Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc.

MovieLabs is working with the six major US Hollywood studios, exhibitors, distributors, deployment entities, integrators and device manufacturers to specify and build a D-Cinema worldwide centralized Trusted Device List (TDL).  The team is now looking to broaden participation to include additional supporters and founders from the international community of studios, exhibitors, service providers, deployment entities, system integrators, manufacturers and other interested parties.  This effort is currently in the formulation stage.

The goal of the TDL is straightforward: Develop a worldwide high availability Trusted Device List Registry for D-Cinema that is voluntary and open to all ecosystem members in a non-discriminatory manner.

The TDL will contain all information necessary for service providers and other ecosystem members to generate Key Delivery Messages (KDMs) and facilitate the delivery of Digital Cinema Packages (DCP).  Information will be made available on a cost-recovery basis to authorized subscribers. The registry would not be involved in the actual KDM or DCP generation.

The TDL will receive facility list information directly via an automated FLM message, through a web interface or, when necessary, over the phone.  The information will come either directly from the facility or through an authorized intermediary such as a deployment entity, system integrator, or country-specific centralized TDL. Each authorized distributor in a territory would subscribe to the TDL to take a snapshot (replicate the information) of the registry in order to generate KDMs. 

Conceptually, the TDL would look something like this:TDL Architecture

Request for Proposal (RFP)

NOTICE: Deadline for submitting proposals extended to June 6, 2012, 11:59PM PDT.

MovieLabs has issued an RFP for the Trusted Device List (TDL). Here is that RFP:

  • Revised Request for Proposal, May 24, 2012, v1.1 (PDF) (Word)
    • Showing changes from v1.0 (PDF) (Word)
    • Change List: 3.2.1 Response date changes to June 6, 2012, 5.2 'build' deleted, 9.1.2 'KDM' changed to 'FLM-X'
  • Original Request for Proposal, April 27, 2012, v1.0 (PDF) (Word)

In advance of issuing the RFP, MovieLabs provided a DRAFT RFP for consideration. Here is that draft RFP.

  • DRAFT Request for Proposal, April 20, 2012, v0.9a (PDF) (Word)
  • Document showing changes as redlines from v0.9a to v1.0 (PDF) (Word)

Request for Information (RFI)

The RFI response period has ended. MovieLabs thanks all respondents to the RFI. If you have comments that you still wish to make, please contact us.

The purpose of this RFI it to solicit comments on what we intend to be a subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP).  We would like responses to indicate areas where we can improve the RFP that will lead to efficient and effective projects for building, operating and maintaining a TDL System.

Please have responses in by March 1, 2012.

RFI Documents are as follows

  • Request for Information, February 2, 2012 (PDF) (Word)
  • General Release (PDF) - This must be returned with responses

Support materials

  • FLM-X Data, January 13, 2012 (PDF) - This draft document desribes FLM-X. It is non-authoritative.

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