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ViewRight STB for IPTV

Software-based Content Security for IP Set-top Boxes

The Verimatrix ViewRight STB for IPTV client is a robust package of portable embedded code that implements the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV security functions within each IP set-top box (STB) in a pay-TV system. The ViewRight STB code has been designed to require only a minimum of resources from the STB hardware and run-time environment and use a standardized set of simple interfaces to the middleware also running on the STB.

A software-based security solution for two-way networks, ViewRight STB operates without the need for smart cards. It offers best-of-breed content security and revenue protection in a hardened implementation that incorporates signing, multiple levels of integrity checking, debugger detection, key obfuscation and intrinsic renewability.

ViewRight STB is integrated and operational on a wide variety of commercial STB hardware and software combinations. In Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)-IP hybrid mode it is used with various types of DVB front-ends (DVB-C, DVB-S and/or DVB-T) in combination with IP, without smart cards.

Integrated DVR Features

ViewRight STB incorporates a seamless approach for digital video recorder (DVR) functionality within pay-TV deployments, using local hard disk storage or a network DVR (nDVR) approach within the pay-TV head-end. ViewRight DVR functions enhance the security perimeter of the pay-TV system since VCAS is architected to directly enable recording and replay of broadcast streams without translation or re-encryption. By leverage of key management in the VCAS Content Security Manager (CSM), DVR and nDVR functions are supported in a flexible and cost-effective manner. VCAS and ViewRight STB enable implementation of any possible business rule and content management scheme while satisfying all DVR content security requirements.

User-specific Video Watermarking

ViewRight STB interfaces tightly with the Verimatrix VideoMark™ - the industry’s first secure and invisible content tracking solution that enables forensic, user-specific marking of video at each PC or STB client in a pay-TV system. The VideoMark payload is robust against a wide range of video content manipulations, with recovery of the unique client identification possible from all unauthorized analog and digital distribution formats. Because any pirated copies can be traced to a unique user, and not just a system operator, content owners are assured of protection that extends beyond the digital network. VideoMark also complies with the rigorous requirements of the Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI).

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Product Features:

  • Platform OS:   Linux, Nucleus, OS21, VxWorks, Windows CE, etc.
  • Chipsets:   Intel, Broadcom, Trident, Sigma, ST, TI, etc.
  • Secure features use:   Exploits available SOC secure resources and functions
  • STBs:   Integrated into around 200 models
  • Memory footprint:   Approx. 500KB code, plus SSL support if not present
  • Content encryption:   128-bit AES; DVB-CSA if supported by STB
  • Hardware decryption:   Built-in support for on-chip hardware descramblers
  • Broadcast support:   Single Program and Multi Program MPEG-2 Transport Streams, including IP multicast support
  • VOD support:   MPEG-2 Transport Stream with “trick play” support
  • Clone detection:   Various patent pending technologies
  • Middleware support:   Wide choice of pre-integrated middleware products