SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that Croatian Telecom Inc., the leading provider of telecommunications services in Croatia, 51% owned by Deutsche Telekom AG, has deployed its latest generation of conditional access modules (CAM) in its network in Croatia.

SmarDTV’s SmarCAM-3.5 CI Plus modules embed the latest generation of the NAGRA conditional access system, ensuring the highest quality protection for all satellite channels of Croatian Telecom. Thanks to the SmarCAM-3.5 module, these channels are directly accessible on integrated Digital Televisions (iDTVs) with the original TV remote control. SCART or HDMI cables or power leads are no longer required. In addition, the channels are accessible on set-top boxes.

“Since the very beginning of MAXtv Sat service we have been providing customers with the top of the line of service quality. Successful collaboration with SmarDTV and introduction of the new CI Plus CAM will ensure our content remains well protected and easily accessible on different retail devices. These new modules provide our subscribers with an attractive solution that can be used with iDTVs equipped with satellite tuners which are becoming more and more popular in Croatia,” said Željko Stunković, Senior Proposition Manager of Croatian Telecom Inc.

“The SmarCAM-3.5 CI Plus module is a great plug-in solution that enables consumers to enjoy premium channels directly on their iDTVs without an external set-top box. These modules are very power-efficient, for a lower environmental impact,” said Eric Chaubert, CEO of SmarDTV.