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Motorola MediaCipher adds IPTV support

Tue, 06/20/2006 - 7:47am
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

Motorola Inc. has enabled its widely deployed MediaCipher content security platform to protect IP-based video delivered over DOCSIS channels.

The new MediaCipher IP Content Security System complements a conditional access system Motorola and its cable operator partners have employed to protect video delivered through more traditional MPEG transport techniques.

Motorola said it added the IP security component to meet the security demand being brought on by a growing number of home networking devices that use IP to share and distribute video. Digital set-tops on a conventional digital cable network, IP set-tops on a “switched” video network, and IP devices on a DOCSIS network can now all be managed through a single control platform, Motorola said.

Motorola added that its new IP-based security scheme is also compatible with interfaces for existing electronic program guides, video-on-demand and other interactive applications. This, the company added, will ensure that operators can offer a common navigation system for traditional cable programming as well as content delivered through IP connections.

“Now, cable service providers can securely deliver digital content to IP devices that connect to their network using the same Motorola rights management system they have relied upon for years," said John Burke, corporate VP and general manager of Motorola’s Connected Home Digital Video Solutions unit.

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