Conax launches Conax Cardless to global market, and Conax Connect partner program at IBC2013
Continuing its new direction; Conax expanding its future-proof Conax Contego™ client portfolio with Cardless CA for STBs and the new partner program Conax Connect™

IBC 2013, September 13th, 2013: Conax, a leading global specialist in solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content revenues, revealed the details of its new Cardless CA solution at a press briefing today at IBC Expo. On a roll, senior executives from the content security provider also introduced a new comprehensive global partner program, called Conax Connect. According to Conax CEO Morten Solbakken, Conax is continuing to step up the pace of the company’s new direction with an exciting portfolio of new solutions and global initiatives.  These include deployment of best-of-breed security solutions Conax Xtend Multiscreen, Conax Contego™, Conax Secure Clients, and now with the further expansion of the Conax Contego™ client portfolio with Cardless CA for STBs. Further, with the introduction of the Conax Connect professional partner program, Conax invites partners to connect to the Conax ecosystem.

Introducing Conax Cardless to the global market
Fully integrated in Conax Contego™, the new Cardless CA solution from Conax is expanding the Conax Contego™ client portfolio, meaning that Conax Smart Cards and Conax Cardless can seamlessly co-exist in an operator’s ecosystem. Now operators can utilize a mix of Smart Cards and Cardless clients to easily differentiate between the security demands for various types of content and consumers in diverse and growing business models. This is a key market differentiator between Conax and competing security solutions which may require deployment of separate back-ends. Conax will continue to guide operators to determine which type of content would best benefit from Cardless or smart cards based on value of
content, threat scenario and required functionality.


Partnering with ALi Corporation
for 1st Cardless chipset
The first chipsets to support the new Conax Cardless solution for STBs is a family of chipsets from ALi Corporation. To enable rapid development of Cardless STBs, Conax and ALi offer a reference design where the Conax Cardless security core is embedded. Conax will add support for other chipsets and continuously add functionality on an ongoing basis.

What is Conax Cardless CA and why now?
Conax Cardless is a conditional access product where the CA client runs inside a purpose-built secure area of the STB chipset instead of a in a physical smart card – providing hardware root of trust. The high level of security provided by Conax Cardless has been made possible by utilizing the very latest technology in STB chipsets, providing sufficient hardware security mechanisms to enable secure implementation of the CA client.

“Why launch Cardless CA now?” says Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax. “Conax security solutions have always been software-based. We have chosen smart cards as a means to distribute and protect our software. This is the most secure way, and Conax has been and will always be extremely focused on security. Recent development in chipset technology has introduced STB chipsets with increased security to a level where we as Conax are comfortable with. This has now enabled us to launch a Cardless solution inside a purpose built secure area of the chipset – and under the Conax brand.”

“Sales of Conax Cardless will in start November 2013. The product will be ready for mass production by Q1 2014 and we also have an exciting pilot planned from January 2014. Stay tuned for more information.”

Introducing Conax Connect partner program
For a decade, Conax’ renowned open partner policy has enabled Conax to offer open, flexible solutions, providing a strong a competitive edge. During this time, Conax has developed an extensive and proven network of strategic technology partners. The new Conax Connect partner program is designed to take the Conax open partnering strategy to the next level by providing closer cooperation with a broad range of both local and global strategic partners. As a security specialist, we strongly believe that a close cooperation with best of breed partners creates flexible and future proof solutions for tomorrow’s media consumption.

Conax Connect is targeted at both new and existing strategic Conax partners and will facilitate further expansion of the Conax security ecosystem; providing operators with a continually growing selection of end-to-end, secure solutions for growing their business.

Key benefits include: 

  • Access to Conax Connect Integration Lab
  • Be part of Conax Connect solution sales & marketing program
  • Get first-hand knowledge of Conax technology development
  • Provide operators with a broader portfolio of products

Meet Conax at IBC, Stand #1.D69 for more details or contact us at info@conax.com

 

About Conax (www.conax.com)
Conax provides the future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. Conax Contego™ portfolio of solutions furnish content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer a competitive advantage – reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade, including Conax OTT and multiscreen solutions Conax Contego Unite™ and Conax   Xtend Multiscreen™. Conax flagship, Conax Contego™, bundles 25 years of pioneering experience into one unique solution to guide operators in navigating and realizing new business models. Through its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in over 85 countries around the globe.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 150 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter

About ALi Corporation
ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. More than 120 Pay TV operators have deployed its solutions globally. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Tempe Arizona, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.

Conax media contact
Leslie Johnsen
Head of Public Relations & Communications
Mob: +47 41 45 80 43
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com

ALi contacts
Francois Galy
+(886) 2-8752-2000
francois.galy@alitech.com

Camila Hsu
+(886) 2-8752-2000
camila.hsu@alitech.com