Viaccess-Orca announces new ecosystem partners for cardless CA system

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 
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Viaccess-Orca Announces New Ecosystem Partners for Dynamic Sentinel Cardless Conditional Access System

PARIS — Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced today that the company’s Dynamic Sentinel cardless conditional access system (CAS) will be embedded on certified set-top boxes (STBs) from Askey Computer Corporation and ASTON, as well as conditional access modules (CAMs) from SMiT Corporation. Collaborating with leading technology providers, Viaccess-Orca offers customers a best-in-class cardless security platform that addresses the pay-TV market’s most pressing needs.

Askey STT8030Viaccess-Orca’s Dynamic Sentinel CAS offers ultimate content protection through advanced security capabilities such as content redistribution management, cardless agent management, and extended STB security. Featuring a scalable, pay-as-you-grow architecture, Dynamic Sentinel can handle millions of subscribers, adapting to operators’ growing needs. By supporting a wide variety of business models, including subscription-based, prepaid, and pay-per-view, Dynamic Sentinel helps grow operators’ revenue streams.

Cooperating with Askey, a leading STB supplier, Dynamic Sentinel will be embedded and certified on Askey’s HD PVR STB platform. Based on MStar’s MSD5043 processor, the Askey HD STB features an easy-to-use user interface, providing viewers with a superior entertainment experience. The HD STB includes PVR functionality, a seven-day EPG, parental control, and DVB subtitling.

ASTON Maya-HDDynamic Sentinel will be embedded on ASTON’s MAYA® HD HbbTV STB platform. Based on a sleek, compact, and cost-effective design, the MAYA HD platform brings all of the benefits of HbbTV services to operators by supporting both broadcast and broadband access. MAYA HD is available in satellite, terrestrial, and cable versions.

Partnering with SMiT, a leading provider of CAMs, Viaccess-Orca helps enable the delivery of premium content to digital TVs without the need for a STB. SMiT’s CAMs are custom designed to meet the strict security requirements of a CAS, such as Dynamic Sentinel, and the varied user-interface and compliance requirements of pay-TV operators. The advanced CAM is compliant with CI Plus 1.3, and provides time-shifting and HbbTV functionalities.SMiT Dynamic Sentinel CAM

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Viaccess-Orca, a leader in the field of cardless conditional access systems,” said Eric Lui, vice president, Askey. “Viaccess-Orca enables us to bring best-in-class security to our entry-level set-top boxes.”

“Viaccess-Orca and ASTON have a longstanding, successful working relationship,” said Stephane Nitenberg, managing director, ASTON. “This partnership will allow us to provide customers with the industry’s premier cardless conditional access system on our advanced state-of-the-art HbbTV set-top boxes.”

“We chose to partner with Viaccess-Orca based on the company’s expertise in developing effective and efficient security solutions,” said Hongyu Shuai, president, SMiT. “Working together, our companies can provide the pay-TV industry with an affordable, secure platform for delivering premium television content.”

“Viaccess-Orca has earned the trust of operators and content owners around the world by providing the highest standard of security,” said François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO at Viaccess-Orca. “By partnering with Askey, ASTON, and SMiT, Viaccess-Orca continues in that tradition, providing pay-TV operators with cost-effective, secure, and ready-to-deploy solutions tailored to their exact specifications.”

Viaccess-Orca will showcase Dynamic Sentinel integration with Askey, ASTON, and SMiT STBs and CAM at IBC2014, stand 1.A51. Click here for more information.