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castLabs to roll out UltraViolet product suite for B2B sunrise in the US

Amsterdam, The Netherlands(07 Sep 2012)


castLabs, a leading mobile video technologies and services company, today announced the rollout of their UltraViolet product suite for the UltraViolet B2B sunrise period in October. The castLabs UltraViolet product suite provides a comprehensive solution tailored to the requirements of content providers and retailers. Its features enables business customers to effortlessly integrate with the forthcoming UltraViolet video content ecosystem, created by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE). UltraViolet delivers a compelling way to collect and enjoy home video entertainment.

The castLabs UltraViolet product suite contains the download service (DSP) and the DASH-based streaming service (LASP) as the central components. The platform is integrated with the UltraViolet Coordinator, and on the frontend, the public Retailer Proxy APIs provide simplified access to the DSP and LASP services for retailers who want to adopt the UltraViolet experience. This currently is the only platform that supports with CMLA-OMA and Microsoft PlayReady all deployment-ready UltraViolet DRMs for content downloads.

For the device side, the castLabs UltraViolet product suite provides a Device SDK, enabling retailers to create their own customised video player application. The Device SDK features Java and native player core components, CFF file playback, progressive download, all HTTP streaming protocols including DASH, DRM agent, integrated multi-channel audio codecs from Dolby and DTS, CFF subtitles support and HDMI output.

All components of the castLabs UltraViolet platform have been developed in accordance to the final set of UltraViolet specifications, guaranteeing the highest level of security, seamless integration and 100% UltraViolet compatibility.

"Being an UltraViolet pioneer from the beginning, we are very happy to now equip the first-movers in the movie industry with our solution”, said Michael Stattmann, Managing Director of castLabs. “Rolling out our cloud services for the B2B sunrise period in the US is an important milestone in building the first secure, yet platform-independent and customer-friendly video content ecosystem worldwide.”

castLabs is presenting its technologies and services at the IBC 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at the IBC Connected World, hall 14, pod 143, from September 7-11.

About castLabs
castLabs provides pioneering software, technologies and services for digital video broadcasting and streaming systems all over the world. The company markets their Video Service Delivery Platform (VSDP), containing the first complete UltraViolet solution for retailers, complemented by the first UltraViolet-enabled Android video player in addition to a fully-fledged modular OMA BCAST implementation worldwide.

castLabs' solutions are based on internationally defined industry standards and offer the highest possible level of security. Tailored to the needs of major network operating companies, its solutions seamlessly integrate into existing network and IT infrastructure and are ready to operate shortly after installation, thereby providing for an attractive cost-benefit profile and reduced complexity.