SOURCE: Verimatrix

November 10, 2008 11:00 ET

Verimatrix Now Secures Pioneer Telephone Digital TV

Verimatrix's Strong Partner Ecosystem Ensures Interoperability

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - TelcoTV 08, Booth #827 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that Pioneer Telephone Cooperative has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS®) for IPTV for its video-on-demand and live broadcast services on its Pioneer Digital TV service. Launched in 2004, Pioneer is a leading provider of IPTV for 72 towns in the greater part of Oklahoma and the fourth largest telephone cooperative in the United States.

"Verimatrix has proved its ability to integrate with our existing IPTV platform components and provide stellar customer service," said Scott Ulsaker, manager of Pioneer Long Distance at Pioneer. "The overall performance of VCAS has been extremely stable, allowing us to focus our efforts on growing the service rather than simply maintaining it."

Software-based VCAS for IPTV is designed from the ground up using the power and integrity of modern two-way IP infrastructure. A downloadable security system for IPTV clients is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box or client device hardware and renewable security software can be updated as required to combat piracy attacks. VCAS for IPTV has received very favorable results in independent audits and is the global leader in software-based IPTV security. Verimatrix's extensive partner ecosystem offers the widest choice of components and operational flexibility in the industry.

"Pioneer is a significant deployment for us in North America because it demonstrates the flexibility of our content security solution. Our partner ecosystem ensures interoperability between platform components and offers broad choice in equipment. Plus our proven scalability allows operators like Pioneer to easily grow," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer at Verimatrix.

About Pioneer Telephone

Pioneer Telephone is a multi-service communications company with more than 140,000 total customers/members in 30 Oklahoma counties. Serving customers since 1953, Pioneer is the fourth largest telephone cooperative in the United States. Pioneer provides an array of communications products and services, including Local Telephone Service, Digital TV, Cellular, Long Distance, High-Speed Internet, Security Systems, Business Solutions and Yellow Pages Advertising.

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that has been independently audited and ranked as the global leader in IPTV content protection. The company's 3 Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS, enables secure delivery of content to multiple devices across multiple networks using multiple layers of protection techniques. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com.