Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Technologies showcased at Convergence India 2015

Cloud Visions Networks Exhibited JetCas, A CAS Solution 
Cloud Visions Networks exhibited some of their products from their South Asian market range and organised free demonstrations.
The company highlighted its ‘JetCas’, an award winning Conditional Access System and Digital Rights Management solution. JetCAS has one of the most advanced and secure digital television encryption systems in China, with a brilliant reputation of not being breached or compromised till date. 
JetCAS has deployed more than 60 million smart cards and currently ranks second in China in terms of CAS vendors. It is integrated with leading system-on chip-vendors, namely Broadcom and ST, and leading set top box vendors, including Cisco, Motorola, Skyworth, Coship & Changhong. JetCAS gives service providers the flexibility to work with a range of cost effective and high quality set top box solutions.
Xperio Labs participates in Convergence India 2015
As a rapidly expanding devices and services company, Xperio  showcased its latest range of devices and portfolio of services that include; cost effective D2 and D3 wired and wireless modems, the new range of MPEG 2/4 SD & HD STB's with a user friendly interface and remote controls as well as the Xperio Labs 
Platform As A Service (PaaS) which allows Service Providers to broadcast video, broadcast radio, Internet Radio and a host of other services to their subscribers on various Android and Apple devices. The Xperio's devices and services are built around the needs of the consumer as well as but also the service provider. 
Imagine Communications Showcased Transition to the IP future 
Imagine Communications, a market leader in advertising management and video infrastructure solutions serving global TV networks, broadcast stations, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD), governments and enterprise markets, showcased a range of broadcast and content solutions at Convergence India 2015 (21-23 January, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India) that focus on the shift from today’s proprietary hardware architectures to the future world of IP-enabled, software-defined technologies.
Jointly exhibiting with CMS Computers Ltd, Imagine Communications demonstrated how it helps broadcasters make this important transition and begin to realise the benefits and cost-savings associated with file-based workflows, virtualisation and monetisation of their content while still preserving their current investments.
Advanced technology and solutions from Imagine Communications making a debut at Convergence India 2015 include the company’s TV Everywhere solutions. Imagine Communications has comprehensive solutions including SelenioNext™ adaptive bit rate (ABR) transcoder which optimises space and power efficiency with up to 10 times the density of competing offerings.  Additionally, its SelenioFlex™ software-based media processing solutions, powered by the Zenium™ workflow manager, provides flexible live and file-based encoding and transcoding for applications from production to multiscreen distribution. The SelenioEdge™ content delivery network software provides scalable, cache-efficient streaming to end-user devices, enabling complete TV Everywhere processing and delivery workflows.
Harmonic Optimizes OTT Multiscreen Security with Microsoft® PlayReady® DRM Technology 
Harmonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure announced that its award-winning ProMedia® Origin and ProMedia X Origin multiscreen media servers have been integrated with Microsoft® PlayReady® digital rights management (DRM) technology for content access protection. By supporting PlayReady, Harmonic's ProMedia Origin and ProMedia X Origin provide video content and service providers with a versatile and scalable content protection solution for the secure deployment of live and time-shift TV, cloud DVR and VOD OTT services on a wide range of connected devices, ranging from mobile phones and tablets to game consoles to net top and set-top boxes. 
Utilizing Harmonic's ProMedia Origin solutions with Microsoft PlayReady, video content and service providers can distribute secure content to a wide range of devices via a single DRM technology. Streamlining the OTT multiscreen ecosystem to a unified DRM technology significantly reduces the time to market for high-value video services while minimizing workflow complexity and points of failure. Microsoft's PlayReady technology includes a variety of features for live TV applications including key rotation, which is designed to provide more robust content protection for OTT multiscreen services, while simplifying operations, minimizing service interruption, and reducing costs.
ALi Launches Hardware-assisted DRM Solution Integrating Microsoft’s PlayReady Technologies
ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) chipset solution provider has launched a hardware-assisted DRM solution integrating Microsoft PlayReady Porting Kit 2.5 on ALi’s M3733 platform. The strategic collaboration between ALi and Microsoft PlayReady delivers a highly secure DRM solution utilizing a unique combination of hardware and software security for a revolutionary level of protection not available in pure software solutions. 
ALi’s M3733 embeds a dedicated security engine that has been approved by multiple security certification laboratories. The dedicated security engine provides a secure execution environment by implementing a chain of trust including secure boot, secure upgrade, as well as hardwired crypto engines and thus enables hardware-assisted protection of crucial DRM assets. In addition, ALi’s M3733 embedded with multiple RISC and 3D graphics processors delivers high performance in supporting HTML5 browser to optimize user experience.
Verimatrix and Broadcom collaborate to ensure robust revenue security for UHD video services
Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has collaboration with Broadcom Corporation to provide a comprehensive revenue security solution for ultra high definition (UHD) video services. As a key component of that effort, the Verimatrix VideoMark™ forensic watermarking technology is now being introduced as an embedded security subsystem in Broadcom’s Ultra HD system-on-chips (SoCs). 
Hardware-based VideoMark watermark insertion enables compliance with the recent MovieLabs UHD premium service delivery requirements. A robust session specific forensic content tracking solution it provides, offers many advantages, including streamlined set top box (STB) and smart TV integration, and the elimination of head-end video pre-processing requirements. 
Wyplay & Tata Elxsi showcase Frog by ‘Wyplay’
Wyplay, a creator of software solutions for leading pay TV operators, and Tata Elxsi, a leading Global Design & Technology Services Company - the Embedded Technology arm of the TATA Group showcased ‘Frog by Wyplay’ technology in which the latter has joined as a key member of the “Frog by Wyplay” community.
 Frog by Wyplay is the first independent open source software solution for pay-TV operators. The initiative brings together a growing ecosystem of almost 80 companies across the entire digital TV technology value chain including chipset vendors, device manufacturers, independent software vendors, software development and integration services providers and operators. This comprehensive solution includes access to the complete source code and all the components to build TV operator’s products.
 Tata Elxsi will set up a competency center with engineering resources skilled in the Frog solution, to create custom digital TV solutions based on Wyplay’s open source middleware. Operators and device vendors can then tap into Tata Elxsi’s resources and expertise to cover the whole spectrum of activities required in customer projects from end-to-end solution design, to set-top box middleware integration including device drivers, middleware, conditional access systems integration, and HTML5 application development.
 “We heartily welcome Tata Elxsi as a system integration & scaling partner, thereby deepening the Frog Community’s footprint in India  and globally, given Tata Elxsi ' s significant international presence” said Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud. He added, “Tata Elxsi is one of the key partners we wanted on board to truly enable the Frog By Wyplay open source business model where the services will be delivered by our partners”. 

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