CryptoGuard was to make its regional debut at CABSAT 2020 and it was bringing CryptoLITE a complete end-to-end OTT platform that includes CryptoGuards Multi-DRM content protection. The OTT platform includes all processing and distribution of OTT broadcast streams to end-user applications, mobiles, set-top boxes and PCs. The solution is cost-effective, quick to deploy and ideal for pay-TV operators to reduce cost and time-to-market, according to Hannu Vunnel, Marketing Director at CryptoGuard.
The company was also set to demo other solutions, including conditional access and basic middleware for set-top boxes, aimed at reducing the costs of establishing high-quality multicast IPTV services on local IP networks. CryptoGuard provides a core and headend server with CAS, SMS and EPG data. The solution offers a wide selection of set-top boxes, from pure zapper boxes to more advanced boxes also supporting Android and OTT services.
The company says its CAS “is one of the most flexible and secure pay-TV content protection solutions in the market today, with an attractive ‘pay-as-you-grow’ business model… The system is ideal for any size of network and can scale from a few hundred to millions of subscribers. The future-oriented CAS is feature-rich, supports any business model, includes SMS and can be extended with DRM and OTT for anywhere, any screen viewing experience. CryptoGuard CAS has been deployed in 50+ countries and is integrated with a wide range of consumer devices.”
The company wuld have also showcased a mobile CAS which enables terrestrial TV operators to deliver pay-TV services to Android mobile devices, which receive the TV signals using a standard mobile TV dongle. The pay-TV services are decrypted by CryptoGuard’s mobile CAS, integrated with the mobile TV dongle app. CryptoGuard also offers EPG and fingerprinting options for its CAS solution.