SmarDTV extends agreement with Conax to include set-top boxes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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SmarDTV introduces new range of innovative CI+ modules and devices
enriching Conax’s hybrid broadcast and Internet TV solutions

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that it will introduce a new range of innovative CI+ modules, and has extended its license and cooperation agreement with Conax to include set-top boxes.

SmarDTV will introduce a CI+ 1.3 module that is compliant with the latest generation of the Conax Contego™ and Conax Conformity testing, ensuring high quality protection for all Conax customers while enabling features such as Operator profile supporting channel list customization.

SmarDTV will also introduce a fully Conax compliant state-of-the-art WIFICAM module enabling seamless reception of hybrid services without the need for a set-top box which presents an immediately deployable benefit to Conax customers offering a mix of broadcast and OTT services.

Last but not least SmarDTV will introduce its set-top box products supporting Conax customers and including its innovative OTT and hybrid devices.

“We have supported Conax customers and their subscribers with our CI and CI+ CAMs for over 15 years and we are delighted to expand our latest product range with compliancy for Conax Contego™. Conax customers have traditionally had subscribers that have been keen CAM users and therefore introducing CAMs with the latest features will be warmly welcomed by these subscribers and Conax customers. In addition we are also introducing Conax Contego™ compliancy in our pre-integrated OTT and hybrid set-top boxes in order to accelerate the launch of complex new services for Conax customers,” said Conor Ryan, Vice President of marketing at SmarDTV.

“Conax aims to offer a wide range of Conax Contego™ compliant consumer devices such as STBs and CAMs”, said Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax. “The addition of CI Plus 1.3 and SmarDTV STBs further strengthens the portfolio of supported consumer devices that conform to Conax security technology and widens the choice for our operators. We are pleased to extend our relationship with SmarDTV and strengthen our portfolio with their innovative range of high quality products.”

All these CI+ modules and set-top box products are showcased at IBC on SmarDTV booth 1C81 in Hall #1.