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Reston, Va.—Oct 24, 2006
DLP Cinema Extends Deal with Cinea's Digital Cinema Certificate Program
Texas Instruments' DLP Cinema unit utilizes Cinea COSMOS service to authenticate digital cinema projectors as "trusted" devices
Cinea, Inc., a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that Texas Instruments has ordered an additional block of 1,000 "digital certificates" from Cinea as part of Texas Instruments' ongoing production of digital cinema projector components.
Cinea's COSMOST Digital Cinema Certificate program provides digital cinema equipment manufacturers with digital certificates compliant with Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) Digital Cinema System Specification, version 1.0. These certificates authenticate specified equipment as "trusted" devices. Once a digital certificate (a data record that is irrevocably bound to a device) is issued to a given device, that device is thereafter considered part of a "trusted environment," and can be authorized to give or receive content from other trusted devices. The certificates are required by the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to digital cinema content.
"Cinea's mission in the digital cinema marketplace is to provide robust and transparent security services that will help make digital cinema a reality," said Robert Schumann, General Manager of Cinea, Inc. "Digital certificate generation is one of the critical underlying services required to support the full-scale deployment of digital cinema. We're proud to support Texas Instruments as it delivers these projector components to the marketplace."
As part of the secure service, Cinea has installed a remote COSMOS Certificate Authority at the TI manufacturing plant to generate certificates. The Certificate Authority, which incorporates a hardware-based signing module, receives electronic certificate requests from the manufacturer and generates digital certificates in real-time. The certificates are also relayed to Cinea's back-end network for secure long-term storage and retrieval. This same network allows Cinea to provide registration and key delivery services for digital cinema installations around the world.
"Texas Instruments is committed to the security of all digital cinema content played back on our systems," said Nancy Fares, Manager of DLP Cinema® products. "The experience and expertise that Cinea brings to securing digital cinema content, along with the integrity and flexibility of their solution, made Cinea's Digital Cinema Certificate program an easy choice to provide digital certificates for the projector component of our customers Barco, Christie, and NEC."
About DLP Cinema® Products:
Since 1996, Texas Instruments’ award-winning DLP technology has powered the world’s top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP’s intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP’s technology powers over 80,000 movie theatre screens worldwide (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico™-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.
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About Cinea, Inc:
Cinea, Inc., a Dolby company, develops and commercializes a broad variety of content-protection solutions for the motion picture and television industries. Current customers include many of the major film studios as well as leading service vendors in the entertainment industry. The company's forensic watermarking technology, Running Marks®, allows content owners to track pirated content to specific devices, from set-top boxes to PCs to portable video devices to mobile phones. Cinea's executives are well-known authorities on content protection and forensic watermarking. The company is also a founding member of the Digital Watermarking Alliance.
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