Synaptics VideoSmart SoC approved for Widevine CAS on Android TV

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 
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Synaptics VideoSmart SoC Approved for Widevine CAS on Android TV Platforms

  • Platform Features Synaptics’ High-Performance Multimedia Processor, Free-to-use Widevine Conditional Access System, castLabs Secure Content Delivery

BANGKOK, Thailand and SAN JOSE, Calif. — APAC Android TV Summit — Synaptics® Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its VideoSmart® quad-core multimedia SoC has been selected by Google as an approved Widevine conditional access system (CAS) solution for Android TV. Together with castLabs, the trio will demonstrate at the APAC Android TV Summit an end-to-end Widevine CAS workflow including hardware level security and content delivery.

Brian Baker, Director Product Management, Widevine said: “Google’s Widevine CAS empowers PayTV operators with a free-to-use CAS ecosystem solution for secure content delivery. We welcome and very much appreciate Synaptics’ dedicated engineering leadership in Widevine CAS integrations and look forward to seeing additional global service operators bring to market new innovative and affordable Android TV media streaming solutions.”

Saleel Awsare, SVP & GM, IoT Division, Synaptics said: “Synaptics is the global Android TV market-leader and has deployed and maintained powerful and highly advanced multimedia processor technology in service provider media streaming devices for many generations. Our innovative and complete line of VideoSmart SoCs, along with our Ecosystem and OEM/ODM partners, empowers service operators with a high-performance and swift time-to-market solution backed by a cost-effective platform that addresses the rapidly expanding Android TV marketplace.”

Michael Stattmann, CEO, castLabs said: “We are excited to partner with Synaptics to launch the first Widevine CAS enabled device platform which fully relies on the standard Android TV media framework and castLabs’ hybrid PRESTOplay for Android player SDK rather than custom middleware. This greatly reduces customization and integration efforts for the ODM and operator, improving time to market and cost efficiency while making the solution easy to certify based on the reference BSP. Together with castLabs’ cloud based multi-DRM and CAS service DRMtoday, hybrid broadcast/OTT services can be deployed with a single integration on backend as well as device side.”

APAC Android TV Summit: Please join us at the APAC Android TV Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 12-14, where Synaptics will be showcasing its latest quad-core multimedia processor SoCs with enterprise-grade encryption at the hardware level.

Links: Synaptics; castLabs; Widevine