Discretix partners with castLabs to offer combined OMA BCAST Mobile TV client/server solution

RAI Center Amsterdam, September 15, 2008 – Discretix, the leading provider of embedded security and DRM (Digital Rights Management) solutions, and castLabs GmbH, a mobile broadcasting technologies and services company, today announced a technology partnership with mobile broadcasting technologies. The partnership brings together two prominent technologies of the fast-growing mobile TV segment – Discretix’ Multi-Scheme MobileTV Security Client and castLabs’ OMA BCAST Service Delivery Platform – creating a robust, quickly-implemented client/server mobile TV solution built upon OMA BCAST standards.

castLabs’ carrier-grade OMA BCAST Service Delivery Platform is a comprehensive head-end product for use by mobile TV operators. The server-side platform includes key features such as Electronic Service Guide (ESG) management, offer management and Conditional Access (CA); it also supports convergent TV services using Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS), 3G streaming and IPTV.

Like castLabs’ platform, Discretix’ Multi-Scheme MobileTV Security Client supports OMA BCAST DRM Profile, Smart Card Profile and DVB-H IPDC 18Crypt. The Discretix client secures the distribution and consumption of mobile TV broadcasts over a wide range of mobile devices, all with complete user transparency and no degradation in broadcast performance or playback time.

“The combination of castLabs’ and Discretix’ products removes implementation risk and reduces time-to-market for handset OEMs and service providers,” said Edo Ganot, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Discretix.

“This strategic partnership enables mobile network operators to deploy a ready-made solution with broadest possible device support, highest levels of flexibility and assured performance”, said Michael Stattmann, Managing Director of castLabs. “Discretix’ Multi-scheme clients and castLabs’ Service Delivery Platforms are setting the standard for Mobile TV security and DRM in the international market of today.”

castLabs is showcasing its OMA BCAST Service Delivery Platform, along with the Discretix Multi-Scheme MobileTV Security Client at IBC2008 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. castLabs is appearing at Booth M273 in the RAI Centre. For more information about castLabs products, visit the booth or www.castlabs.com. Additional background about Discretix’ Multi-Scheme MobileTV Security Client can be found at www.discretix.com/MobileTV.