In collaboration with Lufthansa Systems, castLabs has unveiled a new version of its app-less playback feature for DRMtoday Onboard, enabling passengers to access in-flight streaming media without the need to download an application.

“The app-less playback feature introduces a faster and more convenient service to the end customers. We are looking forward to continue working with Lufthansa Systems in helping their customers and partners to offer the latest concepts, capabilities and technologies to the market,” says Michael Stattmann, Founder of castLabs.

App-less playback allows passengers to access the onboard media library on any platform, using HTML5 in browser-based environments. One of the advantages of the app-less playback feature is the usability on any platform, which is enabled through the use of single media format to address all platforms equally by using Apple’s HLS and MPEG-DASH at the same time. castLabs’ tool chain can deliver these formats and licenses from close environment DRM servers. This architecture also meets ultra-high definition (UHD) content requirements, including watermarking and addresses latest DRM feature requirements.

castLabs is constantly working on new features and ways to expand its flexible solution to allow DRM licensing to be delivered across existing onboard playback hardware or passenger-owned devices.

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