LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International Consumer Electronics Show) – Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced it is working with NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions. Through this engagement, Entropic will embed NAGRA's latest NAGRA-On-Chip Security (NOCS 3) conditional access and digital rights management technology into its complete line of advanced hybrid broadcast/IP set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions.
The NOCS 3 technology provides a unified and certified hardware root of trust by transferring key security functionality from the device to the SoC, which in turn gives Pay-TV operators the proper level of content protection required to maximize revenues by controlling access to premium content, both to secure revenues from subscribers and to protect content owners' material from illegal copying and distribution. Additionally, by moving the security functionality to the SoC, the cost and complexity of developing secure STBs is significantly reduced, which enables device manufacturers to bring new STB products to market faster.
"Our NOCS 3 technology is recognized by leading content owners as a key element for securing content on global Pay-TV networks," said Maurice van Riek, senior vice president, Content and Asset Security, NAGRA. "We partnered with Entropic because they have an advanced hybrid broadcast/IP SoC platform, which has generated a lot of interest from our customers for the next-generation set-top box solutions."
"We believe that in working with the NAGRA team, we can fully support a diverse group of set-top box manufacturers focused on advancing the delivery and content protection of global Pay-TV content," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "Our goal has always been to integrate NOCS 3 support for multi-Conditional Access/Digital Rights Management into our chipsets to best empower global Pay-TV operators with the ability to deliver secure premium content and services to multiple screens within the home."
Entropic SoC products embedded with NAGRA's NOCS 3 technology will include the advanced single-core STB SoC family, EN753x/EN754x/EN755x, and the powerful dual-core STB SoC line, EN757x/EN758x.
NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit www.nagra.com/dtv for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's SoC technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of connected home entertainment. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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