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.
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 DRM Backend
We support multiple studio recognized DRM systems for offline licensing of video and audio content across the widest range of devices.
FairPlay Streaming by Apple
Low 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.
Our flexible solution allows DRM licensing to be delivered across existing onboard playback hardware or passenger-owned devices.
Utilize existing screens
Enable bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
Content Key Methods
We support a number of techniques to safely handle content keys for onboard licensing.
Dynamic Key Generation
Content titles are synced to the vehicle when grounded/docked with keys securely generated dynamically by the DRMtoday Onboard server. This database-free method is thanks to a key derivation algorithm used during content preparation and license delivery.
Key Database Sync
Content titles are synced to the vehicle when grounded/docked with content keys securely loaded into the DRMtoday Onboard server from a master database (via a network sync or physical disk transfer). External key management systems are also supported through our API.
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).
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.
We also provide professional service expertise to assist with technical documenting of your DRM implementation to help complete studio security checks when obtaining content.