SCM Security Modules Certified by Swedish Operator BOXER-TV ACCESS

Monday 21 February 2005 11:13 CET | News

Swedish operator BOXER TV-ACCESS has tested and approved SCM’s digital TV security modules for use with BOXER’s DTV broadcast network.

Boxer offers individual households or entire buildings access to DTV and interactive services at a low cost using terrestrial broadcasting technology that can be received with a regular TV-antenna. SCM also announced the company has shipped the first 10,000 security modules to distributors serving the market in Sweden. SCM’s security modules for BOXER-TV ACCES utilize the VIACCESS security system, which the Swedish digital terrestrial TV operator is offering to existing and new subscribers in Sweden. The SCM security modules comply with the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Common Interface (CI) standard. By using terrestrial broadcast, Boxer eliminates the need to connect cables or have satellites at their client locations. Since they are using DTV, they are able to deliver more channels and in most cases deliver a better picture quality than ever before even on old televisions. Worldwide about 350 companies have endorsed the DVB standard for digital TV security resulting in set top boxes and digital televisions with a Common Interface (CI) slot that accepts a security module. The security module works with a smart card issued by the broadcaster and acts as a “lock” to safeguard broadcast content. SCM is a pioneer in digital TV security and to date has provided more than seven million security modules to operators in Europe and Asia. Implementing security software under official license from the worlds leading conditional access providers, operators such as Premiere, Canal Digitaal, ORF, Multichoice, TopUpTV, DigiTurk in Europe and Broadband Solutions Inc. (BSI) in Asia use SCMs modules.

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