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Qube Keysmith Offers Comprehensive and Powerful Key Management for Digital Cinema

As seen on DCinemaToday.com

Extends limited invitation-only access to CineEurope visitors – at no cost!

At CineEurope, Qube Cinema will extend a limited invitation-only access to its new KeySmith.biz website, a powerful key management and reporting service for independent filmmakers, small distributors and compact postproduction facilities. KeySmith.biz allows filmmakers and film festivals to benefit from the unmatched features that make KDM distribution, tracking and delivery simple and easy.

KeySmith.biz allows generation of KDMs by accessing a comprehensive Theatre Database that is continuously updated through strategic regional partners and crowdsourcing. KeySmith.biz is also protected by FIPS 140-2 certified hardware security modules and has comprehensive reporting capabilities that allow the user to keep track of all their KDM logistics.

“We’re empowering anyone to encrypt their DCPs and simply avoid the hassles of KDM logistics and current pricing models, all in a secure environment,” says Nigel Dennis, Head of European Business for Qube Cinema. “With KeySmith.biz, filmmakers, producers, post facilities and distributors can now encrypt all their DCPs and protect their intellectual property while still having convenient access to the required KDMs for QC, screenings and worldwide distribution. For example, with film festivals requiring DCPs, KeySmith.biz will keep your content secure and easily accessible even during the chaos of a festival.”

As per DCI specifications, DCPs can be encrypted. KeySmith.biz affords the power to decide who can decrypt and playback DCPs - all through a simple to use cloud-based log-in access. Users select theatres from the theatre database and generate the required KDMs that will unlock the DCP for each selected theatre. Each KDM is tied to the unique identity of the digital cinema equipment from the theatre database. KeySmith.biz can directly deliver the KDMs to the theatres via email and will also support the Theatre Key Retrieval protocol (TKR) now recommended by the ISDCF. Qube KeySmith has comprehensive reporting capabilities that allow the user to keep track of all KDM logistics.

KeySmith.biz also has a powerful API that allows for seamless integration of the KDM service with any digital cinema mastering system. Qube Cinema’s own QubeMaster Xpress for Windows and QubeMaster Xport for Mac will have Keysmith.biz integration soon.

The benefits are yours for free, and available at CineEurope, although for a limited time only!
Contact Nigel Dennis at sales@qubecinema.com or +447878717548 to schedule a demo at CineEurope to learn more about the KeySmith.biz service and the mastering products integration.