Conax is in the final stages of establishing a Conax test centre in Beijing.

The facility will provide authorised pre-testing and conformity testing services certifying client device conformance for Conax content protection functionality requirements. Conax works closely with a wide range of STB partners and other device manufacturers to ensure Conax enabled client devices are developed according to its strict requirements for functionality and security. The new test hub extends the security provider’s current offering for 3rd party test facilities in Europe and India and aims to offer cost efficient access for set-top box manufacturers and partners in Asia Pacific.

The Conax testing facility in Beijing will be available from early May 2015.

“During the last 2 years, Conax has security integrated close to 200 STB models,” confirmed Erik Abrahamsen, acting EVP Services, Conax.

“While a very high percentage of the manufacturers are based in Asia, we are pleased to introduce a regional offering for our partners. Establishing a test center closer to our STB partners will provide flexibility and reduced costs for STB projects, benefiting both our partners and our customers – leading pay-TV operators across the globe.”

“It’s a great opportunity to further develop Kudelski Group synergies. It will contribute to extend our service offering that set-top box manufacturers will benefit from,” said Hervé Goupil, VP device integration and trusted platform, Nagra.

“Having more than 10 years of experience in testing STB models, we have the capability to ramp up quickly and efficiently a dedicated team for Conax activities.”