VIACCESS, in partnership with Sagem Orga, launches a security solution based on "OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile"

(PresseBox) ( Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, )
VIACCESS, the European leader in content protection in IPTV, and Sagem Orga, one of the world leaders in smart cards, join forces to integrate a solution designed for new generations of mobile phones. The mobile handset’s range is one of the pillars of mobile operators’ strategy to launch new services, attract and develop customer loyalty. Indeed, with an ever more innovative handset range, new and richer services, operators can win new customers and develop their loyalty. Taking into account those market needs and the complexity of new mobile phone services, VIACCESS has developed a new version of its Purple TV conditional access solution compatible with all handsets complying with the OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile standard – a real technological challenge! To fight effectively against piracy with an end-to-end solution, VIACCESS has developed a set of security extensions, which are integrated into Sagem Orga SIM cards. This solution will allow efficient protection of mobile TV content against any hacking attempt.

François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO of Viaccess, said, "We are proud to enrich our partnership with Sagem Orga in mobile content protection. This partnership will help us to guarantee to content owners an increased level of security."

Jean-Christophe Tisseuil, Sagem Orga Head of Marketing, noted, "This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our ability to anticipate market needs by offering our customers the benefits of the collaboration between a smart card expert and a content protection expert such as Viaccess."

To ensure compatibility with the widest possible range of handsets, VIACCESS is participating in the "test fests" organized by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and will continue to do so.

Ahead of commercial launch, and in order to guarantee the highest level of security, VIACCESS and Sagem Orga will have their solution audited by an independent third-party laboratory specialized in IT security. The first commercial version, currently in testing, will be available in Q3 2008.

The solution will be showcased at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 11-14 at the booths of VIACCESS (Main Avenue, AV 28) and Sagem Orga (Hall 8, B 76 ).

About Viaccess
Viaccess S.A., delivers solutions for digital pay television and secured content distribution. Its mission is the development, production and marketing of Conditional Access and DRM-based systems for all types of content and services, for all kinds of broadcasts (satellite, cable, terrestrial, MMDS) and broadband networks, fixed (DSL) and mobile. Viaccess has been successfully deployed in 30 countries worldwide on more than 80 digital platforms, including multi-channel providers and digital content distributors. Viaccess is the European leader in IPTV protection (MRG IPTV Market Leader Report, March 2006 & September 2007). For more information:
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