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castLabs pioneers software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide. We provide solutions to easily enable the secure playback of DRM-secured premium content over a large selection of consumer devices and platforms for high-quality video experiences.
Our range of applications and services include the feature-rich PRESTOplay SDKs for playback across all screens, Video Toolkit for encoding/packaging/encryption/watermarking, and the multi-DRM license delivery network, DRMtoday.
We also supply end-to-end expert technical consulting for video delivery projects.
castLabs is based in Berlin, Germany, and Los Angeles, California.
castLabs’ DRMtoday solution offers a complete set of features, a service built on highly reliable infrastructure and a user-friendly interface with support from a professional services team. castLabs uses flexible cloud solutions with built-in logic and scaling mechanisms that run across multiple regions around the world to utilize servers near the customers to minimize key delivery time and maintain a global delivery network. The main DRMtoday features include Concurrent Stream Limiting (CSL), Geoblocking, Device Capability Awareness, Watermarking, Multi-DRM for all screens and Conditional Access. DRMtoday dashboard provides the functionality of viewing the information about licenses sent, unique users, DRM systems used, active devices, failed deliveries, usage data per day, and others. The dashboard also allows to configure one’s service in a click-through manner and use a large number of templates to setup e.g. a VoD service with 48 hours license duration, or a geolocation-controlled live streaming service with key rotation and only three allowed concurrent devices per user.
Aside from a global Multi-DRM License Delivery Network our PRESTOplay SDK Suite provides “API-first” player SDKs across multiple platforms & devices with an extensive set of built-in features to provide your customers with leading quality viewing experiences. The features include ultra-low latency, fully customizable UI, VoD & live playback, offline playback with downloader, MPEG-DASH, CMAF, HLS and Smooth Streaming support, and more.
The last technology is our Video Toolkit. We offer popular processing tools as ready-to-use automated solutions with complete access to their functions along with our expertise to create custom tools.
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DRMtoday is an extensive digital rights management licensing and access control service. It enables the rapid adoption of multiple studio-recognized DRM systems with just one integration allowing video distributors to reach the largest range of consumer devices and platforms with protected content. DRMtoday operates as a worldwide License Delivery Network: you gain access to multi-region low latency and solid redundancy.
PRESTOplay for Browsers
PRESTOplay for Browsers is a cross-browser player SDK for DRM protected MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming, and HLS video content. The feature-rich player enables you to deliver consistent on-demand and live streaming playback experiences regardless of which browser, version, or OS is used. Our player uses HTML5 on modern browsers while falling-back to Silverlight on older browsers to ensure true cross-browser compatibility.
PRESTOplay for Android/iOS
PRESTOplay SDKs for Android and iOS greatly reduce the development effort needed for creating robust custom video player applications on smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Utilizing the latest standards and technology, our SDKs sport an extensive set of features providing you with everything needed to deliver leading-quality video experiences.
PRESTOplay for Desktops
PRESTOplay for Desktops lets you easily create custom stand-alone Windows and Mac player applications using web technologies. The SDK enables you to provide DRM protected video content for online or offline viewing allowing your customers to enjoy their favorite entertainment at home or on the go.
Video Toolkit is a cloud service providing a collection of high-quality workflow options for converting video assets into on-demand DRM-enabled adaptive streaming formats. Content preparation tools include: watermarking, encoding/transcoding, encryption, transmuxing, packaging, and subtitle conversion. Our service helps you focus on what matters: getting content to market quickly.