Arion integrates Latens software-only CAS for DTH

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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Arion Technology Inc and Latens provide Satellite operators with the first STB integrated with Latens’ software only CAS for satellite broadcasting

BELFAST, UK and ANYANG CITY, Korea — Latens, the leading provider of software security solutions for Pay-TV, today announced that their partnership with Arion Technology Inc, the premier Korean set-top box (STB) manufacturer has delivered a world first. Latens CAS and Arion’s STB technology have been integrated to deliver a secure, cardless one-way broadcasting solution for DTH broadcasters globally.

Latens CAS is the world’s only DVB® compliant software-only Conditional Access System (CAS) designed for operators of cable, DTH and DTT that do not have a return path. The cardless technology offers Pay-TV operators a more dynamic and secure anti-piracy strategy at a much lower cost than traditional card-based or embedded set-top systems.

“The combination of Arion’s STB range and Latens CAS solution offers Satellite operators cost-effective, highly secure enhanced delivery of DTH Pay-TV services,” says Thomas Roh, Director of sales & marketing at Arion.

As card sharing and control word re-distribution piracy becomes more prevalent in the global Pay-TV market, DTH operators need to take steps to ensure that content and revenues are being protected.

“Arion and Latens have worked closely together to answer the demands of operators and provide a secure one way DTH STB,” said Jean-Paul Heron, Director of Set-Top Box Partner Strategy at Latens. “With Latens CAS and Arion STBs, the operator will have a low cost, low risk cardless solution with no manufacturing outlay, distribution or card replacement costs.”

Latens’ unique CAS protects content across all networks, Cable, IP, DTH, DTT, be it one-way, two-way or hybrid. This allows operators to use a single Latens CAS headend for any type of network, making it a safe investment for operators expanding their Pay-TV services across multiple distribution infrastructures.