Standalone watermarking solutions from Verimatrix

Verimatrix now offers standalone forensic watermarking solutions for premium content security.

Unveiled were two major additions to the company’s forensic watermarking offerings — the standalone VideoMark solution for IP and broadcast networks and the extended server-side watermarking capabilities of StreamMark to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming.

“Verimatrix has spent more than a decade developing a comprehensive technical approach to forensic watermarking backed by an unmatched partner ecosystem, and we are very pleased to give operators greater flexibility to leverage our video watermarking solutions,” said Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix.

The client-side VideoMark solution is now offered in a configuration independent of Verimatrix’s VCAS platform, to provide operators with greater flexibility as they build their multi-layered security platform for all types of premium content services.

The company said the standalone VideoMark solution extends Verimatrix’s video tracking and forensic identification capabilities to work alongside third-party conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) systems.

Meanwhile, the capabilities of StreamMark, Verimatrix’s server-side forensic watermarking solution, have also been expanded to protect premium content delivered via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and standard DASH ABR formats to enable early release windows and other premium content business models.

The solution is said to be inherently DRM-agnostic and integrates with leading encoder and CDN components to protect unicast over-the-top (OTT) delivery by “uniquely marking” compressed video files, even if these are encrypted.

Through its VideoMark and StreamMark offerings, Verimatrix said it can equip video service providers with a range of more flexible anti-piracy tools and deployment options that they need to secure and monetise the latest premium content services and delivery methods.

These offerings also complement the issuance of updated watermarking security guidelines from the Ultra HD Forum, where Verimatrix played a leading role.

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