Viaccess and NEC collaborate on STB

French telco Viaccess and semiconductor manufacture NEC Electronics have announced their collaboration to offer Viaccess’ conditional access incorporated in NEC Electronics’ new EMMA 3SL/P system-on-chip (SoC), targeted at MPEG-4 HD hybrid set-top boxes (STBs). The combination of Viaccess conditional access and NEC Electronics’ EMMA3SL/P will offer STB vendors a secure, easy-to-integrate and cost-effective solution with significantly shorter delivery lead times than are often available in the market, allowing faster time-to-market for operators and manufacturers.