SmarDTV Global provides its latest USB Module Hardware platform to Eurofins for CI Plus 2.0 Test Tool

La Ciotat, France – September 5, 2019 – SmarDTV Global today announced that it is distributing modules to Eurofins Digital Testing for their new CI Plus 2.0 test tool, automating IDTV and set-top-box testing.

The CI Plus 2.0 specification creates a new physical interface by using Universal Serial Bus (USB) and moving away from the old PC Card (PCMCIA) standard as specified in the first generation of Common Interface.

USB is now standard on all TVs and STBs, and it removes the need for large PCMCIA connectors. This also enables TV manufacturers to have a truly global chassis, rather than having dedicated European sets, and reduces the cost barrier for STB manufacturers looking to adopt CI Plus 2.0.

USB 2.0 Conditional Access Module (CAM) becomes an easy and secure direct to TV solution, enabling pay-tv operators to increase reach and growth with premium services, overcoming PCMCIA barrier.

“We are delighted to partner with SmarDTV to develop USB 2.0 Conditional Access Modules to test. This has enabled Eurofins Digital Testing to extend its test suites coverage for CI Plus 2.0 on USB enabled STBs and IDTV’s, giving Pay TV operators the confidence to create new and more cost-effective services in their market,” said Johan Craeybeckx, Business Line Director at Eurofins.

“Providing modules to the official and very reliable certification center is part of SmarDTV strategy to help building the global environment that would create success and market adoption for our next generation products. We are delighted to partner with Eurofins towards this objective” said Lionel Boissier, SmarDTV Global CEO.

Eurofins is already offering early access to the CI Plus 2.0 Test Tool for its customers and expects to be able to begin certification early in 2020.

About SmarDTV Global
SmarDTV Global is an international leader in pay television technology. SmarDTV Global designs and manufactures a large range of set-top box solutions and CI / CI Plus plug-in modules which enable access to premium digital pay-TV whether delivered through broadcast or broadband. A founding member of CI Plus LLP, SmarDTV Global is headquartered in France with development and sales offices in Europe and Asia.

Please visit www.smardtv.com for more information.

Contact:
Nadine Favennec

SmarDTV Global
+33 4 42 83 8000
nadine.favennec@smardtv.com

About Eurofins Digital Testing
Eurofins Digital Testing is a leader in end-to-end Quality Assurance (QA), providing test tools, test services, training, and cyber security to validate and secure digital systems for service providers and manufacturers worldwide. Eurofins Digital Testing operates globally with test lab facilities in Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK, US, Poland, and Hong Kong, and serves companies including Com Hem, Conax, Freesat, Freeview, Hisense, Kabel Deutschland, KPN, LG, Liberty Global, Panasonic, Sky Deutschland, tivù, Vestel, Vodafone Group, Zenterio, and many others. For more information, visit: http://www.eurofins-digitaltesting.com.

The company is part of the larger Eurofins Group, a leading provider of multi-industry analytical services, with an international network of more than 800 laboratories in 47 countries, 45,000 staff members, and sales of more than 3 billion euros.

Eurofins’ Press Contact:
Renee Burch at JLM Partners, Inc. for Eurofins Digital Testing, (206) 381-3600, renee@jlmpartners.com

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Note to the editors

SmarCAM is a module relying on the DVB Common Interface (DVB-CI) and CI Plus standards, that plugs directly in the digital TV to decrypt premium pay-TV content. It’s a non-intrusive solution, very simple to install as it does not require any new wires and is invisible once setup. It is operated directly from the TV set’s remote control to maximize the ease of use, no additional remote control is required. These modules are very power-efficient, for a lower environmental impact.

CI Plus is a technical specification that adds additional security and features to the proven DVB Common Interface Standard that will allow CI Plus compatible consumer electronic devices, such as integrated Digital Televisions and Set-Top Boxes, to access a wide range of pay-TV services via plug-in CI Plus Modules wherever the CI Plus technology is supported by the local pay-TV Provider. More information on CI Plus (specification, implementation guideline, license agreement) is available at www.ci-plus.com.