Irdeto Launches Universal Client Software-Only CA Solution for One-Way DVB Networks

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
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Company now offers both smart card- and one way software-based solutions in order to provide a more tailored approach to meeting customer content security and business model requirements

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — NAB — Irdeto, a leading expert in content and business model protection solutions and services, today announced the launch of the Irdeto Conditional Access (CA) System with Universal Client. The Universal Client is Irdeto’s unique new software client designed to meet the needs of broadcasters who require a cost-effective and secure content security solution that is easily integrated with a wide variety of low-cost devices, including Digital Terminal Adapters (DTAs) and “zapper” set-top boxes (STBs).

As the transition from analog to digital picks up pace, an increasing number of operators and broadcasters have operational and security requirements that are best served by the Irdeto Universal Client, which provides robust content security for basic subscription packages. The solution is also ideal for Free to View broadcasters who need to restrict the geographic distribution of their content to comply with content owner requirements.

The Irdeto Universal Client is a software-based DTA security solution based on Irdeto’s 15 years of experience in securing the content and revenues of more than 300 digital pay TV operators worldwide. The Universal Client is resistant to hacking, cloning and reverse engineering because of its use of the latest Cloakware™ software protection technologies.

Irdeto is working with renowned silicon manufactures and has integrated its Universal Client technology on Broadcom’s latest DTA system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. In addition, Irdeto is working with the world’s leading set-top box manufacturers to pre-embed the security solution for quick market deployment.

“The combination of our proven digital TV content protection experience plus the newly acquired knowledge of software-protection leader Cloakware means that together we’re able to offer even more innovative and effective solutions”, said Doug Lowther, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Irdeto. “Pay and Free to Air operators stand to gain tremendous benefits from a full migration to digital, and Irdeto’s many years of experience in doing this for operators around the world allows us to help them meet their goals more quickly, cost-effectively and with the solution that best meets their needs.”

Irdeto will be exhibiting at NAB 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 20-23. Please visit booth #SU9117 to view live demonstrations and to meet with an Irdeto representative.