SOURCE: Verimatrix

January 07, 2008 11:00 ET

Verimatrix Selected to Secure RealPage's IPTV Service for the Multifamily Industry

VCAS for IPTV Chosen for Scalable & Flexible Wholesale/Retail Business Model Support; Showcased in RealPage's Unique Demonstration Labs

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - 2008 International CES, Booth #73014 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced that RealPage Inc., a leading provider of products and services to the multifamily industry, has selected the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV to secure content on StarFire™, RealPage's new IPTV service designed specifically for the multifamily housing industry. VCAS will secure content delivered from the StarFire headend to apartment homes via RealPage's private, managed IP network.

VCAS has been integrated within RealPage's "Leasing Office of the Future" and Simulation Labs where property owners and managers can experience every aspect of its innovative IPTV service -- from service sign up to the branded resident portal and interactive program guide. StarFire IPTV leverages the latest generation VCAS architecture, which supports an entire spectrum of wholesale/retail IPTV configurations. In particular, RealPage has integrated Verimatrix's Remote Stream Manager (RSM) that enables seamless end-to-end encryption of centrally broadcast channels combined with secure locally originated content. This architecture eliminates the need for additional costly equipment to be purchased, operated and maintained by the local IPTV retailers.

"Verimatrix proved to have the most scalable content security solution for our IPTV delivery model, as well as a successful track record working with our other system partners," said Steve Winn, RealPage CEO. "Beyond the technology, Verimatrix has also provided valuable consultation to help us understand and address the security requirements of premium content owners. It is clear that we must have an advanced security solution to thrive in this business."

VCAS for IPTV is a software-based content security solution built on the principles of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and X.509 digital certificates. The RealPage Simulation Labs currently showcase a production-ready StarFire ecosystem in which VCAS is integrated with Espial's flagship Evo IPTV middleware, and Motorola's VIP 1200 series IP set-top boxes and MPEG-4 AVC Video Encoders (formerly from Modulus Video).

"Entering the multifamily market segment with a leader like RealPage is a huge win for us. Its unique approach to IPTV validates our investment to support a wide range of wholesale/retail business models," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We are extremely proud that our extensive partner ecosystem and quality customer service continue to set us apart in this competitive market."

RealPage joins Verimatrix's ongoing IPTV wholesale/retail customer deployments, which include Avail Media, IPTV-Americas and Falcon Communications. RealPage plans on launching its IPTV service in Q2 of this year.

About RealPage

Located in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, RealPage provides products and services to more than 20,000 apartment communities across the United States. Its five on-demand product lines include OneSite® property management systems that automate the leasing, renting, management and accounting of conventional, affordable and student housing properties; CrossFire® sales and marketing systems that help boost occupancy and build retention; YieldStar® asset optimization systems that maximize asset valuation and investment return through revenue management and market intelligence; Velocity™ utility and billing services that help accelerate payments for resident charges; LeasingDesk™ point of lease systems that streamline the leasing process; and StarFire™ entertainment and communication services that create IP-connected communities. For more information, please call Chris Winn at 1-87-REALPAGE - Ext. 3388 or visit www.realpage.com.

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 telecommunications 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. VCAS was designed for two-way and hybrid networks to protect content and enhance revenue streams, while combating digital piracy wherever it occurs within the distribution chain. The company's content security experts maintain close relationships with the major studios and broadcasters to help address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. Verimatrix customers benefit with most favorable access to premium content, enabling the richest, most versatile viewing experience for their digital video subscribers. For more information on why VCAS is the most widely deployed IPTV content security system with tier one operators, please visit www.verimatrix.com.

Contact Information