Philips PDS And SMiT To Offer The First VSecure CAM Module

Philips Professional Display Solutions, global market leader for professional TV solutions, and SMiT, the global leading CAM manufacturer, have partnered to offer the professional TV market the first conditional access module to feature the VSecure encryption system.

The VSecure encryption system is a patented and proprietary Digital Rights Management System, originally launched in 2008 and now effectively the de facto standard for encryption technology in the European professional TV market

Approved by all major content providers the VSecure system is owned by Philips Professional Display Solutions (a division of TPV, the global licensee for the design, production, sales and marketing of Philips branded professional TVs, consumer TVs, monitors and professional displays).

Digital Rights Management is the obligatory copy protection required by content creators such as the large movie studios, OTT content creators and live sport’s right owners, who all require broadcasters to provide copy protection.

VSecure allows encryption and protection from content copying over any RF or IP based medium. A wide range of head-end providers supports the VSecure standard.

Typically, VSecure has been integrated into set top boxes or is included as standard in the Philips Professional TV’s. The new CAM module gives a more cost effective and flexible option to the set top box, while offering an encryption option for legacy TVs and for professionals sets from manufacturers who don’t have a DRM option.

The new VSecure CAM module will make its debut at the IBC Show (SMiT booth D86, Hall 1, 13th -18th September, with general availability from mid-September.

Commenting on the new CAM module Robert Bartelds, Director of Product for Philips professional TVs, said: ‘This is a great example of a successful project that combines the skills of a number of companies who are each the best in their field. VSecure is already the standard for DRM in Europe, the new CAM module will extend the system’s reach and finally allow content in locations where DRMs were traditionally not available.”

About Philips Professional Display Solutions

Philips Professional Display Solutions is operated by TP Vision and MMD, subsidiaries of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. TP Vision and MMD exclusively market and sell Philips commercial displays and Philips monitors worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, TP Vision and MMD use a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. TP Vision and MMD operate with their Global headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.