Melbourne, FL | November 1, 2012– AuthenTec, a leading provider of mobile and network security, announced today it has teamed with Lufthansa Technik to ensure secure delivery and distribution of premium high definition (HD) content via Lufthansa Technik’s In-flight Entertainment and Cabin Management System nice® HD for Business and VIP Jets. AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion solution enhances security of Lufthansa Technik’s in-flight system by protecting HD content from the point of origin to the point of playback.

AuthenTec DRM ensures the secure upload of content licenses to aircrafts as they are being serviced on the ground, and is used to securely deliver licenses to traveling passengers for viewing HD content on passenger screens once the plane is airborne.

“The DRM protection that AuthenTec adds to our nice HD In-flight Entertainment and Cabin Management System, allows us to offer passengers premium, high-definition entertainment with robust security that’s approved and endorsed by the leading content owners,” said Andrew Muirhead, Director BU Innovation of Lufthansa Technik. ”AuthenTec was able to quickly adapt their proven DRM solution to the unique requirements of our system, allowing us to meet our ambitious delivery schedule and service launch.”

“Our collaboration with Lufthansa Technik on In-flight Entertainment and Cabin Management results in a unique implementation of our proven DRM that we believe will be very useful for a growing number of customers,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec Embedded Security Solutions.

nice HD® is a modular and highly flexible Ethernet (IP) based Cabin Management and In-flight Entertainment System that offers Passengers an easy and simple way to control cabin functions such as lighting, entertain themselves with audio and/or video, and remain productive with internet connectivity. Flying on over 200 aircraft today, the nice system has been judged by many aircraft owners as the best cabin management, communication and entertainment systems on the market today.

AuthenTec offers DRM content protection as an embedded or downloadable solution, and is becoming the DRM security of choice among the world’s leading service providers and content owners. AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion offering combines standards compatibility with ease of deployment, allowing customers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new content services online. DRM Fusion enables secure content distribution via a wide range of services and devices including smartphones, tablets, PCs, TVs, set-top boxes, and now in-flight entertainment systems.