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Verimatrix to secure Central India digital cable

September 13, 2013

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services, has announced that UCN Networks, the leading cable operator for the Nagpur, Vidarbha region of Madhya Pradesh in Central India, has selected the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) architecture to provide revenue security for its new digital cable service. UCN Networks chose the proven VCAS for DVB cardless security solution to enable its analogue-to-digital transition because of its ability to support not only its current service offering, but also any services it adds in the future.

VCAS for DVB was deployed over UCN’s existing cable network in Simulcrypt mode alongside a legacy CAS from a previous digitisation phase. This enables the currently installed CAS to operate in parallel, serving subscribers who choose not to upgrade immediately, while deploying VCAS enabled STBs for new services. VCAS for DVB provides UCN with a cost-effective revenue security solution that offers them the robust, hardware-level security without having to manage the logistics of smart cards.

“UCN’s transition from analogue to digital was an extremely complex undertaking,” said Ajay Khamankar, Director UCN Cable Networks. “We chose Verimatrix as our revenue security partner because of the depth and breadth of the company’s experience in other similar – and successful – deployments. We knew we could rely on VCAS and the Verimatrix team to provide us with a robust revenue security solution as well as the expertise required to fuel the growth of UCN both now and into the future.”

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