Central and eastern European cable and satellite pay TV operator Digi/RCS & RDS has tapped technology outfit Nagra to provide its cardless content protection technology in a conditional access module from its SmarDTV brand in Romania and Hungary.
The launch marks the first cardless CAM deployment for Nagra. The cardless technology is based on a new generation Nagra conditional access system backend that accommodates the co-existence of smartcard and cardless security clients to secure the operator’s services, according to the company.
Digi/RCS & RDS first deployed card-based CAMs in 2013.
The Nagra cardless CAM comes with a plastic casing with customised branding for RCS & RDS and is integrated with DVB CI+-compliant content protection.
“By deploying new cardless CAMs, we’re able to provide a next generation solution to keep our payTV services secure and maintain low subscriber acquisition costs, while providing our subscribers with a convenient solution to access our pay-TV services. We’re pleased to work with Nagra on this latest deployment and leverage their content protection solutions in a cardless environment,” said Valentin Popoviciu, vice-president of the Digi/RCS & RDS board of directors.
“We’re excited to partner with DIGI on the first deployment of our cardless content protection technology in CAM modules. Our cardless solutions provide an unprecedented level of security by leveraging NAGRA proprietary hardware secure block in the chipset of the CAM and help operators like DIGI | RCS & RDS to easily deliver next generation services seamlessly across card-based and cardless environments,” said Thierry Legrand, SVP of sales EMEA at Nagra.