SOURCE: Conax AS

October 19, 2010 08:17 ET

Presenting Conax Contego™ @ SCTE: Robust new content protection platform for pay-TV distribution

OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) - Global provider of content protection solutions for pay-TV, Conax, will present the all new Conax Contego™ security platform at SCTE together with strategic North American partner Evolution. Evolution Digital LLC is a leading supplier of digital solutions for bandwidth reclamation and next generation advanced set-top boxes. The completely new, revolutionary security platform brings the highest level of security, flexibility and innovation needed to adopt new technologies and solutions for viewing pay- content across multi channels and screens.

Meet Conax & Evolution at SCTE: Booth 425

With Conax Contego, Conax aims to provide the North American market with a platform which will enable operators to adopt a highly robust, dynamic security solution for Linear/Broadcast, On-Demand, Hybrid and Broadband Content. Conax Contego will be the company's primary vehicle for expansion in a global market wielding tremendous growth potential. The company will develop future media opportunities based on its innovative new security technology.

"Developed with 25 years of experience and a rock solid security record gained through successfully serving 350 operators in 80 countries, Conax Contego is truly the market's next generation solution for protecting content and enabling new services, confirmed Berit Svendsen, CEO Conax. The Conax Contego platform will bring DTV operators to the next level in empowering and securing their business, further strengthening Conax' position in the global security market."

Bundling flexibility, innovation and Open Standards

With Conax' Open Standards approach, Conax and Evolution Digital have been able to provide security solutions for the North American market that enable cost effective digitization. Our strategic partnership with Evolution shows that Conax is in the forefront of the Open Standards DVB DTA solutions in North America. A leading innovator, Evolution was awarded the first Integrated Security DVB SD DTA waiver by FCC in 2009,

"Conax Contego will further strengthen Conax offerings in the North American market by providing security on innovative solutions, thus enabling cost effective digitization for cable operators in North America, says Rohit Mehra, VP North America, Conax. Conax Contego™ scales horizontally, meaning capacity and performance can easily be increased by adding additional hardware. Advanced scalability and redundancy are built into the Conax Contego™ architecture."

  * Higher security, flexibility & scalability than previously
    available on the market
  * Best tool for securing content via multiple platforms & channels
  * Dynamic architecture meets any redundancy requirements
  * Highly intuitive, user-friendly management system

Conax Contego™ highlights

Conax Contego™ is a highly flexible content protection solution designed specifically for the next generation of pay-for-content services, including hybrid distribution networks and multi-device access. Conax Contego™ is fully scalable and supports all business models required by today's demanding market. Main features include: Advanced anti-piracy mechanisms, smart card and card less security options, extensive language support, DVB, ISDB-T and OpenCable™ compliancy, DRM Control, secure hybrid STBs, CI Plus and CableCARD™ support, multi-client support, multi-room and home networking, and 200+ supported STB vendors.

Conax DRM Control and Home Networking for Multi-Screen Client Devices

Conax DRM Control provides operators with the ability to determine how the content can be consumed on various devices, controlling features such as downscaling of HD content, copy control, and trick-play control. Conax Contego supports bridging to the most important security domains in the North American market - Microsoft DRM, DLNA and TiVo ToGo.

Benchmark policy for consumer devices and strategic partners

Conax' benchmark STB policy was the catalyst for shifting the traditional STB market from proprietary, costly solutions to the evolution of an open market. Conax partners with over 200 STB manufacturers for security evaluated consumer devices that cater to the varying needs of today's TV operations, providing a wide selection of pricing models and secure, flexible solutions. The choice of consumer devices are brought to local markets and adopted for each market with the help of Conax strategic partners. Evolution Digital is Conax' strategic technology and sales partner for the North American market.

CableCARD

Conax and Evolution were awarded a qualification for a Multi-stream CableCARD™ (M-Card™) specific to the North American cable market by CableLabs® in 2009. The M-Card is interoperable with any CableCARD device certified by CableLabs. Today these devices include televisions and set- top boxes. The Evolution M-Card powered by Conax Content Security is an alternative solution for small to medium size independent operators looking to deploy a security solution as they go all-digital and launch more premium services to their subscribers. When plugged to a host device of their choice, consumers will gain access to high-value premium digital content offered by their cable operator.

About Conax (www.conax.com)

Conax, a leading global provider of security solutions for digital TV and content distribution, provides content protection for premium pay-TV content via all types of networks - cable, satellite, IP, terrestrial, and MMDS. Through its global network of partners, Conax is able to offer state-of-the-art content security to more than 350 digital TV operators in over 80 countries around the globe. Conax is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 27001 security certified. All Conax products are compliant with open standards.

Conax headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with subsidiaries in USA, India, Germany, China and Brazil and sales & support offices in Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Canada. Conax is part of the Telenor Group (www.telenor.com). Telenor Group has telecom operations in 14 countries, 174 million mobile subscriptions worldwide and is among the largest mobile operators in the world.

About Evolution Digital (www.evolutionbb.com)

Evolution Digital, LLC was formed to provide cost-effective solutions for small- to-medium size cable operators to stem the loss of subscribers to DBS and Telco competition. By using Evolution Digital's low-cost DTA converter, operators can reclaim analog bandwidth and use that additional bandwidth to enhance their HD and high-speed data offerings. Once momentum is regained, Evolution Digital provides products to win back lost market share and prepare the market for next generation, "over-the-top" content with ever increasing ARPU as TV and high speed data merge. Evolution Digital is committed to open standards for both set- top boxes and content security, providing operators with choice previously unavailable.

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Contact Information

  • Conax press contact

    Leslie Johnsen
    Head of Public Relations
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: +47 41 45 80 43

    Evolution Digital LLC press contact
    Katie Beth Kauffman
    Marketing Manager
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: +1 (303) 414-1931