Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems

March 30, 2006 09:00 ET

Sigma Systems Completes Vendor Integration with Nagravision's Conditional Access System

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2006) -

Triple Play Broadband Operators Gain Deployment Advantage from Seamless Automation of Digital Video Services

Sigma Systems, (www.sigma-systems.com), a premier provider and leader in the design, development and deployment of OSS service management solutions for the broadband IP and wireless service providers has announced its award-winning Sigma Service Management Platform and Digital Video Service Package has been integrated to the Nagravision Conditional Access System (CAS).

This end-to-end OSS integration delivers significant advantages for digital broadband operators by providing a fully-automated business and operational environment for digital video services. The integration to the Nagravision CAS system supports a robust set of operational use cases including subscriber adds, deletes, suspension, resume, refresh, purge records, and credit management. The Digital Video Service Package enables the automated provisioning of subscribed digital TV channels and channel packages with support for pay-per-view, impulse pay-per-view and pre-paid credit management.

"Our integration with Nagravision is a great milestone for Sigma and is a key building block to extending our proven and trusted OSS solutions into the European market," said Mark Pearson, Vice President Customer Operations - EMEA, Sigma Systems. This pre-integrated solution for digital video services has been exhaustively tested by Nagravision and has been recently deployed at a major European operator."

Nagravision is the world's leader of content security, conditional access and DRM solutions. Its conditional access solutions allow television operators and content providers to:

- Protect revenue by restricting access only to paying subscribers
- Scale and upgrade their system to match business growth
- Increase average revenue per user by adding new services and applications
- Benefit from a robust, simple to operate system that is secure and
- Minimize costs of deployment and limit implementation risk.

"Since this digital video solution is pre-integrated, the costs associated with deploying it are dramatically reduced , becoming a significant value to broadband operators who are looking to launch or expand digital video deployments and bundle digital video services into the triple play with VoIP and high-speed data services," adds Pearson "This integration to Nagravision's leading CAS system has the added benefit of being the foundation to add other premium video and content services in the near future."

About Sigma Systems

Sigma Systems is a premier provider and leader in the design, development, and deployment of OSS service management solutions. As a global company, we automate Communications Service Providers' (CSPs) business and operational processes enabling them to define, activate, manage and diagnose subscribed, on-demand and real-time IP broadband and wireless services. Sigma Solutions provide the "Intelligence Behind Converged Services Delivery" and is supported by the company's proven ability to empower a greater freedom of service choice for the digital consumer.

Sigma has 10 years experience using a proven implementation methodology that provides rapid deployment integration and turn-up in multi-service, multi-technology operating environments. Today, we are a proven global OSS leader, managing deployments for communications service providers that have over 40 million subscribers combined across North America, EMEA and APAC.

Sigma's tried, proven and trusted deployments are powered by its global team of 200 dedicated professionals, who design, develop, sell and deliver Sigma's products and services.

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