Thomson has integrated NexGuard, its anti-piracy product line, into more devices and services in the digital workflow. The NexGuard forensic watermarking solution can now be incorporated into transcoder applications, catcher devices and VOD servers to secure the delivery of content.
The new integration has already been licensed by Agnostic, Anystream, Digital Rapids, Inlet Technologies, ROOT6 Technology, Telestream, SeaChange and Thomson Grass Valley.
This incorporation introduces a piracy deterrent for content rights owners by ensuring the traceability of individual copies, the company said. Post-production houses, content owners and distributors, as well as cable MSO and IPTV operators, can identify the original source of content posted on online video sharing sites.
The full suite of NexGuard solutions will be demonstrated at IBC2007.