IPTV gets its VueKey

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has completed tests of VueKey, a device that provides authorization for digital set-top boxes and related products. It is an adaptation of the the cable TV industry's CableCARD device, but for IPTV networks and other architectures. It still uses the CableCARD design, a fact that could help make VueKey more widely available in a relatively short time.

Verizon Communications was a key participant in the development of VueKey, though the carrier uses a cable TV-like architecture and earlier this year received a waiver on set-top security from the Federal Communications Commission. Still, IPTV service providers and possibly even cable TV companies could look to use VueKey. Members of the ATIS's IP Separable Security Incubator have successfully tested VueKey, and the ATIS sub-group, now known as ATIS's IPTV Interoperability Forum, will further standardize VueKey.

For more:
- read this post at Light Reading's Cable Digital News

Related articles
Verizon worked with ATIS to adapt CableCARD
Verizon began its analog-to-digital migration this year

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Whitepaper: How to Elevate Your Content Delivery Workflows With Dell EMC PowerScale

Learn how Dell EMC PowerScale helps meet surging viewer demand while reducing costs with a single centralized platform for the ingest, processing, and delivery of the content your viewers love.

Suggested Articles

WarnerMedia scored a key HBO Max distribution deal with Comcast just as it launched in May. Nearly six months later, there still isn’t an app.

Comcast is planning new data caps and video service price increases for its subscribers in 2021.

The Apple TV remote is an often reviled peripheral device. Universal Electronics has taken it upon itself to create a different option.