Verimatrix (Euronext Paris:VMX) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are collaborating to streamline Android TV set-top box deployments, including 4K/UltraHD services. The collaboration pre-integrates components of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) with Broadcom's Android TV Platform.
Designed to meet specific conditional access requirements set forth by Google, the pre-integrated solution uses the standard Android TV MediaCas framework API to secure Android TV video platforms and reduce integration complexity for set-top manufacturers. The solution is intended to reduce time-to-market for existing Verimatrix customers wanting to deploy Android TV services because their existing security client is readily compatible with Broadcom's Android TV SDK via MediaCas plugin.
"What is unique about our collaboration is that it enables both a rapid and secure deployment of premium video services via Android TV - we are proud to be the first security vendor to enable Broadcom to offer this for 4K/UHD content," said Verimatrix COO Asaf Ashkenazi. "Any STB vendor or video service provider that selects our pre-integrated solution can rest assured that the process of deploying Android TV, as well as managing future upgrades, will be as hassle-free as possible with minimal time and effort required."