TV Connect Sees ACCESS and Verimatrix Launch New 'Studio Confident' Secured Media Sharing Solution to Enable Operators to Deliver Advanced Multiscreen TV Services

The collaborative technology aims to extend operator services to an even wider range of connected devices

OBERHAUSEN, Germany--ACCESS CO., LTD and Verimatrix today announced that they have worked together to produce a new product, Verimatrix Gateway, which will be launched and demonstrated at TV Connect (Verimatrix booth #173). The solution integrates NetFront Living Connect™ the market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component™ from ACCESS with Verimatrix security to provide an integrated 'studio confident' security and in-home media sharing solution.


"Right now security is by far the biggest hurdle to the adoption of multiscreen media sharing," said Kiyoyasu Oishi, Chairman and CEO, ACCESS Europe. "The TV Connect demonstration of our advanced media sharing solution, NetFront Living Connect, secured by Verimatrix's ViewRight Gateway security solution, demonstrates a route to providing operators with 'studio confident' security that has to be in place before flexible in-home media sharing can really take-off."

The collaborative technology aims to extend operator services to an even wider range of connected devices, providing improved levels of interoperability which in-turn reduces the number of outbound customer support calls. The ViewRight Gateway security solution delivers the advanced security level that studios now expect, opening up profitable new business models such as in-home HD media sharing.

The demo sees ViewRight Gateway enable translation between incoming content streams from a managed distribution network, or stored recordings, and corresponding stream formats that are optimized for in-home distribution using NetFront Living Connect. The demonstrated and trusted secure formats are DTCP-IP and enhanced security HLS.

"This cooperative development is the latest example of the collaboration between ACCESS and Verimatrix, which aims to expand the security envelope for today's advanced services," states Petr Peterka, CTO Verimatrix. "Any service operator who needs to enable the broadest range of in-home devices will find the approach straightforward and compelling."

NetFront™ Living Connect is a market-leading Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component solution from ACCESS. It enables device manufacturers to quickly and efficiently implement services that support DLNA standards to improve interoperability across consumer electronic devices including mobile phones, digital cameras, printers, DVD players, game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, network attached storage (NAS) boxes and more.

NetFront Living Connect has achieved an extensive track record of successful DLNA Certified® device deployments on a variety of consumer electronic devices offered by leading manufacturers in markets throughout the world and adheres to DLNA Premium Video guidelines. The solution also features advanced support for HTML5 Remote User Interface technology. NetFront Living Connect is optimized for embedded devices and features high portability and a flexible modularity that allow it to function with any OS or CPU while also providing for easy customization.

The Verimatrix ViewRight Gateway solution provides the fine grain control mechanisms required by content owners that are managed through the single security authority VCAS™ head end and maintained across the translation boundary. ViewRight Gateway is designed to efficiently and securely manage the format translation process for both incoming linear content streams and for local assets recorded on a DVR. Incoming formats supported include IPTV content streams protected by VCAS for IPTV and RF streams protected by VCAS for DVB. To extend the applications of this sophisticated Gateway capability, the same enhanced security HLS support is available to extend content redistribution business models from legacy smartcard delivery systems.

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio including its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers' Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.

Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.

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