The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) has selected the Rambus Cryptography Research Division to run and manage its VIDITY™ Key Issuance Center.
The service, part of the Cryptography Research Trust Services offering, manages cryptographic keys used by SCSA-enabled devices and services to secure high-quality 4K Ultra HD content. In operating the Key Issuance Center, Cryptography Research will deliver encrypted keys to storage device makers, player manufacturers and content issuers involved with the SCSA.
Cryptography Research also provided provisional key management services to existing members of the consortium during the run-up to VIDITY’s official launch. More specifically, Cryptography Research offered provisional key management services to existing members of the consortium.
It should be noted that the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) recently released VIDITY licensing specifications to facilitate the secure delivery of premium digital entertainment content, including locally stored playback of 4K Ultra HD and HD movies across multiple devices.
“VIDITY has no requirement to log into accounts or connect to the Internet for playback,” the SCSA explained in an official press release. “Compliant products will offer consumers the freedom and flexibility to store, copy, play and share downloaded digital files on a wide range of devices, such as laptop computers, mobile phones and tablets.”
Sharing digital content in a household will also be easier with VIDITY, as the spec allows the playback of digital content that resides on one VIDITY-enabled device on the screen of another enabled device. Plus, users can easily move and copy content between devices.
The SCSA was founded by a number of industry heavyweights, including 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, SanDisk Corporation and Western Digital. In addition to key support from the Rambus Cryptography Research division – as both a security partner and advisor – over 50 contributor companies have joined the SCSA since 2012.
A number of SCSA members, including Samsung, Fox, Seagate, Western Digital and MGO, already have VIDITY compatible products on the market that support 4K UHD and HDR.
As we’ve previously discussed on Rambus Press, access to uninterrupted and high-quality content is contingent upon a strong level of hardware-based security against unauthorized access.
“It is in the content provider and distributors’ best interest to provide consumers with the highest quality programming,” explained Rambus security marketing manager Zainab Al-Shamma. “By utilizing the hardware security built directly into the consumer’s viewing device, you are future-proofing access to premium content for years to come.”
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