CoreMedia has announced the availability of its next generation service infrastructure for content protection and delivery. The announcement comes shortly before the final version of the Open Mobile Alliance's (OMA) DRM 2.0 will become public later this month. CoreMedia's modular digital rights management (DRM) for Mobile Services version 2.1 is designed to enable mobile service providers and content suppliers to build an end-to-end delivery platform for premium content such as true tones, music tracks, or video clips.
Content providers can choose the level of protection they want for their content--ranging from lightweight protection based on Forward Lock and Combined Delivery, to the encryption-based Separate Delivery using the Open Mobile Alliance's OMA DRM 1.0 standard. The mechanisms of OMA DRM 2.0 add new business models such as enhanced P2P support with reward mechanisms, subscription, gifting, and streaming capabilities. CoreMedia's new architecture based on OMA DRM 2.0 includes the following DRM modules: Ingest Server, Packaging Server for "on-the-fly" and offline packaging, License and Activation Server, Transaction Management Server, RightsLocker for Domains and Device Context, Multi-DRM Manager, and Statistics and Reporting.