LogicaCMG and New Skies Satellites deliver Secure Internet Protocol Multicast services over live sat

Friday 13 February 2004 08:47 CET | News

LogicaCMG has successfully demonstrated its state-of-the-art Secure Multicast system over a live satellite network using New Skies IPsys Premier Service.

The system employs new and highly efficient security mechanisms to dramatically improve the flexibility of satellite broadcast service provision. Subscribers using the system will benefit from greater control over the services they receive and the innovative billing approach compared to traditional satellite broadcast systems such as Digital Video Broadcast - Satellite (DVB-S). By creating their own service package from the range of multicast services supported by the broadcaster, the subscriber will only be charged for the content delivered. This will unlock the true benefits of multicasting in a pay-for-content environment, whether for business or consumer applications. In addition, many subscribers can be connected via the same satellite receiver, yet still individually select which services they wish to receive and be charged for on a per-second or per-kbyte basis. LogicaCMGs solution works by securing transmission at the Internet Protocol (IP) layer enabling a rich mix of services (video, audio, Internet or business applications) to be delivered over a single satellite channel. The data remains secure all the way to the subscribers computer terminal, and the security techniques used extend readily to support Digital Rights Management (DRM) of cached data. The New Skies IPsys Premier Service was an immediate choice for the demonstration, bringing carrier-class, high speed satellite broadcast services to virtually anywhere in the world. IPsys(R) enables multicast streams to be delivered reliably at rates from 128kbps to 140Mbps+, configurable to meet the changing demands of broadcasters, corporate networks and content providers. Such is the increase in demand for multi-recipient services such as web-casting and distribution of video clips, that many sectors, including Digital TV/Radio, Internet Service Providers and 3G mobile are seriously starting to examine the potential of multicasting to significantly reduce network costs.

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