More than half a million set-tops containing Irdeto’s (Stand J18) Cloaked conditional access system were shipped in the first six months since the company launched it last September.
Irdeto Cloaked is a software-based CA solution that makes use of Irdeto’s Cloakware technology to provide protection against hacking, reverse engineering and tampering. Irdeto claims Cloaked CA customers can realise savings of up to 50% on the total cost of ownership of a smart card-based CA system.
Doug Lowther, executive vice-president of digital TV at Irdeto said: “With pay TV operators and broadcasters facing increased pressure to retain customer loyalty and protect revenues, we developed Irdeto Cloaked CA to relieve the ongoing pain points experienced with smart-card based CA so that our customers can focus on what matters most to them, whether that be increasing subscribers or rolling out multi-screen initiatives. The removal of physical cards from the ecosystem not only reduces business costs, but it greatly improves the overall customer experience.”