CI Plus

CI Plus is a technical specification that adds further security and features to the proven DVB common interface standard (DVB-CI). This specification allows for the secure delivery of Pay-TV services to CI-Plus compatible devices; this includes set-top-boxes and integrated Digital TV’s (IDTV’s). In March 2018 we upgraded to version 1.4 ECP, this update offers users increased levels of security and robustness for the protection of premium UHD content.  

Overview

Users can take advantage of better levels of support for a range of IPTV and OTT services. Version 1.4 ensured that multi-stream handling was improved. This current specification means users have increased levels of security and encryption for the protection of UHD content. The browser provides support for MHEG-5 applications that are running on a CI Plus host. The CI interconnects a CAM and digital TV receiver to enable any encryption system to be used in the receiver. 

Multi stream is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Improved multi-stream handling

Free to air is a feature of the DTVKit DVB solution

Better support for OTT and IPTV services

Security and encryption is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Security and encryption 

Protection of UHD content is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Protection of premium UHD content

CI Plus browser is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Browser

Interconnects CAM and digital receiver CI Plus browser is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Interconnects a CAM and Digital TV receiver 

CI Plus Infrastructure

The CI Plus framework

CI Plus 2.0

In November 2019 DTVKit integrated CI Plus 2.0. The major advance with the 2.0 release is the migration from PCMCIA based CAMs to a USB form factor. At the time of the inception of the common interface standard, PCMCIA was a widely supported interface and a logical choice. Today though, USB is the standard on most devices, including TVs, yet to support CI Plus, manufacturers still need to include an expensive and physically large PCMCIA connector. The move to USB based CAMs propels CI Plus into the next decade, enabling TV manufacturers to optimise their set designs, and potentially reduce costs. Stepping away from the PCMCIA form factor may also help to drive wider uptake of CI Plus in the STB market where the form factor and cost of PCMCIA was more prohibitive on lower-margin devices.

Benefits

This specification builds on the core foundations of the DVBCore. This specification has a variety of benefits that result in the secure delivery of Pay TV. 

Lower costs for operators is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Lower costs for operators

This specification allows for consumers to spend less money on securing their devices; therefore, they can invest in other areas.

DTVKit offers a range of support packages through our members, Ocean Blue Software

Faster time to market

Our solution will decrease your time to market; meaning that you have more time to invest in other areas. Therefore, you will be able to get a quality product out while your competitors are still developing their solution.

Security and encryption is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Security

Increased levels of security to the DVB common interface standard. Resulting in the peace of mind for you and your end-user.

Android TV DTVKit solution is royalty free

Royalty-free model

DTVKit operates a royalty-free business model allowing you to save money which you can invest in enhancing your end product.

Protection of UHD content is a feature of the DTVKit CI Plus solution

Encryption

This adds an extra layer of security to ensure that data and information are kept safe and secure.

Simple fee structure

Here at DTVKit, we like to keep things simple, that is why we have a straightforward fee structure where there are no hidden costs along the way. Our pricing is a one-off joining fee of $15,000 and then $15,000 to be paid annually.