CES 2015: Alticast To Demo CableCARD Alternative

Demos To Focus On Cloud, Internet Of Things Technologies
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Video software and integration specialist Alticast said it will focus on cloud-based and Internet of Things technologies at next month's Consumer Electronics Show, and will demonstrate a security system that offers an alternative to the CableCARD.

Alticast said AltiProtect system, already deployed on “millions” of cable boxes around the world, offers a cloud-based, renewable approach to media security, the company said. Such solutions could play a role in the U.S. market as the CableCARD regime for separable security in set-top boxes prepares to sunset following the recent passage of the satellite reauthorization bill. The FCC is now tasked with pursuing a successor platform.

Alticast will also show off the AltiPlex Cloud Services Platform, which also takes a cloud-centric approach to backoffice integration, metadata delivery, support for big data applications, and “add-on” features such as a personal video recording system that reduce the processing demands of the set-top box.

Alticast said it will also demo how emerging IoT apps, such as energy management and home security and appliance monitoring, can work with set-top box platforms, including those based on the Reference Design Kit, the preintegrated software bundle for IP and hybrid devices that’s being managed by Comcast, Time  Warner Cable and Liberty Global.