Verimatrix and SMiT Partner on CI+ CAM Hybrid Cardless Security Solutions

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 
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ViewRight Enabled CI+ CAMs Enable Advanced IP and Hybrid Revenue Security Solutions

SAN DIEGO, CA and SHENZHEN, China — Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced an extended partnership with Shenzhen State Micro Technology Co., Ltd (SMiT) that integrates ViewRight® cardless security with an advanced CI+ CAM design. The combination of Verimatrix security and the high performance SMiT CI+ CAM platform enables a new range of advanced revenue security solutions for devices that support IP connectivity to their CI+ CAM slots. SMiT, a leading global designer and provider of CAM devices, will be offering the SMiT ViewRight CI+ CAM in a in a low-cost consumer device format that is used in conjunction with set-top boxes (STBs) and connected TVs that support this new standard.

The integrated Verimatrix/SMiT solution will be demonstrated at the IP&TV World Forum, March 22-24 at Verimatrix’s booth #117.

Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) hybrid architectures are becoming an important upgrade strategy for today’s broadcast operators to extend services and enhance revenues. CI+ enabled connected TVs enable such services in a cost-effective manner, and can support advanced robust cardless security solutions with the integrated Verimatrix/SMiT solution.

The IP connection enabled in the CI+ architecture, used in conjunction with a modern connected TV device, supports a fully hardened implementation of the Verimatrix ViewRight cardless security client. The combination of TVs and CI+ CAM enables a full client device implementation for DVB hybrid terrestrial and cable network architectures, offering a highly attractive alternative to a full STB deployment.

The Verimatrix/SMiT CAM products are fully integrated, robust implementations of the ViewRight IP security client used in conjunction with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB Hybrid solution. VCAS for DVB Hybrid offers a best-of-breed, modern cardless security architecture that fully leverages the IP connectivity for authentication, signaling and proactive update cycles.

“Verimatrix is the clear market leader in IP revenue security solutions around the globe and an extended partnership makes sense to enable the next generation of cardless CI+ security options,” said Stephen He, vice president of SMiT. “The development of this ViewRight CI+ CAM from Verimatrix adds another dimension to the range of new security products we can offer.”

VCAS for DVB Hybrid is a component of the VCAS 3 architecture, which addresses the new video marketplace with a proactive revenue security and enhancement approach for DVB broadcast, hybrid, and IPTV networks, including standards-based security for Internet TV delivery on PC, phone, tablet, and STB devices. Whatever network transition challenges are awaiting service operators, VCAS 3 can help optimize operational costs and cast a wider net with their service offerings. Featuring multi-format support, VCAS services to multiple screens and across multiple networks, including both broadcast (linear) and video-on-demand (VoD) delivery modes.

“Developing ViewRight CI+ CAM devices in conjunction with industry leader SMiT enables new class of revenue security solutions, helping operators transition to more modern hybrid and IP network architectures that support connected TVs and other devices,” said Steve Oetegenn , chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “The product helps existing operators deploy a wider variety of client devices and promises to open up a wide range of new digital TV business models.”