CI Plus is a technical specification that adds further security and features to the proven DVB Common Interface Standard (DVB-CI). The benefits of CI Plus include the secure delivery of Pay-TV services to CI Plus compatible CE devices; this includes set-top-boxes and Integrated Digital TV’s (IDTV).
DTVKit supports CI Plus versions 1.4, 1.4 ECP and 2.0. We are committed to ensuring that we are compatible with all current and future releases.
CI Plus 1.4 provides users with multi-stream to decrypt content from multiple tuners. Users can benefit from IPTV and OTT content and additional URI to enable/disable trick-mode.
CI Plus ECP offers users all features from 1.4 plus It is compliant with Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements. CI+ ECP is designed to provide improved levels of security and robustness for the protection of premium UHD content. It requires the use of a host supporting a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
CI Plus 2.0 has been migrated from PCMCIA based CAMs to a USB form factor. 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 of CI Plus
There are many benefits of the CI Plus solution, below is a list of how CI Plus can benefit you and your business.
- Encryption: This adds an extra layer of security to ensure that data and information are kept safe and secure.
- Security: CI Plus offers increased levels of protection to the DVB common interface standard.
- Flexible: CI Plus can be used with any OS, including RTOS, Linux or Android.
- Lower costs for operators: The CI Plus specification allows for consumers to spend less money on securing their devices; therefore, they can invest in other areas.
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