IBC 2015: Conax reveals next-generation IPTV security client



| 10 September 2015

Keeping up the pace of announcements leading up to Europe's premier broadcast show IBC, Conax has revealed that it is to accelerate development in the IPTV sector.

The Kudelski Group division says that it will achieve this with the launch of Conax Connected Access next generation security client for IPTV supported by its Conax Contego security hub. Conax Connected Access is based on a single CAS/DRM client technology in order to securely and cost-effectively deliver any content, over any network and to any device. Moreover the company asserts that the product is unique, offering hybrid content protection for connected devices including set-top boxes, providing ultimate flexibility for all types of services such as live TV, on-demand, PVR, electronic sell through (EST) and download-to-go (DTG).

Conax believes that Connected Access is ideal for new operators moving into pay-TV based on IP connectivity, as well as existing broadcast operators going IP through technologies like DOCSIS 3.x, xPON, FTTx, 3G/4G or FTE.

"This unique IPTV client is excellent proof of synergies coming to fruition with Conax engineers successfully leveraging Kudelski group core technology," commented Tom Jahr, EVP products at Conax. "The concept of a complete content security environment has been reconceptualised to create a single unified framework for safeguarding broadcast, OTT, IPTV and connected home content ... The flexible architecture will elegantly leverage stronger hardware security where available."