The World’s top printer OEM EOS has entered into a DRM, Digital Rights Management deal with security technology professional Wibu-Systems. Mutually, the two companies have created an API allowing Wibu-Systems and different DRM merchants to securely connect with EOS devices.
Wibu-Systems guarantees files protection from the design level to the completed pieces. Also, it provides components makers with the choice of monetizing designs with pay per print licenses.
Wibu-Systems’ VP Sales and Security Expert, Ruediger Kuegler illustrates additive manufacturing as a foundation for expressing the potential of manufacturing IoT. DATA is its lifeblood, and EOS has made the right choice in using our technology to enable comprehensive protection for its digital assets.” Adds Kuegler.
EOS’s Product Manager, Ruediger Herfrid says, “The secure flow of data from CAD to print is the prerequisite for implementing new on-demand business models of our customers in additive manufacturing. With Wibu-systems, we have found the right partner with whom we can reliably secure the last mile to our machines.”
EOS has been implementing Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter protection, licensing and protection software in its digital explications. It has been doing this for some time now. With this, the firm shields against third party strikes; license its software to users and shields programs from reverse engineering and piracy.
Raising on this premise, the new deal extends to the proverbial last mile of 3D printer communications. This is according to the monetization and protection of IP (intellectual property) in piece design.
Mutually, the two firms have created a system that reaches each link in the digital stock sequence. This is from the digital pattern to the completed product. It includes an API that automates and integrates secure data preparation into the existing software of EOS. “Files can be encrypted for secure transfer down to the individual 3D printer, and a secure counter is available to keep track of how often a file is used.” This is as explained by Wibu Systems.
Because of the digital nature of additive manufacturing, safety has become a matter of interest. This is for both the personal and industrial 3D printing parties. The cutting-edge, GE Research’s Forge Lab recently created a quantum-secure blockchain system for additive manufacturing. Firms such as LEOLane and Identify3D have also started to take their solutions on board. Policymakers are watching keenly on the technology for the possible impact it might have.
“This Digital Rights Management interface,” developed by Wibu-Systems “will be available to the entire EOS ecosystem and establish a wide range of DRM partners.” This is stated by Herfrid.