Cubiware integrates CubiTV with Verimatrix VCAS revenue security

Monday, May 19th, 2014 
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Vendors Join to Offer Pay-TV Operators the Combined Benefits of Industry-leading Solutions for Hybrid Middleware and Revenue Security

WARSAW — Cubiware today announced the integration of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) with Cubiware’s CubiTV hybrid middleware for set-top boxes (STBs). By integrating VCAS with CubiTV, Cubiware offers pay-TV operators the option of a cost-effective approach to content and revenue security using a software-based, IP-centric security architecture with broadcast-hybrid support. VCAS, which offers cardless security across a broad spectrum of client devices, is now available for CubiTV deployments in DVB-Hybrid applications. DVB-Hybrid content delivery unifies broadcast TV with state-of-the-art adaptive bitrate streaming video, while also enabling multiscreen OTT delivery for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. The integration work completed by the two companies enables the entire ecosystem to be deployed within weeks. Verimatrix is the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe.

VCAS features advanced key management to provide a secure environment in which a pay-TV operator can deliver content securely on its managed network and beyond while preventing piracy and unauthorized use. Unlike traditional Conditional Access Systems (CAS) that authorize subscribers using smartcards, VCAS reduces the total cost of ownership by utilizing advanced cardless technology for all types of devices and networks. Proven in more than 700 customer deployments globally, VCAS is trusted by major studios, broadcasters and pay-TV operators alike.

While VCAS and CubiTV together provide an integrated solution, they remain distinct systems, allowing operators the flexibility to choose middleware and security platforms independently based on their individual requirements.

CubiTV features a highly intuitive interface that makes it easy for subscribers to navigate advanced TV functionality. It also includes a revolutionary graphics rendering engine that delivers fast, sleek menus and program guides with high-quality animation, transitions, and effects. Designed to run on low-power, small footprint DTV and IPTV processors from all major silicon vendors, the STB versions of CubiTV may be deployed on both modern and legacy devices, thereby minimizing the need for hardware replacement.

“Pay-TV operators need easy-to-deploy solutions that offer no-compromise, state-of-the-art functionality but at the same time are cost-effective and use minimal STB resources,” says Jakub Górski, CEO of Cubiware. “Given that both Cubiware and Verimatrix are focused on meeting that need, it’s great that we’ve been able to work together to make our systems as easy as possible to deploy side-by-side in the field. With this integration effort we’ve enhanced the value of our individual platforms by ensuring that they perform together seamlessly in real-world operations.”

“Competitive pay-TV operators are recognizing that delivering linear and on-demand services
to broadcast-hybrid receivers is critical to success,” says Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix. “By handling the integration work in advance, we’ve made it that much easier for operators to get up-and-running with the advanced hybrid network functionalities they need to serve both present and future subscribers.”