ZyXEL Advanced Range of Set-top Boxes Now Integrated with SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE™ System

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 

Award-winning security solution offers non-stop digital media protection for cost effective, entry-level and high-definition MPEG-4 capable devices

NATICK, MA USA AND HSINCHU, TAIWAN — SecureMedia, the technology leader in content protection software for secure video and multimedia delivery over IP networks and ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), the leading provider of end-to-end broadband access solutions today announced integration of SecureMedia’s Encryptonite ONE™ System CA/DRM (conditional access/digital rights management) software solution with ZyXEL advanced range of Set-top boxes for IPTV and Video-on-Demand applications.

The launch of ZyXEL’s highly flexible STB 1000 series (STB-1001S, STB-1001H and STB1003), has redefined cost effective, high-definition MPEG-4 capable devices for operators that are ready to deploy revenue-generating IPTV services. Offering full functionality with High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, with the ability to extend additional IPTV services, the STB 1000 series excels in ease of installation, field upgradability and cost of ownership.

“With the integration of the SecureMedia’s open platform content security solution, now recognized as the best in the industry, with ZyXEL’s advanced IP set- top box series, Telecom operators are assured of acquiring and securely implementing a rich portfolio of premium studio and network IPTV content and providing their customers with the best entertainment experience,” said Dr. Herman Chen, Assistant VP of IPAV product division at ZyXEL Communications. “We are very happy to have SecureMedia as a valued partner and look forward to our upcoming IPTV deployments this year.”

The Encryptonite ONE System, winner of the industry’s highest award; the 2008 IPTV World Series Award for best content protection, is today’s proven multi-format, multi-platform CA/DRM software solution that provides the highest levels of digital content security while offering operational efficiencies and extended value. Approved by all major film studios and TV broadcasters, the Encryptonite ONE System allows telcos and broadband operators to acquire distribution rights to the most compelling broadcast channels and VOD programming. Its unique system design features an ultra-light, processor-efficient client that can be deployed on virtually any consumer media appliance to allow ubiquitous secure content distribution on current and future set-top boxes, PCs, portable players and mobile phones. Employing a patented, common encryption scheme for both broadcast and VOD content and through its exclusive EverLock™ process, the Encryptonite ONE System is the only solution available today that enables persistent and efficient protection of content at all times in distribution and storage including in DVR and nDVR applications. Newest innovations include exclusive platform extensions that allow for selectable digital forensics to track, identify and deter piracy of valued content (IdentiFind™), rapid middleware integration to speed time-to-market (CodeConnect™), and configurable security parameters for diverse quality content (TrustAdjust™).

“SecureMedia is excited about our partnership with ZyXEL and our combined ability to fulfill consumer’s demand for a rich, yet unobtrusively secure, entertainment experience that is both cost-effective and easy to use,” said Fred Ellis, COO SecureMedia. “Now protected by the industry’s only open platform CA/DRM system, we welcome the STB 1000 series to our portfolio of Encryptonite ONE System-enabled devices.”

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