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Thomson Offerings Include Security Tools

Thomson will unveil new products, technologies and research at NAB2007 across the entire supply chain, including security solutions and video watermarking technologies.

Thomson's NexGuard for set-top boxes is a video watermarking technology featuring a streamlined "open architecture" that works with standard and next-generation compression codecs: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and VC-1. NexGuard for STBs has been integrated into the STx7100 family of system-on-chips, manufactured by semiconductor supplier STMicroelectronics, and will be available to all STB companies.

The company is also demonstrating NexGuard for Microsoft Windows Media Video 9, a software package for deterring piracy of WMV 9 or VC-1 main profile-formatted files.

Thomson is also showing some of its advanced research for the entire digital workflow. Highlights include the DiscPack, a prototype for high-end, professional electronic camera recording systems with a highly efficient portable storage solution; the Distributed I/O Scheduler, which enables simultaneous flow of multiple data streams to and from content storage and processing devices; and Digital Media Archiving with Mezzanine Compression--the "proof of concept" for a powerful, visually lossless compression solution for file-based workflows.

Thomson will be in booths N713 and N902.