Orange Spain pilots Thomson's head end equipment and Mobile TV service platforms with Viaccess content security
Paris, March 22, 2007 - Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE; TMS) today announced that Orange Spain has completed successful technical trials using Thomson's mobile TV solutions in conjunction with Viaccess solution for secured content protection, Purple-TV. The tests, which were started in December 2006, used a range of Thomson's solutions for mobile delivery, including the SmartVision service platform and Grass Valley Opal IP encapsulators, Argos Mobile encoders and Lazulite management systems.
Serge Mal, General Manager of Thomson's Network Intelligence Solutions commented "Being part of one of the first ever successful trials using this simulcrypt technology clearly illustrates the compatibility of all Thomson's solutions for video services delivery. We are looking forward to future collaborations with both Viaccess and Orange Spain."
"Simulcrypt technology is a breakthrough development in video content protection and this is one of the first ever trials." Added Jos Manuel Ortiz, Technology Innovation Director of Orange Spain. "With the completion of positive successful technical tests using Thomson's DVB-H solutions with Viaccess content security we are looking forward to the next phase of trials in the user environment."
"Viaccess' Purple-TV solution allows conditional access to digital Pay-TV content for operators and device manufacturers " explain ,Mathias Hautefort, Viaccess CEO "Thomson and Viaccess are already powering France Telecom's IPTV services globally and this project in Spain was the ideal opportunity for us to put the interoperability of Thomson's mobile TV solutions to the test. As Viaccess is reinforcing its presence in the mobile market and strengthening its leadership in Mobile TV security, this successful cooperation will enable us to pursue numerous further opportunities in Europe and elsewhere".
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Thomson's Network Intelligence Solutions - Thomson's VoIP and IPTV service delivery platforms enable telecom operators to deploy broadband telephony, IPTV, IP Centrex, Triple Play and Fixed-Mobile Convergence services quickly and easily, with a seamless migration path to IMS/TISPAN architecture. Thomson's CIRPACK softswitches have already been used to deploy over 4 million subscriber VoIP lines and are currently world leaders on the Voice over Broadband residential market, delivering primary line telephony services on a large scale. Thomson's SmartVision IPTV platforms offer rich video services over fixed and mobile networks. Both are closely integrated with Thomson's wide range of digital set-top boxes, phones, broadband modems and gateways for the easy delivery of unique user experiences. With over 100 telco, broadcaster and internet service provider customers in 35 countries, Thomson's network intelligence solutions are at the heart of next generation networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cirpack.com and www.thomson.net.
Viaccess S.A., delivers solutions for digital pay television and secured content distribution. Its mission is the development, production and marketing of Conditional Access and DRM-based systems for all types of contents and services, for every kind of broadcast (satellite, cable, terrestrial, MMDS) and broadband networks, fixed (DSL) and mobile. Viaccess has been successfully deployed in 30 countries world-wide, on more than 80 digital platforms including multi-channel providers and digital content distributors. Viaccess is European Leader for IPTV protection ((MRG IPTV Market Leader Report, Sept. 2006.). For more information : www.viaccess.com
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