NEOTION CI Plus 1.3 CAM integrates Verimatrix VCAS security

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 
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NEOTION Partners with Verimatrix for VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid CI Plus 1.3 CAM Solution

AUBAGNE — NEOTION, a French high‐tech company providing innovative solutions for the international Digital Television, has successfully integrated the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Broadcast-Hybrid revenue security solution in its latest generation of CI Plus 1.3 Conditional Access Module (CAM). NEOTION has reinforced its partnership with Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, to combine broadcast linear content delivery and broadband IP-based interactive services in a single secure CAM.

The NEOTION Advanced Security CAM with VCAS for Broadcast-Hybrid directly plugs into any connected CI Plus 1.3 TV set with built-in IP interface. With this latest TV platform generation largely rolled-out to date, this is an innovative and suitable device to enable pay-TV operators to augment broadcasting services with new and value-added IP-based services.

Combining the standard-based and proven VCAS Broadcast-Hybrid solution for satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks with an IP return path via Internet/broadband network, the 2-way NEOTION Advanced Security CAM keeps focusing on broadcast content protection – compliant to the latest Verimatrix high level security requirements based on embedded chipset protection – while enabling two-way key and entitlement management over IP networks only.

In a connected environment, the integrated solution allows unicast entitlement while avoiding wasted RF broadcast bandwidth. With no rights/keys broadcast, all entitlements can be managed out-of-band enabling pay-TV operators to develop any value-added IP based services, such as subscriber authentication, key distribution or user control, signaling or any interactive services, with no extra cost. Using the standards-based two-way Internet security protocols, this solution ensures pay-TV operators to connect with any subscriber via the NEOTION CAM. This represents a secure way to retain control over content and develop new revenue-generating offers.

This combination aligns with any pay-TV operator that wants to deliver an enhanced TV viewer experience. It simplifies user rights management – no more time wasted waiting for rights acquisition or renewal even within in a non-connected environment – while offering an attractive and enriched user interface.

As the pay-TV industry converges its broadcast and broadband networks and offers, the integrated NEOTION and Verimatrix solution delivers a technically advanced and economic solution through an innovative CAM in a connected TV ecosystem.