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Fortium Secures Premium Content With Civolution Nexguard Forensic Video Watermarking
Eindhoven, The Netherlands – December 7th, 2011 – Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing media content, announces that Fortium, a leading provider of content protection solutions for the film, entertainment and broadcast industries has integrated NexGuard watermarking technology in to its PIN-Play™ protection solution for files and discs for its Studio customers. Furthermore, Civolution’s NexGuard – Pre-Release Screener, already widely used with Fortium’s Patronus® anti-rip copy protection for large volume duplication of DVD screeners, can now also include Fortium’s PIN-Play technology on a per-copy basis.
‘’The content industry requires the highest possible level of protection for their content and Civolution’s watermarking solutions allow us to provide that crucial extra layer of security,’’ said Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO of Fortium Technologies. “We are pleased to have integrated Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking technology directly into our PIN-Play content protection software and contributed to Civolution’ screener system. Those two turnkey solutions, already deployed by major Studios, can be used throughout the content lifecycle; from creation to promotion and delivery for distribution.”
Civolution’s forensic video watermarking solution creates an indelible digital stamp embedded in the content, imperceptible to the human eye, making each piece of content unique. The watermarks allow content owners to identify the source of any potential illicit copies of their materials and offer a deterrent against content theft as well as material for forensic analysis should piracy occur.
Fortium content protection solutions include Patronus anti-rip for copy protection, PIN-Play control to limit access to the content to authorized users only, and Visimark™, the batch processing of individual visibly marked copyright messages which greatly speeds up a traditionally slow process. PIN-Play is a playback access control protection on physical media and files, and offers file protection during storage, transfer and viewing for digital formats. These combined technologies offer the maximum safety in various sensitive workflows, including pre-release content.
“Piracy is still savaging the media industry. It is essential that we all work together to ensure sustainable media business and creativity. We are pleased to work with Fortium to push forward with effective content protection solutions,” said Andy Nobbs, CCO, Civolution. “Fortium’ secure file distribution and disc protection products supplemented with our robust and trusted watermarking technology produces a powerful content security solution that combines access control, copy control and content identification.”
Fortium and Civolution are both sponsors of the Content Protection Summit (www.contentprotectionsummit.com) – produced by Variety and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) – on December 8th in Universal City, California.