Synamedia is aiming to strengthen its video security portfolio with edge and 5G watermarking following the acquisition of ContentArmor.
The company said ContentArmor’s technology and patents will be added to its portfolio of security solutions, and enable it to reach new markets including post production, in-flight entertainment, and enterprise video.
ContentArmor’s forensic watermarking complies with the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Protection specification for premium VoD and UHD/4K, and is already in use protecting studios’ movies by identifying the source of any unauthorised content distribution. The company also has strong partnerships with the likes of Akamai, AWS, and Limelight.
The company’s CEO Alain Durand, who will join Synamedia’s senior leadership team, said, “While head-end watermarking is now at the heart of any studio or service provider’s security requirements, we are primed for the future with our edge watermarking solution. By combining our high-performance technology with Synamedia’s unparalleled intelligence-led security offerings, service providers can future-proof their revenues from the menace of piracy.”
The ContentArmor team will continue to be based in Rennes, France, which will form a new R&D hub for Synamedia’s security and video solutions.