SmarDTV
NEWSLETTER
MAY 2014
EDITORIAL
Hello and welcome to the first SmarDTV newsletter of 2014! In this edition the SmarDTV team will be discussing the latest developments in SmarDTV and in the eco-system in which we operate.
CI Plus 1.4

As many readers will imagine there has been a lot of effort undertaken in DVB in the past two years to specify the newest changes to the CI Plus standard. The main objective of the CI Plus 1.4 release was to include new functionality for content delivery via IP. As more and more companies focus on IP delivery we see this as a major milestone and probably overdue for CI Plus. We believe that the benefits of CI Plus (removable security) apply equally to content delivered by broadcast and to content delivered by IP and that the benefits to the subscriber of having one integrated device to consume his or her preferred content also apply. The completion of the CI Plus 1.4 specifications will enable companies delivering via IP to leverage the benefits of having huge numbers of consumer electronic devices entering the retail markets that can be used (in combination with a security module) to consume the latest and most valuable content being promoted. Some of the initiatives being developed by SmarDTV and our partners will be expanded upon in the newsletter.
QuickStart

As IP delivery becomes more and more popular SmarDTV has moved to expand its device portfolio to include solutions for hybrid and IP set top boxes. Despite the fact that IP delivery promises to “simplify” the delivery of content we see that many of the issues encountered by operators are due to the immaturity of technologies used for IP delivery when compared to traditional broadcast delivery. SmarDTV has moved to simplify this situation by producing a range of QuickStart devices that pre-integrate all the elements required to deploy a complex end to end solution. DRM, security, user interfaces, cloud delivery and performance all require close integration with the device and hardware layers and SmarDTV has successfully leveraged its experience in large volume production of hardware devices to propose innovative solutions for enabling this market. An introduction of our solutions is described in the newsletter.
I thank you for your interest in our products and solutions and hope this newsletter is of interest. Of course we look forward to receiving your feedback!
Conor Ryan
Vice-President of SmarDTV Marketing
 
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QuickStart solutions
CI Plus 1.4: what’s new for Service Operators?
CI Plus 1.4: TNO defined STB-less solution for Telcos
CI Plus 1.3 VOD CAM solutions for Cable Operators
QuickStart Solutions / PRODUCT NEWS
With the advent of IP delivery and despite the fact that the pay-TV market is mature and uses standards (MPEG, DVB), end to end IP service requires the implementation of new standards and technologies often requiring a long and painful deployment cycle...
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CI Plus 1.4: what’s new for Service Operators? / TECHNEWS
PVR, OTT and IPTV services are finally available to subscribers using CAM module and TV. Look at some concrete use cases to expand your service coverage and get more revenue from subscribers without set-top box...

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CI Plus 1.4: TNO defined STB-less solution for Telcos / TECHNEWS
TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research or Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek in dutch) is a nonprofit company in the Netherlands that focuses on applied science...

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CI Plus 1.3 VOD CAM solutions for Cable Operators / PRODUCT NEWS
Using existing CI Plus1.3 specifications several exciting initiatives from Cable operators are taking place for offering VOD services to their subscribers directly on their main TV screen without the need of a set-top-box. Various approaches are being considered, all based on operators CI Plus module controlling the access and the usage of VOD content...
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Next Events / We look forward to meeting you !! / CALENDAR
20-22
MAY 2014
ANGA COM
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17-20
JUN 2014
Broadcast Asia
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05-07
AUG 2014
ABTA
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12-16
SEP 2014
IBC
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