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Verimatrix VCAS for Armstrong VoD

September 28, 2020

Verimatrix has announced that Pennsylvania-based Armstrong, a US cable company offering services in more than 469 zip codes, has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS).

Armstrong recently incorporated a more sophisticated TiVo platform into its set-top boxes. In order to make the transition worthwhile, the company required a high-quality, easy-to-integrate encryption solution that would allow it to offer as many streaming options – and it selected the Verimatrix VCAS solution.

“Their high-level anti-piracy software is widely accepted by content owners, something other encryption services simply could not compete with,” said Mike Giobbi, CTO at Armstrong.

Verimatrix was a key player in ensuring a smooth transition from Armstrong’s VoD legacy product, which operated for more than 15 years, to a more graphical user interface experience that allowed for the company to easily convert 50 per cent of its customer base to a more sophisticated, streaming-friendly set-top box platform.

“The integration process went much quicker, since Verimatrix already had API interfaces between TiVo and could easily be incorporated into our existing infrastructure,” added Giobbi. “The VoD launch was easy – we knew going with Verimatrix was a no-brainer.”

“Verimatrix has been exceptional to work with and simple to integrate,” said Chris Mley, Product Services Engineer at Armstrong. “It just works. We knew Verimatrix had a pristine reputation in the industry, but now we’ve been able to witness it first-hand.”

“VCAS offers a long-standing track record of helping operators innovate and grow while doing so in a consistently secure and easy-to-deploy manner,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, Chief Operating Officer at Verimatrix. “We’re pleased to announce that a company such as Armstrong with such a rich and lengthy history is one of the latest to outline the many benefits of Verimatrix’s award-winning content security technology.”

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