Readers inkBOOK Prime and inkBOOK Classic 2, the first in the world will support the latest standard DRM for e-books – Sony URMS. This will include easier sharing of purchased e-book
URMS The new standard was developed by Sony DADC, which is a branch of dealing with the development of standards, such as CD, DVD, UMD, Blu-ray, as well as the security video, games and music. The main objectives of the new system is security, flexibility and simplicity for the end user. The process of buying an e-book will be even easier, and the reader will not have to configure hardware using special software. The SDK Sony URMS system can be implemented in any application, device and system such as Android, iOS or Windows, so that authorization will run automatically, and the books will be able to be read immediately after the purchase. The Sony URMS allows you to implement multiple business models: controlled borrow e-books between users, define the number of downloads, and even a model of a renewable subscription. For publishers, the cost of such DRM system begins with a few gold, depending on the content of the book and is lower than in the case of system Adobe.
Examples of the application of the system Sony URMS:
- 4-month license for e-books for a group of 35 students,
- Unlocking the individual chapters, which can read people without a license,
- Rental of e-books for a limited time, after which their reading is not possible,
- Borrowing an e-book to a friend – the owner will lose access to content, and get them the person to whom the e-book has been borrowed. The owner may at any time recover the rights to the book electronically,
- Publisher e-book may limit the number of people, the buyer can borrow.
The first manufacturer who announced native support for the new DRM system is a Polish company to which the brand inkBOOK. Security support Sony URMS will be introduced readers inkBOOK Prime and inkBOOK Classic 2.Already inkBOOKów users can read e-books protected system Sony URMS so Bookvia applications developed by Sony and Datalogics. inkBOOKi also allow reading e-books protected by Adobe DRM and copyright systems developed by e-bookstores (eg. German Skoobe). At the time of announcement of the native support for the Sony URMS, the owners of Polish readers will be able to enjoy the freedom of reading e-books, completely independently of the DRM system, which will be secured and purchased books without having to install additional applications. Source: press information.