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Verimatrix reveals VCAS, VideoMark news at NAB

Thu, 04/19/2007 - 9:40am
Traci Patterson, CED

Falcon Communications Inc. has deployed Verimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV with its IP/Complete IPTV delivery system.
 
VCAS for IPTV has been fully integrated with Thomson’s SmartVision service management platform, multiple Thomson IP set-top boxes (STBs) and middleware from the Grass Valley business unit within Thomson, Verimatrix said.  The integrated IP/Complete platform is currently running in Falcon’s beta site.
 
Verimatrix recently unveiled new capabilities and enhancements for its VCAS for IPTV 2.1. The MultiCAS/IP integrates the IPTV headend scrambler equipment with the VCAS software-based content security.

The remote stream manager enables end-to-end encryption of broadcast channels combined with locally-originated content. And service classes provide entitlement and blackout management by grouping channel packages at the headend.

Verimatrix also revealed that its VideoMark forensic watermarking technology is in the final process of integration with Amino’s AmiNET125 STB for commercial deployments. The VideoMark technology enables pirated content to be tracked back to its last legal recipient. VideoMark extends the security perimeter of IPTV distribution through the so-called “analog hole,” the company said.

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