SDC develops intuitive mobile media GUI

SDC (Secure Digital Container), a provider of technology for Digital Rights Management (DRM), will launch new software for combined wireless media devices in the first quarter of next year.

Called PC Player Version 2.0, SRC’s technology will offer carriers a customizable, white label player and single DRM technology for both PCs and mobile devices that will be compatible with all common mobile operating systems (Brew, Java, Symbian and Windows) and codec formats (AAC/AAC+, MP3, MPEG4 and WMA).

SDC’s mobile DRM solution, which enables secure video, full length music and other rich media content distribution across wireless devices and PCs, has been adopted and deployed so far by 16 major carriers worldwide to date.

Current customers include T-Mobile (Germany, UK and Czech Republic), O2 (UK and Ireland), 3 (UK), SFR (France), Amena (Spain), TELUS (Canada), Telstra (Australia) and Hutch (India). SDC also has partnerships with all of the world’s major handset manufacturers, including Nokia, Motorola, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Samsung.

In announcing the new player technology, SDC predicted that pay-per-download, over-the-air, full-track music and video mobile services would soon be deployed throughout all major markets worldwide, while subscription-based “all you can eat” services will grow in popularity with both carriers and consumers.

A vital element of such services, the company said, will be a mobile media solution that can consolidate a number of functions — music and video player, Web browser, download manager, search and recommendation functionalities, radio player and device content management — into a single, carrier-branded application, while also offering the ability to seamlessly sideload content to PCs and other devices.

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