Entropic, a specialist in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, is working with Nagra, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions. Through this engagement, Entropic will embed Nagra’s latest Nagra-On-Chip Security (NOCS 3) conditional access and digital rights management technology into its complete line of advanced hybrid broadcast/IP STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.
The NOCS 3 technology provides a unified and certified hardware root of trust by transferring key security functionality from the device to the SoC, which in turn gives Pay-TV operators the proper level of content protection required to maximise revenues by controlling access to premium content, both to secure revenues from subscribers and to protect content owners’ material from illegal copying and distribution. Additionally, by moving the security functionality to the SoC, the cost and complexity of developing secure STBs is significantly reduced, which enables device manufacturers to bring new STB products to market faster.
“Our NOCS 3 technology is recognised by leading content owners as a key element for securing content on global Pay-TV networks,” said Maurice van Riek, senior vice president, Content and Asset Security, NAGRA. “We partnered with Entropic because they have an advanced hybrid broadcast/IP SoC platform, which has generated a lot of interest from our customers for the next-generation set-top box solutions.”