Intel touts new digital home technology

Intel has collaborated with Digital 5, Netgear and RealNetworks to develop and now announce the standards-based Netgear DMA, a device it claims enables users to access premium internet movie content on any home device.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  September 12, 2004

Intel has collaborated with Digital 5, Netgear and RealNetworks to develop and now announce the standards-based Netgear DMA, a device it claims enables users to access premium internet movie content on any home device. This development, announced this week at Intel’s Developer’s Forum in the US, is the latest to take the digital home vision a step closer to reality. "Through the hard work and cross-collaboration of these companies, a consumer will soon be able to purchase a Netgear DMA, hook it up to their TV and access their favorite premium movie content via the internet," said Kevin Corbett, vice president and chief technology officer, Intel’s Desktop Platforms Group. "Unlike common scenarios today where consumers have access to limited premium content and limited flexibility on when and where they view it, these new products will allow consumers to access this premium content anytime, anywhere and on any device in the home." The Netgear DMA is built around Digital 5’s middleware and is the first platform that can translate RealNetworks video content through Digital Transmission Content Protection over IP (DTCP-IP) link protection technology. Two online movie services (Movielink and STARZ! Ticket) have initially been selected to offer premium content to consumers on this new platform, though Intel claims more services will follow. Using this new technology, users could for example download a movie onto their PC and then securely distribute this film to a variety of devices around the home for viewing. This new media platform is DTCP-IP-enabled. DTCP-IP was first unveiled by the "5C" in 2003, a collaborative effort from Intel along with Matsushita Electric, Toshiba, Hitachi and Sony as an open-standards solution for protecting content delivered between digital home products over wired and wireless networks. According to Intel, the list of companies that are licensing its DTCP-IP Sample Implementation Kit (SIK) is growing fast, with several firms planning to bring solutions to the marketplace later this year.

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