SOURCE: Irdeto

April 16, 2007 06:30 ET

Irdeto Integrates World's Most-Deployed Mobile TV Content Security With Quantum DVB-H Pocket TV Device

Combined DVB-H and Sat-Nav Device Offers a New Level of Mobile TV Functionality and Gives Operators a Compelling New Product to Sell

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- NAB 2007 -- Irdeto, the proven expert in content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile, together with Quantum, the Italian leader in multimedia handheld devices for the upcoming mobile entertainment market, today announced the successful integration of the Irdeto Mobile Broadcast conditional access (CA) solution with Quantum's DVB-H Pocket TV device. The integrated solution will be marketed to mobile TV operators who wish to expand their mobile TV sales by offering an advanced personal TV device without mobile phone functionality.

Quantum's DVB-H Pocket TV QTM 1000 is the world's first device to integrate portable TV and satellite navigation (sat-nav) advanced technologies. The device offers a 4.3" 16 million color display in a stylish and lightweight format, making it simple to enjoy your favorite digital video entertainment anywhere and anytime. Quantum Pocket TV offers live DVB-H mobile TV, PVR functions (time-shifting of up to 5 minutes of live TV and a video recorded on an SD card), an H.264 video player, MP3 audio player, picture viewer (JPEG, GIF, PNG), a battery life of up to four hours of continuous playback, an Electronic Service Guide, and a stylish, pocket-sized Italian design.

"With this new class of personal TV device, now secured by Irdeto's proven mobile conditional access solution, we make it simple for consumers to enjoy their favorite mobile pay TV content anytime, anywhere, whenever and wherever they are," said Stefano Martini, CEO of Quantum spa. "This is the first step toward the possibility of offering customers a fully reliable and secure mobile DVR solution thanks to the support of leading industry partners such as Irdeto."

With nearly 40 years of experience in pay TV technology solutions, Irdeto technology protects more mobile broadcast TV subscribers and revenue than any other solution. As the world leader in conditional access (CA) and DRM for the mobile market, Irdeto is the only company with live customers using Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcast (S-DMB), Terrestrial Digital Media Broadcasting (T-DMB) and DVB-H technologies. In addition, the Irdeto Mobile Broadcast conditional access (CA) solution was the world's first content security system deployed for mobile broadcast services. Irdeto technology is currently integrated into more than 50 different devices from leading manufacturers including mobile phones, PDAs, PMPs and in-car devices, making it the most-integrated mobile TV security solution in the world. The solution uses patented technologies support scaling for the world's largest mobile TV operations and has been tested to support at least 16 million subscribers.

"Extending the Irdeto Mobile Broadcast security solution to Quantum's innovative Pocket TV device further increases Irdeto's already leading position in mobile handset integration," said Doug Lowther, vice president of sales and marketing for Irdeto. "This integrated solution gives mobile broadcasters a unique new class of device they can use to reach new and lucrative segments of the mobile TV market."

About Irdeto

Irdeto, the proven expert in content security, provides comprehensive solutions for content protection in digital TV, IPTV and mobile environments. Irdeto is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN) and (JSE: NPN). The company's support, sales and R&D offices are located worldwide with corporate headquarters near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Irdeto offers both hardware- and software-based solutions. The company works with an impressive list of leading industry partners to create end-to-end solutions for any pay media business. Irdeto's goal is to help operators increase content revenue by offering best-of-class security solutions supporting a wide range of revenue models. With the acquisition of competitor CryptoWorks in spring 2006, Irdeto now has more than 300 customers around the world. To contact your regional office or retrieve further information on the company, please visit www.irdeto.com.

About Quantum

Founded in 2005 with the mission to develop, market and sell multimedia digital solutions for the up-coming mobile entertainment market. In the Milan Headquarters Quantum has gathered the team that had been working on digital TV, content delivery and related technologies since the beginning of the digital standards in Italy in the early 90s. The company aims to release high quality and reliable products to the automotive industry as well as to end-to-end solutions to Mobile Media companies with a specific focus to innovative handheld devices for the mobile 'Personal TV' experience. Quantum has developed Intellectual property rights in DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-S and IPV technologies with a specific focus on Encryption systems for Pay TV applications. The Quantum Pocket TV QTM 1000 has set the reference for handled DVB-H non-connected devices. For more information: www.qtm.it

Contact Information

  • For further information about Irdeto please contact:

    Irdeto
    Ellie Sanchez
    Marketing - Americas
    Tel: +1 425 497 2800 x228
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    Gabe Boeckman
    VisiTech PR
    Tel: +1 303 752 3552 x260
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    For further information about Quantum please contact:

    Contact:
    Alina Allaria
    Tel: +39 02 36570400
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