DigitalOwl, Inc. is the developer of KineticEdge end-to-end Digital Rights Management (DRM) software and services. The KineticEdge packaging tool is TitleFusion, a Windows application for embedding metadata information (such as royalty, brand, and price information) into a content file during encryption. It can also assign different rights to different parts of a document, known as "micropackaging". TitlePool is an Oracle 8i-based content repository, where additional metadata is added to enhance searching. TitleWave handles sales to consumers, including tracking licenses and storing customer profiles. Vision is Windows client software for viewing KineticEdge content. Supported file formats include XML, the Open EBook (OEB), PDF, JPEG and HTML. Catalyst is the name of the available support and consulting services. Clients can pick all or only specific KineticEdge components (except TitleFusion, which DigitalOwl must handle). Content is hosted on a distributed Peer-To-Peer network, which enables a variety of online intellectual property transaction usage models, including pay-per-use. KineticEdge uses Certicom encryption (which supports wireless devices) and relies on proprietary digital certificates rather than a third party certificate authority.
Date Listed: 02/24/2001