ALi, First Chipset Partner with Conax to Launch Conax Cardless Reference Design
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Press release date: September 16, 2013
Amsterdam and Taipei – ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) solution provider, today announced that ALi's family of STB chipsets will be the first chipsets to support the new Conax Cardless solution for STBs. To enable rapid development of Cardless STBs, Conax and ALi offer a reference design where the security core of Conax Cardless is embedded. The comprehensive ALi reference design will provide fast-time-to-market and offer easy implementation to various STB vendors.
Conax Cardless is a conditional access product where the CA client runs inside a purpose-built secure area of the STB chipset instead of in a physical smart card - providing hardware root of trust. The high level of security provided by Conax Cardless has been made possible by utilizing the very latest technology in STB chipsets providing sufficient hardware security mechanisms to enable secure implementation of the CA client.
"Why launch Cardless CA now?" says Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax. "Conax security solutions have always been software based. We have chosen smart cards as a means to distribute and protect our software. This is the most secure way, and Conax has been and will always be extremely focused on security. Recent development in chipset technology has introduced STB chipsets with increased security to a level where we as Conax are comfortable. This has now enabled us to launch a Cardless solution inside a purpose-built secure area of the chipset – and under Conax brand."
Daniel Huang, Chief Operating & Technology Officer at ALi, states, "Security is a critical requirement for digital entertainment systems, and therefore is a key focus for ALi. As a global leader in STB technology, ALi has been highly devoted to having innovative architecture and implementation of STB SOC for enhancing security capabilities. Our efforts and achievements are once again recognized with ALi's chipsets chosen as the first to launch Conax Cardless CA."
The Cardless STB reference design will be demonstrated at Conax's stand #1.D69 at IBC 2013.
About ALi Corporation
ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. More than 120 Pay TV operators have deployed its solutions globally. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Tempe Arizona, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.
About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax provides the future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. Conax Contego™ portfolio of solutions furnish content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer a competitive advantage - reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade, including Conax OTT and multiscreen solutions Conax Contego Unite™ and Conax Xtend Multiscreen™. Conax flagship, Conax Contego™, bundles 25 years of pioneering experience into one unique solution to guide operators in navigating and realizing new business models. Through its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in over 85 countries around the globe. ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 150 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world's largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter.
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