SMiT and Verimatrix present IPTV solution based on CI+ 1.4 at IBC 2014

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 
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AMSTERDAM — SMiT Corporation (SMiT), the global-leading operation platform provider for secure distribution of paid content, and Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced a joint demonstration at IBC 2014, 11-15 September 2014 in Amsterdam. The demonstration is based on the new features of CI+1.4 standard, with IP delivery and multi-streams features being leveraged to extend the IP stream routing. Verimatrix’s highest level of client security technology is integrated to support a multi-network service offering and strengthen revenue security.

As IPTV rapidly evolves, the capabilities of connected TVs have increased, making many of the functions inside a set-top box (STB) redundant and providing operators with a way to connect the TV directly to their IPTV platform. Such an approach significantly reduces cost for operators (device, stock, installation, helpdesk) and greatly improves the user experience (better aesthetics, single remote, less wires, new integrated services). But moving from a custom STB to an off-the-shelf TV set presents a new set of challenges.

While previous versions of the CI specifications do not include the ability to route IP-delivered content over the TS Interface, CI+ 1.4 extends the routing and decryption of premium protected content delivered over IP to a network interface. This enables service providers and network operators to provide a single CICAM that can receive and decrypt both broadcast and IP-delivered content offerings with a single standard form factor device.

“The close working relationship between SMiT and Verimatrix has provided a large range of CA module solutions to our customers and partners,” said Mr. Yanrong Li, Vice President in product development of SMiT. “In June, there was the first advanced security cardless CAM for Verimatrix, and now this project. The IPTV CAM based on CI+ 1.4 will both open a door for IP service from CAM, connected TV and CAM, which will provide our customers with excellent IP service options.”

“Developing ViewRight cardless CI+ CAM devices in conjunction with industry leader SMiT enables a new class of revenue security solutions, helping operators transition to more modern hybrid and IP network architectures that support connected TVs and other devices,” said Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix. “The product helps existing operators deploy a wider variety of client devices and promises to open up a wide range of new digital TV business models.”

New features include:

  • Fully support CI+ IP delivery, Multi streams
  • Two-way Internet security protocols ensure a solid foundation
  • Verimatrix ViewRight cardless IPTV security
  • VoD streaming support RTP/RTSP
  • Support for adaptive bitrate streaming protocols such as HLS, MPEG-DASH
  • CICAM player mode/host player mode