Addressing the trend towards set-top-boxes (STBs) with advanced middleware solutions like Android TV, Open TV, RDK and others, Conax Lynx adds a layer of control allowing operators to securely embed OTT services in the same STB offering, without interfering with the DVB content. Lynx is designed to enable what is claimed to be strong isolation on hybrid STBs reduced integration effort for middleware partners and access to premium 4K/Ultra HD content for operators. Lynx complements Conax’s Smart Card and Cardless security clients, enabling value-added middleware features.
With Prime Access, Conax is confident that operators can reduce churn by delivering their own OTT services and enhance user experience on the same advanced STB. The company believes that connectable STBs being open to third-party apps, present an increased piracy threat surface. Conax Prime Access is the latest addition to the Conax content security clients and is intended to help pay-TV operators boost ARPU and secure their content based on the ECP specifications recommended by MovieLabs which are designed to eliminate piracy and content redistribution issues on connected devices Prime Access is pre-integrated with Lynx, using a security architecture that allows pay-TV operators to integrate their own or third-party OTT services on the same STB.
“In a world of continuously evolving consumer preferences, operators are looking to step up their offerings,” commented Tom Jahr, Conax EVP products and partners. “They want access to premium, early release window content along with access to advanced set-top-box devices to deliver this value securely. Conax is proud to launch its next generation security clients and solutions, which will enable customers to drive up their ARPU, reduce churn in their operations and achieve higher end-user satisfaction through advanced set-top-box propositions.”