Qualcomm has integrated DRM technology into its SecureMSM chipset solution. The DRM technology will be part of Qualcomm’s security suite, and will initially be available on its 6350 WCDMA chipset.
SecureMSM supports the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) DRm version one, and will be available by mid-2004, Qualcomm has said. Luis Pineda, vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA technologies said, “Enhanced DRM for wireless opens up revenue generating opportunities for operators and content developers alike.”
SecureMSM is built on Qualcomm’s own BREW application development platform, but the vendor says it will also be compatible with Java-based applications.
DRM is one of the issues that the industry is chewing on as it comes to terms with providing multi-media services. Qualcomm hopes handset manufacturers will be attracted by the in-built DRM solution.