Romania’s leading cable and DTH operator RCS&RDS has chosen the software-based Irdeto Cloaked CA, integrated with the SMiT conditional access module, to deliver secure video entertainment to digital TVs.
Commenting on the development, Florin Nemes, marketing & PR coordinator at RCS & RDS, said: “In order to maintain our leading position in a competitive market, we needed an experienced and flexible security partner that could support us in offering new Digi services as the market develops.
“Irdeto was able to deliver a bundled, cardless CA offering with SMIT that ensured robust protection and a rapid roll out of client devices. Deployment took only a week and allowed us to deliver services to consumers quickly and efficiently.”
Richard Frankland, VP sales, EMEA at Irdeto, added: “Romania is a highly competitive and rapidly growing market, and RCS & RDS is on the leading edge of broadcast technology innovation.
“We are pleased to be offering the latest in flexible security technology to RCS & RDS. Irdeto Cloaked CA can be fully updated to support new options for their business as it grows or to mitigate new threats. For an ambitious broadcaster like RCS & RDS, it is very important that the security solution is future-proof and ready to be used in any environment. We’ve worked with SMIT on numerous occasions and we’re happy to join forces to deliver innovation in the Romanian market.”
Brenda Bai, VP of overseas sales and marketing, SMIT, said: “We are pleased to once again work with Irdeto to bring best in class protection to operators like RCS & RDS. With Irdeto Cloaked CA, delivered with our enhanced hardware platform, subscribers of RCS & RDS can benefit from smartcard-free handling and fast installation of pay TV content directly on their TV with a simple click”.