What is Qubewire?
Qubewire is a powerful online key management and reporting service for digital cinema distribution, allowing filmmakers to quickly generate as many KDMs as required for their encrypted DCPs by accessing a comprehensive database of over 130,000 server certificates and cinema theatres that is continuously updated through strategic partners and crowdsourcing. This comprehensive database is invaluable for content owners, independent filmmakers, distributors and post-production facilities, who will no longer have to search for server certificates.
Qubewire is protected by FIPS 140-2 certified hardware security modules and verifies the certificate chain so only devices from authorized manufactures can be added to the public theatre database.
Users create an account on www.qubewire.com, upload the DCP and DKDM, select theaters from the comprehensive Theatre Database and create bookings, all using a fast web user interface. Qube Wire can directly deliver the KDMs for each booking to theaters via email and in future, using the Theatre Key Retrieval protocol (TKR).
Qubewire introduces an amazing feature that lets you pick specific territories within which a Distribution KDM will work. A company can issue Distribution KDMs to other companies within the Qubewire ecosystem with restricted rights to issue KDMs only to theatres within certain countries, states or cities, with the added ability to specify exclusions within a territory. Together with multi-level approvals, Territorial Rights Assignments allow one company to provide Distribution KDMs to another company that mirror the contractual distribution terms between them!