Huawei and Intertrust Enter into Marlin Technology Alliance
Shenzhen, China and Sunnyvale CA, March 1, 2011 – Huawei Technologies Inc. and Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced a partnership that licenses Huawei to commercially deploy Intertrust’s Sushi Marlin Client SDK and Bluewhale Marlin Broadband Server. Business and technology teams from the two companies will also collaborate to develop business opportunities around the world.
Huawei is a leader in Set Top Boxes and managed network services for the world’s leading network carriers and service providers. Intertrust is one of the five founder companies of the Marlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) standard and the leading provider of solutions based on Marlin.
“Marlin’s superior features and open standards orientation allows us to provide infrastructure services and Set Top Boxes to exciting new Internet TV services like YouView” said Michael Shan, Director of STB Global Sales of Huawei. “Using Intertrust’s tested and compliant Marlin SDKs allows us to rollout Marlin-based devices and servers quickly and efficiently.”
“Intertrust is honored to enter into a global technology partnership around Marlin DRM with Huawei,” said Kenny Huang, Intertrust’s General Manager for Greater China. We look forward to working together to deploy Set Top Boxes for YouView and other video services around the world.”
Marlin, the world’s first domain-based DRM that puts the consumer at the center of the entertainment experience, is broadly deployed worldwide. YouView (formerly Canvas) Internet TV initiative in the UK selected Marlin as its core DRM. The Japanese Internet TV services AcTVila and Hikari, the Philips NetTV platform in Europe, as well as Sony’s PlayStation and Qriocity services also use Marlin as their DRM system.
Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Network Infrastructure, Application & Software, Professional Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.
About Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Intertrust invents, develops, and licenses software, technologies and intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted computing. The company holds over 150 patents and has over 300 patent applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies, including operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Seacert, Intertrust provides trust management services for the Marlin and OMA DRM standards. Intertrust provides the most comprehensive set of Marlin server and client SDK to support any type of servers and clients, such as Set Top Boxes, Internet televisions, personal computers, mobile phones, and other service-enabled devices. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has regional offices in London and Beijing.
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