SOURCE: Verimatrix

Verimatrix

September 11, 2009 06:00 ET

Verimatrix and AppearTV Offer Flexible ViewRight Professional Multi-Channel IP Receiver

Secured Professional Receiver Provides Multiple Head-End Configurations With Less Equipment

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 11, 2009) - IBC 2009, Stand #5.B45 -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, and AppearTV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, announced a new offering for network operators, which combines Appear TV's high density descrambler module with Verimatrix's ViewRight® security software functionality. Designed to accommodate a variety of input and output formats, this implementation offers a combination of high channel density and highly flexible configurations for bulk decrypt of IP encapsulated video transport streams.

ViewRight Professional is a key enabler in two main areas of operational deployment, each with its own business driver: Enhancing the flexibility offered by the Verimatrix wholesale/retail IPTV architecture and enabling automated monitoring in IP head-end deployments. The partnership enables bulk decryption of encrypted multicast IP transport streams to clear multicast IP outputs or a full decrypt and decode direct to analog signals, which minimizes the equipment combinations and therefore decreases potential points of failure. Based around a 1RU form factor, the product has a high channel density and supports descrambling of streams using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128 in either ECB or CBC modes, and DVB Common Scrambling Algorithm (DVB-CSA) standards.

"Developing a professional receiver based on our ViewRight technology was imperative to meet the needs of our IP wholesale and tier one telco customers," said Bob Kulakowski, CTO, Verimatrix. "Our partnership with AppearTV enables us to offer a flexible, modular and high-performance solution that extends our ability to enhance the value of pay-TV networks."

"Combining our flexible card-based processing architecture with the ViewRight client technology provides a broad range of high performance options for head-end integration in IPTV and hybrid network deployment," stated Thomas Lind, technical director, Appear TV. "We are looking forward to an extended partnership with Verimatrix and significant further joint customer wins."

Verimatrix representatives will be available for a full briefing on the ViewRight Professional multi-channel IP receiver IBC 2009 Hall 5 Stand #B45.

About Appear TV

Appear TV is based in Oslo, Norway. The company produces world-class equipment that enables operators to deliver professional broadcast services to millions of users around the globe. The company is dedicated to developing reliable, revenue-generating and innovative solutions for operators looking to deliver real-time content to the home. Appear TV head-ends are designed for modularity, high density, and flexibility. www.appeartv.com

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