Irdeto Wins Patents for Set-Top Watermarking

Irdeto's headend-based watermarking technology for set-top boxes was awarded three patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which the company says makes it the only interoperable, backward-compatible watermarking solution available on the U.S. market. ...

Irdeto's headend-based watermarking technology for set-top boxes was awarded three patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which the company says makes it the only interoperable, backward-compatible watermarking solution available on the U.S. market. Eight additional patents are pending on the company's watermarking technology.

Irdeto's watermarking technology allows content owners to trace illegally distributed content to individual users. Uniquely watermarked content can be prepared centrally, enabling ease of deployment and scalability without requiring integration with the VOD server or set-top box.
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