BLOWING it up…

Baumgartner, Jeff
June 2005
CED;Jun2005, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports on the conditional access (CA) system and its existence in the U.S. market. The cable industry in the nation is exploring the concept of downloadable security in the place of using CA systems hardware into the set top. When the Federal Communications Commission of the nation acceded to a 12 month extension for a ban on cable set-tops with integrated security, downloadable security was placed at the top of the priority list. Now the cable operators have a considerable time period to investigate and develop a downloadable and therefore removable CA platform which performs the same security functions as the existing CableCard. INSET: A conditional access chronology.


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