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FASTCOM’s MCAS solution selected to support licencing authority for Foxtel’s iQ4 set-top box
Lausanne, Switzerland – September 4th, 2019
FASTCOM Technology SA a leading company in standard-based solutions for the PayTV security market, today announced that its MCAS solution has been selected to provide the licensing authority services for Foxtel’s IQ4.
The news follows Foxtel’s recent launch of the New Foxtel Experience for iQ3 and iQ4, offering customers access to the best content available, including shows from Foxtel and Netflix, all in one place.
The keys and credentials services provided by the MCAS solution allows Foxtel operating the iQ4 in a multi-vendor security strategy with three different CAS solutions installed, namely SYNAMEDIA, NAGRA and IRDETO. The MCAS allows keeping total control over the deployed iQ4 set-top box (STB) in terms of applications, middleware and CAS security solution. This allows for faster market response and for efficient resource planning.
FASTCOM’s MCAS solution provides integrated management of the keys and credentials, as well as the signing tools, needed for the STBs. The MCAS preserves the security level of traditional CAS implementations, while giving the payTV operator the opportunity to retain the direct control on the STBs in the field. In addition, the MCAS enables the payTV operator to implement dynamically a multi-vendor approach. Updates and changes are possible at any time for a minimum cost. The MCAS uses the ETSI standard TS 103 162 (K-LAD 2010) and does not use any proprietary technology.
FASTCOM is a Swiss-based company, certified by many countries’ security authorities, leading in standard-based solutions for the pay-tv security market, such as licensing authority services and consulting services. FASTCOM is independent and neutral towards any security, STB and chipset vendor. FASTCOM has expertise in security standards such as SCTE 201 2013 and ETSI TS 103 162 (K-LAD 2010). For more information, please visit www.fastcom-technology.com/mcas.
Dr. Fabrice Moscheni
+41 21 619 0670
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