IDC Licenses Irdeto Encryption Technology
[Satellite Today – 1-22-08] International Datacasting Corp. has entered an agreement to license Irdeto‘s Cyphercast IP encryption technology, IDC announced Jan. 21.
Under the agreement, 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.
"This content security solution provides operators of IP-based satellite networks with a proven conditional access system," Doug Lowther, vice president of marketing and sales for Irdeto, said in a statement. "Integrating Irdeto CA within IDC Superflex IP receivers allows operators to rapidly install fully-equipped receiver sites without security concerns or unnecessary delays encountered during the integration process."
Financial details were not released.