Verimatrix: Pay TV Encryption | Verimatrix

By: Verimatrix  09-12-2011
Keywords: Video, Security, digital tv

Verimatrix delivers a modular range of product components and options addressing key challenges of pay-TV network operators. These components implement the versatile functionality provided by the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™).

Core Functions

The core administrative component of VCAS 3, OMI provides a single VCAS integration point for customer care, billing and middleware systems through a set of content, device and entitlement management interfaces. OMI enables VCAS domain-based business models for multi-screen digital TV services by providing homogenous subscriber and rights management for heterogeneous networks and devices: DVB, Hybrid, IPTV, Internet TV/OTT and Mobile TV.

The Verimatrix Content Security Manager provides the core functions of the VCAS software-based content security solution, exploiting mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates.

The core VCAS for Internet TV security components for HLS adaptive bitrate streaming services: ACSM supports authentication, key distribution and user control and acts as the root Certificate Authority in a PKI hierarchy, while MultiCAS/Adaptive exchanges content encryption keys with third-party AES scramblers.

The Verimatrix Broadcast Content Security Manager (BCSM) is the core component of VCAS for DVB. BCSM enables and supports advanced pay-TV business models and options within a VCAS secured pay-TV system, including impulse pay-per-view (IPPV) tokens, and it provides each operator with virtually unlimited flexibility to define products and services.


The Verimatrix MultiCAS/IP component is a key option within VCAS that integrates high performance IPTV head-end scrambler equipment with robust software-based content security.

The Verimatrix MultiCAS/DVB component is a key option within VCAS, enabling the creation of a unified content security system that can be used to support hybrid DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-H broadcast and a VCAS-secured IPTV network.

The Verimatrix Real Time Encryption Server component performs all necessary stream formatting and video encryption for multi-channel broadcast support within IPTV deployments.

Video On Demand

The Verimatrix VOD Encryption Manager component provides an automated video asset encryption and workflow management to generate encrypted content files in preparation for VOD delivery.


The Verimatrix ViewRight STB for IPTV client is a robust package of portable embedded code that implements VCAS security functions within each STB in an IPTV system. ViewRight offers smart card-less security that combines low resource usage with advanced features.

The Verimatrix ViewRight STB for DVB client is a robust package of portable embedded code that implements the VCAS security functions within each STB in a DVB pay-TV system.

The Verimatrix ViewRight Desktop for PC Player turns a broadband connected PC into a fully functional, interactive IPTV client. The ViewRight Desktop for PC player securely decrypts broadcast and VOD content within VCAS protected IPTV systems using a flexible, “lean forward” user interface.

The Verimatrix ViewRight Web client is a robust package of portable code that implements the VCAS for Internet TV device authentication functions in clients that can support HTTP Live Streaming (a.k.a. adaptive rate streaming) video services. ViewRight Web clients provide cross-platform support for secure Internet TV/over-the-top content delivery to a variety of device categories, including PC/Macs, mobile handsets, web pads, STBs, connected TVs, etc.

The Verimatrix ViewRight Professional client is a robust package of portable embedded code that implements the VCAS security functions within Professional Receiver equipment in a pay-TV system without the need for smart cards or DVB-CI modules. A ViewRight Professional enabled receiver is a multi-channel decryption appliance operating on VCAS encrypted Multicast IP streams. ViewRight Professional functionality is integrated in a number of partner hardware offerings to provide a complete solution for IP broadcast redistribution or monitoring.

System Options

The Verimatrix Remote Stream Manager (RSM) optimizes the configuration of IPTV wholesaler/retailer configurations by enabling seamless end-to-end encryption of broadcast channels combined with secure locally originated content.

The Verimatrix Service Information Server (SIS) is an optional component of VCAS™ for DVB. It plays out DVB Event Information Tables (EIT) with TV program schedule information, which is used by STBs in order to fill the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) with the program schedule.

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