Nagravision signed license agreement with E-DOMUS to produce and market Conditional Access Modules integrating Nagravision’s Conditional Access System

  • The license agreement allows E-DOMUS to produce and market Conditional Access Modules  integrating Nagravision’s Conditional Access System
  • First fully certified Conditional Access Modules available by the beginning of 2010
  • Strong growth trend in the CAM market in Europe

Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.VX) company and the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, today announced that it has signed a license agreement with E-DOMUS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, a leading fabless independent provider of Audio/Video platforms including competitive Conditional Access Modules (CAMs), enabling it to produce and market CAMs integrating Nagravision’s Conditional Access Systems (CAS).

The CAMs produced by E-DOMUS will comply with Nagravision’s NASC (Nagra Advanced Security Concept) and NOCS (Nagra On Chip Security) highly secure security specifications. E-DOMUS plans to have a fully certified CAM in Spain by the beginning of 2010, allowing for rapid subsequent commercial roll-out. Armando Cantalbiano, Chairman of E-DOMUS, declared “We want to become an important player in Europe’s retail CAM markets by consolidating our strong existing position as Set Top Box supplier. Integrating Nagravision’s CAS will definitely help us achieve this objective”.

NASC and NOCS deployed by more than 100 operators and 50 manufacturers

Nagravision’s NASC and NOCS requirements contribute to the protection of the entire CA system in order to avoid the traditional and future pirate threats. Nagravision’s state-of-the-art Nagra On Chip Security (NOCS) technology has been certified on over 30 chipsets from all the major chipset suppliers. This represents a large installed base of more than 30 million set-top boxes and pay TV devices from over 50 manufacturers.

Positive trend in the CAM market

This new license agreement demonstrates the Kudelski Group’s willingness to support the fast developing conditional access module market by integrating its state-of-the-art security technologies with key CAM manufacturers. Pierre Roy, COO of Nagravision, said: “We’re glad to establish this partnership with E-DOMUS, which is fully in line with our support to the development of open horizontal, retail pay TV markets in Europe”.

Note to the editor

Conditional Access Modules are used daily by millions of subscribers worldwide. They address the needs of the rapidly expanding market of removable security modules used to secure consumer electronic equipment such as integrated digital television sets or set-top boxes. These modules enable access to pay-TV programs and services and to interactive applications such as pay-per-view, video-on-demand and games.

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