Eurofins Digital Testing has announced support for the CI Plus 2.0 standard.
The Bristol-based company has been working with CAM solution specialists Twise, SMIT and SmarDTV to develop the new module test tool designed to test USB Conditional Access Modules (CAM) devices for conformance against CI Plus 2.0 standards.
The tool completes the certification solution to support the launch of CI Plus 2.0 services.
“SMIT chipset platform is ready and will complete the CI Plus 2.0 certification soon, we will continue to contribute to the development of CI Plus technologies as before,” said Bingyu Xiang, General Manager of CAM products, SMIT Holdings Limited.
Interest in CI Plus 2.0 for operators has started to grow with activity increasing worldwide as the benefits of the standard are measured. A framework plan was proposed in late 2021 by Deutsche TV-Platform in Germany and in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a set of proposals on interoperability of set-top boxes for digital TV broadcasting services in the country recommending the universal application of CI Plus 2.0.
“CI Plus 2.0. enabling USB based devices is a logical continuity for us in 2021. At the end of last year, we passed a first phase with a product demonstration with a trusted customer Satellite Live Content. Our TV-Stick, as a Direct-to-TV experience, is now concrete and ready to deploy,” said Erik Gazzoni, Direct-to-TV Product Line Director at SmarDTV Technology and current Chairman of CI Plus LLP. “This new step confirms the ecosystem is really on the way for a wider and massive adoption.”
Eurofins is the exclusive test partner for version 2.0 of the standard, appointed by CI Plus LLP.