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Helix DRM - How Helix DRM for Devices Works
Abstract£ºThe flexibility of Helix DRM means that content rights holders can determine the rules for which they want to deliver content to devices. Helix DRM 10 for Devices works in 2 different ways: Primary Device and Secondary Device.
As connected and non-connected audio and video devices become more prevalent, it becomes critical to enable new business models that take advantage of consumer demand.
Content rights holders are quickly seeking proven, reliable methods to deliver their content securely beyond the PC. To secure the media content that is on consumer devices, Helix DRM for Devices enables chip and consumer electronic device manufacturers to include DRM on their consumer devices and to keep content secure beyond the PC.
As part of Real strategic initiatives to deliver media anytime, anywhere, and on any device, the flexibility of Helix DRM means that content rights holders can determine the rules for which they want to deliver content to devices. It also means that device manufacturers can provide a complete DRM solution on their devices that will meet the needs of consumers.
Helix DRM 10 for Devices works in 2 different ways: Primary Device and Secondary Device.
Helix DRM - Primary Device Support
A Helix DRM 10 Primary Device is a network-connected device such as a PC, Set Top Box, Home Media Server, or Mobile Phone. The Primary Device can connect directly to the Internet, and has local storage. Helix DRM 10 Primary Device support requires both the Helix DRM 10 and the Helix DNA client to run natively on the consumer device. In the Helix DRM 10 Primary Device implementation, the consumer acquires the secure media file from a media server, and then attempts to play the encrypted file on their Helix DRM 10 Primary Device. Because a license key is required to decrypt the secure media file, the Helix DRM 10 client running on the Primary Device makes a license request and the Helix DRM 10 License Server generates a license with the license key and the associated business rules defined by the content owner.
Helix DRM - Secondary Device Support
Helix DRM for Secondary Devices enables Consumer Electronics Manufacturers to enable Industry Supported, Standards Based, Industry Leading secure media experiences such as subscription & purchase business models on a wide range of consumer, mobile, and portable devices as well as connected home appliances. A Secondary Device is a device that requires a connection to a Primary Device for the transfer of data and rules for that data.