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Thomson to introduce forensic marking solution for STBs

Thomson will unveil its NexGuard forensic marking solution for set-top boxes (STBs) at NAB2007.

A streamlined open architecture solution, the NexGuard video watermarking technology works with standard- and next-generation compression codecs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and VC-1.

NexGuard for STBs has been integrated into the STx7100 family of system-on-chip (SoC), manufactured by STMicroelectronics. It will be available to all STB companies, conditional access system (CAS) vendors and video-on-demand (VOD) and push-VOD operators this summer.

NexGuard's robust and invisible set-top box watermark deters illegal copying and distribution of all forms of broadcast content delivered via IPTV, satellite, cable or traditional broadcast and viewed with digital STBs.

See Thomson in NAB2007 booth SL2020 or visit www.thomson.net.