Datalogics is the largest player in the Digital Rights Management sector and they are officially licensed to sell all of Adobes SDK and PDF solutions. They have a huge portfolio of app developers and e-reader companies that use their technology and they make a killing. Datalogics has just announced that they are the exclusive providers of the new new Sony DRM system for e-books that was first developed in 2014.
Sony DADC’s URMS offers libraries and stores a powerful yet lightweight API-based system for protecting content and authenticating users. The system is designed to better serve today’s eBook business models and eliminates the need for users to host cumbersome and expensive license servers. It also simplifies the user experience as it does not require third-party ID’s for content downloads. Libraries and stores can revoke and renew licenses without requiring the user to re-download the book and URMS provides publishers a much stronger DRM that can be updated as needed. It also provides an API for encryption so publishers no longer need to send unencrypted files out to distributors. To maximize convenience for app developers, URMS is fully compatible with the Readium Foundation’s open-source rendering engine.
“This collaboration with Datalogics is the keystone to the architecture we’re building to support the roll-out of URMS across the written content ecosystem,” said Spiros Rally, VP of DigitalWorks at Sony DADC. “We’re delighted they share our vision of user-friendly DRM for producers and consumers.”
“Partnering with Sony DADC is exciting on multiple levels,” states Datalogics CEO, Kevin McNeill. “URMS allows us to provide the flexibility that our customers are requesting. By offering a secure, flexible solution in this consistently evolving industry, we will enable our customers to reach higher technological standards and continue to exceed their goals.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.