Latens and Discretix Partner to Extend Content Protection Beyond PayTV Distribution Networks

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Integration of Latens Security Manager with Discretix SecurePlayer™, Ensures a Unified Encoding, Delivery and Security Architecture for Live TV and VOD Across All Smart Mobile Devices

Discretix, the leading provider of embedded security and content protection solutions, and Latens part of the Pace Group and a provider of software security solutions for payTV, today announced a partnership to extend content protection beyond traditional PayTV networks to include smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.

The massive adoption of smart devices coupled with broadband wireless networks has created a demand for high value video content on mobile devices. For operators trying to ensure customer retention and attract new customers, a unified security capability for set-top boxes and mobile devices is essential. The integration of Latens Security Manager with Discretix SecurePlayer™ ensures a unified encoding, delivery and security architecture which can be supported on all Android and iOS devices.

Latens Manager acts as a security domain controller with pluggable interfaces through which any CAS or DRM technology can be rapidly deployed. This relieves the operator from managing the huge variety of proprietary subscriber and security data models which these systems implement and as a result simplifies integration with Subscriber Management Systems (SMS) exposing a single data model. Latens Manager interfaces with back-office systems delivering simplicity and allowing easy integration, which allows the SMS to implement its core function while allowing Latens CAS to hide the complexities of content protection.

The SecurePlayer™ is a downloadable, white label application that allows operators to expand their brand and video services to all Android and iOS tablets and smartphones. The Discretix SecurePlayer™ leverages the company's extensive experience in delivering a full range of embedded content protection solutions for smart connected devices. The SecurePlayer utilizes advanced software security technologies including obfuscation, variability, renewability, trip wires and personalization in order to protect against content hacking and to ensure the robustness of the application.

“Tablets and smartphones are the new frontier of PayTV and Discretix’ installed base and vast hands-on experience are invaluable assets in extending the network to include this new category of devices,” said Phil Cardy, VP of Sales & Product Marketing, Latens.

“The Latens Security Manager bridges the old and new worlds of PayTV” said Amit Shofar, VP Business Development of Discretix. “By extending OTT-TV and VOD content to mobile devices and enabling entirely new sets of business models, these technologies allow operators to provide a greater choice to their subscribers.”

About Discretix
Discretix’ security solutions are deployed in a wide range of consumer electronics devices enabling services and applications, while protecting the device and its contents. Discretix’ products include embedded security co-processors and a bro ad range of security applications. The solutions are tightly integrated into the device, enhancing security without compromising the user experience. Discretix, a privately-owned company, serves the needs of some of the world’s best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and has been consistently ranked among the leaders of the embedded security market. For more information, please visit http://www.discretix.com.

About Latens
Latens is leading the way in DVB® compliant software Conditional Access, enabling operators of broadcast and broadband payTV networks around the world to securely deliver next generation entertainment services to set-top boxes, PCs, mobile devices and home networks. With offices in the US, UK and India, Latens’ customer base stretches globally. Latens’ success has been reflected in the number of prestigious industry awards it has won: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise; TelcoTV Innovation in Conditional Access Award; and the Deloitte Fast 500 technology award for the EMEA region. In 2010, Latens was acquired by Pace plc. For more information about Latens please visit http://www.latens.com

Discretix is a trademark of Discretix, Ltd. Other products and trade names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

DISCRETIX PRESS CONTACT:
Edo Ganot
+972 (73) 255 8800
marketing-dx(at)discretix(dot)com

LATENS PRESS CONTACT:
René Fusco
+44 (0) 2899 8240
rene.fusco(at)latens(dot)com

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