VCAS for DVB 2.0 solution, which extends the reach of its multiple layered security architecture to digital broadcast content in satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks where no direct return path is available. Building on its initial VCAS for DVB release targeting hybrid networks, this support for Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) services can seamlessly be offered with the same pay-TV head-end architecture supporting IPTV and hybrid networks. Verimatrix will be demonstrating VCAS for DVB 2.0 at IBC2008 in stand 4.B45.
Conditional access systems featuring a removable hardware security device or smart card are common in the mature DVB pay-TV market, but suffer from intrinsic cost and renewability challenges. Verimatrix now offers a new, more cost-effective approach to secure services that is especially appropriate for green field deployments and existing service providers transitioning from analog to digital pay-TV. The software-based architecture is built on core Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) technology, which is proven with more than 150 operators and 5 million screens globally.
VCAS for DVB takes full advantage of the capabilities of current generation set-top box system-on-chip platforms to secure receiver devices that will never have access to a direct return path to the head-end. This innovative software approach supports a base of existing one-way subscribers while providing a clear upgrade path to capture higher ARPU subscribers who desire more interactive capabilities and VoD services.
Together with Verimatrix's recently launched VCAS for Mobile TV, this solution underscores the company's vision and commitment to providing competitive 3-Dimensional Content Security solutions -- multiple networks, multiple devices and multiple layers of protection -- to pay-TV operators globally.
Key Product Highlights:
- Secure indirect provisioning -- Set-top boxes can be provisioned and
managed through indirect non real-time response methods (by voice call,
email, SMS messaging, web site, or even by postal mail) in conjunction with
standards based broadcast protocols.
- Upgrade path to interactive services -- Within the limited one-way
environment, VCAS for DVB 2.0 supports a completely seamless upgrade of
services when transitioning to DVB-IP hybrid and broadband networks.
- Layered security regimes -- Operators can stratify the class of set-
top box and value of the content by matching different layers of content
security to the appropriate price point of the set-top box.
- Platform flexibility -- Leveraging strong IPTV partnership ecosystem
to integrate top tier components necessary to deploy a complete pay-TV
system solution, including system integrators, key head-end equipment,
middleware, SOC and set-top box partners.