Conax announces CI+ support

IBC 2008 – AMSTERDAM. Conax has said it will support the introduction of the new Common Interface+ (CI+) on its conditional access modules.

The modules are slipped into integrated digital television (IDTVs), typically allowing reception of pay-TV services transmitted over DTT networks.

“Digital TV operators experience that today’s DVB Common Interface (CI) standard, where content is transmitted in clear between the CI module and the STB, does not provide the necessary level of security for HD content. Consequently content providers and digital TV operators are avoiding these modules,” says Geir Bjørndal, COO/Sales & Marketing Director, Conax.

CI+ is designed to support the authentication and encryption mechanisms that provide a secure channel between the CAM and the IDTV.