Roadmap established for CI Plus 1.4

November 28, 2013 10.11 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Plans to define operator use-cases and integration with TVs for the latest iteration of CI Plus are to be set out in the next few months.

At a meeting in Amsterdam SmarDTV’s Erik Gazzoni indicated the first operator trials are expected to get underway in the second half of 2014 and early 2015.

It is expected that new television sets supporting the new specification will appear on the market around 2015/16.

The announcement follows the ratification of the DVB-CI Plus specification in September.

Version 1.4 includes support for dual stream operation with a single module, intended for where there is a dual tuner PVR host, and support for DRM protected DRM delivered content.

Other new features include CI Plus browser extensions, additional URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers), signaling and extensions and clarifications for module applications running on host middleware.