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Conax to demo next-gen offerings at Nab 2015

MUMBAI: Conax, part of the Kudelski Group that offers protection for digital TV and entertainment services via broadcast, broadband, and connected devices, today announced its participation at the NAB Show 2015, from 13 to 16 April in Las Vegas.

At Nab, Conax will launch next-generation multi-DRM solution in flagship security hub Conax Contego, supporting Google Widevine, Microsoft PlayReady, Conax OTT Access, and Nagra anyCast PRM.

Together with strategic business partners, the security provider will feature real-life demonstrations spotlighting implementation of the new joint solution at a live multiscreen customer. In addition, at an event at the Conax stand on 13 April, Conax will announce how it plans to strengthen its IPTV offering including technology it believes will position the company ahead of rivals in the IPTV security space.

Conax executive VP products, marketing Tom Jahr said, “The company said that supporting multiple DRM technologies is essential to reach all required devices for a TV everywhere service. Conax Contego supports PlayReady, Widevine, Nagra anyCast PRM, and Conax OTT Access, with Common Encryption (CENC) for a simplified and cost-effective workflow.

“This ensures a unified configuration of DRM with consistent business rules across devices and networks from STBs, smart TVs, tablets, phones, gaming consoles, and PC browsers. At Nab, Conax will provide demonstrations based on a live customer illustrating how, along with our strategic partners, Conax solves the latest challenges for our customers by building, highly efficient solutions both for the end-user and the operator.”

Conax will be co-exhibiting with sister company Nagra. At the Nab stand, Nagra will feature its advanced Nagra anyCAST PRM solution as implemented in Dish Network’s Dish Anywhere multiscreen service for PCs, Android, and iOS devices.

At NAB’s Connected Media IP Panel Debate on content security, Jahr will speak alongside Nagra senior director of product marketing Christopher Schouten as part of the connected media exhibit at Nab. Panellists will address a variety of hot topics affecting content protection and the pay TV industry on 15 April.

Using Conax’ modular approach to a hybrid multiscreen offering, Conax Contego unified security hub supports all major distribution technologies and formats including UHD/4K, seamlessly supporting smart cards, cardless and advanced OTT services from a single unified back-end and designed to support all broadcast and broadband operators. Conax GO Live is the new entry-level, targeted solution for pay TV operators looking to provide streaming of live channels to iOS and Android devices.