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Regal CineMedia Chooses Certicom Cryptography to Protect Digital Content Network

Tuesday 9 March 2004 09:47 CET | News

Certicom has successfully designed a custom security solution for Regal CineMedia Corporation (RCM) entertainment services, the media subsidiary of Regal Entertainment Group.

Using the Certicom Security Builder Crypto developer toolkit, the companies developed an encryption system that allows RCM to securely send copyrighted digital content by satellite to selected theatres. REG, comprised of Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates over 6,000 screens in 555 locations throughout the U.S. The security solution supports RCMs Digital Content Network distribution system, the largest network of its kind in the world, featuring the ability to digitally distribute validate, manage, and control content directly to over 5000 theatre screens. The DCN delivers digital video content including entertainment, educational and sports programming, as well as on-screen and in-lobby marketing and advertising products. In addition to protecting data during satellite transmission, the Certicom solution stores the data in encrypted format and only decrypts it at show time, when the files are fed in real time to digital projectors. Content protection from unauthorized copying, modification and redistribution is of great concern for content owners and distributors. Protecting digital content requires a strong security solution that protects copyrighted material while offering the flexibility to provide quick or immediate access to material. Security Builder Crypto is a flexible, standards-based cryptography toolkit that includes standard cryptography algorithms as well as Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), a public-key cryptography technique that is ideal for supporting the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). ECC key sizes scale linearly with AES, resulting in stronger security and improved performance over legacy systems. In addition, the efficient code within Security Builder Crypto dramatically improves processing speeds while minimizing storage requirements. Development time can be reduced as the comprehensive suite eliminates the need to integrate multiple toolkits into applications.


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