The StudioMax technology will be incorporated using an authoring toolkit developed by SunnComm which enhances and protects the content within a very controlled but easy-to-use format. The technology will yield a studio-produced CD-R burn from the artist that will facilitate the secure transport of full-spectrum, uncompressed CD-A files. The full spectrum audio content incorporated on the CD's original tracks (called the "redbook" session), will be protected by StudioMax but available for "unlocking" by authorized personnel.
The StudioMax CD will also feature a multimedia user interface referred to as a "second session" which is built onto the disc itself and utilizes components from the Microsoft (MSFT: NASDAQ) Data Session Toolkit.
According to Peter H. Jacobs, SunnComm's C.E.O., "The music industry has to ensure that new music being produced in the studio is protected from illicit copying. If music is allowed to leak' out during the development process, the copy control battle is lost before it starts."
"The secure work-flow process is an important component for the music industry and unfortunately a significant breach of security at this time," says SunnComm's chief operating officer, William H. Whitmore, Jr. "Industry leadership means finding solutions for the vexing and critical problems facing the music industry in the area of digital music copy control. We are proud to unveil StudioMax at this time, and to have once again positioned SunnComm as the front runner in our market space. "