Morega Systems, Inc., a leading vendor of multi-screen media portability solutions, today announced the introduction and availability of the Morega QewStation™ II, a new turnkey media streaming and portability product with integrated Multimedia Over Coax (MoCA) networking for television operators that extends multi-room subscription viewing content capabilities to other screens and devices, including tablets, smartphones, and personal computers.
The first of its kind, this innovative technology, was unveiled yesterday morning and will be demonstrated this week at CES. QewStation enables cable and satellite subscribers to stream, sync, port, and archive premium video content on multiple devices for viewing anytime, anywhere.
With embedded MoCA 1.1 and a powerful video transcoding system-on-chip (SoC), the QewStation II gives multi-system operators (MSOs) the ability to enhance their multi-room offerings by adding multi-screen and content-sharing capabilities to set-top boxes (STBs) and digital video recorders (DVRs). As part of the technology, Morega provides a white-label hardware and software solution. To facilitate easier integration into existing applications, the company also offers an application programming interface (API) and software development kits (SDKs) for Android, iOS, Windows, and MacOS development environments.
“With the QewStation II, consumers now have the ability to easily take premium cable and television video content with them wherever they go, and view it on the broadest range of screens and devices,” said Philip Poulidis, president and chief executive officer of Morega Systems, Inc. “More importantly, with an extensive set of development tools and technologies, Morega makes it simple for MSOs to deploy and support the QewSTATION II and for CE manufacturers to integrate its components and software into their own products ? and ultimately provide their customers with rich, flexible content viewing capabilities.”
Available as a plug-and-play, self-installed add-on for cable and satellite customers, QewStation II leverages industry standards for networking and security, and conforms to approved standards by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), CableLabs, and DTLA (DTCP-IP). Additionally, in conjunction with a sophisticated back-office server cluster, the solution also incorporates many other features and benefits, including:
- certificate and encryption key provisioning and management
- mobile statistics and analytics
- multi-device parental controls
- authenticated domain management
- adaptive streaming and transcoding
- secure mobile client solutions
Morega has also announced the immediate availability of its secure DTCP-IP software development kits (SDKs) for embedded Linux platforms and media players on the latest popular mobile operating systems, including Android, iOS, Windows and Macintosh. Morega will be demonstrating its digital transmission content protection (DTCP) technology solutions at CES
Today’s consumers increasingly want more options for viewing protected video content beyond the TV. Morega’s secure DTCP-IP SDKs now enable consumer electronics vendors, multimedia networking application developers, content service providers and content owners to develop state-of-the-art TV Everywhere applications, customized with their own branding, that allow subscribers to enjoy their favorite digital entertainment content whenever and wherever they want – whether on a tablet, smartphone, or personal computer (PC).
Potential TV Everywhere applications and scenarios include:
- Viewers can simultaneously watch one program on their TV screen and another on their tablet, with the option to switch programming between the screens.
- Consumers can transfer protected video to their mobile devices from set-top boxes (STBs) or media gateways for viewing anywhere, anytime, even off-line on a subway or in an automobile.
- Consumers can stream or download video from their multi-room digital video recorders (DVRs) to tablets, smartphones, or PCs.
“We are extremely proud that Morega Systems is the first company to offer a secure, hardened and renewable content protection technology solution that enables both CE vendors and pay TV operators to develop applications that empower their subscribers to navigate, discover and select content on a mobile device of their own choosing,” said Philip Poulidis, president and CEO of Morega Systems. “Our customers can rapidly and cost-effectively bring to market high-value applications with their own look and feel, strongly differentiate their service offerings, and create a competitive advantage.”
Morega’s secure DTCP-IP Media Server SDK and DTCP-IP Media Player SDK enable:
- DTCP-IP enabled servers: Set-top box and multi-room DVR, PC, network attached storage (NAS), multi-services gateway, Smart TV.
- DTCP-IP enabled players: Smart TV, digital media adapter, PC, smartphone, tablet.
Morega DTCP-IP SDKs offer key features, including:
- Full DTCP-IP software implementation or hardware assistance.
- Copy control information support.
- Domain management with device authentication and remote key exchange.
- Content encryption and device binding for download/sideloading.
- CPRM output support.
- Morega digital rights management (DRM) and third-party DRM support.
- System renewability.
- Small footprint.
The Morega software follows the robustness guidelines defined by the Digital Transmission Licensing Authority (DTLA) and leverages Morega’s device and platform authentication engine and back-end servers for domain management, certificate authority and key management. DTCP-IP is mandated for use by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and supported by CableLabs, for secure link layer protection of video within home networks. It is used extensively by multiple system operators (MSOs) for multi-room DVR implementations.
For embedded systems, Morega also provides a complete end-to-end system for secure key inject to manufacturers of consumer electronics products that require DTCP-IP or other encryption keys to be written into the One Time Programmable (OTP) memory of their system’s chip.