SmarDTV Conax CI Plus Modules Selected by Sweden's Com Hem

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 
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  • SmarDTV to provide SmarCAM-3 CI Plus modules to Com Hem
  • Com Hem is the first operator to deploy CI Plus modules based on the Conax conditional access system in Sweden

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company (SIX:KUD.S), today announced that Com Hem selected SmarDTV to launch CI Plus products in its network in Sweden. Com Hem is one of the leading distributors of TV, broadband and telephony in Sweden and has more than 40 percent of Swedish households (1.76 M households) connected to their Cable network. Com Hem aims to rollout high definition services to integrated digital televisions (iDTV’s) using the CI Plus specification.

“We are excited to soon be able to deliver the CI Plus module to our customers,” says Christofer Peilitz, Product Manager, Broadcast TV at Com Hem. “High definition television means a higher quality television experience. However, up until now, it has also meant another box and set of equipment on your TV bench. With the CI Plus module, we will be able to deliver a higher quality, energy-efficient viewing experience, without the hassle of more cables and boxes.”

“SmarDTV is thrilled to partner with Com Hem and provide an attractive means for their subscribers to access their growing line-up of HD services,” said Conor Ryan, Vice-President of Marketing at SmarDTV. “As a founding member of the CI Plus Forum, SmarDTV is delighted to provide Com Hem with modules based on the CI Plus specification and enable the fast-growing number of cable-ready iDTVs in Europe.”

In the framework of this new partnership, SmarDTV will be updating its Interoperability Partner Program (IPP) kit to allow CI Plus host vendors (iDTV & STB) to validate the compatibility and interoperability of their products with the SmarCAM-3 Com Hem.