SmarDTV delivers CI Plus modules to ORF Austria

Monday, July 25th, 2011 
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  • SmarDTV to provide SmarCAM-3 CI Plus modules for retail markets in Austria
  • The newly introduced SmarCAM-3 are secure silicon modules embedding latest Irdeto Conditional Access system version
  • Compliant and approved for the Austrian satellite Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), and compatible with all Irdeto Conditional Access broadcasts in Austria

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that it has started shipping its latest SmarCAM-3 CI Plus modules into the Austrian retail markets in collaboration with a number of distribution partners. These modules provide secure access to ORF and Pay TV services, as well as all services in the region relying on the Irdeto Conditional Access. Subscribers can now use these modules to access high definition services on Set-Top-Boxes and integrated digital televisions (iDTVs).

“SmarDTV has historically been very active in the Austrian market and has supported ORF since their outset with our earlier generations of Conditional Access modules based on the DVB-CI standard. We are now delighted to provide our latest generation platform, the SmarCAM-3, to subscribers in these markets and we are particularly pleased to provide these modules with the latest version of Irdeto Conditional Access System (including secure silicon) thereby enabling a future proof solution for our customers,” said Conor Ryan, Vice-President of Marketing at SmarDTV. “As a founding member of the CI Plus forum, SmarDTV is delighted to be delivering these modules based on the CI Plus specification to one of the major retail markets in Europe.”

The ORF satellite platform in Austria, operated by the ORS (Österreichische Rundfunksender – Austrian Broadcasting Services), is the country´s largest satellite platform and a dominant player in that market. There are 2.6 million active Irdeto SmartCards in Austria.

The market introduction of SmarCAM-3 Irdeto Secure CI Plus modules started in June 2011 in collaboration with various distribution partners.