ADB has integrated Civolution’s VTrack watermarking into its set-top boxes. The facility will provide operators that run ADB boxes with a further means of protecting their content.
“The integration of VTrack in ADB’s set-top boxes shows VTrack’s flexibility in integrating with different platforms ranging from cable, satellite, terrestrial to IPTV,” said Alex Terpstra, CEO of Civolution. “Now with the increased availability of high definition and early release content, the (camera) capture and distribution of high quality content copies is a new threat requiring fast, efficient and cost-effective solutions.”
“Considering the development of home networking, which enables content to flow freely between multiple consumer devices, ADB believes that the industry will welcome our efforts to offer an extra layer of content protection, in addition to today’s conditional access solutions,” added ADB CEO Francois Pogodalla.
VTrack embeds a unique watermark into video material each time an on demand programme is distributed. The watermark will survive camcorder capture and any and subsequent degradation of the content through internet usage.