Cabot completes SmarDTV CI+ interoperability testing
Cabot Communications, the specialist digital TV software supplier, has successfully completed interoperability testing between its CI+ software solution and the SmarDTV CI+ reference module, becoming the first middleware vendor known to do so.
Cabotís CI+ solution, known as Keystone, provides an enhanced security system that uses key exchange technology to secure an un-hackable data link. The data itself is also encrypted with triple-DES or AES technology. This protects the high value content that broadcasters want to offer viewers and means that at no stage in the stream, from transmission to display, is unencrypted video accessible. Cabot selected the SmarDTV test suite and tools to thoroughly test its CI+ solution.