SmarDTV delivers Irdeto CI Plus modules to ORF, Austria
Cheseaux, Switzerland — 25 July 2011 — SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that it has started shipping its latest SmarCAM-3 CI Plus modules into the Austrian retail markets in collaboration with a number of distribution partners. These modules provide secure access to ORF Pay TV services, as well as all services in the region relying on the Irdeto Conditional Access. Subscribers can now use these modules to access high definition services on Set-Top-Boxes and integrated digital televisions (iDTVs).
"SmarDTV has historically been very active in the Austrian market and has supported ORF since their outset with our earlier generations of Conditional Access modules based on the DVB-CI specifications. We are now delighted to provide our latest generation platform, the SmarCAM-3, to subscribers in these markets and we are particularly pleased to provide these modules with the latest version of Irdeto Conditional Access System (including secure silicon) thereby enabling a future proof solution for our customers," said Conor Ryan, Vice-President of Marketing at SmarDTV. "As a founding member of the CI Plus forum, SmarDTV is delighted to be delivering these modules based on the CI Plus specification to two of the major retail markets in Europe."
The satellite platform in Austria, operated by the ORS (Austrian Broadcasting Services), is the country's largest satellite platform and a dominant player in that market. There are 2.6 million active Irdeto smart cards in Austria.
The market introduction of SmarCAM-3 Irdeto Secure CI Plus modules started in June 2011 in collaboration with various distribution partners. For more information on distribution of the SmarDTV products please contact email@example.com.
SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company, is the international leader for modules enabling the reception of pay television. SmarDTV designs and manufactures highly secure, interchangeable modules and associated enabling technologies, which provide an attractive alternative to set to boxes to access digital Pay-TV by requiring only one remote control, offering a much lower energy consumption and not requiring extra cables. SmarDTV CAMs and CableCARDs are used daily by millions of subscribers around the world. A founding member of CI Plus Forum, SmarDTV is headquartered in Switzerland with development and sales offices in Europe, USA, and Asia. Please visit www.smardtv.com for more information.
Irdeto is the most innovative software security and media technology company in the world. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world's most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. Co-headquartered in Amsterdam and Beijing, Irdeto employs 1000 people in 25 locations around the world. It is a subsidiary of broad-based media group Naspers (JSE: NPN). Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com
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