Irdeto integrates CA with Sidsa

Iñaki Ferreras

Spanish conditional access developer Sidsa announced an integrated offering to include Irdeto’s conditional access system within Sidsa’s common interface module, with the main focus on the DTT market in Spain.

Sidsa has developed a cost-effective ultra-secure environment - according to the company - based upon its K1 security chipset that can be integrated into set-top-boxes (STB) and conditional access modules (CAM's).

On its side Irdeto offers pay TV operators a versatile, modular and scalable conditional access system that protects content conveyed over cable, satellite, terrestrial, IP, mobile and hybrid networks. Irdeto's solution provides support for open platforms or receiver devices in a horizontal market. This model enables the support for multi-device market implementation with the possibility of over-the-air downloads for software upgrades of security and interactive features.

"The solution based upon the K1 chip helps CA system providers fight against piracy," said José María Insenser, Sidsa's president. He added that "this is the most effective way of enhancing the security capabilities of the receiver device."

This news comes after CA developer Nagravision -which directly competes with Irdeto for future Spain's pay DTT developments - signed a joint-venture with some of the most important audiovisual industry manufacturers to implement its technology in their equipments.