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Broadstream selects Latens to secure IPTV services

Broadstream Communications, a provider of outsourced IPTV services, has selected Latens Systems’ IP CAS content protection system to secure digital video for content distribution customers in the telco market.

Latens IP CAS has been integrated with Broadstream’s Bstream middleware platform, which is interoperable across multiple IP network infrastructures such as DSL, Ethernet, ATM and fiber. The architecture of the Bstream platform enables development of a full suite of interactive services such as digital TV, VOD, v-commerce, music on demand, PVR, Internet on TV and video/electronic mail.

Latens IP CAS delivers a distributed solution designed to scale as services roll out through the network.The company said it employs the most recent developments in encryption algorithms, tamper resistant software and robust, field-tested, transaction processing software systems. Through the use of secure software modules in the set-top box, security can be updated in minutes over the network.

Broadstream initially will offer its secured IPTV service to the nearly 1300 independent operating carriers in North America as they deliver the triple play of voice, broadband Internet and cable TV services over their existing copper and fiber infrastructure.

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