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MASCOM GmbH Germany Hofberg 2 86316 Friedberg - OT Haberskirch, Germany http://www.mascom.de
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AlphaCrypt CI module will also decode Arena Bundesliga (German National League) Pay-TV

The Common Interface module features several integrated encryption systems / Can be used to update around 2 million digital receivers fort he new Pay-TV provider / An AlphaCrypt CI is simply the universal solution for German-language Pay-TV

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As of this summer, Arena will be broadcasting its Bundesliga (German National League football) Pay-TV programmes via satellite, using the Cryptoworks encryption standard, and at very attractive conditions. Around two million digital receivers installed in German homes are equipped with a Common Interface slot, into which a suitable decoding module can be inserted. Any viewers wishing to receive the Arena broadcasts in this manner would be well advised to choose a CI module of the AlphaCrypt range, developed by MASCOM. The AlphaCrypt module, available in various models and versions, is regarded as the "Swiss army knife" with regard to German-language Pay-TV, as each AlphaCrypt module features several decoding systems. The AlphaCrypt TC (Twin Card; 129 Euros), which features two card readers, as well as the AlphaCrypt Classic (99 Euros), which has one card reader, support not only the eponymous encryption standard AlphaCrypt, but also the encryption systems Irdeto, Conax and Cryptoworks (e.g. for Arena or Easy-TV), and is compatible with Betacrypt as well as with the V-Code system. The AlphaCrypt light, priced at below 70 Euros, is a basic version, which does not provide access to the encryption systems Conax, Cryptoworks or Irdeto, and which is therefore very attractively priced. The easy.TV module (79 Euros incl. easy.TV smart card) is equivalent to the AlphaCrypt light module, but it has already Cryptoworks and the TC functionality (two card readers) integrated. These two or three conditional access systems can be obtained as an upgrade, which can be purchased separately, turning the AlphaCrypt light and the easy.TV modules into a fully-specified AlphaCrypt module. AlphaCrypt CI modules are also ideally suited for cable receivers. According to MASCOM chief executive Heinz Gruber "Our AlphaCrypt modules provide maximum flexibility for viewers. This means they can choose their ideal receiver, and still equip this for Pay-TV reception at a later stage. And manufacturers benefit too. All they need to do is equip the receivers with a Common Interface slot, thus obviating the need for any technically sophisticated and expensive receiver specification with the encryption provider." AlphaCrypt modules are available from authorised retail outlets.

This text as well as appropriate picture material is also available electronically on the Internet at www.mascom.de (Section on Mascom, Media).

MASCOM GmbH Germany

Mascom is a wholesale distributor, founded by Heinz Gruber in Augsburg/Germany in 1986. Since then, Mascom has developed continuously and has become a key player in the field of digital TV, based on its quality-driven philosophy. Mascom distributes the products of world-renowned manufacturers of satellite technology, including Nokia, SCM Microsystems, Topfield or Aston, in some cases as the exclusive distributor for Germany. The development of the Alphacrypt CI module has gained for the company a reputation as a high-tech developer. Mascom has also been particularly active since 1992 in the Czech Republic. Here, a joint subsidiary company has been established in co-operation with local partners, which distributes satellite technology products as well as producing its own brand of television sets under the "MASCOM" trademark. Other important sales areas include the Middle East, North Africa, Italy and the Scandinavian markets. The headquarters of the company has been located at Kirchstrasse 11 in Unterbergen (between Augsburg and Munich in Bavaria/Germany) since April 2002.

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