Arion integrates Latens software-only CAS for DTHWednesday, August 4th, 2010
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.