Verimatrix Enables its Content Security Solution on New Intel Media Processor

2007-04-17 12:15 655

VCAS' Technology Roadmap to Enhance Future Generations of Differentiated Applications and Services Powered by Intel(R) CE 2110 Media Processor

BEIJING, April 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Intel Developer's Forum -- Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced it is collaborating with Intel Corporation to bring the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS(TM)) to the Intel(R) CE 2110 media processing platform. VCAS content security, in the form of the ViewRight(TM) PC Player and VideoMark(TM) user-specific forensic watermarking, has been integrated to address the advanced performance and features of Intel's new media processing platform.

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"Intel offers a hardware and software environment that enables us to provide an optimized security client, tailored to take full advantage of Intel's media processing architecture," Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "We are extremely happy to be integrated into set-top boxes and other devices based on Intel's high performance platform architecture."

VCAS for IPTV is designed to take advantage of the bi-directional nature of IP networks. The software is based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that uses X.509 digital certificates to identify each component in the system and to securely encrypt data using public and private keys. By offering a multi-layer approach to content security, VCAS for IPTV provides encryption, conditional access, digital rights management and user-specific forensic watermarking that meets the needs of the network operator, content owner and the consumer.

"Verimatrix's track record in the IPTV industry coupled with its comprehensive experience with content security solutions will help to better address today's networks challenges, as well as those in the years ahead," said William O. Leszinske, Jr., general manager of Intel's Consumer Electronics Group. "Having an additional layer of content security at the chip level gives device manufacturers and content owners additional peace of mind that the system will be better protected."

The Intel CE 2110 Media Processor is a new system-on-a-chip (SOC) architecture that will power a new generation of devices, such as digital set-top boxes and networked media players, and bring consumers advanced in-home information and entertainment services. The highly integrated hardware and software platform will help manufacturers accelerate time to market, and develop smarter, more cost-effective consumer electronics designs that deliver advanced applications and services to consumers.

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About Verimatrix

Verimatrix sets the standard for software-based content security and revenue enhancement technologies in pay-TV networks, with a global customer base of leading telecommunications providers. The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System(TM) (VCAS) offers a suite of next-generation technologies that protect content and enhance revenue streams, while combating digital piracy wherever it occurs within the distribution chain. The company's content security experts maintain close relationships with the major Hollywood studios to help address the challenges facing pay-TV networks of today, and those of tomorrow. Verimatrix's customers benefit with most favorable access to premium content, enabling the richest, most versatile viewing experience for their digital video subscribers. For more information on why VCAS is the most widely deployed IPTV content security system with tier one operators, please visit .

Source: Verimatrix