Qube Cinema, Inc. announced that the Media Block used in its Qube XP-D Digital Cinema Server has been recommended by InfoGard Laboratories for the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 validation certificate.
The FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification for the Media Block is a key requirement of the DCI Specification. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) established the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) that validates cryptographic modules to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).
Confirming the recommendation, Ken Kolstad, General Manager, InfoGard said, “InfoGard has successfully completed the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation testing on the JPG2K module, which is used within the Qube XP-D Server. We have submitted the test report to the CMVP with our recommendation for issuance of a validation certificate.”
This recommendation by InfoGard, the most experienced FIPS 140-2 laboratory and consultant in the industry, is a key milestone for Qube Cinema’s Qube XP-D digital cinema server in its path to full DCI Certification. The official NIST validation process is expected to take about six months. Qube Cinema will progressively update all Qube XP-D digital cinema servers in the field to the new Media Block. Starting December 2008, all new Qube XP-D servers will ship with this new Media Block.
“We are extremely happy with this achievement and will continue to work diligently to achieve full DCI Compliance as well,” said Rajesh Ramachandran, President and CTO of Qube Cinema, Inc. “With this FIPS 140-2 recommendation added to its powerful and flexible feature set, the Qube XP-D digital cinema server becomes an even more attractive proposition in the market.”