Research is a fundamental part of our DNA. As a thought leader in the media protection and security space, Irdeto approaches and has been approached by various academic institutions and standards bodies to collaborate on industry research.
These efforts have led to meaningful collaborations with industry and academia and have fostered the formulation of joint research labs to advance the science and technology of software security.
Irdeto's research efforts are concentrated in important geographies around the globe to ensure a global perspective and are co-located with major Irdeto R & D centers in Europe, North America and Asia. The Eindhoven research center, located in the heart of Europe's leading R & D region, is an area synonymous with open innovation. Beijing, not only an Irdeto co-headquarter location, provides easy access to top universities and research institutes in China. Ottawa, Canada is well known as Silicon Valley North, houses another Irdeto Research Center (previously known as the Cloakware Advanced Research Center) which is located in close proximity to research and development labs for some of the world's largest technology corporations.
Our investment in and commitment to research has significantly contributed to Irdeto's vast accumulation of Intellectual Property (IP) which includes hundreds of patents, trade secrets, business processes, designs, topographies and technical "know how".
To ensure we can meet our customer needs today and well into tomorrow, we conduct research in areas such as digital content protection, software security and protection, cryptography, watermarking, recommendation systems, Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies, gaming, mobile application and other evolving technologies.
Irdeto considers research to be a vital part of staying ahead of the consumer demand for premium content and Media 3.0.