EchoStar Bakes Conax CA into Euro Set-Top
The HDC-420 is designed to deliver cable TV reception with the additional flexibility of access to on-demand services and applications. The product is field upgradeable to DVR via a user-installed USB hard disk drive. It's intended for markets where operators wish to combine cable TV delivery with added-value IP services such as smart TV, on-demand and over-the-top (OTT) content.
It uses industry standard home networking protocols to enable content sharing among devices throughout the home and supports middleware, CA and DRM solutions, as well as meeting European energy efficiency requirements.