Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) has selected the
upcoming Adobe Flash Access software as one of the first approved
content protection solutions required for premium video in devices
that support DECE.
DECE is a consortium of leading content providers, consumer
electronics companies, technology vendors and service providers
working to enable improved consumer access to entertainment content.
The Adobe Flash Pplatform is a system of integrated tools,
frameworks, clients and servers for the development of web
applications, content and video that runs consistently across
operating systems and devices. Adobe Flash Access 2.0, a key
component of the Adobe Flash platform, is a scalable, flexible
content protection solution that enables the distribution and
monetization of premium content.
Adobe Flash Access 2.0 provides a way to combine the reach and
interactivity of the Adobe Flash Platform with robust security and
flexible usage rules so that businesses can enforce necessary
constraints, such as limiting viewing to a given rental period,
according to the folks at Adobe. It’s expected to be available in the
spring of 2010 as a software development kit (SDK) on any server
platform that supports Java Sun JDK 1.5 or later.
Adobe Flash Access 2.0 can be purchased for USD$20,000 per four CPUs;
alternatively, service providers can pay a flat fee of USD$10,000
plus a royalty fee starting at $1 per thousand licenses issued.
Content protected with Adobe Flash Access will be available for play
back in the upcoming Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 runtimes,
which run on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. For more information, go
to http://www.adobe.com/go/flashaccess .