Latens will be showing off a new cable gateway and updates to other middleware products at this week’s IBC show in Amsterdam.

The new gateway, which is called the ECO Cable Gateway, is a pre-integrated middleware and conditional access system (CAS) for residential environments. Latens said the gateway was designed to help cable television operators monetize and expand their digital services with home networking offerings.

The gateway is a networking system intended to support cable's role of high-value content aggregator by enabling the creation of a fully secure, IP-based environment within the home. ECO-enabled services include whole-home DVR, remote DVR, extended TV and VOD, as well as integration of the most popular social networking Web sites.

Latens said the gateway leverages operators' existing cable infrastructure without affecting normal cable services, simplifying digital transition on a home-by-home basis at minimal cost.

Other Latens demonstrations at IBC include:

  • Latens ECO 4.1, which is an upgraded version of Latens ECO, will also be released. The newest version enables interactivity to both cable and IPTV operators.
  • Latens is also launching its Dashboard, which is a management interface that provides a single dashboard view of the health of the operator's pay-TV platform. This real-time information system allows for rapid diagnostics of any potential problems, minimizing any service disruption and maximizing quality of service.
  • Content security for cable, IPTV, satellite, terrestrial and hybrid networks. All content is protected by Latens' software-based CAS, which not only offers operators of pay-TV services content security, but can also be dynamically renewed to prevent loss of revenue in the event of hacking.
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