ARRIS SecureMedia® Protects the Maritime Industry's First Broadband Satellite Multicast Entertainment Service
SUWANEE, Ga., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is providing its SecureMedia® advanced content protection technology to KVH Industries, securing the company's unique IP-MobileCast satellite-based entertainment-on-demand service for ships at sea. ARRIS SecureMedia ensures that the content provided by IP-MobileCast, including popular television shows, blockbuster movies, and premier televised sport events, is only available to subscribers and is safeguarded against unauthorized access.
KVH's IP-MobileCast content delivery service is the first maritime industry service to provide an efficient and affordable way for ships at sea to receive the latest news and entertainment choices anywhere in the world. KVH's IP-MobileCast content delivery service is designed so that news and entertainment programming can be made available to every television, computer and personal device onboard a ship.
ARRIS's award-winning SecureMedia solution streamlines content processing and protection while meeting or exceeding the most stringent Hollywood studio security requirements. KVH's on-demand IP-based content is protected at all times as it is distributed via satellite to, and stored on the ship's media server and then delivered to set-tops, onboard computers, tablets and smartphones.
"Our customers don't want to lose the programming they enjoy at home when they go to sea," said Jim Dodez, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Planning, KVH Industries. "With ARRIS SecureMedia, our IP-MobileCast platform delivers that protected content to the device of the customer's choice, while ensuring access is restricted to appropriate parties. We began using SecureMedia earlier this year, and we are extremely happy with the quick development cycle and ease of deployment of the technology that has ensured a successful launch."
"Smartphones, tablets, connected TVs and other IP-enabled devices have fueled the 'TV Everywhere' phenomenon, changing our viewing habits and expectations," said Fred Ellis, Senior Director, Content Protection Solutions, ARRIS. "KVH is addressing consumer demand with its innovative IP-MobileCast service, reaching ships at sea wherever they may be. The design and flexibility of the ARRIS SecureMedia solution allows our technology to be easily integrated and deliver the end-to-end security that is crucial to the success of any entertainment service, at land or at sea."
ARRIS SecureMedia supports a wide range of today's most popular devices and platforms, including Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod devices, PC and Mac (OS X), game consoles, Internet-connected TVs, Blu-Ray Disc™ players, set-tops, and media players.