announced that Iowa Network Services
has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System for IPTV to protect its IPTV wholesale network with a combination of central and local linear content provisioning. INS, which represents a network of independent telephone companies that provides telecommunications services to rural Iowans, is currently using the Verimatrix security system via its Digital Entertainment Television platform to nine local operators and more than 25,000 set-top boxes across Iowa.
INS is committed to providing Iowa's independent telephone companies options for providing multichannel video services to their customers. INS has been offering IPTV solutions since 2002 and offers a centralized middleware solution and also supports independent telephone companies in having the flexibility to select their own middleware and STB equipment that is compatible with Verimatrix's content security.
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 multicast streams are encrypted at the shared INS head-end and distributed through the INS and independent telephone company's video networks all the way to the point where it reaches the customer's STB. By leveraging the INS centralized IPTV head-end and Verimatrix's powerful Remote Stream Manager™ to create a controlled hierarchical distribution of content keys, the independent telephone companies can reduce the capital and operational expenditures required to offer a rich line-up of IPTV channels.