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Viaccess-Orca selects Rambus CryptoMedia Content Protection Core

An embedded hardware RoT Viaccess-Orca is collaborating with Rambus to bolster its VO Shield Root of Trust (RoT) security solution. According to a recent Viaccess-Orca press release, Rambus’ CryptoMedia Content Protection Core complements the company’s [...]

The importance of a hardware root-of-trust in an anti-counterfeiting IC

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Scott Best, a technical director at Rambus Security, has written an article for Semiconductor Engineering about the important role a hardware root-of-trust plays in an anti-counterfeiting IC. As Best explains, during manufacture, an anti-counterfeiting security IC is [...]

Set-top boxes go cardless with hardware security cores

Embedded security cores are becoming an increasingly popular option for set-top box chipsets. To be sure, set-top boxes that eschew smart cards in favor of hardware security cores offer operators robust protection with embedded, integrated [...]

Rethink Technology Research talks CryptoMedia

DishTV India recently selected Rambus’ CryptoMedia Security Platform for use in its Pay TV satellite system. Essentially, CryptoMedia ensures secure distribution of premium content for cable and satellite operators with a hardware root-of-trust embedded in [...]

Why did DishTV India choose an embedded root-of-trust?

Earlier this summer, DishTV India selected Rambus’ CryptoMedia Security Platform for use in its Pay TV satellite system. Essentially, CryptoMedia ensures secure distribution of premium content for cable and satellite operators with a hardware root-of-trust [...]

Going cardless for CAS with a hardware root-of-trust

The majority of set-top boxes (STBs) on the market in the 1990s were secured by Conditional Access System (CAS) smart cards that stored STB identities along with their respective service rights. While these early smart cards [...]

Let’s talk about VIDITY and 4K UHD

Home Media Magazine staff recently sat down with David Huerta, GM of the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA), to talk about VIDITY. Essentially, VIDITY allows consumers to download, store and play 4K Ultra HD movies [...]

CryptoMedia secures Pay TV content for DishTV India

DishTV India has selected Rambus’ CryptoMedia Security Platform for use in its Pay TV satellite system. According to Martin Scott, senior VP and GM of the Security Division at Rambus, CryptoMedia ensures secure distribution of [...]

Downloading 4K UHD content with FandangoNow and VIDITY

James K. Willcox of Consumer Reports recently observed that a number of companies, such as Amazon and Netflix, have been “moving quickly” to bolster their respective rosters of 4K movies and TV shows. “Many of [...]

Rambus and INSIDE Secure team up on VIDITY

INSIDE Secure has confirmed that it is working with Rambus’ Cryptography Research Division to facilitate the delivery of over-the-top (OTT) 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) content that meets Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) specifications. [...]

Telecom Asia talks VIDITY

Writing for TelecomAsia, Doug Lowther notes that the buzz around 4K UHD content has continued unabated since CES 2016 and is set to accelerate. “Operators [are] quickly realizing the speed at which they need to [...]

New Samsung HDR LED TVs go VIDITY

Samsung’s new KU6300 and KU6500 lineup of HDR LED TVs boast full support for VIDITY™, a secure delivery service that facilitates the purchase, delivery and storage of premium content across a wide range of devices. [...]

Analysts bullish on IoT security

ABI Research analysts say the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next big market for cyber security. “While it remains a fragmented market that has yet to consolidate, the ecosystem is expanding with [...]

Rambus CryptoMedia secures Kaleidescape’s Strato Movie Player

Kaleidescape has confirmed that it will be integrating Rambus’ recently launched CryptoMedia platform into its Strato Movie Player. More specifically, CryptoMedia will facilitate the secure download and playback of VIDITY™-enabled 4K ultra-high-definition (Ultra HD) and [...]

Rambus launches CryptoMedia for 4K UHD and HDR content

Rambus has launched its CryptoMedia platform for VIDITY-compliant player devices. Designed to protect 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming, CryptoMedia allows consumers to easily store, copy and share premium content across multiple devices. [...]

WDLabs accelerates VIDITY deployment

WDLabs recently introduced a software platform designed to accelerate the creation and deployment of VIDITY™ enabled products and services. Essentially, VIDITY allows consumers to download, store and play 4K Ultra HD movies with high dynamic [...]

Home Media Magazine says Vidity is “on a roll”

Thomas K. Arnold, the publisher & editorial director of Home Media Magazine, says Vidity is “on a roll” as the Ultra HD industry takes off. “Developed by the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA), [Vidity] offers [...]

Rambus demos hardware-based security for 4K UHD TVs @ IBC 2015

MStar Semiconductor has kicked off production of a secure chipset for connected TVs that integrates the Rambus Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall™ security core with Intertrust’s ExpressPlay™ cloud service for Digital Rights Management (DRM). Dubbed MStar G6F, [...]

Rambus secures next-gen digital video content

The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) has selected the Rambus Cryptography Research Division to run and manage its VIDITY™ Key Issuance Center. The service, part of the Cryptography Research Trust Services offering, manages cryptographic keys [...]

SCSA’s VIDITY secures premium digital content

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The SCSA (Secure Content Storage Association) recently unveiled VIDITY, a secure delivery service that facilitates the delivery and storage of premium content – including 4K Ultra HD movies with high dynamic range (HDR) – across [...]

SCSA adds 21 new members to secure Ultra HD (4K) initiative

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The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) has added 21 new members to its rapidly expanding ranks, including Sprint, Toshiba, Broadcom and Mstar Semiconductor. The latest SCSA contributors join an expansive group of 50 participating companies spanning [...]

Video on Demand to hit $45 billion by 2018

Writing for the Boston Globe, Ty Burr confirms that accessing video on demand (VOD) is now the way most people watch movies. “[They are viewing films] at home with a flick of the remote, on [...]

Snowpiercer success highlights growing VOD market

Snowpiercer – directed by Bong Joon-ho – is a 2013 South Korean science fiction art-house action film based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. According to The Boston Globe, the film has made nearly [...]

Report: 204 million connected TV devices by 2017

A recent report published by the NPD Group estimates there will be 204 million connected TV devices by 2017. More specifically, streaming media players and TVs are expected to represent the majority of the growth [...]

MStar Semiconductor and Rambus secure connected TVs

MStar Semiconductor recently confirmed that it will be equipping its lineup of connected TV SoCs with CryptoFirewall™ security cores. Designed by Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, the self-contained ASIC cores provide a secure hardware-based root-of-trust for [...]