Eurofins Serves as Exclusive CI Plus 2.0 Test Partner
Eurofins Digital Testing has announced that it will serve as the official test partner for the CI Plus 2.0 standard. As appointed by CI Plus LLP, the CI Plus Trust Authority, comprised of Sony, Samsung, TP Vision, Panasonic, Neotion and SMiT, Eurofins Digital Testing is currently the official CI Plus test partner for CI Plus 1.4.
The CI Plus standard is an enhanced security system that allows manufacturers, operators and broadcasters to deliver secure content on digital TV receivers via the Common Interface (CI) and Conditional Access Module (CAM). The next-gen CI Plus 2.0 specification adds a USB-form factor, whereby consumers can receive pay-TV services by leveraging USB-based CAMs.
“CI Plus is committed to providing consumers with easy access to secure, premium content on their TVs, and CI Plus 2.0 makes that even easier with its USB interface support,” said the CI Plus LLP Chairman. “Based on our existing relationship, we’re confident Eurofins will help ensure a certified testing regime is easily accessible and take CI Plus 2.0 forward to market launch.”
“We are proud to be the exclusive CI Plus LLP approved test partner and look forward to providing a new test tool for CI Plus 2.0,” said Johan Craeybeckx, Business Line Director, Eurofins Digital Testing International. “The CI Plus 2.0 USB interface provides an easy-to-use, familiar form factor for consumers, manufacturers and operators alike. Leveraging Eurofins’ automated test tools for the required testing of USB hosts and compatible-devices will streamline build processes and greatly reduce time to market.”
Eurofins will provide early access to the automated CI Plus 2.0 test tool to enable pre-testing of devices in advance of certification. Eurofins’ early access programme to the CI Plus 2.0 test tool will begin in the coming months, and licensees interested in participating in this programme are advised to contact Eurofins directly.
Separately, Eurofins Digital Testing operates an independent, certified test lab for USB technologies. It offers extended testing and certification services for all USB products to identify compatibility, functionality and interoperability prior to releasing products into the market.
Eurofins Digital Testing helps companies worldwide reduce development, testing and deployment cycles to accelerate service delivery, and support a more continuous delivery environment. Through its suite of automated test tools, professional testing support services, staffing of onsite personnel, and training, Eurofins helps increase test coverage and consistency to provide service validation, insights into the end-user experience, and performance monitoring for quality assurance.
At the upcoming ANGACom, June 4th to the 6th in Cologne, Germany, Eurofins Digital Testing’s Cyber Security Division Managing Director, Erik Rutkens, will speak on the topic of Cyber Security for Operators, Broadcasters and Suppliers on June 5th at 4:45pm in Room 2.