CableCARDs on the Way Out? CEA, TVS Say Yes

The Consumer Electronics Association has developed a new standard, CEA-2040, for MicroSD security devices. The MicroSD reportedly is designed to provide the same protection, but more functionality, than CableCARD encryption technology. Compared to the CableCard,...

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Tvs Logo E1303835035744 300x85The Consumer Electronics Association has developed a new standard, CEA-2040, for MicroSD security devices. The MicroSD reportedly is designed to provide the same protection, but more functionality, than CableCARD encryption technology. Compared to the CableCard, MicroSD devices are smaller, have onboard storage capacity, and can be used with any device that has a MicroSD, SD or USB slot. They can be used with set-top boxes, mobile technology and computer devices.

Transparent Video Systems plans to incorporate the new standard in its line of set-top-boxes and cable system appliances. TVS has been promoting the device in response to various FCC requests. Transparent Video's responses to the FCC and an abstract of the new standard are available on the TVS website.

Norman Gillaspie, president of TVS, said in a statement, "Finally, we are on the road to a successor device that meets the needs that were required and mandated by Congress and the FCC."
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