VCAS security framework extended to meet new security requirements for 4K/Ultra HD (UHD)
Since 2012, Chunghwa Telecom has been relying on Verimatrix’s VCAS architecture to provide a complete, integrated suite of solutions for secure video delivery.
As the Taiwanese telco expands its multimedia-on-demand (MoD) offering to include 4K/UHD streaming, it has deployed VCAS Ultra, the latest generation of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS), to secure new delivery models and support next-generation services and technology.
Dr Lo Chih Cheng, deputy principal engineer at Chunghwa Telecom, said: “As we enter this exciting new domain of premium video delivery, we couldn’t be more pleased to already have such a deep level of confidence in our security framework and trust in Verimatrix to navigate us through the complex requirements associated with 4K/UHD services.”
Architected to enable the transition towards IP and software-based video delivery, VCAS Ultra extends operators’ reach to premium 4K/UHD services and advanced hybrid network deployments.
VCAS Ultra also enables operators to take advantage of physical or virtual configurations to support cloud system integrations. It features enhanced content security profiles to meet MovieLabs’ defined 4K/UHD service requirements — including fully integrated multi-network VideoMark watermarking technology, as well as TEE support.
A key driver for the transition to VCAS Ultra, said Verimatrix, is the flexibility it offers for it to be integrated with any IPTV middleware solution, including one Chunghwa Telecom developed specifically for its new 4K/UHD platform.
Steve Oetegenn, president of Verimatrix, added: “We are thrilled to grow our existing relationship with Chunghwa Telecom as it responds to demands in Taiwan for 4K/UHD premium services.
“We can relieve the burden by evolving the existing VCAS framework into one that supports its new 4K/UHD platform and ensures compliance with the redefined range of security requirements that come with it.”