NAB 2015: Qube enhances KeySmith platform

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 14 April 2015

Qube Cinema has enhanced its KeySmith platform with the addition of territorial restrictions and multi-level approvals.

Additionally, Qube has developed a free DCP encryption tool called KeySmith Locker, for encrypting DCPs and uploading DKDMs directly to

Qube KeySmith, an online key management and reporting service for digital cinema distribution, allows filmmakers to generate as many KDMs as required for their encrypted DCPs by accessing a database of 130,000 server certificates and cinema theatres, which is continuously updated through strategic partners and crowdsourcing. KeySmith is protected by FIPS 140-2 certified hardware security modules and verifies the certificate chain so that only devices from authorised manufactures can be added to the public theatre database.

For users that already have a DCP creation application but do not have encryption and KDM generation options, the KeySmith Locker encryption app converts unencrypted DCPs into encrypted DCPs and ties into the KeySmith online service to securely store the Distribution KDM.

Users can create an account on, upload the DCP and DKDM, select theatres from the comprehensive Theatre Database and create bookings, using a Web user interface. The company said that KeySmith can directly deliver the KDMs for each booking to theatres via email and in future, using the Theatre Key Retrieval protocol (TKR).