CES 2015: ALi partners up with Microsoft PlayReady on hardware DRM

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 06 January 2015

Set-top box (STB) chipset provider ALi Corp has announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft PlayReady.

Ali's hardware-assisted DRM solution will integrate Microsoft PlayReady Porting Kit 2.5 on ALi's M3733 platform. The M3733 embeds a dedicated security engine that has been approved by multiple security certification laboratories, which implements a chain of trust including secure boot, secure upgrade and hardwired crypto engines.

"The IPTV/OTT market continues to expand, and the enjoyment of premium content across various smart devices is becoming an important trend," said Daniel Huang, COO and CTO at ALi. "Carrying on with our experience in hardware security engine and secure software coding, ALi has successfully applied our expertise to boost the security level of the complex yet flexible DRM technologies. The collaboration between ALi and Microsoft will deliver a compelling, affordable total solution to the IPTV/OTT eco-system in terms of security and performance."