SmarDTV embeds Conax protection in a CAM

SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company, has announced the commercial availability of a new Cardless CAM product embedding Conax content protection. The new CAM is designed to reduce subscriber acquisition costs, providing a mean for subscribers to instantly access pay-TV services by inserting the CAM in the TV – thus simplifying the onboarding for end-users.

The new SmarCAM-5.0 leverages fundamental innovations in embedded silicon and device security, offering robustness across a broad range of security profiles. It will provide the market with a secure Cardless solution utilising a combination of hardware and software security resulting in a high level of protection not available in pure software solutions. Conax Cardless technology utilises a dedicated secure processor and hardware root-of-trust to enable a multi-layered security architecture providing a secure platform for Cardless CAM.

SmarCAM-5.0 includes an innovative plastic casing designed by the SmarDTV Design Studio to accommodate a wide range of colours and textures providing pay-TV operators and distributors with a broad spectrum of branding options for the retail market. This new generation of module is upgradable to the latest CI Plus ECP specification, designed to secure premium content on 4K/HDR.

“SmarDTV is pleased to be the first to provide a Conax Cardless CAM – a result of close collaboration with Conax for developing an innovative new product that contributes to reducing cost without compromising on security. We are excited to bring a revolutionary CAM to the market – a more visually plug-in based on SmarDTV expertise in designing sophisticated, secure devices”, commented Pascal Lenoir, CEO of SmarDTV.

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