Free Newsletter

QUICK POLL
  • Which training workshop is of most value to your organisation?
  • Preparing your business for the Internet of Things
  • The Internet of Things and Cloud computing
  • Radio technologies for connecting the Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities and intelligent infrastructure
  • WebRTC and the end of the telco
EVENTS
Meet the leaders of the mobile app economy ? Open Mobile Summit, London, June 8-9
Navigation Strategies Europe 2011
ITU Telecom World, 24-27 October 2011 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
Ubiquitous Location and Positioning Technology, 6th-7th December 2011, Chicago
Advertize your telecoms job

US initiative to put movies on USB sticks

By PETER WHITE

Published: 2 March, 2012

READ MORE:

In the US a new project has been set up by two storage majors and two studios, which they think will result in top end HD, high value, early release movies, being copied on and off home networks, onto flash memory sticks. The level of protection needed to do this and prevent piracy will require something of a breakthrough.

The companies however are fairly dominant and have formed a joint venture, the Secure Content Storage Association with backing from 20th Century Fox, Warner, SanDisk and Western Digital. The launch statement says that it is not aimed at competing with the UltraViolet online digital rights locker, but extending it to fixed storage, so that you can download and store, or stream and store 1080p HD new release content, on devices such as a connected TVs, laptops, Blu-ray players, tablets, mobile phones or games consoles - in effect carry around some of the most valuable content in the world on local and portable hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards and solid state disk drives (SSDs).

The only way that is going to be allowed is with a tamper proof, encrypted, firewalled, sandboxed system, with the root of trust being embedded within the flash memory and inside secret and secure locations within disk drives. Given that SanDisk has the strongest Flash controller patents in the world, with licensees like Samsung and Toshiba, the world's two largest Flash makers and Western Digital, neck and neck with Seagate, is the largest disk maker in the world and getting larger as it acquires Hitachi's disk assets, this move should get the attention of many players in HD video. That is not to say their approval.

To see a full analysis of this announcement go to www.rethinkresearch.biz/faultline and order this week's Faultline issue or ask for a four week trial to Faultline.

COMMENTS

Add Comment
No comments yet. Be the first to add a comment!
MARKET PLACE

    European Carrier Mobile Broadband Network Performance

    Analysing and comparing the data speed, latency, network quality and smartphone penetration for 94 mobile carriers in 28 European countries....

    Next Generation Haptics: Market Analysis and Forecasts

    An in-depth study of the growing popularity of haptics-enabled tactile feedback on mobile devices to augment UI interactions and enrich...
WHITE PAPERS

    Satellite Phones: Will Dual Mode Help the Phoenix Rise from the Ashes?

    Satellite phones have followed an arduous path since their much-hyped launch more than a decade ago. The hype was followed by an e...

    Mobile Widget Platform Market Analysis: Understanding the Business Case and ROI

    This white paper presents an analysis of the mobile widget platform market, as well as metrics supporting a mobile carrier?s busin...

POST COMMENT

You must be a registered user to post a comment. or
Username *
Email *
Comment *