Irdeto, Cisco to Integrate Set-top Access Solutions
[Satellite Today 09-12-08] Irdeto has expanded a set-top box license agreement with Cisco Systems, enabling Cisco to integrate Irdeto’s conditional access solution with its set-tops.
As result of this agreement, Cisco said it has introduced a hybrid HD interactive personal video recorder (PVR) set-top in the Netherlands. Cisco’s 8455DVB PVR MPEG-4 HD is currently available through Ziggo in the Netherlands.
According to Cisco, the digital receiver enables consumers to view programs in HDTV and record to the system’s built-in hard disk. It currently supports subscription video on demand (VOD) in HD quality via cable.
Irdeto said that this expansion includes the first introduction of two-way interactive services, including VOD, on the Ziggo network.