SMIT says that based on its self-designed SoC, it implements the advanced secure CAS technology and the latest CI Plus technology on USB form factor as a new generation of CAM for pay-TV operators. USB form factor is the most significant change of CI Plus 2.0. Due to this well-known universal interface, customers are familiar with its easy installation. Since it is generally equipped on TV, TV hardware customisation for CI slot is no longer in need in some regions, and CI Plus 2.0 can provide a quick-integration, secure and cost-effective product to deliver operator’s valuable services to customers without a STB. CI Plus 2.0 CAM does not look like a PCMCIA card anymore and brings more flexible housing customisation to meet operators’ OEM requirements.
It adds that CAM product has its own advantages for the pay-TV market comparing to a STB, such as more integrated with TV, less cables, less remote controls, tiny appearance for logistics, energy saving, etc. Moreover, incorporating with HbbTV technology, it is possible to provide hybrid services and STB-like UI and user experiences.
Commenting on the development, Brenda Bai, S&M VP at SMIT, said: “We are very proud of having the first CI Plus 2.0 CAM available on the operator’s shelf. It finally steps into a new era for CAM product, together with the connected smart TV”.
“We are ready to deliver this compact, advanced secure and featured product to the market from now on”.