SMiT to deliver a terrestrial HD STB operated by IWEDIA's Comedia middleware and secured by Viaccess' ACS 3.0

Friday, September 12th, 2008

RENNES & PARIS (France), SHENZHEN (PRC) — SMiT (Shenzhen State Micro Technology), the international provider of digital TV devices, and a well-known supplier of Viaccess CAMs, today announced that it will be delivering a terrestrial high-definition set-top box operated by IWEDIA’s Comedia middleware and secured by Viaccess’ ACS 3.0.

The solution, initially aimed at the Swedish market, will be showcased at IBC ’08, which is taking place in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th.

IWEDIA’s Comedia DVB middleware is a robust and field-proven software solution for operating digital TV devices.

Viaccess’ ACS 3.0 is a state-of-the art conditional access system for protecting digital TV content and pay TV revenues.

Patrick Desproges, CEO, IWEDIA, says: “We are delighted to be bringing our Comedia middleware to this exciting partnership with SMiT and Viaccess, so as to deliver a solution to the HD market that guarantees the same level of quality when interacting with the device as when watching TV.”

François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess, comments: “Through our partnership with SMiT and IWEDIA, we are committed to providing the best-in-class security system. Embedding ACS 3.0 in the integrated solution guarantees the security level required for effective protection of high-definition premium content.”

Stephen He, VP, SMiT, adds: “As a well-known Viaccess CAM supplier, SMiT is very happy with its partnership with Viaccess. The HD market is highly demanding in terms of both security and user experience. Leveraging our expertise in hardware design for digital devices, we have integrated Comedia – the best-of-breed middleware – and ACS 3.0 – a world-class security system – into this HD STB solution, which puts us in an ideal position to take a significant share of the DTT HD market.”

IBC: SMiT – Hall 5, Stand B14; Viaccess – Hall 1, Stand B151; IWEDIA – Hall 12E, Stand C21e.