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CastLabs, a confirmed exhibitor for APEX EXPO next week, has released the latest version of its DRMtoday Onboard solution. The technology, created with Lufthansa Systems, enables secure browser-based access to onboard media libraries, meaning passengers can watch digital rights management (DRM)-protected movies on their personal devices without downloading an app.

“This not only improves the passenger experience but also creates a larger potential target audience for the airline’s advertising activities and ancillary revenue opportunities,” said Jan-Peter Gänse, head of Passenger Experience Products & Solutions at Lufthansa Systems.

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The companies announced in March 2018 that they were “working on new technology that allows movies to be played in a browser on iOS devices.” New features of the latest version include meeting ultra-high definition (UHD) content requirements, such as watermarking, and addressing the latest DRM feature requirements.

“The app-less playback feature introduces a faster and more convenient service to the end customers,” said Michael Stattmann, founder of castLabs.

Several other companies, including ImmflyBluebox and AirFi, also offer app-free access to DRM content.