Industry News: Technology (March 08)
IDC Licenses Irdeto Encryption Technology
International Datacasting Corp. entered an agreement to license Irdeto’s Cyphercast IP encryption technology.
Ongoing sales and development of the Cyphercast IP product as well as support for Cyphercast customers will transfer to IDC. Additionally, IDC will be able to combine the Cyphercast IP encryption technology with the Irdeto PIsys and FlexSMS products under a pre-existing reseller agreement that makes IDC the exclusive supplier of Cyphercast IP conditional access solutions. (International Datacasting Corp., 50 Frank Nighbor Place, Kanata, Ontario, Canada K2V 1B9; Tel: 613/596-4120, Fax: 613/596-4863; Web: www.datacast.com)
Paradise Datacom Introduces Satellite Modem
Paradise Datacom has introduced a pair of satellite modems.
The PD10 and PD10L, part of the Evolution Series, are designed for cost-critical applications and can be upgraded via the modem’s keypad.
Evolution modems provide the foundation for networks throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and Middle East and provide value by reducing the need to purchase expensive test instruments such as spectrum analyzers and bit error rate test sets. (Paradise Datacom LLC, 328 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803 USA; Tel: 814/238-3450; Fax: 814/238-3829; Web: www.paradisedata.com)
Streambox Introduces New Encoder
Streambox Inc. has introduced its Mobile Software Encoder, which is designed to extend the newsgathering capabilities of broadcasters, first responders and citizen reporters. The encoder transports broadcast video over Wi-Fi and 3G networks for real-time and store-and-forward news coverage.
The Mobile Software Encoder features proprietary compression technologies common to other Streambox video transport solutions that provide video compression, error correction and bandwidth shaping. (Streambox Inc., 1848 Westlake Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109; Tel: 206/956-0544; Fax: 206/956-0570; Web: www.streambox.com)