Digital Rapids Launches StreamZ CP 2.3 Watermarking Software

Digital Rapids has released version 2.3 software for the StreamZ CP family of professional content encoding solutions with integrated digital video watermarking. The Markham, Ontario-based company will be showcasing its complete line of products, including the StreamZ CP family at IBC2006.

Built on the StreamZ and StreamZHD encoding and transcoding platforms, StreamZ CP adds forensic watermarking technology from Philips for rights protection and tracking. Enhancements to the watermarking functions in StreamZ CP 2.3 include watermarking that can be applied during both transcoding and live encoding; up to five separate watermarking keys that can be layered in a single real-time pass; and an integrated ticketing database that enables used watermarking keys to be tracked against user-specified properties and data for easy identification.

"In tests of the Philips technology, even content captured by a consumer camcorder from a movie theater screen could be tracked back to its origin. StreamZ CP delivers a uniquely powerful and full-featured forensic watermarking implementation supporting the entire workflow from creation to tracking, enabling a strong new level of content protection," said Brick Eksten, president of Digital Rapids Corp.

Existing StreamZ and StreamZHD systems can also be upgraded with equivalent forensic watermarking functionality through paid software options.

Digital Rapids will be in Stand 7.641.