Advanced Television

MStar extends partnership with Conax

February 2, 2016

MStar Semiconductor, a global semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has extended its partnership with Conax, a specialist in total content and service protection for digital entertainment services. MStar has entered into a collaboration with Conax to provide a comprehensive security solution for cardless STBs.  As a key component, the unique capabilities of Conax Contego is now being included as an embedded feature of the MStar K5CN, K5SN and K1 plus cardless chipsets to offer highly secure system-on-chips (SoCs).

In MStar’s K5CN, K5SN and K1 plus family of chipsets the Conax Cardless CA client runs inside a highly secured purpose-built Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) leveraging a state-of-the-art hardware root of trust. Conax Smart Cards and Conax Cardless being fully integrated with the unified Conax Contego back-end, both technologies can seamlessly co-exist in an operator’s ecosystem. Operators can utilize a mix of Smart Cards and Cardless clients to easily differentiate between security demands for various types of content and consumers with diverse business models and rules.

“We strongly believe that cooperation with best of breed partners creates flexible and future proof solutions for tomorrow’s content consumption. This latest integration with Conax and Conax Contego technology builds on our long-standing relationship to deliver high value solutions for pay-TV operators around the globe.” said Jeff Wu, VP of R&D Dept., MStar.

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