Today's world is full of choice. For some, a linear viewing experience – where quality content is viewed in a pre-determined, scheduled order – is therefore still a great choice for relaxing entertainment.
Operators and their technology partners must cater to these viewers whilst still offering the best on-demand model to maximise market reach. The challenge is to do so in cost-effective and secure way.
This is where the Conditional Access Module (CAM) can play an important role. A CAM is a small device that slots directly into smart TVs to enable the viewing of content in a simple linear and on-demand way. For the viewer this means access to great content however they want; but in an encrypted and secure way for the operator's peace of mind.
This is exactly what we've done with Romanian cable operator AKTA. We've developed a CAM secured by ARRIS TITANIUM CAS (Conditional Access System), a software-based security solution that offers industry-leading levels of content protection. Our secure software does not require a smart card, or any other additional hardware to be placed inside the TV to provide the same level of security.
The new plug-and-play device, the ARRIS TITANIUM CI PLUS CAM, is:
- Compatible with the widest range of content available today because it is CODEC- and video resolution-agnostic
- Small, with low power requirements – making it a sustainable piece of technology, as well as cost-effective to distribute with minimal packaging
- Equipped with a bicolor LED – an efficient diagnostic tool which can help mitigate potential problems
With this device, AKTA can now securely target any Romanian home with a Smart TV that has an integrated CAM slot to provide new quality content in a secure way – helping AKTA to give customers who desire a curated and linear experience exactly what they want.