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Coping with multi-DRM

Digital rights management can be a challenging issue, made more difficult by the variety of DRM technology on offer. Axinom aims to tackle this by creating a unified interface that uses the same business logic for different DRM technologies.

At IBC, the company is exhibiting end-to-end implementations of multi-DRM based on MPEG-DASH and Common Encryption. These are available as native apps for smartphones and tablets, for embedded devices such as games consoles and smart TVs, and as cross-platform HTML5/JavaScript web applications.

Axinom DRM 6 is a new service that is designed to enable customers to create premium video solutions with minimal technology integration effort while providing scalability and maintenance-free operation.

It was built from the ground up to target multiple DRM technologies in a uniform manner, enabling customers to target a wide range of platforms. The company said that implementing the Common Encryption specification satisfies the DRM needs of many different software platforms with a single service by simultaneously supporting multiple DRM technologies. This allows customers to select the best approach for each platform without requiring significant new development.

The APIs offered by Axinom’s service are largely DRM-agnostic and designed with future extensibility in mind.
Johannes Jauch, CTO, Axinom, said, “For our customers it is important to reach the broadest possible audience with the best possible user experience. Therefore, it is important for us to support multiple DRM technologies.”