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Viaccess, Discretix combine for mobile TV

February 12, 2008

From Colin Mann in Barcelona

Conditional access specialsit Viaccess has teamed up with embedded security solutions provider Discretix to unveil an end-to-end mobile TV security solution, based on the OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile standard.

The joint offering ensures full interoperability between the Viaccess purple-TV conditional access system and the Discretix Multi-Scheme Mobile TV Security client. The OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile protects Mobile TV services via the use of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card.

The pair suggest their co-operation will increase the availability of handsets and advanced multimedia services, by reducing development costs and time-to-market for handset manufacturers. The alliance will further promote the availability of standards-based mobile TV solutions eliminating the cost and complexity created by a multitude of proprietary solutions integrated into the mobile handsets.

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