Entropic integrates Conax for content security
Michelle Clancy
| 06 May 2014
Semiconductor provider Entropic has completed the integration of the Conax conditional access core module into its line of multimedia set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) products.

Aiming to help prevent the illegal redistribution of premium operator content, Entropic sees embedding the Conax conditional access core into its silicon hardware as adding an additional layer of content security for the protection of satellite, cable, terrestrial, IP and over-the-top (OTT) video networks. Entropic's ARM-based STB SoC solutions are designed for hybrid broadcast/IP pay-TV networks to provide security, integration, features and ecosystem support.

"We believe the most effective mechanism for securing operator revenue while maintaining subscriber convenience is using state of the art Conax smart card technology paired with advanced chipsets, like those from Entropic, to ensure smart cards can be used only with secure devices," said Hans Kwaaitaal, vice president of strategic partner relations at Conax. "In working with Entropic, we are able to offer today's global operators new DVB set-top box security solutions that will prevent the illegal viewing of their premium content."

Matt Rhodes, senior vice president of global marketing at Entropic, added: "Entropic is focused on upholding the highest levels of security for any set-top device, ensuring content protection is as robust as possible and providing the highest quality and security support available at any given time. We ... believe that natively embedding the Conax conditional access pairing technology into our silicon hardware will optimise operators' ability to secure set-top devices that can easily be exploited in the form of card-sharing, set-top box hijacking or illegal redistribution of live and stored content." inShare0