Conax pairs chips for increased security
September 16, 2008
From Nick Snow in Amsterdam
Conditional access provider Conax is claiming success with introducing increased levels of security to meet the new challenges that digital TV Conditional access provider Conax is claiming success with introducing increased levels of security to meet the new challenges that digital TV operators face. Chipset Pairing is a technology that provides operators and content providers with an additional level of security for their premium content, ensuring that specified content is released only to the client devices supporting Conax Chipset Pairing.
Conax CAS7, together with Conax chipset pairing, provides operators with the highest level of security for content distribution. The combined solution offers operators the best insurance available against the illegal consumption of content.
Conax has successfully extended its open STB policy, creating a new environment where it is possible to embed an additional level of security into the STB. Conax will continue to provide information and guidelines for STB vendors to support the Conax solution. For chipset pairing-enabled STBs and CAMs however, Conax requirements stipulate that the client devices undergo both a functionality test and a security evaluation to receive certification.
"Through this strategy, Conax has created an incentive for STB vendors to supply the most secure STBs to the market, so we feel that our strategy to introduce chipset pairing has been most successful. Both quality and security levels of the STBs have improved significantly in the last years," claimed Berit Svendsen, CEO, Conax.