OMA Digital Rights Management
Digital Rights Management (DRM) addresses the most
critical issues facing providers of premium content --
the unauthorised use and distribution of content.
Standardised by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), and
adopted by all major handset vendors, DRM offers new
ways of protecting premium content. Handsets with
DRM support still only constitute a small
portion of the handsets available on the market, but
NowSMS v5.50 can help you get ready for wider DRM
Many of the intial handset implementations of OMA DRM
support only "Forward-lock". When MMS or WAP Push
Content is sent with the "Forward-lock" attribute, the
handset user is able to save the image or object to
their phone, but they are not able to forward or copy
the image or object to another device. Handsets that
do not support "Forward-lock" are unable to understand
content that is sent with this attribute.
Full OMA DRM v1.0 is only implemented in a few current
handsets, such as the Nokia 6220 and 6820. With full
OMA DRM v1.0, it is possible to define other attributes
to protect premium content. For example, content can
be encrypted ("Forward-lock" content is not encrypted,
so it is not a perfect solution). Additionallly, time
limits, or number of access limits can be applied to
premium content. In such a scenario, a Java game
might require a monthly subscription for continued use.
DRM Rights messages are sent via WAP Push over SMS
for such application extensions (an ideal use for
premium rate SMS!).
NowSMS v5.50 now supports the ability to encode
these DRM Rights messages for delivery via WAP Push
More about NowSMS v5.50 and DRM...
Dear NowSMS Customer,
A beta release for the v5.50 release of the Now
SMS/MMS Gateway is currently available for download.
Highlights of features available in this release include
support for Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Digital Rights
Management (DRM) v1.0, and expanded WAP Push
|Vodafone UK to start blocking WAP Push|
| ||Vodafone UK have recently announced that they will
introduce a content control mechanism on the
Vodafone UK network, to protect minors from accessing
inappropriate content. Vodafone plan to control access
to content by filtering access to WAP URLs for all
network users, except those that have opted out by
proving that they are adults.|
NowSMS v5.50 now provides a way for a single Now
SMS/MMS Gateway to use multiple host names for URL
generation of adult vs. non-adult content.
Read more about it...
|NowSMS at CTIA in Atlanta|
| ||CTIA Wireless will be held 22nd to 24th March 2004 in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA.|
Now Wireless will be exhibiting at this event (Stand
#1501), and technical and sales representatives are
available for pre-scheduled meetings. For more
information, contact Lisa Smith via e-mail as
Visit NowSMS at CTIA...
|"2-Way" Receive SMS Enhancements|
| ||We've been listening to customer suggestions on how
to improve the NowSMS "2-way" facility for processing
received SMS messages. It is now possible to define
different "2-way" commands for processing received
messages based upon the recipient phone number in
the received message. Additionally, a "mailto:"
command can be defined to route received messages
to an e-mail address.|
For NowSMS systems with heavy volumes of receied
message traffic, NowSMS v5.50 now supports
multithreaded processing of received messages,
allowing high volumes of received messages to be
processed in a shorter amount of time.
More about NowSMS v5.50...
| ||NowSMS v5.50 now supports the WAP Push Access
Protocol (PAP) to provide the ability to generate more
specialised types of WAP Push messages. PAP is the
standard defined by the Open Mobile Alliance for how
applications can interface to a Push Proxy Gateway for
sending WAP Push messages.|
With support for PAP, NowSMS can be used as a push
proxy for other vendor's MMSCs. It also becomes
possible to send other types of push messages, such
as those related to SyncML, Wireless Village, and OMA
Digital Rights Management.
More on PAP...
|Coming Soon: Best of the NowSMS Discussion Board|
| ||The NowSMS Discussion Board has become a popular
destination for learning more about hidden and "not so
obvious" features of the Now SMS/MMS Gateway, as
well as SMS and MMS technology in general.|
In the next edition of this newsletter, we'll be
highlighting some of the most interesting discussion
threads from the NowSMS Discussion board. So
forward this newsletter to your friends, and invite them
Visit the NowSMS Discussion Board now...
|More NowSMS v5.50 Enhancements|
| ||NowSMS v5.50 includes improved support for sending
MMS through operator MMSCs over GPRS modems,
including better modem handling, and multithreaded
delivery allowing multiple GPRS modems to be used for
MMS message delivery simultaneously.|
A number of updates have also been applied to the
SMPP, MM4 and MM7 implementations, based upon real
world feedback and customers interfacing NowSMS with
other SMS and MMS based applications.
More about NowSMS v5.50...