OBS implementation of CI Plus 1.4 ECP made available through DTVKit

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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OBS implements CI Plus 1.4 ECP

OBS is pleased to announce it has made a new reference implementation of its CI Plus 1.4 software stack available to the DTVKit community. It is compliant with Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements. CI+ ECP is designed to offer improved levels of security and robustness for the protection of premium UHD content and requires the use of a host supporting a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).

In line with this development, OBS has also updated the architecture for its CI+ software stack to exploit devices offering a TEE. Those parts of the software stack that are responsible for handling secrets can now be isolated, in the TEE, from the main application environment, increasing the robustness of the solution. The architectural change has been implemented in such a way that the same code base can still be used for non-ECP compliant devices without a TEE. This enables manufacturers to maintain a single code base for multiple product offerings.

The CI+ ECP solution is a reference implementation, in that the major architectural changes have been made to support the ECP requirements, but some work is required to integrate the software into a product.

Paul Martin, CEO of OBS, said “Premium UHD content is becoming more widely available and content protection solutions such as CI+ ECP are a key part of delivering that content to the end user. OBS has produced a reference implementation and is available to support manufacturers in bringing this technology to market.”

Phil Evans, General Manager of DTVKit, commented, “By adding ECP we ensure our members have access to the latest requirements, allowing them to focus on value added features for their projects.”

The CI Plus ECP reference implementation is now available to DTVKit members as part of their membership.