ASTON introduces its latest innovative range of secure CI/CI+ 1.3 CAMs for professionals and consumers

ASTON, an operator in the global digital TV market, is once again taking part in the IBC exhibition which runs from 7 to 11 September. This B-to-B show, a gathering of professionals in the New Entertainment and Communication Digital Technologies market, provides an opportunity for the brand to meet with key actors in the market with a view to introducing them to its latest technological innovations.

During the 2012 IBC, ASTON will be launching an innovative range of secure CI/CI+ 1.3 professional and consumer CAMs. The already available range of secure professional CAMs offers high-level performance, especially for descrambling capacities. ASTON professional CAMs can therefore descramble up to 16 channels simultaneously which means the biggest descrambling capabilities in the market!

As for the CI+ 1.3 consumer CAMs, ASTON is ahead of the competition. Standard CI+ 1.3 integration offers enhanced possibilities for content security and guaranteed compatibility with all TV screens and CI+ 1.3 receivers on the market. The standard gives operators, in particular, transparent control of their channels lists (operator profile).

Exclusive to ASTON is the USB Ready function, also one of the brand’s major innovations, for which patents have been filed. The applications which this function supports will be showcased at the manufacturer’s stand. It makes CAM upgrading quick and easy, in less than 5 seconds. In addition, it enables consumers to record programmes by connecting an external hard drive to the CAM.

CI+ 1.3, unequalled descrambling capacities, USB upgrade, PVR-Ready function, solid reliability: the new generation of CAMs powered by ASTON is a demonstration of this manufacturer’s ambitions in the global CAMs marketplace.

Priding itself on designing technological products that are forever cutting-edge, ASTON has dedicated this year to being interactive with its clients, and is giving various showcases of new digital TV reception platforms. These platforms integrate HbbTV functionalities and enable multi-room functions to be easily performed.

ASTON will introduce the first VIACCESS HbbTV-operational platform, in its most advanced version: the ACS 5.0. Based on MSTAR’s K2 processor, this platform allows use of the new services and HbbTV content offered by an increasing number of operators all over Europe. Available in a twin-tuner version, it has a multi-room streaming option in secure mode, thereby enabling the user to take full advantage of the technology developed by ASTON.

A live streaming demonstration is also on the agenda. Based on a STMicroelectronics platform, the multi-room solution developed by ASTON makes it possible, with the use of a master receiver connected to the main screen in the house, to receive the various streams on up to three secondary screens. Use of this multi-room solution is simplicity itself and cost effective, thanks to a major innovation: the secondary receivers operate without a smart card, even while strictly complying with operator security requirements.

Through these exclusive products and preview, ASTON once again demonstrates its innovative ability to develop as well as renew strategic partnerships. These are a reflection of the company’s dynamic presence in the digital TV marketplace.

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