CHESEAUX, Switzerland and PARIS -- Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD) company, and Gemalto (Euronext: NL0000400653 GTO) announced today that they achieved a worlds first by demonstrating a fully operational, end-to-end OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile 1.0 Solution for mobile TV services.
At the OMA TestFest 21, held in Bled (Slovenia), from November 9th to 16th, the companies implemented the first ever integration and testing of the complete value chain of products from the head-end to the consumer device. The successful demonstration of interoperability between Nagravision head-end equipment and Gemalto Mobile TV cards was tested and verified to be in full compliance with the OMA BCAST SCP 1.0 specifications.
The OMA BCAST smartcard profile is an open standardized SIM-based service protection system defined by OMA members including mobile operators, device and network suppliers, and content providers.
Jean-Luc Jezouin, senior vice president Mobile TV business unit at Nagravision said: We are building on our clear leadership in mobile conditional access, demonstrated by our current 95% market share in DVB-H users worldwide using the DVB OSF standard, and we continue to lead the market by delivering the first products that are fully compliant to the OMA BCAST specifications. Through this collaboration with Gemalto, we are actively participating in the launch of the mobile TV business and can further assist operators by helping them protect and make money from the content delivered. At TestFest 21, Nagravision demonstrated the most advanced OMA BCAST Smartcard Profile head-end platform, performing all tests covering the entire mobile TV value chain. The product is now available for shipment to our customers.