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MOD Systems Receives CSS License from DVD CCA
[September 27, 2007]

MOD Systems Receives CSS License from DVD CCA

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)-- Today MOD Systems, a leading provider of in-store digital media solutions, announced it has received a DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) Content Scramble System (CSS) license. CSS protection is a core component of the DVD format and is used on traditional manufactured DVDs to protect against piracy. CSS is also required by several major studios as part of any approved DVD manufacture-on-demand solution for retail.

MOD Systems offers an end-to-end digital content management and delivery system for retailers and now adds CSS copy protection capability to its existing support for Windows Media DRM 10. This further ensures the security and protection of the digital content via various fulfillment methods including direct-to-device and on-demand DVD manufacturing. MOD Systems' DVD manufacture-on-demand solution is scheduled to be available in Q4 2007.

The MOD Systems platform, which is deployed at several large Fortune 500 retailers, currently offers "infinite aisles" of music on demand from a digital catalog, which includes custom, user-generated compilations or full albums. Consumers can fulfill orders via in-store CD manufacturing as well as digital delivery direct to an MP3 player or music device.

"The CSS license milestone brings us one step closer to adding full support for video content to our platform," stated Mark Phillips, CEO of MOD Systems. "We are actively engaged with the major studios and many independents to secure the ability to offer thousands of titles to our retail customers through both digital files delivered directly to a video playback device or manufactured-on-demand DVD."

MOD Systems is participating in Sonic Solutions' Qflix(TM) program to facilitate CSS support and ensure that discs produced with MOD Systems DVD Manufacture-On-Demand solution deliver optimum quality and playback compatibility. Qflix is a licensing and certification program for technology and intellectual property to enable factory, in-store, and in-home systems for the on-demand, electronic sell-through of movies and video programs that can be recorded to DVD with CSS encryption.

"MOD Systems has created a unique retail solution that combines the convenience of electronic delivery with the simplicity and compatibility of DVD," said Jim Taylor, SVP and general manager of the Advanced Technology Group at Sonic Solutions. "MOD Systems provides consumers with quick and easy access to a far greater range of content than ever before, and now by embracing Qflix, it also assures consumers have the highest quality and playability in a form that safeguards the rights of content providers."

Content providers interested in licensing media to MOD Systems for inclusion in its digital catalog please contact MOD Systems via email or visit

About MOD Systems

MOD Systems' digital media technology platform enables retailers to transform stores into digital destinations. Its powerful hardware/software solution creates a captivating in-store or online experience for consumers to search a virtual catalog of millions of digital assets, and sample, buy, and download content directly to handheld devices or manufacture CD/DVDs on-demand. In addition, with the MOD solution, retailers can create a highly interactive experience for customers with overhead promotions and integration capabilities, coupled with proven best practices. For more information, visit

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