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Eclipse Adds Fortium Copy‐Protection Support

Eclipse Data Technologies and Fortium Technologies announced that they have reached an agreement to add Patronus copy‐protection support to Eclipse’s commercial DVD premastering, glass‐mastering and verification tools.

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Eclipse adds Fortium’s Patronus copy‐protection support

Eclipse and Fortium have reached an agreement to add Patronus copy‐protection support to Eclipse’s premastering, glass‐mastering, and verification tools.

Effective immediately, the Fortium copy‐protection plug‐in will be included in all new Eclipse software versions. This change makes Patronus available to all Eclipse support contract customers with no additional charge, allowing them to offer the DVD copy‐protection to their clients.

Eclipse’s analysis, mastering and bit‐to‐bit verification software will automatically recognize and report the presence of Patronus protected images, allowing seamless processing through a factory.

“The inclusion of the Patronus copy‐protection offers a great benefit to our replicators as they look to expand services to their customers”, stated Bob Edmonds, Eclipse’s VP of Sales and Marketing

Patronus anti rip copy protection, widely used to protect sensitive Academy Award screeners, was released for DVD manufacturing this year. By using a proprietary encapsulation technique deep within the disc structure, it successfully protects against some of the most aggressive ripping programs while confirming to the DVD standard and ensuring full playability.

“Our agreement with Eclipse makes the addition of Patronus into the replicator’s workflow a seamless process and removes the financial or operational hurdles in offering it to customers”, added Mathew Gilliat‐Smith, CEO of Fortium. He went on to say, “Patronus is already being offered to content owners by a range of replication and mastering plants including the Technicolor group, Deluxe Digital Services, VDC Group, Synchronicity and Digital Works.”

About Eclipse Data Technologies:
Eclipse is the leader in optical disc premastering and mastering products. Their rules‐based analysis engine revolutionized testing in the optical disc industry and is used by virtually every disc replication plant in the world. For more information about Eclipse and its products, please visit their website at

About Fortium:
Fortium Technologies is a leading provider of copy protection solutions for the film, entertainment, special interest and broadcast industries. Since 1999 Fortium has successfully developed innovative products that help leading international businesses to monitor, control and enhance the production and distribution of their digital content.