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Palo Alto, Calif—May 8, 2012
Movielabs Issues RFP Trusted Device List Registry for Digital Cinema
Non-profit consortium seeks proposals from vendors for Digital Cinema initiative backed by six major Hollywood studios
MovieLabs is inviting vendors to submit proposals in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) regarding the creation, operation, support and automation of a Trusted Device List (TDL) Registry for Digital Cinema. MovieLabs has developed specifications for the TDL in collaboration with the six major US Hollywood studios, exhibitors, distributors, deployment entities, integrators and device manufacturers.
"As Digital Cinema extends its reach, managing the list of trusted devices is becoming more complex and labor intensive. Automating the process of collecting, validating and securely distributing this information is a critical need that must be addressed," said Steve Weinstein, president and chief executive officer of MovieLabs. "We are looking for innovative service providers interested in playing a central role in D-Cinema."
To get a copy of the RFP and learn more about this effort, please visit http://movielabs.com/tdl . Companies new to the TDL effort are invited to contact MovieLabs for assistance in getting up to speed on the initiative.
The project aims to develop a worldwide high availability Trusted Device List Registry for D-Cinema that is voluntary and open to all in a non-discriminatory manner. The TDL Registry is designed to receive information from exhibitors and to interoperate with regional registries, deployment entities, and system integrators.
The TDL will contain all information necessary for service providers and other ecosystem members to generate Key Delivery Messages (KDMs) to enable the exhibition of Digital Cinema Packages (DCP). Theater Systems require key information delivered in the form of KDMs for decryption of DCPs to allow presentation. To issue KDMs, a distributor needs information about the Devices containing Security Managers (SMs) that are being authorized for presentation.
The goal of the TDL system is to maintain up to date and accurate information on participating auditoriums so that participating subscribers can obtain information needed to issue KDMs.
MovieLabs is executing this RFP as agent for a yet to be formed non-profit entity that will manage and control the TDL.
About Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc.:
Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. ("MovieLabs") is a non-profit 501(c)(6) research and development joint venture started by the six major motion picture studios. MovieLabs provides universities, corporations, startups and network service operators with technical guidance and funding to further explore innovative technologies in the distribution and use of motion pictures as consumer media. The founding members of MovieLabs are Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLLP, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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