The betacrypt2® conditional access system consists of a central head end device and of latest encryption technology based, high-security grade smartcards.
The betacrypt2® conditional access headend was developed from scratch focusing on the security aspects and uses dedicated secured encryption hardware in order not to reveal algorithms used. No plain keys are stored anywhere in the head end so security is not compromised even in case of hardware theft. Used keys are changed on a regular basis and downloaded to the smart cards without interrupt of service or black screen at the consumer.
The betacrypt2® smart card features latest anti-piracy countermeasures both in hardware and in software including ECM/EMM envelope encryption or key ageing to prevent replay-attacks. It already includes standby algorithms that can be activated in case of compromise.
The connection between scrambler and betacrypt2® headend utilises TCP/IP lines, so the scramblers can be located at different geographical locations.
The operator and content provider controls the betacrypt2® environment by connecting a customer care and billing system to the SMS interface of the headend device of betacrypt2®. Since the betacrypt2® SMS interface is ASCII and TCP/IP based, the integration into existing customer care and billing solutions can easily be performed.
betacrypt2® populations are highly flexible as the smart card embodies multiple individually addressable identities which make complex multi-headend and even multi-provider/sub-provider scenarios possible without the need for additional smart cards at the end-customer.
The betacrypt2® headend comes fully installed and supports a wide range of DVB scrambler, multiplexer and IPTV hardware. Rock-solid Sun Solaris based software together with 1:1 hot system and hardware redundancy with automatic failover ensures 24/7 operation. Virtually no operator interaction is necessary to run the system and monitoring is easy with betacrypt2®’s system-status-at-a-glance user interface.