Matthias Heyde/ Fraunhofer FOKUS

Fraunhofer FOKUS at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

News from Feb. 24, 2014

Fraunhofer FOKUS will be presenting solutions for protected video delivery with FAMIUM at the Mobile World Congress on February, 24-27, 2014, in Barcelona. The FAMIUM framework is an end-to-end prototype implementation meant for early technology evaluation and interoperability testing.

FAMIUM provides a cross-platform development framework that helps to develop Web applications using the technologies HTML5, CE-HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript focusing on consumption and delivery of adaptive bitrate content as well as protected content.

With an end-to-end implementation for browser-based DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over http) and Digital Rights Management (DRM), Fraunhofer FOKUS addresses the need for HTTP adaptive streaming and a common DRM-interoperable encryption, which is a key factor for Internet delivered video. DASH allows clients to seamlessly adapt to media representations (e.g. in terms of resolution, codec or bitrate) that fit the user's device and network connection best. Besides delivering the content in the highest quality available for a given network, faster start up times for media playback can be expected. At the same time, delivery costs are decreased by leveraging Content Delivery Network (CDN) efficiency.

Moreover we will present solutions with PlayReady®, a content protection technology of Microsoft that includes encryption, output protection and Digital Rights Management. Fraunhofer FOKUS operates as System Integrator for PlayReady®. Benefits will be offered such as Live TV in the browser without plugins, multi-angle and multi-screen content, dynamic advert insertion as well as the synchronization of media playback and adaptive streaming of encrypted media.

FAMIUM bundles several DASH and DRM related functionalities for use in Web applications. It is based on the candidate recommendation W3C Media Source Extensions (MSE) and the working draft Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). MSE and EME enable browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome and FAMIUM to playback media files via the Set-Top Box.

Visit us in Barcelona hall 8.1. booth 8.B51.