DRMtoday Onboard

Distributing studio content through passenger entertainment systems presents unique challenges when digital rights management (DRM) is required. We offer a comprehensive solution to help simplify secured playback for transportation scenarios.

Passenger Entertainment Systems

Offline DRM Licensing for Passenger Entertainment Systems

DRMtoday Onboard is an offline version of our DRMtoday service designed to license protected content for in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems as well as streaming networks operating on trains, buses, cruise ships, and ferries.


Our solution can also be deployed in other environments with limited or no internet access, or where keys need to be stored locally instead of in the cloud.

Locally Hosted Multi-DRM Backend

We support multiple studio-recognized DRM systems for offline licensing of video and audio content across the widest range of devices.

Microsoft® PlayReady®
Google Widevine
FairPlay Streaming by Apple
Low hardware footprint

Small Hardware Footprint

DRMtoday Onboard’s requirements are light needing only a simple local server. As the system footprint is minimal, low-cost or existing onboard server technology can often be used. Our solution can even operate on a Raspberry Pi.

Secure servers

Secure Servers

We provide extra layers of security to our software with Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and Hardware Security Modules (HSM).

Content Key Methods

We support two techniques to safely handle content keys for onboard licensing.

Dynamic Key Generation

  • Content titles are securely synced to the vehicle via network or physical disk transfer when grounded/docked.
  • Content keys are securely generated dynamically by the DRMtoday Onboard server at playback time.
  • This database-free method is thanks to our key derivation algorithm used during content preparation and license delivery.
Dynamic Key Generation workflow

Key Database Sync

  • Content titles & keys are securely synced to the vehicle via network or physical disk transfer when grounded/docked.
  • External key management systems are also supported through our API.
Key Database Sync workflow

Playback Options

Our flexible solution allows DRM licensing to be delivered across existing onboard playback hardware or passenger-owned devices.

Installed playback hardware

Utilize existing screens


Enable bring-your-own-device (BYOD)


Player Software

DRMtoday Onboard can be used with already implemented playback applications, or our feature-rich PRESTOplay SDKs for browsers, Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS.

Learn about PRESTOplay

Airline Passenger Experience Association

Changes in technology and consumer expectations create unique challenges for in-flight entertainment. To ensure we continually meet the airline industry’s needs we are a member of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX).

Content preparation

Content Preparation

Looking to streamline your content processing workflow? Our Video Toolkit cloud service offers encryption, encoding, and packaging to securely prepare media assets for onboard delivery.

Learn about Video Toolkit

DRM detailing for studios

Technical Consulting

We also provide professional service expertise to assist with technical documenting of your DRM implementation to help complete studio security checks when obtaining content.

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Get Started Today

Contact us to learn more about our offline DRM solution for onboard entertainment.

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