EAMS Selects Latens CAS for Egypt's First IPTV Offering

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 
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Latens Software-Only CAS Solution to Secure IPTV Services From Egyptian Advanced Multimedia Systems

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Latens, a provider of software security solutions for pay TV across all networks, today announced that EAMS (Egyptian Advanced Multimedia Systems) has chosen Latens software-only Conditional Access System (CAS) to protect Egypt’s first Satellite IPTV delivery system.

The EAMS Ecosystem will consist of Latens CAS, plus other system components from leading technology providers for IPTV hardware and software. EAMS plans to offer High Definition (HD)/Standard Definition (SD) linear TV, Pay per view, and Video On Demand services using satellite delivery of content via Nilesat to regional headends.

“Of all the solutions we considered, Latens’ CAS was the most attractive solution as it offers a high level of protection and security for our IPTV system.” says Tarek Malash, CEO of EAMS. “Latens’ experienced team were able to demonstrate their software-only security solution which we considered to be the best in terms of functionality, scalability and cost of ownership.” says Mohamed Swidan, CTO of EAMS.

“This is our first customer in Africa and outlines Latens’ continuing growth in emerging markets along with our capability in providing innovative solutions to our customers,” says Jeremy Thorp, CEO of Latens.

Latens CAS is the world’s only DVB® compliant software-only CAS designed for operators of cable, DTH and DTT. The card-less technology offers pay TV operators a more dynamic and secure anti-piracy solution at a much lower cost than traditional card-based or embedded set-top systems. Latens’ unique CAS protects content across all networks – Cable, IP, DTH, DTT – be it one-way, two-way or hybrid. This allows operators to use a single Latens CAS headend for any type of network, making it a safe investment for operators expanding their pay TV services across multiple distribution infrastructures.

The EAMS Ecosystem will consist of Latens CAS, plus other system components from leading technology providers for IPTV hardware and software. EAMS plans to offer High Definition (HD)/Standard Definition (SD) linear TV, Pay per view, and Video On Demand services using satellite delivery of content via Nilesat to regional headends.