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Smith Micro Simplifies Multi-Screen Video Streaming with New VIDIO Prime Single Server Solution

Jun 09, 2015
Hospitality, healthcare, and transportation facilities can now safely and easily deliver rights-managed content to multiple platforms from a single server

ALISO VIEJO, CA June 9, 2015 Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today announced VIDIO Prime, the latest version of its patented VIDIO adaptive video delivery platform, designed to simplify multi-screen video streaming. VIDIO Prime now supports a wider range of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies, including Pro:Idiom, the most widely deployed DRM solution for the hospitality and healthcare markets. VIDIO Prime reduces costs and complexity for content aggregators by enabling high-quality, secure delivery of live TV and Video on Demand (VOD) content to all popular device types (IPTVs, Set-top Boxes, PCs and mobile devices) from a single management server.

Fragmented market solutions and increased BYOD (bring your own device) adoption among consumers make rights-managed video streaming complex and highly inefficient. For example, hotels typically must purchase separate systems to enable in-room and mobile video streaming for their guests. VIDIO Prime simplifies video delivery by providing a single solution for both VOD and live TV to any device type.

With VIDIO Prime, hotels can provide the best multi-screen video experience to guests, regardless of the viewing device, while ensuring that digital rights are protected with state-of-the-art DRM support.

"VIDIO Prime is an ideal solution for hospitality, transportation and healthcare, where consumers want easy access to high value video content on both large screens and mobile devices," said Jeff Hornung, Vice President of Product Management at Smith Micro. "By supporting Pro:Idiom and other DRM protocols from a single server, we offer a much simpler approach for delivering content in multi-platform environments, while also opening up new monetization opportunities."

"As the first to integrate the Pro:Idiom Mobile Library into a headend streaming solution, VIDIO Prime is helping to bring valuable linear content to devices beyond the hotel room TV. As hotels, hospitals and others migrate to the latest TV equipment, the ability to support both legacy and new devices while streamlining management and delivery of video content is a game changer," said Pro:Idiom's chief architect, Richard M. Lewis, senior vice president, research and technology at Zenith Electronics LLC, the U.S. R&D subsidiary of LG Electronics.

Key features and benefits of Smith Micro's VIDIO Prime solution:

  • Supports all video codecs (live and VOD)
  • Transcodes and streams in all formats to all popular device types
  • Features XML API for easy integration into existing apps
  • Supports major DRMs for encryption (Pro:Idiom, Lynk, Verimatrix and PlayReady) with device client app (Mobile, Set-top Box, IPTV); plug and play architecture enables compatibility with other DRM protocols as needed
  • Supports decryption of DRM protected content coming from leading satellite TV providers to enable simple transcoding and re-encrypting of linear content out to mobile devices
  • Monetizes free content via ad insertion, with pre/mid/post roll, on-the-fly, and dynamic methods
  • Device database has over 15,000 device records with more added every quarter

For more information, please visit Smith Micro's VIDIO Prime solution.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro provides software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience. As the leader in wireless connectivity, our applications ensure the best Quality of Experience for mobile users while optimizing networks for service providers and enterprises. Using our intelligent policy-on-device platform, along with premium voice, video and content monetization services, we create new opportunities to engage consumers and capitalize on the growth of connected devices. For more information, visit smithmicro.com. (NASDAQ: SMSI)

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