Conax launches Lynx and Prime Access

Kudelski-owned content security specialist Conax has launched Conax Lynx, a TEE-based solution, and Conax Prime Access, a cardless security client designed for hybrid set-top-boxes.

According to the company, Conax Lynx enables strong isolation on hybrid set-top-boxes, reduced integration effort for middleware partners and access to 4K/UHD content for operators. Lynx complements Conax smartcard and cardless security clients, enabling value-added features in advanced middleware solutions.

Conax Prime Access, the latest addition to the Conax content security clients, will help pay TV operators secure their content based on the ECP specifications recommended by MovieLabs. Prime Access is pre-integrated with Lynx, using a security architecture that allows operators to integrate their own or third party OTT services on the same set top box.

Prime Access is designed to enable operators to deliver their own OTT services on the same advanced set-top-box.

Connectable set-top-boxes being open to third-party apps, present an increased piracy threat surface. Additionally, pay TV operators are required to meet stricter MovieLabs guidelines for ECP specifications, to eliminate piracy and content redistribution issues on connected devices.

Leveraging the trend towards set-top-boxes with advanced middleware solutions like Android TV, Open TV, RDK and others, Conax Lynx adds a layer of control allowing operators to embed OTT services in the same set-top-box offering, without interfering with the DVB content, according to Conax.

Tom Jahr

Tom Jahr

Middleware vendors planning to integrate with the Conax security solution on multiple set-top-boxes can use a standardised middleware API set.

Conax Prime Access, is pre-integrated with Lynx to securely control the content decryption process, the secure media pipeline (SMP) and the usage rights handling mechanisms of the premium content. Prime Access uses an isolated secure processor, using hardware root-of-trust and the DVB chipset’s in-built security features, according to Conax

Tom Jahr, EVP products and partners, Conax said: “In a world of continuously evolving consumer preferences, operators are looking to step up their offerings. They want access to premium, early release window content along with access to advanced set-top-box devices to deliver this value securely. Conax is proud to launch its next generation security clients and solutions, which will enable customers to drive up their ARPU, reduce churn in their operations and achieve higher end-user satisfaction through advanced set-top-box propositions.”

Conax will exhibit at IBC on stand 1.C81

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