Smith Micro announced VIDIO Prime

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 16 June 2015

Smith Micro Software has announced VIDIO Prime, the latest version of its patented VIDIO adaptive video delivery platform, designed to simplify multiscreen video streaming.

VIDIO Prime now supports a wider range of digital rights management (DRM) technologies, including Pro:Idiom, the most widely deployed DRM solution for the hospitality and healthcare markets. VIDIO Prime is said to be able to reduce costs and complexity for content aggregators by enabling secure delivery of live TV and video-on-demand (VOD) content to various device types (IPTV, set-top boxes, PCs and mobile devices) from a single management server.

Fragmented market solutions and increased bring-your-own device (BYOD) adoption among consumers make rights-managed video streaming complex and highly inefficient. For example, hotels typically must purchase separate systems to enable in-room and mobile video streaming for their guests.

"VIDIO Prime is an ideal solution for hospitality, transportation and healthcare, where consumers want easy access to high value video content on both large screens and mobile devices," said Jeff Hornung, vice president of products at Smith Micro. "By supporting Pro:Idiom and other DRM protocols from a single server, we offer a much simpler approach for delivering content in multi-platform environments, while also opening up new monetisation opportunities."