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STMicroelectronics teams up with Civolution for 4K security

Chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics and content security and identification specialist Civolution have teamed up to integrate Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking with ST’s UltraHD-4K Cannes and Monaco chipsets to enable the detection of detect unauthorised sharing of digital content.

According to Civolution, the addition to NexGuard to ST’s Cannes and Monaco SoCs meets MovieLabs guidelines that require platforms distributing and playing 4K content to support encryption methods, a secure media pipeline, a hardware root of trust to protect studio content, as well as forensic watermarking to securely mark video on the server or client side to facilitate the detection and location of breaches.

“The strong adoption of ST’s Cannes and Monaco SoCs globally is the result of the powerful ARM multi-core processor-based design, incorporating superior 2D/3D graphics performance and integrated hardware Faroudja multimedia subsystem with HEVC-capable robust video decoder,” said Philippe Notton, group vice-president and general manager, consumer product division, STMicroelectronics.

“Adding Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking to the Cannes/Monaco security toolbox for UltraHD-4K premium content complements the chips’ existing industry-leading security capabilities and raises the bar in content-rights protection.”