Latens software-only CAS solution to secure IPTV services from Egyptian Advanced Multimedia Systems
Latens, a provider of software security solutions for payTV across all networks, today announced that AMS (Advanced Multimedia Systems) has chosen Latens software-only Conditional Access System (CAS) to protect Egypt’s first Satellite IPTV delivery system.
The AMS Ecosystem will consist of Latens CAS, plus other system components from leading technology providers for IPTV hardware and software. AMS plans to offer High Definition (HD)/Standard Definition (SD) linear TV, Pay per view, and Video On Demand services using satellite delivery of content via Nilesat to regional headends.
“Of all the solutions we considered, Latens’ CAS was the most attractive solution as it offers a high level of protection and security for our IPTV system.” says Tarek Malash, CEO of AMS. “Latens’ experienced team were able to demonstrate their software-only security solution which we considered to be the best in terms of functionality, scalability and cost of ownership.” says Mohamed Swidan, CTO of AMS.
“This is our first customer in Africa and outlines Latens’ continuing growth in emerging markets along with our capability in providing innovative solutions to our customers,” says Jeremy Thorp, CEO of Latens.
Latens CAS is the world’s only DVB® compliant software-only CAS designed for operators of cable, DTH and DTT. The card-less technology offers payTV operators a more dynamic and secure antipiracy solution at a much lower cost than traditional card-based or embedded set-top systems. Latens’ unique CAS protects content across all networks - Cable, IP, DTH, DTT - be it one-way, two-way or hybrid. This allows operators to use a single Latens CAS headend for any type of network, making it a safe investment for operators expanding their payTV services across multiple distribution infrastructures.
Latens is leading the way in DVB® compliant software Conditional Access, enabling operators of broadcast and broadband payTV networks around the world to securely deliver next generation entertainment services to set-top boxes, PCs, mobile devices and home networks. With offices in the US, UK and India, Latens’ customer base stretches globally. Latens’ success has been reflected in the number of prestigious industry awards it has won: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise; TelcoTV Innovation in Conditional Access Award; and the Deloitte Fast 500 technology award for the EMEA region. In 2010, Latens was acquired by Pace plc.
EAMS is a share holding company established under Free Zones Investments Law in Egypt by expertise from the Digital Video satellite broadcast and telecom industry. Its main activity is to develop, provide solutions and platforms for distribution of Video, Audio and multimedia content to customers using advanced technologies like IPTV.
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