Advanced Television

Irdeto takes on Universe

April 24, 2009

From Colin Mann in Las Vegas

Content and business model protection solutions and services specialist Irdeto has unveiled the Irdeto Conditional Access (CA) System with Universal Client. The Universal Client is designed to meet the needs of broadcasters who require a cost-effective and secure content security solution that is easily integrated with a wide variety of low-cost devices, including Digital Terminal Adapters (DTAs) and ‘zapper’ set-top boxes (STBs).

According to Irdeto, as the transition from analogue to digital picks up pace, an increasing number of operators and broadcasters have operational and security requirements that could be served by the Irdeto Universal Client, which provides robust content security for basic subscription packages. The solution is also ideal for Free to View broadcasters who need to restrict the geographic distribution of their content to comply with content owner requirements.

Irdeto is working with silicon manufactures and has integrated its Universal Client technology on Broadcom’s latest DTA system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. In addition, Irdeto is working with the world’s leading set-top box manufacturers to pre-embed the security solution for quick market deployment.


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