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Orange selects Viaccess-Orca for STB security

Viaccess-Orca thumbOrange has selected security specialist Viaccess-Orca to provide a conditional access system for its new ultra high definition (UHD) set-top box (STB) in France.

Orange will use Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel conditional access system (CAS), which offers software and hardware security for cardless and card-based environments.

Viaccess-Orca’s dual CAS allows Orange to meet the security requirements of content owners from around the world and deliver UHD content to subscribers, and has been progressively deployed since April of this year.

“UHD content is the next frontier in television entertainment, and content security requirements must evolve with this new technology. To launch an offering of this scale, we needed to partner with an expert in premium content protection,” said Jean-Bernard Willem, marketing director, TV and VOD multiscreen at Orange France.

“The state-of-the-art security features provided by Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel, including the coexistence of card and cardless technologies, were essential to the success of this strategic project, allowing Orange to stay a step ahead of the competition in terms of innovation and quality of service.”

Viaccess-Orca CEO, Paul Molinier, added: “With the emergence of UHD content, pay TV operators need a cost-effective, reliable, and flexible security method that can adapt easily to the rapidly shifting piracy landscape. Our Adaptive Sentinel solution meets all of Orange’s content protection criteria, including a challenging deployment timetable, enabling the operator to provide subscribers with access to a wide catalog of UHD programs.”

Viaccess-Orca will be exhibiting at on stand 1.A51