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Symphony Teleca and Discretix Collaboration Accelerates Android OMA DRM Deployments

Symphony Teleca Corporation, the services organization dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices and Discretix, the leading provider of field-proven content protection and embedded security solutions, today announced the successful deployment of multiple Android devices using its Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management (OMA DRM) v1.0 solution.

OMA DRM is a widely deployed DRM scheme, used by hundreds of mobile operators in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America for securing video, music and ringtone services. To support the OMA DRM v1.0 scheme, Android requires adaptations to all multimedia applications.

The pre-packaged Symphony Teleca-Discretix offering is the most complete and field-proven solution in the marketplace, meeting the operator's requirements for OMA DRM v1.0; ensuring reduced time-to-market; and providing support for future versions of Android. The Discretix OMA DRM v1.0 product provides complete support for all the required content delivery methods including Forward Lock, Combined Delivery and Separate Delivery, and is now offered as a DRM Framework plug-in. Symphony Teleca provides an integrated solution based on the Discretix OMA DRM v1.0 product with full OMA DRM v1.0 application support for Android.

“The collaboration between Symphony Teleca and Discretix allows our customers to have a complete, operator-compatible, OMA DRM solution with a very short time-to-market,” said Amit Shofar, Vice President Business Development, Discretix.

“Since the announcement of our collaboration with Discretix during Mobile World Congress 2012 we have successfully delivered multiple deployments of the Discretix solution to mobile device manufacturers. As a recent example we are extremely proud to work with Kyocera, a leading and highly innovative Japanese mobile phone brand, integrating and customizing the Discretix OMA DRM solution into their latest mobile phone products aimed at the international market,” said Robert Kempf, Vice President Marketing & Technology, Mobile and Connected Division, Symphony Teleca.

“Kyocera was very pleased by the expertise, responsiveness and quality of deliverables from Symphony Teleca. Selecting Symphony Teleca as an OMA DRM integration partner was the perfect choice and ensured high quality and on-time delivery for our products,” said Hiroyuki Kusaka, Manager of Software Department, Corporate Communication Equipment Group, Kyocera Corporation.

About Symphony Teleca

Symphony Teleca Corporation, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world's first services company dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. The company delivers innovative products combined with contemporary product development, systems integration, analytics and managed services to hundreds of organizations around the world. Symphony Teleca's 5,800 employees support customers from 35 offices globally, including delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. For more information visit www.symphonyteleca.com.

About Discretix

Discretix' security solutions are deployed in a wide range of consumer electronics devices enabling services and applications, while protecting the device and its contents. Discretix' products include embedded security co-processors and a broad range of security applications. The solutions are tightly integrated into the device, enhancing security without compromising the user experience. Discretix, a privately-owned company, serves the needs of some of the world's best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and has been consistently ranked among the leaders of the embedded security market. For more information, please visit www.discretix.com.

Discretix is a trademark of Discretix, Ltd. Other products and trade names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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