SmarDTV embeds Conax Cardless Client in a CAM

Monday, August 21st, 2017 
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SmarDTV first to embed a Conax Cardless Client in a Conditional Access Module (CAM)

  • Based on SmarDTV’s CAP210 chipset, meeting Conax’ comprehensive requirements for Cardless and Smartcard-based security clients
  • Compatible with Conax Contego unified security back-end accommodating seamless co-existence of Smartcard and Cardless security clients
  • Upgradable to latest CI Plus version 1.4.2 and CI Plus ECP (Enhanced Content Protection) specification

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland — SmarDTV S.A., a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced the commercial availability of a new Cardless CAM product embedding robust Conax content protection. The new CAM is designed to reduce subscriber acquisition costs, providing a means for subscribers to instantly access pay-TV services by inserting the CAM in the TV – thus simplifying the onboarding for end-users.

The new SmarCAM-5.0 leverages fundamental innovations in embedded silicon and device security, offering robustness across a broad range of security profiles. It will provide the market with a highly secure Cardless solution utilizing a unique combination of hardware and software security resulting in a high level of protection not available in pure software solutions. Conax Cardless technology utilizes a dedicated secure processor and hardware root-of-trust to enable a multi-layered security architecture providing a highly secure and cost efficient platform for Cardless CAM.

SmarCAM-5.0 includes an innovative plastic casing designed by the SmarDTV Design Studio to accommodate a wide range of colors and textures providing pay-TV operators and distributors with a broad spectrum of branding options for the retail market.

This new generation of module is upgradable to the latest CI Plus ECP specification, designed to secure premium content on 4K/HDR.

“SmarDTV is pleased to be the first to provide a Conax Cardless CAM – a result of close collaboration with Conax for developing an innovative new product that contributes to reducing cost without compromising on security. We are excited to bring a revolutionary CAM to the market – a more visually plug-in based on SmarDTV expertise in designing sophisticated, secure devices”, commented Pascal Lenoir, CEO of SmarDTV.

Links: SmarDTV; Conax