AuthenTec Enables Secure HD Content Delivery for Lufthansa Technik’s In-Flight Entertainment and Cabin Management System

  AuthenTec Enables Secure HD Content Delivery for Lufthansa Technik’s
  In-Flight Entertainment and Cabin Management System nice® HD

Business Wire

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- November 01, 2012

AuthenTec, a leading provider of mobile and network security, announced today
it has teamed with Lufthansa Technik to ensure secure delivery and
distribution of premium high definition (HD) content via Lufthansa Technik’s
In-flight Entertainment and Cabin Management System nice® HD for Business and
VIP Jets. AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion solution enhances security of Lufthansa
Technik’s in-flight system by protecting HD content from the point of origin
to the point of playback.

AuthenTec DRM ensures the secure upload of content licenses to aircrafts as
they are being serviced on the ground, and is used to securely deliver
licenses to traveling passengers for viewing HD content on passenger screens
once the plane is airborne.

“The DRM protection that AuthenTec adds to our nice HD In-flight Entertainment
and Cabin Management System, allows us to offer passengers premium,
high-definition entertainment with robust security that’s approved and
endorsed by the leading content owners,” said Andrew Muirhead, Director BU
Innovation of Lufthansa Technik. ”AuthenTec was able to quickly adapt their
proven DRM solution to the unique requirements of our system, allowing us to
meet our ambitious delivery schedule and service launch.”

“Our collaboration with Lufthansa Technik on In-flight Entertainment and Cabin
Management results in a unique implementation of our proven DRM that we
believe will be very useful for a growing number of customers,” said Dr. Simon
Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec Embedded Security Solutions.

nice HD® is a modular and highly flexible Ethernet (IP) based Cabin Management
and In-flight Entertainment System that offers Passengers an easy and simple
way to control cabin functions such as lighting, entertain themselves with
audio and/or video, and remain productive with internet connectivity. Flying
on over 200 aircraft today, the nice system has been judged by many aircraft
owners as the best cabin management, communication and entertainment systems
on the market today.

AuthenTec offers DRM content protection as an embedded or downloadable
solution, and is becoming the DRM security of choice among the world’s leading
service providers and content owners. AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion offering combines
standards compatibility with ease of deployment, allowing customers to quickly
and cost-effectively bring new content services online. DRM Fusion enables
secure content distribution via a wide range of services and devices including
smartphones, tablets, PCs, TVs, set-top boxes, and now in-flight entertainment

About Lufthansa Technik Group

The global network of the Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 26,000
employees, more than 30 affiliates and subsidiaries and numerous maintenance
stations worldwide, is a leading provider of services for the aviation
industry. The unique combination of technical expertise, understanding of
operational requirements and our customized support makes the Lufthansa
Technik Group an attractive partner for our customers.

About AuthenTec

AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. The Company's
diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and
organizations through secure networking as well as content and data
protection. AuthenTec encryption and security technology is deployed by the
leading mobile device, networking and computing companies, and content and
service providers worldwide. AuthenTec's products and technologies provide
security on hundreds of millions of devices. Top tier customers include
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange,
Samsung, Sky, and Texas Instruments. Learn more at


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