TV shows, and is updated monthly with brand new content. »nicemedia« is sold by service provider Satcom Direct.
“We selected Inside Secure’s Content Protection Solution because of its strong track record in video piracy protection and the ease of integration with our applications, enabling a quick time-to-market for us,” said Philip von Schroeter, Senior Director OEM Business Units of Lufthansa Technik. “The experts from Inside Secure are long-established leaders in the security space, both on mobile and embedded devices and we appreciate the experience and expertise they bring.”
“We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Lufthansa Technik to provide the »nice« -branded services onto passenger devices,” said Simon Blake-Wilson, chief operating officer of Inside Secure. “The inflight entertainment applications give passengers the freedom to use their own devices while the security of the content can be assured. Looking forward, Inside Secure is planning to contribute further to a pleasurable flying experience with a frictionless in-app payment solution supported by major payment schemes.”