Irish telecoms provider Smart Telecom has selected Verimatrix
to secure its advanced interactive and Video-on-Demand service in Ireland, called Smart Vision. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System enables Smart Telecom to deliver secure, premium content throughout its digital video network.
Dublin-based Smart Telecom is a progressive operator in the Irish market that has built a next generation Carrier Ethernet network to offer triple play services – digital television, broadband and telephone. Its recent €2.5 million investment in IPTV will enable Smart Telecom to offer Smart Vision with more than 100 television and radio channels to 550,000 homes in Ireland. Based on figures from analyst firm Screen Digest, the European IPTV market is set to double in subscriptions from 2.9 million in 2006 to 5.6 million during 2007.
VCAS uses advanced cryptographic and e-commerce technologies proven on the Internet, including PKI and X.509 certificates, enabling a substantially higher level of content security than traditional smart card based systems. The company has recently been ranked the global leader in IPTV content security by two independent analyst firms, MRG and TelecomView.