SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

September 10, 2009 06:00 ET

Green Dot Deploys Verimatrix's DVB Broadcast Content Security Solution on Innovative DVB-T Network

VCAS for DVB Secures New Digital TV Service From Trinidad and Tobago's Largest Wireless ISP

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - IBC 2009, Stand #5.B45 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced a landmark customer deployment of its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for DVB by Green Dot Limited, the largest wireless ISP in the twin-island Caribbean republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Green Dot is extending its carrier-class infrastructure to deliver digital TV via a DVB-T wireless network for complete coverage on both islands.

To reduce obstacles for subscribers, Green Dot chose to initially launch the digital TV service without an IP-based return path on the network. VCAS for DVB, designed to handle a wide range of network topologies including terrestrial broadcast-only networks, enabled Green Dot to quickly deploy the service with a removable security component for premium content. The basic digital TV subscription will offer more than 40 standard definition channels. The operator has plans to attract 100,000 subscribers over the next three years.

"Verimatrix offers a progressive approach to content security for DVB networks that has enabled us to launch a compelling digital TV service today, while creating a cost-effective upgrade path for our network and our subscribers," said Ketan Patel, managing director of Green Dot Limited. "The team is extremely supportive and knowledgeable about this market and we are confident that Verimatrix is the right content security partner to help grow our subscriber and revenue base."

VCAS for DVB takes full advantage of the capabilities of current generation set-top box system-on-chip (SOC) platforms to secure receiver devices that will never have access to a direct return path to the head-end. Verimatrix's advanced client design incorporates passive, active and adaptive security features making the set-top an elusive and moving target for potential hackers.

"We are excited about working with Green Dot on this one-way digital TV deployment. It is market validation that our flexible content security solution for broadcast-only networks is a viable alternative to legacy approaches," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix.

About Green Dot Limited

Green Dot is the leading innovator in Telecommunication solutions in Trinidad and Tobago. Green Dot puts secure, reliable, cost effective global communications within reach, focusing on its commitment to delivering world-class solutions backed by unmatched customer support systems. Customer service is staffed 24 x 7, to fulfill customer needs through unparalleled technical support. Green Dot's carrier class infrastructure currently covers 90 percent of Trinidad's population bringing local and global access within reach. With a list of premier clientele growing steadily on a daily basis, Green Dot continues to pioneer solutions in markets and services using leading edge technology combined with a long term, client-oriented vision. Visit www.mail.tt or www.tv.tt

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix sets the standard for content and revenue security solutions for pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of premier service providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) offers a suite of independently audited, next-generation solutions and is consistently ranked as the global leading IPTV content protection solution. The company's 3-Dimensional Content Security approach, built around VCAS and its ViewRight® client device technologies, enables the business of content delivery to screens of all types, across multiple networks, while using multiple layers of protection techniques to achieve the widest security perimeter. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations and a progressive partner ecosystem helps address the challenges facing the pay-TV industry of today, and anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com