Published: 10.46 Europe/London, March 30, 2011

SMiT has extended is partnership with Verimatrix, pairing the company’s ViewRight cardless security with SMiT’s advanced CI+ CAM design. SMiT plans to offer the SMiT ViewRight CI+ CAM in a in a low cost consumer format that is used in conjunction with set-top boxes (STBs) and connected TVs that support IP connectivity to their CI+ CAM slots.

The IP connection enabled in the CI+ architecture, used in conjunction with connected TVs, supports a fully hardened implementation of the Verimatrix ViewRight cardless security client. The combination of TV and CI+ CAM enables a full client device implementation for DVB Hybrid terrestrial and cable network architectures, offering a highly attractive alternative to a full STB deployment,

“Verimatrix is the clear market leader in IP revenue security solutions around the globe and a partnership makes sense to enable the next generation of cardless CI+ security options,” said Stephen He, vice president of SMiT. “The development of this ViewRight CI+ CAM from Verimatrix adds another dimension to the range of new security products we can offer.”

VCAS for DVB enables digital TV operators to combine standards-based Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology for broadcast distribution with the interactivity of IP-based networks using a single robust security solution. It is a modular solution supporting multiple network topologies from a single headend: cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks without a return channel, hybrid networks with IP return channel supporting higher value subscribers with interactive capabilities and video-on-demand (VOD), as well as combinations of broadcast and hybrid networks.

“Developing ViewRight CI+ CAM devices in conjunction with industry leader SMiT enables new class of revenue security solution, helping operators transition to more modern hybrid and IP network architectures that support connected TVs and other devices,” said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. “The product helps existing operators deploy a wider variety of client devices and promises to open up a range of new digital TV business models.”

VCAS for DVB Hybrid is a component of the VCAS 3 architecture, which provides a proactive revenue security and enhancement approach for DVB broadcast, hybrid, and IPTV networks, including standards-based security for Internet TV delivery on PC, phone, tablet, and set-top boxes devices.