Advanced Television

Verimatrix and SMiT partner on cardless CI+ CAM hybrid security solutions

March 30, 2011

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has announced an extended partnership with SMiT that pairs ViewRight cardless security with an advanced CI+ CAM design. The combination of Verimatrix security and the high performance SMiT CI+ CAM platform enables a new range of advance revenue security solutions for the wide range of connected TV and other devices that support this new expansion standard. Shenzhen State Micro Technology Co., Ltd (SMiT), a leading global designer and provider of CAM devices, will be offering the SMiT ViewRight CI+ CAM in a in a low cost consumer format that is used in conjunction with set-top boxes (STBs) and connected TVs that support IP connectivity to their CI+ CAM slots.

The IP connection enabled in the CI+ architecture, used in conjunction with a modern connected TV device, supports a fully hardened implementation of the Verimatrix ViewRight cardless security client. The combination of TV and CI+ CAM enables a full client device implementation for DVB Hybrid terrestrial and cable network architectures, offering a highly attractive alternative to a full STB deployment. DVB Hybrid architectures are becoming an important upgrade strategy for today’s broadcast operators to extend service and enhance revenues. CI+ enabled connected TVs enable such services in a cost effective manner, and with the Verimatrix SMiT partnership can support advanced robust cardless security solutions.
The Verimatrix/SMiT CAM products are fully integrated, robust implementations of the ViewRight IP security client used in conjunction with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB Hybrid solutions. VCAS for DVB Hybrid offers of best of breed modern cardless security architecture that fully leverages the IP connectivity for authentication, signaling and pro-active update cycles.

“Verimatrix is the clear market leader in IP revenue security solutions around the globe and a partnership makes sense to enable the next generation of cardless CI+ security options,” said Stephen He, vice president of SMiT. “The development of this ViewRight CI+ CAM from Verimatrix adds another dimension to the range of new security products we can offer.”

VCAS for DVB enables digital TV operators to combine standards-based Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology for broadcast distribution with the interactivity of IP-based networks using a single robust security solution. It is a modular solution supporting multiple network topologies from a single head-end: cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks without a return channel, hybrid networks with IP return channel supporting higher value subscribers with interactive capabilities and video-on-demand (VOD), as well as combinations of broadcast and hybrid networks.

“Developing ViewRight CI+ CAM devices in conjunction with industry leader SMiT enables new class of revenue security solution, helping operators transition to more modern hybrid and IP network architectures that support connected TVs and other devices,” said Steve Oetegenn , chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “The product helps existing operators deploy a wider variety of client devices and promises to open up a range of new digital TV business models.”

VCAS for DVB Hybrid is a component of the VCAS 3 architecture, which addresses the new video marketplace with a proactive revenue security and enhancement approach for DVB broadcast, hybrid, and IPTV networks, including standards-based security for Internet TV delivery on PC, phone, tablet, and set-top boxes devices. Whatever network transition challenges are awaiting service operators, VCAS 3 can help optimize operational costs and cast a wider net with their service offerings. VCAS 3 Featuring multi-format support, VCAS services to multiple screens and across multiple transports, including both broadcast (linear) and video-on-demand (VoD) delivery modes.

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