Santo, Brian
June 2008
CED;Jun2008, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plans of cable operators and their vendors to have a downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) commercially ready. It states that DCAS has been delayed in the past and this is manifested in a recasting of Polycipher. Furthermore, the goal of Polycipher was to create a DCAS that would satisfy a mandate from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to separate conditional access (CA) from set-top boxes in a more economical way than by using CableCards.


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