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Digital Media Technology Specialist NAGRA Joins GlobalPlatform

04 December 2013NAGRA has become the latest Full Member of GlobalPlatform™, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology. NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and a leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, will support the industry body in establishing a standardized end-to-end framework for securing mobile content.

As a Full Member, NAGRA is able to engage in GlobalPlatform’s Card, Device and System Committees, participate in its market-led task forces and receive organizational and technical voting rights.

NAGRA’s initial focus will be to contribute to GlobalPlatform’s standardization work for the trusted execution environment (TEE)– a secure area that resides in the main processor of a smartphone (or any mobile device) and ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment – with particular reference to the work of the association’s Premium Content Task Force.

Hervé Goupil, VP Trusted Platform at NAGRA, comments: “We share the same objectives as GlobalPlatform and are delighted to confirm our membership. The creation of a security framework for the consumer electronics industry is essential for the continued development of new mobile media services, the protection of both the users and service provider’s assets and the delivery of rich user experiences. We believe that our extensive knowledge derived from more than 60 years in the media industry and 15 years in protecting billions of dollars of premium digital content all over the world, can offer value to the excellent work already being undertaken by GlobalPlatform.”

Hervé states that strong collaboration with the other industry leaders within GlobalPlatform is the best way to enable new developments in the area of secure content delivery, while ensuring platform integrity. He concludes: “As an industry, to be successful in the creation of a rich and interoperable content ecosystem, we must ensure that the security we are working towards equals that of the pay-TV sector so that it meets the requirements of the premium content providers. We believe that contributing to GlobalPlatform’s TEE Specifications will help us achieve this.”

“We are delighted to welcome NAGRA to GlobalPlatform,” concludes Kevin Gillick, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform. “With more and more services ‘going mobile’, our work to protect premium content is essential. We look forward to benefiting from NAGRA’s expertise within our activities to develop the GlobalPlatform TEE Specifications.”

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About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology.  Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.

The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.  The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.   GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.

As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape.  Its 100+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.

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