Broadpeak Launches C-CAS Adaptive Streaming on Set-Tops
Integrated on Broadpeak BkS100 servers
December 16, 2012
RENNES, FRANCE — Broadpeak launched Conditional Access System-Compliant
Adaptive Streaming, a new technology that enables pay-TV operators to support
adaptive streaming protocols while remaining compliant with
conditional access systems on legacy set-top boxes.
Utilizing the patented technology, operators can cost-effectively deliver
high-quality multimedia services — including HD video — over any broadband
C-CAS addresses the challenges pay-TV operators face in
cost-effectively delivering encrypted content via adaptive streaming protocols
to their existing subscribers’ STBs, which rely on a conditional access system
for content protection. Typically, Broadpeak said, an operator wanting to deliver adaptive
streaming would be required to upgrade the firmware of every legacy
STB with a digital rights management. C-CAS allows operators
to capitalize on their investment in existing STBs by supporting adaptive
streaming in conditional access system-based STBs.
The first application of C-CAS will be available on Broadpeak’s BkS100 VOD servers. BkS100
VOD servers automatically select the appropriate streaming quality based on
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