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S3 Supports OMA BCAST Mobile TV Security With Discretix’ Multi-Scheme Client

San Mateo, CA and Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) July 31, 2007

Discretix, the leading provider of embedded security and content protection solutions for mobile devices and flash memory, and Silicon & Software Systems (S3), the leading global provider of mobile broadcast DTV client software, announced today that Discretix' multi-scheme mobile TV security client is being integrated into S3's onHandTV mobile interactive Digital TV (DTV) client. The joint solution will give mobile device vendors a complete, pre-integrated and fully-validated mobile TV platform, capable of supporting the upcoming launch of TV services and satisfying current and future content protection schemes.

S3's onHandTV client supports the delivery of a wide range of DTV and interactive video/data services. Suitable for networks in Europe, USA and Asia, the product is compliant with all mobile broadcast standards including OMA BCAST, DVB-H, T-DMB and DAB-IP, and is ISO/ANSI-C optimized for the unique ROM, RAM and CPU specifications of embedded platforms.

By adding Discretix' multi-scheme mobile TV security client technology, onHandTV will ensure complete, standard-based service and content protection according to the OMA BCAST Smart Card and DRM profiles, and the DVB-H 18Crypt profile. Discretix, a world leader in mobile Digital Rights Management (DRM), Mobile TV Security and embedded security solutions, developed its multi-scheme technology to provide unmatched flexibility in device and service deployment. In addition to its support for multiple mobile security profiles, the technology is multi-ESG capable, allowing broadcast operators to customize and launch TV programs, pricing models and Electronic Service Guides (ESGs) quickly and cost-effectively.

"By working with Discretix, S3 has taken the power efficient benefits and commercial advantages of using onHandTV to a new level," said John Maguire, General Manager of Consumer Mobile for S3. "onHandTV users can now deploy a secure mobile TV application quicker than ever while safe in the knowledge that their client software will perform reliably, securely and with maximum flexibility for standards that exist today, or may come to market in the near future."

"The coming mobile TV revolution is placing heavy demands on device OEMs and network operators alike," said Edo Ganot, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Discretix. "This combined solution will greatly simplify the development schedule for S3's customers, enabling them to be first to market with a dependable and adaptable client that can be deployed across multiple devices."

To learn more about Discretix' multi-scheme mobile TV technology, visit http://www.discretix.com/MobileTV. Additional information about S3's onHandTVTM Mobile Interactive DTV client can be found at http://www.s3group.com/onhandtv.

About Discretix:

Discretix is a leading provider of embedded security and content protection solution for mobile devices and flash memory storage. Discretix technology, which incorporates both hardware and software components, enables security to be incorporated into products at the chipset level, making it transparent to the end-user while protecting sensitive information from malicious attacks, viruses, fraud, and theft. Discretix' solutions are deployed in a wide array of devices and mobile systems to enhance security, reliability, and user experience. Discretix is a privately-owned company, serving the needs of some of the world's best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers. In 2006 Discretix was ranked by Gartner among the leaders of the embedded security market for the third year in succession. For more information, please visit http://www.discretix.com.

About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd(S3):

S3 is the Connected Consumer Technology Company. S3's technologies, products and professional services enable Tier One operators, device manufacturers, healthcare providers and semiconductor companies to deliver next-generation products and services to consumers, at home and on the move. S3 is the leading provider of broadcast mobile DTV solutions. Its onHandTV software client manages the reception of TV and data services over broadcast, multicast and unicast bearers, delivered to multiple mobile devices. onHandTVTM ensures faster time-to-market and reduced risk for mobile operators and device manufacturers worldwide. It has proven interoperability with all existing commercial networks and key technology suppliers in the mobile DTV ecosystem. Founded in 1986, S3 delivers expert consumer systems design plus leading-edge silicon and software IP. S3 has development centres in Ireland and Central Europe and sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit http://www.s3group.com.

Discretix is a trademark of Discretix, Ltd. onHandTV is a trademark of Silicon & Software Systems Ltd.(S3). Other products and trade names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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