expanded capabilities for operators to quickly and affordably secure content between multiple devices within an in-home network using Cypher 4.2. The new release adds hardware acceleration within the Sigma Designs 8364 secure processor on the Cisco line of IP STBs and DVRs to support enhanced services such as multi-room DVR. It also includes support for network address translation for unlimited expansion of the consumer domain to accommodate STBs, DVRs, PCs, handsets and portable media players.
Widevine Cypher's ability to support both hardware acceleration for additional service capacity on consumer devices and NAT for low cost expansion of the service domain is unique in the industry. Operator demand to deliver compelling services to multiple devices using a multiplatform content protection solution is at an all time high -- driven by the business requirement to maintain premium studio and broadcaster content licenses. Greater processing demand for new services requires content protection integrated into a secure processor. While general availability of public IP addresses is at an all time low, now more than ever operators must look at ways to more efficiently allocate IP addresses in an expanded service domain.
Cypher 4.2 is available immediately for telco, cable, satellite, internet and mobile operators to secure the distribution and consumption of premium content on multiple devices using multiple formats. It also includes support for the Motorola VIP 1960 and Entone Hydra HD IP video gateway.
at the NXTComm show in Las Vegas, June 17-19, booth # SL10109.