By Hane, Paula J.
Information Today , Vol. 18, No. 8
RealNetworks, Inc. has launched the RealSystem Media Commerce Suite, a platform that offers a complete and flexible commerce solution available for the secure licensing and delivery of digital media. The Rea]System Media Commerce Suite includes products and services for secure media packaging, license generation, and highquality content delivery to a trusted media player base across all major platforms. The company also announced the introduction of the eXtensible Media Commerce Language (XMCL) initiative.
Media Commerce Suite
The RealSystem Media Commerce Suite allows rightsholders to distribute movies, music, and other digital content to over 200 million RealPlayer users. Over 15 million copies of RealPlayer enabled with the Media Commerce Suite functionality have been installed since March. The Media Commerce Suite extends the RealSystem and RealPlayer open architecture to accommodate the incorporation of a wide range of rights-management systems. It integrates into all types of existing infrastructures and back-end systems and supports a broad set of business models, including purchase, rental, video on demand, and subscription services.
The XMCL initiative is an open XMLbased language designed to establish industrywide standards for Internet media commerce. …