SMIT launches VOD CAM and CI Plus v1.3

SMIT has launched a new IP video-on-demand conditional access module (CAM) and has released a new CI Plus firmware upgrade package for its CAM range.  

At IBC, the company will display its IP VOD CAM, allowing viewers to choose their favourite programmes.

“The VOD feature represents a new milestone in the world of viewing digital content via CAM. Operators will benefit from the additional VOD features to track subscriber behaviour with targeted programmes to increase ARPU,” said Hongyu Shuai, president and chief operating officer of SMIT. “We are committed to security protection and produc innovation with a focus on new feature development. With the new CI Plus v1.3 specification and CAM features, we look forward to working closer with operators to strengthen content delivery security and enrich viewing experience.”

SMIT has also released its CI Plus v1.3 firmware package. CI Plus v1.3 represents the next step in the evolution of CI Plus to provide an enriched feature set. SMIT’s latest generation of CAMs add a number of enhancements, including operator EPG and UI branding using HD graphics, leveraging the host’s IP connection for VOD content delivery, increased operator control over content usage and new capabilities to allow the CAM to tune the host to new services, according to the company.

In accordance with CI Plus LLP’s licensing agreement, all new CI Plus devices registered after August 1, 2012 will
have to conform to the CI Plus v1.3 specification. SMIT received CI Plus v1.3 certification on its latest CAM in August from Digital TV Labs and expects commercial production and shipment to commence in the fourth quarter of 2012.

SMIT is actively involved in the formulation and development of CI Plus v1.4 specifications. The DVB steering board approved the commercial requirements for CI Plus v1.4 in November 2011 and the technical work on the specification is expected to complete within one year for a public release at the end of the 2012.

SMIT will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.F86

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