Barcelona, Spain — Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, comprising the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative (NSM), are unveiling at the Mobile World Congress here this week their SeeQVault flash-memory-based content-security specification.
The technology, which will begin to be licensed today, is said to allow secure storage and movement of files ranging from high-definition entertainment content to sensitive data and other confidential material across multiple devices in both connected and unconnected environments.
The specification is available now to consumer electronics, entertainment and IT ecosystems companies interested in a licensing the system.
The NSM developed SeeQVault to enable the creation of software and hardware products that allow manufacturers, content service providers and others to offer consumers new capability in content flexibility, security and portability.
“SeeQVault opens new possibilities for consumers interested in storing and viewing their high-definition content and other data across the range of home-bound and mobile devices, particularly those using the Android and Windows operating systems,” said Sony’s Victor Matsuda, the NSM spokesman. “Moreover, it creates exciting new opportunities and business models for consumer electronics, mobile device and IT industries, as well as for those who create and distribute high definition content.”
SeeQVault-enabled memory and devices will allow the storage and playback of premium high-definition content across multiple devices with or without internet connectivity.
With SeeQVault-enabled flash drives, SD cards, hard disk drives and other media, consumers will be able to move high-definition content across their various devices in a secure key-managed environment that provides flexibility for content consumption along with superior intellectual property protection, the NSM said.